The bench acts as a bridge between this open-plan design and can be used for groups in either or both areas without obstructing views. Plenty of plush furnishings provide comfortable seating for friends and family when entertaining.
Tall ceilings and crisp white walls make the kitchen feel larger than life. Adjacent to the long kitchen island, a dining area for eight allows the cook to prepare meals and entertain guests seamlessly.
Neutral walls and a white paneled ceiling stretch the length of this spacious, open concept home. A brown velvet love seat with a tufted back and a blue and white area rug grace one side of the living room. A row of blue chairs lines a countertop, beginning the kitchen space.
Luxurious textures and metallic accents energize the cool gray color palette in this living space without interrupting the serene atmosphere. An open plan design allows the room to feel bright and airy.
The open concept design of the home's public spaces makes the flow of the home very functional. Although each space has its clear boundaries, the kitchen is open to the sitting area, which maintains the flow in everyday life as well as entertaining.
With a simple furniture arrangement, a cozy living room boasting comfort and a hint of modern masculinity is set apart from the rest of the open concept space. Seating is used to visually delineate the breakfast nook, kitchen and living room within the large, open area.
By mapping the living room so well, Kalyn gave herself plenty of room to devote to the working side of life. Occupying the entire far wall of the living room, Kalyn’s office is a harmony of clever storage solutions and space-saving furniture. Done all in white to limit the visual impact on the overall space, it nevertheless serves as a cool backdrop for a number of meaningful splashes of color.
During the redesign of this modern-rustic ranch, designers created functionality between the entertainment spaces by establishing an easy flow between the kitchen and the dining room. The kitchen countertop extends to the edge of the dining room to make food prep and transport effortless.
From the dining room, there is a clear line of sight into the kitchen and the living room. This allows for whomever is enjoying time in one room to still remain a part of whatever is going on in the rest of the space, helping to maximize this home's entertaining space.
An open floor plan, glass walls and clerestory windows make this contemporary home feel airy and spacious. Wood accent walls bring warmth to the home, and polished concrete floors add a cool sleekness underfoot.
The open plan kitchen and dining area in this industrial modern home lead to a unique, stage-like living room. Three walls enclose the small living space, creating a more intimate place for relaxing and socializing. Hardwood flooring is raised on top of cement flooring to further differentiate the room.
Nestled on a narrow street in San Diego, Calif., this Craftsman home boasts an open floor plan kitchen with French doors that lead out to the welcoming backyard. The home office with a partner desk and built-in bookshelves has a beautiful bay window