White molding on the walls creates a more formal feel in this sitting area. A burgundy-colored sofa pops against taupe walls, adding a splash of color. A metal-framed glass coffee table and end tables complement the sleek, clean lines of the wall molding.
A small patch of grass defines the tanning area next to the pool. The contemporary pergola covers a hardwood patio that sits just outside the formal sitting room, creating a fluid indoor-outdoor living space.
A pair of Corinthian-style columns flank this stone doorway, creating a dramatic entrance to the formal sitting room. The spiral crystal chandelier in the sitting room carries on the glamorous sparkle from the chandelier hanging above the doorway.
This stylish sitting room is perfect for formal gatherings or entertaining friends. The light neutral palette makes the room inviting while pops of color from the abstract canvas and decorative throw pillows add life to the sophisticated look.
This formal sitting room off the master suite features shoes as art and mirrored panels that draw the eye to an eggplant-colored ceiling. An eclectic array of furnishings includes a rounded velvet sofa and a Louis XVI fauteuil with a fun and funky finish.
A flurry of wall art animates this neutral sitting room. Fawn-colored leather sofas face each other on a large area rug, while distressed coffee tables are a rustic counterpoint to the more formal chandelier and ceiling medallion.
A bold mix of patterns and colors fill this French-inspired space. Colorful formal drapes elegantly accentuate the two-story windows while the mix of solid and patterned furniture adds depth and charm. Fireplace mantel details, circular ceiling and immaculate chandelier are just a few of the stunning attractions in this grand room.
After a renovation, what had been a formal dining room is now staged as a casual sitting area that opens onto the back deck of this New York home. A sectional sofa and and ottoman provide plentiful seating for guests. The neutral pieces are lived with rich orange accents.
A comfortable sitting space is extended off of a more formal living room for additional seating. A sectional sofa and upholstered ottoman provide plenty of seating for guests. Burgundy and orange pillows bring pops of bold color to the neutral sofa and liven up the gray and white color scheme.
The matching chaise chairs in this neutral, transitional sitting room are a great place to curl up with a good book. The custom drapes give the room a more formal feeling and keep the space feeling warm with texture. An indoor plant brings some of the beautiful outdoor scenery inside.
This formal dining room offers the only path from the sitting room at the front of the house to the kitchen in the back of the house. In order to make this a comfortable area, the designer made sure to have chairs that could push all the way up to the table's edge leaving a clear walking path.
A long, narrow living room presents a challenge when it comes to furniture arrangement. Here, designers opted to create several different areas: a family room with the tv at one end, a more formal sitting area and a separate dining room.
A leather-topped table in this traditional living area strikes a balance between a conventional coffee table and an ottoman. The round shape creates a cozy, informal feel. Soft lamp lighting illuminates the room's warm color palette creating a cozy sitting area.
A metal chandelier adds a formal touch to the sitting area of this neutral transitional living room. Delicate settees flank the fireplace, while the rope-covered trunk nearby adds an antique element to the space.
The family room has a casual feel with its pale walls, minimal decor and houseplants. Oversize leather chairs invite guests to linger in the sitting area and offer more formal lines than the tripod floor lamp.
This great room can easily accommodate a crowd, what with its open kitchen, formal dining space and nearby sitting area. Wood paneling overhead draws the eye to the mountain views and helps the modern interior feel a little more connected to the wilderness.