The roomy island in this Austin kitchen teams with six counter-height chairs to double as a casual dining table. Cabinetry in both dark and light finishes creates contrast, a design element that's employed throughout the home. A mix of lighting finishes the space.
Exposed beams and checkered marble tile compliment this Atlanta flat's dining room, with two sets of French doors providing a lot of natural light, and leading to a large stone terrace for outdoor entertaining.
Useless walls enclosing tight spaces were removed to provide welcome openness. Gayler Construction added custom millwork to lend sparkle and distinctiveness. The result is a cohesive, light, airy and far more functional space.
The 16-foot-wide dining space in HGTV's Dream Home 2014 feels voluminous thanks to 10-foot-high walls and a steeply-pitched ceiling featuring exposed structural beams. A wall of windows overlooks the front yard and floods the room with natural light. As interior designer Linda Woodrum chose fabrics for this room with a view, she was careful to stick with subtle patterns and solids that didn't compete with the outdoors. The flowy white draperies are mounted at the top of the wall in order to draw the eye up. A traverse rod operates on a pulley system to allow for easy adjustment.
Walls between the kitchen and hallway and the kitchen and dining room were removed, the range was moved and an island was added for family meals. “This family of four was thrilled to have their kitchen open out to the dining area with a large peninsula,” designer Anjie Cho reports.
This living room features several large windows for natural light and a great view, and it includes exposed wooden ceiling beams, two ceiling fans, a pair of traditional armchairs and an ornate coffee table.
A wall of windows allows lots of natural light to flow throughout this open concept living space. A kitchen bar area with white barstools backs up to this neutral living space with contemporary furnishings.
Floor-to-ceiling windows fill this master suite with beautiful natural light and keep the ocean within sight. At the same time, a plush armchair and modern end table create a cozy nook for reading when its too windy to be on the balcony.
A coffered ceiling and large eight-blade ceiling fan look down over this chic, open design living space. A natural hardwood floor finish and neutral color scheme blends the rooms together. A pair of patterned armchairs bring a unique shape to the living room furniture. French doors and large windows let in natural light to keep the space bright and inviting.
Thick white architectural beams are accented with silver, patterned tin tiles in this white kitchen. Over the kitchen island, large glass lantern pendants form the perfect balance between traditional and transitional.
Thick, tufted brown leather armchairs line the riser levels of this home theater for cozy and easy viewing. A patterned carpet ties the deep brown to the neutral wall and ceiling tone. Recessed lighting in the tray ceiling helps to light the space while lamp shade sconces give a more theatrical feel.
Vaulted ceilings with wood trusses create a grand kitchen area complete with stainless steel range hood. Charcoal-colored cabinetry and white quartz countertops ad contrast to the light wood finish. A large eat-in island provides extra storage space for entertaining.