This chic neutral living room features floor-to-ceiling windows and a vented open-air ceiling, seamlessly blurring the division between the indoor and outdoor spaces. Neutral sofas, chairs and ottomans provide a comfortable spot for relaxing. Large white tiles line the floor.
A shiplap finish covers the chimney interior and wall to add texture and a subtle accent wall to the room. The tall ceiling makes the spacious room even more expansive and airy. A colorful canvas above the fireplace adds bold color to the neutral tones of the room. Soft green sofas and cushioned wood rocking chairs provide cozy seating around a square wood coffee table.
The warm, dark, rich stain of the steps grounds the cool, airy style of this space. A gray marble floor, light neutral wall color and natural lighting accentuate the spacious, high ceiling design. A unique chandelier and black and neutral graphic rug add intriguing contemporary decor.
This open living area provides space for a budding art collection that is functional for everyday life and entertaining. Within the constraints of the original footprint, the design team was able to remove walls, increase the size of glass doors and windows, rearrange closets and vault ceilings to create space out of seemingly nowhere.
Though this kitchen in East Hampton, N.Y., leans more modern than rustic, the wood beams and floors nod to the home's barn-like exterior. Meanwhile, the vaulted ceilings, white walls and delicate pendants give the space a light and airy quality.
The ceiling can be the perfect place to try out a dramatic color or pattern or—in the case of this kitchen—both! The wide stripes draw the eye up and have the added effect of making the room seem larger.
A large kitchen island divides this renovated home's open living space and provides a clean-lined surface for dining and food prep. The design team removed downstairs walls to create an open-concept kitchen, dining and living area, exposing wood ceiling beams and adding unusual materials to create a space that blends rustic, industrial and modern elements.
White cabinetry and a sky-high coffered ceiling make this traditional open plan kitchen fresh and airy and provide a striking counterpoint to the black countertops and wood floors. A large kitchen island with bar seating makes for a centralized work and gathering space. Wooden barstools and a wooden ladder add a country element to the traditional design.
This home in Encinitas, California needed some love: The original residence was small and dark and it needed to fit a growing young family. During the remodel, the architect divided the house into multiple levels. Each separate space had a sense of coziness, but was also accessible to the rest of the house.