The living room is an open plan affair, with a view to the condo’s dining room and kitchen. Stein has opted for a soothing color palette of earth tones in her space, combining various shades of brown, black and forest green against a white backdrop.
When Rayman first saw this home five years ago, he knew from the start it was ideal. “I’m very influenced by what I’m designing at any given time," he says, “and I was designing a lot of lofts.” What he found was an 1,800 square foot warehouse space that was little more than a “white box,” when he first saw it. A few weeks later the space was transformed into the home that he’d always wanted.
This handsome living room is loaded with on-trend design ideas including open shelving, nickel gap wall details and a rustic-beachy vibe that emphasizes a vacation mood. The sofa converts to a bed for extra sleeping space.
Open dining rooms are in. Designer Cynthia Spence predicts an increase in building and remodeling around the concept of open dining rooms. She says this shift "creates a sense of flow throughout the space, and brings socializing back to the dinner table."
This contemporary bachelor pad utilizes an open plan for great entertainment space and an oversized feel. Custom furniture and fixtures stand out on their own while also helping to accentuate the architecture.
Throughout the open-plan home, Tze uses rugs to create separation between different areas. Art also helps to reinforce the idea of distinct spaces. In the dining room, a large photographic piece by Adam Ryder defines the space. Contrasting the very modern look of the building in the photo, the dining table itself is a vintage find surrounded by a mix of chairs that Tze discovered, creating an eclectic look.
The kitchen feels bigger than it is thanks to the open floor plan that connects to the outdoors. Sleek, white cabinets and a matching island mix with neutral tones and a warm brown to create a stunning and timeless design.
To maximize the loft's open floor plan, designers worked in various flex spaces to add extra functionality. The wall between the living and bedroom serves as a combination office and dining spot thanks to a high-top table and barstools.
To make the loft's open floor plan work, the clutter had to be eliminated. HGTV fan Matt99 achieves a thoroughly modern look in his urban Philadelphia loft by only showcasing sleek, purposeful designs. Everything is on display, yet everything you see has a use.
The open floor plan in this kitchen creates a perfect entertaining space. The tiered island anchors the kitchen and provides a place to sit while cooking dinner. The pillars across the room provide a visual break between the living spaces while adding architectural interest.
Easily move from kitchen to dining room while still maintaining separate spaces in this semi-open set up. Contrasting color palettes help to distinguish the rooms further and offer interest in each area.
Ample countertop and preparation space make this a perfect kitchen in which to cook, bake and entertain. All-white fixtures and tile keep the space looking clean; yellow paint adds a sunny splash of summer. Open shelves are a great way to showcase favorite accessories and glassware, and also break up the monotony of closed kitchen cabinets.