This custom-designed coffee table can double as an ottoman thanks to the padding lining the outer edge. The functional piece anchors this transitional living room space, which also includes two plaid sofas and architectural touches like exposed ceiling beams and columns.
This city loft in Dallas, TX, offers a living-dining area with oak hardwood flooring, exposed concrete beams and clean lines. Architectural details act as art in this space, as the marble topped kitchen island draws the eye naturally to the dining table beneath the stairs and to the sofa placed in front of floor to ceiling windows.
Designers Lance Jackson and David Ecton with Parker Kennedy Living took the homeowner's existing coffee table, but to get this look, you can take a coffee table that you own or find a rectangle-shaped table at a yard sale or consignment shop, then just repaint the outer edge in gold. They added new accessories, such as these heavy leaded glass candleholders.
Everyone loves an eat-in kitchen! This one is nice and bright, featuring a traditional, homey kitchen table -- perfect for lively breakfasts with the whole family. Formal shell chandeliers give an interesting edge to the space, which also features plants galore, easy-to-clean tile floors and a versatile area rug.
A row of stools line one edge of the glass coffee table adding an Asian style influence to this contemporary living room. The glass tabletop and polished stone fireplace surround create a beautiful reflective quality throughout the room. Built in shelving adds a warm, wood hue to the cool color scheme.
Coffee tables can make a huge impact on the look and functionality of a living room. With their lack of sharp edges, round coffee tables or ottomans are great for living rooms used by children; however, they can result in wasted space when placed next to square or rectangular sofas and chairs. To outfit a seating area with plenty of useable tabletop surface (or multipurpose occasional seating), consider grouping two or three round coffee tables or ottomans together.
If you love the “idea” of a woodsy lodge but prefer your interiors light and bright, this look is for you. White-washed rafters overhead paired with tongue and groove paneling keep the room from feeling drab while the shag rug, live edge coffee table and nature-inspired wall décor give it a distinctively masculine vibe.
A huge window frames in part of the city skyline, adding it to the art on display in this apartment living room. The smooth, rounded edges of the lovely side tables bring a softening touch to the space.
Oak hardwood floors and a light, airy palette flow seamlessly through this open floor plan. A cultured stone wood-burning fireplace with maple mantel highlights the great room. Elegant and plush white furniture matches gracefully with the rich wood shelving and tables. Eclipse doors extend the living space to a landscaped patio, pool and ocean.
Designer wanted to create an elegant space with plenty of light and lots of texture, so they made the most of the natural light that fills this space by painting the walls white and adding a white sofa, bookshelf and cabinets to reflect light. Then, they brought in pieces like the Asian inspired artwork on the wall, the woven chair and the live edge table to add warmth and texture to this bright space.
The Sharps think the key to a focused gallery wall is a mix of metallic and wood frames. The Sharps recommend not being afraid to go big. "Fewer bigger pieces makes a statement." And this is one case where you definitely want to overthink it. "Even though the gallery wall seems random, it's not," says Patrick. "Look closely and you'll see several straight lines along the edges of multiple frames. Brings a little order to the chaos." The long wooden table helps define the living and dining spaces and often features stacked books like a library table.
The rustic living room of this Wyoming family retreat is oriented to take maximum advantage of the stunning, sweeping view. A raw-edge coffee table mixes with clean-lined furnishings to give the home a modern vibe despite its rustic locale. Meanwhile, a tall stone fireplace and beamed ceiling tie in with the log cabin architecture. The house was designed as a cabin retreat for the owners and their siblings and extended families, and it offers both public and private spaces for relaxation. The home is packed with space but has a cozy cabin feel.
Once inside the man-cave, the cool angles and architectural features clearly identifies it as a former attic space. The room is accessorized with black and white images of career milestones and nostalgic art that references the homeowner's home town. There are two seating areas, a game table, a live edge counter with four barstools and of course a massive television. This room meets the needs of whatever type of guests our homeowner is hosting. There are four large club chairs for casual business meetings, a comfy sofa for lounging, or we can fill every seat for a big sporting event. Every element in this room has a purpose, but we still managed to inject good design principals into finishes, the space plan and overall mood to ensure a great result.
For a family home in Houston, the designers of Laura U Interior Design created a comfortable seating area just off the kitchen. The team used color and accessories to create a cohesive look throughout the wide open area. “While the majority of the color palette is neutral, we weave a lively turquoise through each space: pillows and an area rug in the family, bar stool frames in the kitchen, and a show-stopping chandelier in the breakfast space,” they explain. “The entire space is further unified through the window treatments which are a combination of Hunter Douglas Silhouette shades and custom drapery with a turquoise band on the leading edge. A cheerful yellow and just a dash of orange set off the color scheme while touches of gold and a natural wood (teak root table and driftwood at the island) add eclectic charm.”
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian Harris' overall design for Joyce and Steven was a mix of both their desires. Joyce wanted a timeless design that would stand the test of time and Steven wanted it to be contemporary. Big and open was another wish, so that they could fulfill their entertaining needs. The wall that separated the kitchen from the dining room was removed. The previous walls were all Popcorn Walls, now refinished and painted Silver Drop dining and living room. The Oak hardwood floors throughout the main floor were refinished. There are new casings on all the windows throughout the main floor. Within the dining room are two built-in China Cabinets, white with glass doors that were rebuilt. The ceilings were just above the windows and the greatest design surprise for Jillian was being able to open the space up by vaulting the ceilings.