An exposed brick fireplace fills one wall in this traditional living room that features two cream chairs, a matching ottoman and two paisley stools. Two framed paintings of autumnal outdoor scenes on the wall pick up on the color of the brick to further warm up the space.
Designers wanted to capitalize on the beautiful mountain views outside the windows, so they kept the interior design neat, crisp and simple, yet still elegant. The living room in this space is no exception to that vision. Lots of windows allow plenty of natural light into the space, allowing patrons of the room to see outdoors to the beautiful mountain views. The light reflects off the gray walls, bringing the natural green tint of the trees indoors. Blue and gray furniture occupies this space and highlights the natural hues of the mountainside, making the living room feel as if it were a part of the mountains that surround it.
Part of a new addition to the back of the home that includes the master bedroom and master bath above, the lounge-worthy living room is located just two steps down from the kitchen and open dining room. This nice-sized space with tons of windows offers an ideal spot for entertaining and relaxing while enjoying outdoor views.
Picture a living room that flows into a colorful, wide-open double terrace, and you'll soon see what Lieve Saether with Turnstyle Interior Design has created. Designed for a couple and their college-bound kid, this stylish outdoor space includes a blue-spotted upholstered bench, a large brown coffee table and an area rug that resembles a watercolor painting.
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.
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.
This newly renovated outdoor patio features a lively coastal style, as seen in the bright green furniture cushions and bold red flower wall hanging. The blue stucco exterior lends an ocean vibe, while neutral stone patio tiles finish off the look of the space.
The homeowners wanted a multi-functional space that can be used for relaxing and entertaining. Large sliding doors open the living room up to the pavilion for a true indoor/outdoor element. An intimate exterior seating arrangement creates a cozy atmosphere to enjoy the outdoor fireplace. Inside, the veneered media wall offers display shelving while embracing and complementing the existing architecture.
To create this eclectic home, designers integrated the Austin outdoor lifestyle with casual, nice living. This spacious common area has high ceilings and added windows that allow in plenty of natural light and create a bright, open space. Off to the side, the sliding glass door opens onto the renovated back patio.
Ahhh... what a great place to relax! This living space features a lovely brick fireplace, the central focus of the room. Green window treatments and plants and flowers in the room echo the outdoors, creating a natural feel. Put your feet up on the upholstered ottoman while watching TV or just chat and admire the art pieces in the room.
The kitchen space was created to blend into the open dining and living spaces effectively and efficiently. The kitchen boasts beautiful views of the outdoors through large windows. Adding subtle color variants to the backsplash incorporates small pops of color that are more effective in creating the minimalist and modern look. Red stove knobs add a small but more vibrant color element to decorate the stainless steel appliance and surrounding white cabinetry.
This outdoor living room has plenty of personality in it's colorful design featuring a wood burning fireplace, Spanish tile floor, and yellow walls. A red striped rug, yellow striped throw blanket, and red striped accent pillows add color and pattern to the space. The yellow walls display colorful scenic art and southwestern decor lit by the sun shining through above the wooden beams.
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.
Midcentury-modern style is characterized by simplicity and natural shapes. This era of design is most known for its mass production of household objects, including the popular Eames chair and Howard Miller sunburst clock. Midcentury-modern designs are often emphasized by ample windows, an open floor plan and the idea of bringing the outdoors in, like in this prime living space.
Any time you're looking to liven up an outdoor space for the holidays, it's best to stick with layered greens. This look is kept (almost!) maintenance-free with a mix of live arborvitae in pots and artificial pine garland on the railings and around the windows.
Bowl shaped fire pits are an excellent fit for smaller outdoor spaces and they come in plenty of styles. If you live in an area with harsh weather, consider a rustic bowl shaped fire pit that will start to patina over the years.