A sight for sore eyes, the Gingerbread Cottages of Oak Bluffs are quite the spectacle for any Martha's Vineyard visitor. More than 300 miniature cottages line the streets with their delicate trimmings and multicolored facades that imitate frosting.
The open concept design in this cottage allows the rooms to feel larger and more open. The fluidity of the design also allows for a line of sight from the front door through to the sitting room, creating a casual, functional floor plan.
From the sofas in the living room, homeowners and guests have a clear line of sight to the kitchen with an eat-in island, thanks to this home's open floor plan. This gives the home's public spaces an elegant flow that makes these rooms functional.
The 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase home includes a purple rooftop terrace with a nearly 180-degree view of San Francisco's top sights. Landscape architect Chih-Wei G.V. Chang added purple walls lined by pollinator friendly flowers to invite hummingbirds and bees to share in the view.
As seen on Good Bones, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak transformed a duplex into a single family residence. To make the space feel open and large, the pair removed walls creating a clear line of sight throughout the first floor.
To create a more open space, designers knocked out the wall leading down the stairs, creating a full view of the basement from the staircase. This allows the basement to feel more open and gives a clear line of sight from one end of the room to the other.
A slim wire chandelier provides soft lighting in this spacious bathroom without obstructing the line of sight. A dark gray tile wall allows cylinder-shaped sconces flanking the vanity mirrors to stand out. White countertops and rectangular vessel sinks complement the white tile flooring creating bright, airy space.
This outdoor eating area has the perfect view of the backyard. Protected by the shade of the yellow Sunbrella, the table has a direct line of sight to the water feature and the obelisk on the opposite side of the space allowing guests to bask in the elegance of this European inspired oasis.
To achieve an open floor plan in this pie-shaped condominium, designers removed walls to give a clear line of sight to the public spaces in the home, creating a spacious and open downtown entertaining space. To maintain the stylish, modern design, HVAC vents were concealed in the columns in the space, keeping the home functional and sophisticated.
The Cloud Terrace at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase offers a nearly 180-degree view of San Francisco's top sights, including San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Landscape architect Chih-Wei G.V. Chang added purple walls lined by pollinator friendly flowers to invite hummingbirds and bees to share in the otherwise private view.
From the dining room, there is a clear line of sight into the kitchen and the living room. This allows for whomever is enjoying time in one room to still remain a part of whatever is going on in the rest of the space, helping to maximize this home's entertaining space.
To give the living room a clean focal wall behind the fireplace, designers moved the bookshelves to the sides of the room out of the direct line of sight to the space. This helps to create the sleek, streamlined look the homeowners wanted in their updated space without sacrificing any functional storage or display space.
As the homeowners enter their space, they are greeted with a straight line of sight through their spa-inspired master bathroom. To the left, a three dimensional backsplash gives the room texture, while directly to the rear of the space, a soaking tub is set up, complete with flameless candles, perfectly for relaxing after a long day.
With its proximity to the playground, this modern pavilion is a great space for families to come and enjoy their days. With a clear line of sight from the sitting areas to the playground, this structure gives the parents a place to stay cool in the shade while their kiddos enjoy the swings.
The new peninsula, with granite countertop and pendant lighting provides the homeowners with casual seating at their new breakfast bar. To create a clear line of sight from this space into the living room, designers John and Anthony removed the wall separating the two rooms, creating an open, inviting space. As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens.
To create the open concept home the homeowners hoped for, Chip and Joanna, of HGTV's Fixer Upper, removed several walls to open the space up, creating a clear line of sight from the kitchen to the dining room. To connect the spaces, Joanna chose gray trim and molding to run throughout, creating an industrial feel for the spaces.
The open concept plan of the home's first floor allows the kitchen and living room spaces to feel open and connected. With a straight line of sight from one room into another, designers were able to create a space for the family that has both daily functionality as well as functionality as an entertainment space.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian's design for this dining room includes an open concept feeling with a direct line of sight into the living room. With lots of windows, the space gets plenty of natural light, and the modern chandelier hanging from the ceiling helps to give light as well. The modern design continues with the dining table and the straight lines of the table and the chairs.