The architects took a staged approach to the home's design. The front living room is a one story, gabled space, while the rear space is a two story space that houses the bedrooms. Connecting the two are a screened porch and other secondary spaces.
This modern take on a white farmhouse living room has a contemporary gray upholstered sofa, modern white coffee table, black leather upholstered midcentury modern arm chairs, and contemporary black steel windows.
The open floor plan of this Driftwood, Tex., home combines the living space and dining room. A traditional table is surrounded by shield-back chairs and highlighted by a classic chandelier in the dining space. The living room features comfortable yet contemporary furniture, focused on the limestone fireplace.
To create a clear separation between the public and private space of the house, architects use materials that would delineate the two spaces. The first story-the public spaces of the home-is filled with windows that allow in natural light and create a transparency from one side of the house to the other. However, on the second floor, where the bedrooms are, architects used stucco to create a more private feel for those spaces.
The open concept design of the home's first floor common spaces makes this home the perfect place for entertaining. The connectedness of the kitchen, dining room and living room create a functional flow between the spaces that allow people, conversation and food to move easily throughout the spaces.
When the homeowners decided to completely renovate the interior of the Driftwood, Tex., home, the exterior needed an update, too. A new landscaped entry concept maximizes curb appeal and welcomes guests with style.
The cypress ceiling of this gorgeous living room is highlighted by the transom windows. White oak millwork encloses the TV and entertainment center and is subtle enough not to distract from the trees and views outside. The coffee table is from Room and Board with a solid pecan top.