Take advantage of warm weather in this bright and airy indoor-outdoor living space with vaulted ceilings. The indoor living room features white ceilings with recessed lighting, dark wood floating cabinets, a sectional sofa for lots of visiting guests, and a sliding door that brings nature inside.
This covered outdoor living area features a cozy fireplace for warming up and a pair of plush sofas placed on either side of a small coffee table. Ceiling fans and recessed lighting assure the space is comfortable any time of day or night.
This stunning outdoor space features a full kitchen and a wood-plank ceiling with recessed lighting. A teak dining table accommodates al fresco dining for six, and a see-through fireplace adds ambiance without blocking the view of the Gulf of Mexico.
An outdoor living room features a mix of design elements, from the reclaimed woods on the coffee table and ceiling beams to the clean, contemporary lines of the woven and upholstered seating. The space is sited to take advantage of the sweeping coastal views, and it also opens to the indoors via a wide retractable glass wall that slides into a pocket door. Traditional lanterns light the space, giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture.
This light gray family room features dark hardwood floors and white vaulted ceilings lined with track lighting. A gray sectional is positioned in front of a white built-in bookshelf, while a set of French doors provides access to a spacious outdoor patio.
A navy wood bed faces a pair of French doors, which open for relaxing and enjoying the outdoor view. White wood panels clad the bedroom walls and vaulted ceiling, adding a rustic feel in this space. Striped bedding, light wood cabinets and industrial metal pendant lights work together to create a nautical-inspired design.
Exposed beams and checkered marble tile compliment this Atlanta flat's dining room, with two sets of French doors providing a lot of natural light, and leading to a large stone terrace for outdoor entertaining.
A wide, retractable glass wall opens this elegant dining room to the outdoors. Crisp while walls, arched doorways and a smooth ceiling with a domed recess combine to form a neutral backdrop for clean-lined, contemporary furnishings. Meanwhile, traditional lighting bridges the home's modern style and Mediterranean-inspired architecture.
A balcony offers a bird's eye view of this traditional great room, where the central dining space flows into the kitchen, living room and sun deck beyond. A large lantern-style chandelier has the size and presence to light the space, while the nautical feel of its rope-like design complements the home's coastal location and theme. The dining room opens to the outdoor space and offers comfortable, lounge-style seating, inviting guests to linger and enjoy the ocean views.
The 16-foot-wide dining space in HGTV's Dream Home 2014 feels voluminous thanks to 10-foot-high walls and a steeply-pitched ceiling featuring exposed structural beams. A wall of windows overlooks the front yard and floods the room with natural light. As interior designer Linda Woodrum chose fabrics for this room with a view, she was careful to stick with subtle patterns and solids that didn't compete with the outdoors. The flowy white draperies are mounted at the top of the wall in order to draw the eye up. A traverse rod operates on a pulley system to allow for easy adjustment.
This updated ranch home features a stunning covered porch perfect for year-round outdoor entertaining. Shining hardwood floors give the space warmth with cushioned outdoor furniture beneath light blue paneled ceilings.
The HGTV Smart Home 2013 has an outdoor kitchen with an impressive stainless steel grill. A narrow bar lines the perimeter, perfect for passing off serving dishes to the outdoor dining space. The painted ceiling and metal light fixture play into the coastal aesthetic of the main house.
This living room has floor-to-ceiling windows for abundant natural light as well as great views, and it opens to an outdoor entertaining area. The room features a vaulted ceiling with exposed wooden beams and recessed lighting, and the furnishings have a somewhat Southwestern flavor.
Light, light and more light! The designer's talent shows through here in ability to make a space that's both formal and relaxed — with aid from those amazing floor-to-ceiling windows. Soothing tones of blue and cream and a flowering branch placed just so echo the great outdoors. A flokati pillow and a zebra print pillow add some modern funk, and simple accessories bring personality without clutter.
Colorful patio cushions, a new ceiling fan and light gray curtains create a bright, breezy destination for outdoor dining. Next to the dining space, a casual seating area awaits for after-dinner drinks.
This bright and airy living space features a neutral color palette with lots of natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows. A large, gray sectional and patterned rug ground the space providing views to the nearby patio.
This Spanish outdoor living space features a two-sided fireplace that provides both warmth and a spot to mount an outdoor TV. Dark wood finishes on the ceiling and furnishings contrast with the light stone walls, adding design distinction. An infinity pool overlooks a serene lake view.