An in-home oasis, this bedroom is a private getaway separated from the rest of the house by only a thin curtain. In another moment of contrast, the bedroom is filled with soft, flowing elements, such as the upholstered headboard, bedding and jute fiber rug, all in juxtaposition to the brick wall that defines the back of the room.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna wanted to make this family's living room brighter and more open, so they knocked out the walls that had once separated the living room from the foyer, creating an open concept floor plan. Then, Joanna added durable leather furniture to keep up with the family, a rustic buffet with a gallery wall to welcome guests into the home, patterned rug and pillows to make the space fun and bold pops of color to keep the space bright.
The midcentury modern nightstand features a dark wood frame with light wood drawers in front of a graphic, neutral wallpaper. The area rug below provides a pop of red color complimented by the red flowers on the nightstand. A gold spike trinket and sleek modern vases join the flowers for an intriguing mix of texture in the decor. A blank pendant light hangs above.
In the kids' room, the homeowners wanted a bright, bold option that would still complement the rest of the house, so designers added a faux thatched roof accent to the space. To keep it bright, yellow uplighting highlights the addition, while bright green and blue curtains and bed frames keep this room fun and youthful. To complete the space, a blue and green geometric rug adds a bit of comfort to the space.
A cottage cabin bedroom with a built in bed and shelves is painted in neutral off white. A view of another room from the open door shows a dining area and area rug. A simple hat hanging on the door provides a cozy touch while blue and white plaid curtains lend to the overall rustic feel of the space. A floral print and black and white photography on cream colored paneled walls and painted floor make this room a quaint, warm environment.
Cute, cheap updates to a small patio include adding an outdoor pillow in a complementary color to a plastic Adirondack-style chair and an outdoor rug. If you don't have room for a coffee table, a smaller end table, can serve as your bar when enjoying cocktails with friends. Amy Latta of One Artsy Mama made this table using crates.
The new living room at the Betsy home is brighter and more open. By opening and extending the new kitchen in the back, the living room is filled with a lot more light. A brighter colored paint, mixed with a new white ceiling, and white moldings, adds to the brightness and warmth of the room. The coffee table, sofa and rugs were provided by Ikea, and the many accessories were purchased at West Elm, Future Perfect, Ikea, and Brooklyn Flea. As seen on HGTV's "Cousins On Call".
This gorgeous open living room design features a white and light gray color scheme for the ultimate bright atmosphere. A brown leather sofa pops against the stark background, and a neutral shag rug adds a touch of extra warm tone. A glass dining table in the connected dining space is surrounded with white leather chairs. Long white curtains frame the large windows allowing natural light to flood the room and providing a scenic view.
Dark woods like mahogany and cherry can feel heavy when set against carpeting, rugs, curtains and too much color and texture. But designer Abbi Williams uses white walls and ceilings and an ebony floor color to bring balance to this room. Dark mixed with light strikes a harmonious note here.
To create a fun space for the homeowners' little boy, designers anchored the space in the thing that he loves the best-cars. As the focal point for the space, the vehicle bed spread gives the room a youthful feel, but can easily be changed as the young boy grows. A navy accent wall complements the bed linens and anchors the space, tying in the unique paintings and blue lounge chair. To complete the space, a gray, geometric rug rests just underneath the heart of the room, giving the entire space dimension.
Here in the family room you can see the soft gray-blue palette shared by the majority of the home’s main level. I’m immediately struck with how the simple walls and painted brick allow the artwork to pop off the walls. We didn’t use a lot of pattern in this room. However we created our own with these solid silks, creating a cool color-blocked look for the panels. Just as much work went into choosing the comfortable furniture. I just want to take a seat on that rug!
This modern dining room features a table that can open to seat 16 comfortably. Stainless steel banding accents the ultra-suede padded and upholstered walls. The custom wool area rug adds a pop of color and brings life to the highly-styled furnishings. The sleek buffet seems to float even though it has legs, giving it a lighter and cleaner appearance. By using a pedestal table, one is able to maximize seating because two place settings can be used at each end of the table. This space may be contemporary but the sculpture is pure Art Deco sophistication.
Natural light from the bay window and light neutral walls make a bright atmosphere for this living room. A green and white houndstooth chair is decorated with a red pillow for a mix of bold colors and graphic patterns. A navy tufted coffee table is a solid buffer between the patterned chair and the multicolor, striped rug. A small natural wood end table brings a gorgeous rough finish to the refined design.
To create this nursery, designers first painted the walls a pewter gray color; then, they added birch tree and owl decals to make the space fun and decorative. Once the walls were painted, designers brought in an IKEA dresser and added hand-crafted owl drawer pulls to tie the dresser in to the design of the space. They also added a multicolor rug, a white crib and a modern rocking chair to complete the space.
The light hardwood flooring brightens this traditional living room with neutral sectional. A circular patterned ottoman and striped patterned rug add shape to the room while orange throw pillows provide a pop of color. The dark wooden entertainment contrasts against the neutral color scheme of the room. A modern fireplace is set in a brick section of the wall to complete the room.
TaLaya and Kerrick found their 1500 square foot home to be a storage challenge. This living room features one of TaLaya’s most creative solutions: a large wooden armoire. Woven cane gives the piece a handmade look that is beautifully complemented by the other woven elements in the space. Of particular interest is the patterned basket that ties together the colors of the rug and pillows in the room. The brass stool and accessories deepen the layers of metallic color in the space.
In this living room, a modern sectional sofa is situated in front of a large screen television to provide plenty of seating and an optimal viewing area for screenings of the family's favorite movies. Shelving and cabinets in the far corner provide a place for storage and display, while a fireplace to the left of the television warms the space. A window lets in plenty of natural light, and recessed lighting helps to give additional light to the space. To finish off the space, designers added a neutral, grid-patterned area rug to provide definition to the living space.
The exposed beams called for a "rustic" feel that was relaxed and fun. The designers added the sisal rug and neutral tones in the furniture. The color was brought in through the artwork and bookshelf. Overall the mix of midcentury furniture, minimal dining table, lighting and great artwork makes the room fresh but a relaxed space to gather with friends and family.
The reason for the large, painted stripe behind the clients' white-framed painting was so it "popped" off the white wall. Before that was done, the painting got lost and did not have the contrast it needed.