The large, open living room is full of southwestern style from the terracotta tile floor to the exposed wood beams on the pitched roof. A pair of sofas flank the adobe-inspired fireplace, while double-tiered chandeliers add Old World charm to the room.
This lively living room boasts a French country vibe with colorful accents, like the modern art above the sofa and zigzag area rug. A natural wood plank ceiling features metallic track lighting, while a pine tree next to the sliding glass door offers a festive Christmas touch.
After a long day by the water, the owners and their kids can retreat to this comfortable living area. Here, a plush gray sectional allows everyone to stretch out, while a modern fireplace promises to keep the space cozy and warm all evening. Rustic wood trim, meanwhile, makes for a unique visual.
Whimsical accessories punch up this fun, family-focused living space and add bold hits of color and pattern. Architectural details are whitewashed, giving the space a contemporary vibe and allowing the fun textiles to pop. The whole house was designed to express the homeowners' playful personalities.
A semicircle sectional is paired with two gray armchairs, creating a cozy and intimate living space. Floating shelves with turquoise backing flank the contemporary fireplace, and large windows and French doors allow tons of natural light into the space.
The best view in the house, this comfortable sectional looks out on a stunning Pacific Ocean seascape. Traditional-style built-ins house a TV and other media components, while sisal rugs add a softness to the hardwood floors.
This modern condo features a great room with gray sectional sofa, wall art with gold portrait lights, a pair of teal wingback chairs, a kitchen with bar top, and a loft living space with cable railing.
This well-planned great room eliminates the need for a dedicated dining space by including it behind the living area. The furnishings complement each other effortlessly, while the black window frames add contrast to the neutral space.
This great room is divided by a floor-to-ceiling fireplace. The dining area features a restaurant-style banquette, while the living areas flow into each other, one with a sectional and another with a casual seating arrangement. A bank of windows brightens all.
Bright colors, fun lighting and ample seating mix to form a living room with plenty of space for the family to gather. This entire home was designed to provide a whimsical, creative space for a young, vibrant family to play and interact. White walls and whitewashed architectural details allow the home's brightly colored art and accessories to pop.
The right furniture configuration can mediate any number of design challenges, creating multiple zones in a large, open space, for example. “This open-concept family room/kitchen has a long, narrow configuration,” say the designers. “We created a cozy seating area near the TV and opted for smaller-scale furniture to keep the space from feeling cramped. The airy lightweight coffee table from Blu Dot is easy to move aside for train or Lego marathons.” Tip for tight spaces: “If you are squeezing a lot of furniture into a smaller space, choose pieces that your eye can see under. This helps make the room feel visually lighter. Higher furniture legs or box frame tables like this one are both great options.”
Warm and textured, this eclectic living and dining room layer different styles and patterns to create a family-friendly, relaxed space. Area rugs are used to define separate seating areas, while neutral curtains soften the large, picturesque windows.
An open floor plan creates a kitchen, living area and breakfast nook that is perfect for enjoying the home as a family. A soft brown sectional provides extra seating for gathering and chatting off the kitchen.
Sleek, contemporary furniture is centered around a streamlined entertainment center and TV. The wood accent wall adds warmth to the space, while elegant plants sit on glass pedestals, adding to the openness of the space.
Behind this cozy living space, a traditional kitchen featuring a classic brick pizza oven begs for a family pizza night. Rustic wood beams unite the kitchen and living space, working well with the earthy tones used throughout.