If you're going to set your springtime soiree outside, be sure to orient the furniture around a focal point. This will offer guests a common point of reference to help provoke conversation. Here, the set up for six is oriented near the swimming pool and lush green grass of the backyard.
Before committing to a space plan, first consider the best focal point to enjoy from the comfort of your outdoor living room. The modern pool here is definitely the star of the backyard, so by orienting the furniture to look out at it, friends and family have an instant conversation starter for breaking the ice. Plus it's great for encouraging interaction between those lounging and those taking a plunge in the pool.
A petrified and distressed wood horse sculpture creates a striking focal point on the hall console table that also includes a pair of bronze metal globe table lamps, fresh flowers and a tie-dye storage box with white stitching.
The bedroom’s unique ceiling fan creates a nautical focal point for the room. “It has a black frame and then it has fabric stretched on its blades that looks like sails of a sailboat, and it’s very beautiful,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
A modern, polished nickel chandelier with white linen shades and articulated arms that hinge on swivel-detailed joints illuminates the space from above. The glam fixture creates a stunning focal point, helps tone down the bold blue walls and adds a dose of drama.
What interior designer Tiffany Brooks calls one of her favorite pieces in the home, she sourced a local artist to create the large 5’ by 5’ foot custom piece of wall art above the buffet that serves as one of the focal points of the room.
Designer Tiffany Brooks created a focal point wall behind the bed by using charcoal-colored peel and stick reclaimed American Red Oak wood panels with a charred feel and matte look. The surrounding three walls and the ceiling of the bedroom were painted a very light blue-gray color for contrast.
The kitchen’s focal point backsplash includes deep emerald hexagon-shaped ceramic tiles with lots of movement. “They add texture and they’re very, very three-dimensional,” says designer Tiffany Brooks. Thanks to a hub device in HGTV Smart Home 2019, your smartphone or tablet on the kitchen counter turns into a universal remote that gives you control over your home entertainment and smart home devices.