This living room is designed to keep a symmetrical pattern with the furniture and artwork. Music sheets are framed and placed above the fireplace to add a personal touch to the space. Accents of blue are taken from the traditional area rug to give the space more color.
The living room is the area that homeowner Richard Long considers the introverted area of the house: This is where the family goes for quiet moments: listening to or playing music, reading or pausing for a minute of reflection. It adjoins the dining room, which is painted a dark gray for a cozy feel. “Our goal is to have an art collection,” says Richard, “so we wanted a color that would fade into the background and let the art stand out.” Simple but glossy moldings and creamy walls are set off by the rich textures of leather, jute and wood in the living room.
An accent wall with a graphic wood paneling feature, fireplace and built-in bookshelves balances the bright, lime green wall color in this eclectic living room. Music-inspired artwork adds to the funky flavor of the space.
The contemporary kids' bedroom in HGTV Smart Home 2014 is decorated in warm shades of orange, gray and beige and features a custom built-in window seat with extra storage. From streaming music to watching TV, everything in the space is controlled via tablet or smartphone.
The suede wallcovering in the Twins' Music and Play Room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 offers soundproofing for music rehearsal. The closet space is painted a bold orange that matches the art table on the other side of the room, adding the youthful hints of color that help the room come alive.
The homeowners are huge music fans, so naturally the dining room includes a black-and-white photograph of Led Zeppelin. Here, the piece hangs over a leather-covered trunk from Jaipur, India and so creates a carefully curated corner.
Weathered white beams serve the neat trick of guiding the eye along the length of this open concept dining room down to a small music area with a piano. The red rug beneath the dining table helps define that space in the open layout.
Because this room had such great bones, the designers only needed to paint the walls white to make the space feel fresh and bright. They then layered in a ruby red rug, two armchairs and a tufted ottoman, which create a comfortable sitting area for listening to music.
In the living room wall to wall built-in shelving gives the homeowners plenty of room to display their extensive collection of books and unique statues. Below the shelves, cabinets provide storage for music and DVDs, while mounted lamps highlight the cabinets and shelving, creating a focal point in the living room.
This dining room was created for a client that likes to entertain and was designed to inspire conversation. It includes a gallery wall of signed music posters, a cocktail and wine collection, Anthropologie dining chairs and a colorful CB2 rug under the dining table. Overhead, the coffered ceiling is highlighted with dark trim.
The design in the game room is a more masculine one, with darker tones and a rustically modern pool table. A wine cellar, customized with a sliding glass and steel door, houses the homeowners' collection of premier Crus. On the adjacent wall, framed album covers are hung to commemorate the homeowners' favorite music, giving the space a personal touch.
Elegant furnishings create a formal sitting room by the fireplace to either enjoy coffee and conversation or listen to music by piano. French doors and large windows allow ample light to flood the space, and a crystal chandelier and exposed beam ceiling add chic finishing touches to the design.