In this contemporary living space, sophisticated city living meets the comfort and casualness of life by the sea. Multiple seating areas create zones for TV viewing, casual conversations and enjoying the outdoors. A wall of windows ushers in natural light and provides access to the spectacular views. White paint and a wood ceiling bring a coastal-casual vibe to the space that fits the relaxed locale.
HGTV Design Star contestant Stacey Cohen pulled together three different living areas: kitchen, dining room and living room. While somewhat of a design challenge, the open floor plan allows homeowners to entertain while preparing meals or cleaning up.
Sophisticated city living meets coastal casualness in this 12,710-square-foot new build on the bay in Newport Beach, California. Intentional and innovative space planning was key to filling the vast, open floor plan with a natural flow of intimate gathering areas to enhance the family feel within a grand residence. The design features a mix of styles that work together to bring character and charm to the contemporary home.
A long island divides this open-concept kitchen and living space. Stained concrete underfoot and wood beams overhead give the space an earthy warmth, while sleek track lighting and modern cabinetry and countertops play to the home's industrial edge. Complementary shades of blue and orange add both color and character.
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.
A gray living room with sleek furnishings easily flows into the adjacent dining room and kitchen, creating a large space ideal for entertaining. A small bar area opens the kitchen to a hallway. Hardwood floors throughout unify the space, while dark wood cabinets visually separate the kitchen area from the dining space.
The open layout of this home allows for an easy flow between living, kitchen and areas, creating a relaxed vibe. A gray tufted sofa and metal coffee table decorate the living room, while the eat-in kitchen features sleek taupe cabinets and a black dining set.
A thread of blue draws the eye through this open-concept living room, dining room and kitchen. Bold abstract art creates a focal point on a long wall, while blue acrylic chairs make a splash across the room. Sleek cabinetry and countertops give the kitchen a modern, streamlined aesthetic.
This traditional, open plan great room with wide, arched doorways contrasts dark hardwoods with gray walls and gray and white upholstery to provide a light, airy feel. Highlights include a candelabra-style wrought iron chandelier, arched openings, and a neutral diamond-pattern area rug.
The focal point of this contemporary living space is a concrete fireplace that acts as a partial divider between the living and dining rooms. A nearby dining area features a sleek white table and brown leather chairs, while natural hardwood floors are used throughout the rooms.
An oversized sectional is paired with comfortable armchairs and a trio of hexagon coffee tables to create a warm, inviting living space. Large pieces of artwork hang above the traditional fireplace, helping to bring the two-story space to scale with the rest of the furnishings.