A soft palette of sage and parchment were used in this Living room with tailored but comfortable furniture to draw guests in. Mirrors, unexpected art and antiques provide unique accents to enhance the space. The oversized rectangular room was divided into two seating areas. Custom drapes in a subtle floral pattern flanking the French Doors and large windows are carried throughout the room to provide cohesiveness. Two custom sisal rugs are positioned in each sitting area to define the space.
To allow the homeowners to make the most of their amazing mountain views, they created a sitting area and breakfast nook in the Florida room of this Georgia farmhouse. Similarly to the rest of the house, this Florida room has a neutral color palette and modern design which reflect the countryside around it. Wall to wall windows and elegant French doors allow in tons of natural light, while the colors in the space reflect the green of the trees, making the room feel as if it truly is a part of nature.
"We had been using our garage as a dumping ground for tools, lawn equipment, toys and discarded furniture for years," says designer Suzanne Dingley of Suzanne Dingley Interiors. But when her husband started his own business, the couple realized they had the perfect spot for a home office. They installed new windows, doors, floors, drywall, lights and insulation. "The garage had a peaked ceiling with rafters, which we chose to make a feature to bring some character to an otherwise rectangular box." Replacing the overhead garage door with two sets of French doors brought in light and charm.
Joanna and Chip Gaines have transformed the living room by removing the support header and 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. The walls were painted a neutral medium gray with white trim and ceilings.