A round pedestal table holding an Asian tree is used as a living room divider and is flanked by a large beige sofa and a contemporary seating area with modern turquoise blue arm chairs. Arched window shades cover the large windows above three sets of French doors. The contemporary seating area features a zebra print rug and glass coffee table while both sections are accented with red throw pillows.
This master bathroom has an indoor and outdoor feel with French doors allowing access to a balcony beyond the soaking tub. A graphic pattern on the balcony floor works well with the indoor tile floor. A modern, glass chandelier hangs next to the skylight for a great, bright pairing of natural and artificial lighting. A simple black duck outline picture breaks up the blank space on the wall.
A traditional-style fireplace sets the stage in this cozy living room. On top of the mantel, a pair of fluted columns reach up to the ceiling. Matching columns also frame the French doors that lead out to the screened porch. Two neutral loveseats face one another to make entertaining easy. A brown tufted ottoman sits in between a set of upholstered armchairs and a rich wood coffee table.
This sophisticated dining room acts as an extension of the kitchen. The designers wanted to create a space that felt like its own entity while still being part of the open floor plan. French doors and a soothing, earth-toned color palette cultivate a relaxing and enjoyable environment. The chairs were upholstered in a rich, durable ultra suede fabric that would accommodate the family's young children without sacrificing sleek style.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, homeowners Karen Mizrahi and Diana Lovati decided to square off the steps that led into the master bedroom of their Tarzana, California, home and install a dark, engineered wood floor. They also painted the walls in neutral gray tones, which gave the room a cool, restful feeling. Lots of natural light comes in through French doors which lead to the backyard.
Tropical resort-style furnishings blur the line between indoors and out in the HGTV Dream Home 2013 great room. A cozy club chair with a handwoven rattan frame is dressed in apple-green upholstery, a subtle nod to the glorious palette of marsh colors just steps from the room's French doors. The upholstered beige bench features a unique metallic fruit bowl and adds interest to the neutral space.
Fixer Upper hosts Joanna and Chip Gaines transformed this living room by opening up the space, creating a better flow into the dining room. By moving the air conditioner to the attic they were able to open up the hallway behind the wall and move the door from the dining area to the living room. The original hardwood floors were kept and refinished, and a window in the dining room was replaced with French doors.
While the residence was being rehabbed, the homeowner wanted to carve out a bit more flexible space that could be used for client meetings, as well as entertaining. Under the carport, an underutilized utility closet was reimagined as a bright studio by simply reversing the access so that the doors faced out onto the backyard deck rather than inside toward the carport. After adding French doors and skylights, the transformation was complete.
This sitting area uses natural beauty to enhance the colors in this space. The tree by the French doors brings a vibrant green into the space, while the yellow flowers add a pop of color to the middle of the room. The natural green and yellow of the plants blend well with the pink sofa and the yellow couch cushions. To tie the space together, a multicolor rug rests under the coffee table.
French doors open from the living room to the den, revealing a pair of stools upholstered in a custom fabric. A large blue linen ottoman also serves as a coffee table, and two Griffin club chairs with nailhead trim create a cozy sitting area. White sheers filter the natural light and draw the eye up to the coffered ceiling to heighten the space, while a blue-and-white cotton rug softens the hardwood floor.
This unbee-lievably cute bathroom is both fun and elegant. Plenty of natural light comes into the space from two French doors that open onto a private balcony, while the cool patterned wallpaper brings life to the space. The clean lines of the cobalt blue sink with clean, white countertop make the space feel sophisticated and modern, while the gray penny-round tile adds a calming aspect to the busy walls, tying the design together.
To create the bright space the homeowners wanted, designers needed to take advantage of the natural light that issued through the French doors and windows opposite the table, so they opted for a soft, yellow color to anchor the space and reflect the light. Then, they chose a bright green fabric for the wraparound bench seating to add even more brightness. To finish the design, bold throw pillows were added, tying the space together.
To give the family another dining option, designers created a casual eating area with access to the home's wine cellar. This space is a little more fun, with a more modern table and chairs and colorful floor tiles. The space also has access to the home's al fresco entertaining space through a set of French doors, which could be left open so the room could serve as overflow space for a large party.
Christopher Peacock designed this spectacular kitchen with a breakfast area, wood-paneled ceiling, two kitchen islands and elegant Moroccan-style silver pendant lights. French double doors lead out onto a terrace.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian Harris designed a dining room for the family that is elegant and contemporary, with a vintage touch. The table and chairs add a contemporary feel to the space with their stark lines and unique designs, while the vintage silver serving trays give the space a classic feel. The large French doors can be opened to let in sunlight or to bring the outside in.
Open to the kitchen, this newly remodeled family room, designed by Debbie Talianki, features upholstered armchairs in shades of cream with patterned pillows that blend with the nautical beach theme. A custom cocktail table and side table were designed for this home and a commissioned painting in pastel colors was hung next to the French doors. A custom Roman shade with remote control, area rug and white entertainment unit with cabinetry and bookshelves complete the room.
In the dining room, designers created a space combining a neutral color palette with traditional furniture for a new take on a classic design. For pops of color, they used red and hues of blue, adding a traditional rug to complete the space. Large French doors let in plenty of natural light to keep the room bright, but neutral curtains were hung throughout to allow the homeowners to control the light and ambiance of the space.