Designers wanted this spacious, Midcentury Modern living room to fell intimate despite its large floor plan, so they carefully chose textures and fabrics that would add personality, but wouldn't overwhelm the beautiful exterior views showcased by the expansive windows. Walls are painted white to reflect the views of the outdoors, while the color is added through a few pieces of modern art and colorful, patterned throw pillows on the modern sofas.
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.
The kitchen opens up to the rest of the living spaces, creating an easy flow throughout the home. Large neutral tiles ground the room, while light brown cabinets pair with a clean white countertops. The island is topped with cream-and-brown countertops, adding visual texture to the space.
Several patterns and a rich color scheme were the focus of designer SuzAnn Kletzien's plan for this eclectic living room. A vibrant green accent wall frames the bay window area, while a brick wall provides a rustic edge behind a soft black chenille sofa. Kletzien paired together a black vintage Persian rug with two other rugs, including one with a modern blue and white chevron design, to create a layered look.
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.
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.
Looking over the stone kitchen countertop the room opens up into a spacious and inviting living space. The beige tone walls give a calm feel to the design and keep the room bright in the natural light. A contemporary chandelier draws the eye to the high ceiling. A black and white Buddha canvas is a fitting touch for the serene and stylish decor.
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.
"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."
A closet in this transitional living room opens up to reveal a full home office in this design by Kristi Nelson. A built-in wooden desk and shelving provides plenty of storage and work space that can easily be hidden by closing the closet doors.
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.
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.
Upon entering the apartment one is welcomed into an open space housing the living room, dining area and a feature bar wall. This bar wall was custom-designed to add more storage to the apartment and cater to the client's love of hosting and entertaining guests. White upper cabinets contrast the wood finish on the lower cabinets, creating an aesthetic accent. LED accent lighting highlights one of the homeowner's favorite paintings.
In this urban sophisticated living room, neutral colors and rich textures are used to create a space that is fresh and hip. Custom hand-blown pendants hang above the bar to add a splash of color. A wall-mounted mirror opens the space next to a unique built-in bookshelf.
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.
In the foyer, a patterned tile was chosen as an area “rug” inset to create a sense of surprise and drama upon arrival at the front door. The custom railing and wood stair treads lead up to the living room for an open and spacious connection to the home interior. A white bench supports a piece of art for added texture to decorate the foyer.
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.