As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, with the help of interior designer Jorge Da Rosa, the home owner's created an open, functional kitchen-to-living-room space perfect for entertaining. Warm-toned brown walls and medium-dark hardwood floors contrast with the crisp white ceiling and grey and white kitchen cabinets. Occasional splashes of color, like the green tiled backsplash and the yellow inside the cabinets add contrast and visual interest.
As seen on Home Town, the Guay Residence has been fully renovated by Ben and Erin Napier in Laurel, Mississippi. In the living room, the dark red paint has been updated to a warm gray color and the low ceiling has been removed and a new vaulted ceiling opens up the space.
A gated driveway leads to an one-of-a-kind stone chateau built by European artisans in Senneville, Quebec. Opulence and comfort extends throughout the four levels, including a four-story tower that opens to the living room, a library, elaborate kitchen and bathroom with sauna.
This contemporary living room, designed by Buying and Selling hosts, Drew and Jonathan Scott, is open and bright. They have added stylish, contemporary furniture to spruce up the space. The luxury suede couch provides comfortable seating, while the throw pillows and accents provide some color to the space. The end tables and lamps help to add light to the space and further the brothers' contemporary design.
In the remodel of this one-bedroom flat, the kitchen and dining area were opened up to connect to the living room. The homeowner wanted an exposed brick accent wall. The solution: a rosy pink brick from Brickit that pairs handsomely with the dark wood cabinets and brass accents. Kitchen cabinets: Ikea; Hardware: Anthropologie
As seen on Love It Or List It, the floors throughout the main floor are now a beautiful 6.5" wide maple wood boards called 'Wave Rock.' Opening up this main floor was done by removing the wall that housed the fireplace. The wall that divided the dining room from the kitchen is now a big open peninsula for the family to gather around. The paint color in the dining and kitchen area is Behr 'Creme de la Creme.' The trim is painted 'Popped Corn.' The color in the living room and hall is 'Salt Glaze.' Jillian pulled her design together with the glass chandelier that helps to add a traditional touch to the space.
The multi-purpose design of the Mimico Storage Ottoman from Gus* Modern allows you to use this flexible piece of furniture as a bench, coffee table or ottoman in an entryway, bedroom or living room. It includes an upholstered top for comfortable seating, a hard surface top for resting items like sunglasses, and an open cubby for display storage of books and magazines.
A glass wall with a pocket door fully retracts, opening this transitional living space to the outdoors and the breathtaking view. A marble fireplace, beamed ceiling and wide-plank French oak floors warm the space and connect to the Mediterranean-inspired architecture, while contemporary furnishings give the room a chic, up-to-the-minute vibe.
Designers started this renovation with an overhaul of the design of the home. The kitchen and dining room were once spaces that felt closed in and claustrophobic. The young family had little room to move around and enjoy their space together, so designers created an open floor concept that would give the house a better flow and give the family more space to live and cook together in their kitchen.
The beautiful wood details in this contemporary living room create a warm and cozy environment. A stacked-stone fireplace is a great textural eye catcher. A pair of brown leather chairs and a soft neutral sofa provide seating around the square glass-top coffee table. A black shelving unit with varying openings provides a pleasing decorative display.
Located next to the stairwell, the design of the dining room and surrounding spaces helps the main floor of this urban home feel light and airy. Removing walls, installing a steel beam, and opening up this first floor with an addition at the back totally transformed the property and made it much better suited for modern urban living.
Because the location of this home was on the side of a cliff overlooking the surrounding area, the designers wanted to emphasize the beautiful view. In doing so, they opened up the living room and kitchen, added several large windows to bring in the natural light and added a screened-in porch for comfortable outdoor seating.
The goal for this decorating project was to create a functional and attractive living space for a single lady. The client had just renovated a very small row house by opening the living room and kitchen into one large space. Decorating Den Interiors had 360 total square feet of living, dining and kitchen space and needed to incorporate some existing furniture, both for budgetary and sentimental reasons. The result is a stunning transitional design with a tasteful mix of contemporary lines and classic, traditional pieces.
The home’s curb appeal was updated by installing a new entry door and sidelights; new windows, including an enlarged opening for the second-floor living room; new fiber cement siding for the upper level; and a new garage door. The designers focused on increasing transparency and accentuating the horizontal character of the simple form.
"This garage remodel was designed for a UCLA professor who wanted a stylish home office," says Ron Cohen, CEO of Pearl Remodeling. "Because of zoning restrictions at the time of the remodel, we could not legally convert the garage into a living space, so we kept the garage door operational and updated the interior so it could still be enjoyed as a workspace. We installed new drywall on all walls and ceiling, and light-colored flooring and paint to brighten up the room. Open shelving with complementary decor give this study a modern touch with lots of room to personalize the space."
With four boys from 12 to 17 (and dog Lucy), downsizing from a 4700 square foot home to a 2600 square foot one, meant that Elizabeth and Curt Nesbitt had to be smart about their space. Their stunning, contemporary Sullivan's Island home on the lush green marsh of the Intracoastal Waterway benefits from an airy, open living room, dining room and kitchen on the home's second floor. Floor to ceiling windows let the light flood in and make the space appear even more expansive. Designer Jenny Keenan worked with the Nesbitts on the smart, chic design of their spacious-feeling home.
Bold and fresh floral patterns, bright colors and properly scaled furniture occupy this vibrant living and dining area. The band of green stripes on the outside of the drapes makes the window appear larger, and the red sofa makes a strong color statement yet has a classic style. The gold accents in the dining room chandelier are dispersed throughout the rest of the space to connect the two areas, and the versatile daybed separates the two spaces while keeping an open, fluid look.
A wooden coffee table includes a folding element that opens to create a larger table and store a vintage suitcase underneath, adding to the global feel of the living room. Bright, patterned throw pillows add a pop of color to the black chenille sofa, while a round mirror is positioned on the exposed brick wall.