Red cushioned furniture grouped around a stone table creates an inviting conversation area on this spacious deck nestled in a wooded landscape. A large arbor offers shade and another eye-catching element.
Strategic furniture groupings separate this waterfront home's sunroom into distinct living and dining areas. A window next to the indoor grill lets the cook enjoy the amazing views while tending to the meal.
The vast open space of this mid-century modern home is separated with strategically placed furniture groupings for a stylish, functional living room and dining area. The great room is anchored with design elements like a colorful rug and large patterned sofa pillows.
Before the brisk weather becomes too cold, take advantage of al fresco dining with practical furniture groupings. Round tables make for better conversation as guests can chat fluidly across from one another or when seated side by side. Instead of buying matching sets, try pairing vintage chairs with new, modern tables or vice versa.
This outdoor terrace and living room has a spectacular view of National Harbor, Alexandria, Virginia and Washington, DC. Live trees, fountain grass and small displays of succulents bring life and greenery to the space. Bold, colorful fabric is used for cushions on a traditional outdoor settee and chairs. A floral indoor-outdoor rug is the centerpiece of the furniture grouping.
In an open-plan concept, designers strive not only to create separate zones within one large space but to make the end result feel cohesive. In this home, the designers at Carlton Architecture + DesignBuild did both with finesse. “We divided individual spaces with furniture groupings and circulation. Common materials such as steel, rift sawn white oak cabinetry, and dark stained oak floors are used to unify the three areas,” they explain.
A green jack bookend, green book statue with tiny tennis shoes and rain-ready teddy bear add adorable decor to the top of this nursery dresser. The decor adds pops of color against the neutral wall and dark wood furniture. A group of fish eye mirrors add a fun and unexpected view of the room.
A comfortable conversation grouping blends traditional furniture forms with clean-lined cushions and a contemporary rug, creating a pleasant spot for poolside entertaining. Large ottomans are multifunctional for lounging or dining.
A white brick fireplace serves as a visual anchor for this eclectic living room, that mixes bright colors and metallics for a bohemian chic look. The purple rug helps unify the furniture to create a conversational grouping.
Allow guests to take in the fall foliage by grouping furniture around large trees. As the leaves begin to change from green to red and orange and yellow, guests can soak up the change of the season, cocktail in hand.
Two separate groupings of furniture allow for more intimate conversation areas in this cozy family room. Vibrant accents in jewel tones of ruby red and turquoise blue pop against the neutral walls and furniture.
A built-in window seat is situated in the corner of this elegant living room, creating a relaxing spot full of natural light. Built-in bookshelves flank the traditional fireplace, while a grouping of comfortable, oversized furniture makes for great conversation and entertaining space.
The bright white living space in this interior design office is punctuated by bold colors and black-and-white accents. Open shelving with bins is perfect for easy-to-access storage, and the grouping of contemporary furniture is a great spot to gather and discuss ideas.
A comfortable conversation grouping blends traditional furniture forms with clean-lined cushions and a contemporary rug, while large ottomans are multifunctional for lounging or dining. This transitional vignette leads the way to a pool house with an open yet sheltered design that's perfect for a poolside party.