Another option for entertainment space is the Florida room just off the living room. In one corner of the space, a leather sofa and two chairs provide plenty of seating in this space, while a bar area in the other corner provides easy access to food, drinks and serving ware, creating the perfect place for a casual get together.
The guest bedroom is all about unique texture. A comfortable, velvet daybed finds a home to the side of the room adding softness to the space while geometric prints give the room a funky feel, and a leather desk and chair give the room a work station. Finally, a cool, woven rug covers a stained carpet, completing the guest room's transformation in this rental apartment.
Transitioning from one area to the next is seamless and stylish in the open design of this modern home. Pink orchids placed in each section bring a cohesive decorative feel. A modern white marble island has an elevated bar with black leather barstools to create an eat-in feel. Stainless steel details in the kitchen are echoed in the back rests of the dining chairs.
The artisan hardwood dining room table was an investment piece for the owners of this New Hampshire home. The table is surrounded by a set of leather West Elm accent chairs, creating a high/low balance in this room. A deep blue rug and oversized photograph of the ocean are at home in this beach house and tie together with other bold blue accents used throughout the home.
A great spot for adults and kids alike, this stylish dining room includes a table with a high lacquer finish to ward off stains, durable leather on the chairs and acrylic backs to stave off grubby hand prints. To balance out the look, the designer chose a funky but elegant chandelier that could equally be at home in a posh nightclub as it is a formal parlor room.
Floral art by Erin Gregory was the inspiration for the palette in the family room. The two blue chairs were painted a custom aqua and covered in a durable Sunbrella fabric, and the draperies at the arched window are color blocked with blue and cream. A leather ottoman, green glass lamps, sofas and shearling benches add to the comfortable feel in the room designed by Kandrac & Kole.
Going for maximum airiness, Luke and Clint gave this space a 20-foot-high ceiling and two-story windows. It’s cozied up by a gas fireplace clad in smooth cedarwood, with soapstone on the hearth. Aggregate concrete floors with embedded river rocks stand up to occasional basketball dribbling. The 1960s leather sofa and the rockers are from Boise Vintage—Luke had the chairs reupholstered in buffalo check fabric from JoAnn.
This dining room from designer Vanessa-DeLeon is flanked with column-framed arched doorways and accentuated with an eclectic mix of the formal and rustic to create a dramatic and unexpected look. Banquettes in black crushed velvet sit at both ends of the wooden dining table, while eight sturdy leather and antique gold barrel dining chairs make up the rest of the seating in the space.
This bold living room design is anchored in jewel tones with several more neutral pieces that complement the design. The space is a jack-of-all-trades entertaining space, with a sofa and leather armchairs agains the back wall, a wine bar off to the side and a dining table and chairs in the front of the space, giving the homeowners the perfect place to host a gathering.
Designer Susan Brunstrum carefully followed her client's wishes when furnishing this two-story great room that features a wall of windows and an expansive brick fireplace. She employed a Ralph Lauren-type approach to selecting the dark brown leather sectional, beige club chair and upholstered ottoman that serves as a coffee table for the room. Especially fetching: the beach scene over the fireplace and the latticed piece behind it.
An expanse of wenge wood plays with the recesses in the drywall to create a voluminous and open airy space with grand geometric elements. Eye-catching pendant lights, hung at assorted heights to create a mobile-like chandelier, are prominent centerpieces hung over assorted seating, from sofas and chairs to a long, leather bench around a chic glass coffee table, ideal for casual conversation or quiet reflection in this peaceful living environment.
A beautiful table scape completes this French country living room. Coffee table books along with accessories add interest and depth to the overall feel. The antique portrait provides a watchful eye over the room. A Hermes blanket is neatly folded over an antique french chair covered in taupe leather; antique alter sticks are topped with modern LED honeycomb candles that provide a warm glow during the evening hours.
Just off the formal dining room, the living room boasts a full room of elegant, traditional furniture. A traditional sofa and chairs provide plenty of seating, while a leather ottoman, which doubles as a coffee table, adds sophisticated functionality to the space. A marble fireplace gives off plenty of warmth to this room, while the ornamental mantel and painting hanging above it add artistry to the space, creating a warm, yet formal living room.
My practical approach to dining room design is to choose amazing chairs with an understated table or just the opposite so that they aren’t competing to be the focal point. Here we selected a classic double pedestal table to compliment ten plush chairs with metallic woven interiors and soft white leather backs. The drapery is as clean as the chair’s design and the bar cabinet is intentionally white to allow the 72”x72” abstract painting to become the star of the show. It was one of the pieces from our client’s existing collection that I insisted we keep. This room is also an example of how well classics and contemporary marry. The chandelier, inspired by the painting, mimics the repetition in the panels and is shaped like the table to which it’s perpendicular. Harmony is a key ingredient to successfully designed rooms.
This elegant, eclectic studio makes the most of its space. In the far corner, a home office sits with a modern desk and rolling chair. Behind that, a sitting area gives the tenant a place to entertain, while the living room, sandwiched in the middle of the space has a large leather sofa with a chaise lounge to maximize seating potential. A breakfast cart and small table provide a place for the tenant to enjoy her meals.
In the living room of this Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna created a masculine, rustic design for the family to enjoy. A dark leather sofa and rawhide chairs provide seating in the space, while a metal and glass coffee table provides a bit of modern flair to the space. A live edge mantel piece mounted on a stone fireplace complements the rustic design, while a log end table and vintage sepia photograph help to complete the space.
A giant rose gold mirror sets off this stylish display in the home’s entryway. Large enough to give a full view of anyone looking into it, the tinted reflection is a beautiful addition that displays everything in it as wall art. Beneath the mirror, is another vintage chair. This time, the three-legged seating sports a mix of white leather and chrome. The piece is perfect for sitting and putting on shoes or getting ready for a walk with the dog.
As seen on HGTV’s Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott designed this living room to match the homeowner’s bright personality. The original cement flooring was stained a warmer color and dark gray paint was added to the walls, while the one wood-clad wall was kept as a feature. The large metal storage unit resembles an old set of lockers, which brings an industrial feel to the space. Two vintage side chairs and an old leather sofa were reupholstered in bright colors and prints, and a star-shaped light bulb installation was mounted on the wall as a finishing touch.