A mosaic horse statue brings another element of Texas life into the charming living room. According to HGTV Smart Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum, “There are a lot of fun objects in the room that add to this story and are subtle references to being in Texas with a lot of its wide open countryside – little subtle tweaks that reference where we are without being too in-your-face.”
This living room, which opens to the kitchen, features a mix of different shades of blue. Light blue is used on the wall to create a soft palette, while pops of bolder blues are used in the patterns in the rug, pillows, and furniture to create contrast.
The minimalist design of this living room is highlighted by its use of open floor space, with a wall of bookshelves elevated by steel pipes. Reclaimed wood flooring connects with the wood ceiling and gives a nod to the home's sustainable design. The homeowner, a professor of environmental studies, requested a home that runs on solar power, recycles gray water and captures rain water in cisterns. All interior doors are built from recycled flooring.
This spacious living room features a floor-to-ceiling Southwestern vibe, as seen in the tall wood paneled ceilings and deep manganese tile flooring. Angle iron accents the fireplace corners and opening, while decorative pottery and other items line a built-in shelf shelf along the neutral wall.
Two identical chairs add symmetry to a room. With the whirl of holiday parties and entertaining, pushing these cozy cloth chairs together and adding a small side table for snacks or cocktails invites conversation and opens up your living room space to even more people.
Designers wanted to create a bright, stylish main space in this home in which the original features were complemented by the modern updates, so they made use of an open floor plan to highlight the home's original exposed brick and hardwood floor that run throughout the main story of the house. Without walls to block off light, the myriad windows throughout the main space allow natural light into the room, creating that chic, stylish bright look the homeowners wanted.
This contemporary, West Coast residence has a beautiful open design and modern decor. A short glass wall provides a balcony overlook from the second floor to the first where a long light fixture hangs as a decorative eye-catcher. The second story features a living room area with gray leather sofa, an eclipse door leading to an outdoor patio and a dining area in front of a built in fireplace.
This serene living room features neutral upholstered sofas paired with an exposed beam ceiling and gray built-in bookshelves on either side of the fireplace. A large door opens up an entire wall to reveal the outdoor sitting area, creating an easy flow between indoor and outdoor spaces.
The owners of this home dreamed of having an open concept space, but they didn't know how to make their dreams a reality. Enter Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines. The Gainses removed the walls that used to separate the common spaces of the home, opening up the heart of house. Then, they added cool features to make each space unique-a custom table for the dining room, a new fire place for the living room, double islands for the kitchen-creating the home of this family's dreams.
The high ceiling, arched windows and natural lighting create gorgeous lines in this transitional living room. French doors open to let fresh air and sunlight wash over the clean white walls, large white area rug and beautiful chandelier. A pair of loveseats surround a circular coffee table in front of the elegant fireplace surround. Stacked trunks and dispersed books add just a touch of color to the space.
"This living space was created with flexibility in mind," says architect Jennifer Martin of the cozy-cool hangout space she created for a family in Arroyo Grande, California. "Polished concrete floors give the room maximum durability but a finished look, and the door openers are both sleek and quiet."
Translucent smoked glass sliding doors close to create privacy while still filtering light into this space off the main living area. The room's primary purpose is as a home office, though it is easily transformed into a guest room by rolling the coffee table to the side and opening the sofa bed. The 1950s vintage book case came from an aviation school.
A long row of walnut cabinetry acts as an anchoring device for the kitchen in the open-floor living space. Cabinetmaker Shaum Sinawi chose a vertical-grain walnut that pairs elegantly with the rich hue of the walnut floors. A large kitchen island provides more room for seating and food preparation, while sizable sliding glass doors let fresh air and natural light into the breakfast nook.
An angled wood ceiling with exposed beams and a large fireplace with stone surround create a rustic, masculine framework in this living room. Mediterranean-style furnishings soften the space with a comfortable, casual feel. A large, arched opening allows for seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian's design for this dining room includes an open concept feeling with a direct line of sight into the living room. With lots of windows, the space gets plenty of natural light, and the modern chandelier hanging from the ceiling helps to give light as well. The modern design continues with the dining table and the straight lines of the table and the chairs.
A wide-open living room features soaring dimensions, sturdy cross beams and a stacked stone fireplace that rises to the peaked ceiling, driving home the log cabin ambiance of this Wyoming vacation retreat. The project was a cabin retreat for the owners and their siblings and extended families in Jackson Hole. A rustic, wood-sheathed entryway and wagon wheel chandelier mix with clean-lined furnishings for an updated, yet rusticated feel.
Before the renovation, this kitchen had little room for the young family who owned it to move around and cook together, so designers overhauled the floor plan, creating the space for a kitchen island. Designers kept the color palette light and neutral with white cabinets and trim, honed black pearl granite and white Caesarstone, making the space feel more open. They then added color with bright kitchen ware and bold counter stools that are vinyl and can easily be wiped clean.
The swings-as-barstools idea in this modern kitchen came from the family's travels – they saw similar swings in a bar and never forgot them. The kitchen was designed to be a fun space for the parents, their kids and their friends. Since they often entertain, the goal was to make the kitchen and living room one open, flexible space with an airy feel and a strong connection to the outdoor view.