As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, designers created a stylish, neutral space to complement their kitchen design by creating a living room that features a leather chair, an area rug with a floor lamp and an updated fireplace and hearth.
A brick raised hearth and fireplace surround create a textural contrast to the traditional white mantel above. White french doors let in natural light from two different walls for a bright atmosphere. A brown leather sofa and a striped armchair provide comfortable seating facing the fireplace.
A ribbed leather chair and matching ottoman adds a thick textural element complimenting the striped textural pattern of the area rug. Three dimensional triangle floor cushions bring an unexpected shape to the traditional rectangular angles of the room.
A built-in desk provides work space at the heart of this contemporary open-plan kitchen. Soft gray cabinetry features inset resin panels on upper cabinet doors, while open cubbies provide display space for books and accessories. In the hearth room beyond, a dark accent wall lined with architectural photos creates a dramatic focal point.
The kitchen in this sleek, transitional California estate features a wide stone island with a waterfall edge, integrated appliances, custom cabinetry and a marble backsplash that extends to the high ceiling. French oak hardwood floors and reclaimed wood beams overhead bring a rustic touch that fits the oceanside setting. The space fully opens to the adjoining hearth room, offering a view to the sea beyond.
This pristine kitchen features custom everything, from the marble backsplash that extends to the ceiling to the integrated appliances to the range hood to the dual islands, one for prep and one for dining. The beamed ceiling continues into a hearth room that opens to a gorgeous water view. Wide-plank wood floors mix with glossy natural stone to bring the space a chic mix of rustic and modern details.
A tall, dramatic fireplace with a granite hearth is the focal point in this room. Logs stripped of their bark serve as columns to support the wood beamed ceiling. The clean lines of the hearth and the room reflect the minimalism of the landscape of the Southwestern desert.
The wagon wheel over the hearth in this dining room is an estate sale find, a wonderful touch to to the room's country look. The midcentury-style dining chairs are (surprise!) budget-friendly, sourced from Overstock.
A gorgeous, decorative white mantel and hearth draws the eye in this formal living room. A pair of patterned armchairs face the sofa surrounding the glass coffee table. Arched french doors bring natural brightness to the room.
A burnt orange fireplace and hearth accent this otherwise neutral Spanish-style living room. Yellow and blue tile frame the fireplace opening, and simple furniture in grays and browns fills the seating area.