A blue sofa, white wire chairs and a neutral area rug create a cozy contemporary sitting space. A large natural gray rock fireplace surround is a textural accent wall providing pleasing contrast to the smooth, sweet style of the seating. A built in bookshelf pops against the white walls and creates an organized space for storage and display.
To create an open feeling throughout the home, Chip and Joanna, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, removed the wall between the breakfast area and the sitting room and created a pass through between the kitchen and dining room for easy serving. Then, they carried the beige wall color throughout the house creating warmth and design continuity between spaces.
The music flows through this elegant living room from the baby grand piano, dancing lightly past the grand fireplace and elegant sitting space. A large area rug excites with its traditional design and amplifies the maroon and purple details throughout the room. Built-in bookshelves add a sophisticated library feel and provide ample room for antiques and collection display.
The window seat int his cozy sitting room offers extra seating and is a great place to curl up and read a book. Blue and white pillows, textured fabric on the window seat cushion and gorgeous silk striped drapery panels make this area inviting and sophisticated.
A formal dining room that offers the only path from the sitting room at the front of the house to the kitchen in the back of the house. In order to make this a comfortable area, we made sure to have chairs that could push all the way up to the table's edge leaving a clear walking path.
Sitting behind a taupe velvet sofa in this living room is a starburst mirror collage positioned on a navy accent wall. Designer SuzAnn Kletzien also reupholstered an egg chair in a navy velvet fabric and had a custom ottoman made with a removable tray in the center. Glass doors provide access to the condo's balcony area.
A midcentury modern home is lightened and brightened by adding white all over. Multiple areas for seating provide space for friends and family alike to relax and enjoy the day. The central feature in the rear of this home is the unique fire pit, which is enclosed by a deep wall perfect for sitting on and warming up.
This formal dining room offers the only path from the sitting room at the front of the house to the kitchen in the back of the house. In order to make this a comfortable area, the designer made sure to have chairs that could push all the way up to the table's edge leaving a clear walking path.
The Horseshoe Bay residence was stripped down to the foundation and only a few walls remained when Jay Corder and his team began their remodel. With the residence sitting on lake front property, site slope was a major factor in the overall design and site plan of the house. The boathouse dock area and walkway follow the same terraced layout as the waterfront residence further from the water. Overhanging trees provide pools of shade alongside the sunbathing areas and fishing dock.
Arrange furniture on an area rug, then stand back and confirm the pattern repeat reads correctly. Try to place furniture so that the parameter of the rug fully encompasses all furnishings. If that's not possible, aim to have at least the front legs of furniture sitting on the rug, with at least six inches of the rug tucked underneath each piece of furniture.
This historic Greek Revival home has a great sense of flow, as the formal sitting room gives way to the dining area. By outfitting the space with an oriental rug, farmhouse-style table and benches, a traditional light fixture and a piece of tiled art that evokes thoughts of Morocco, the designers gave this room a carefully curated, global look as well.
Blue and gray patterned chair cushions add a touch of color against the neutral tones in this balcony design and the green from the surrounding palms. Natural wood creates a beautiful ceiling decoration over this sitting space and the circular fire pit area. A short wrought iron railing keeps the space feeling open and leaves an unobstructed view of the beautiful bay.
Beautiful, sleek finishes blend together in this modern design to create an open and bright living room atmosphere. A marble fireplace surround is a cool, subtle accent wall framed with gold detailing. A second accent wall panel compliments the tone of the wood floor and travels onto the ceiling highlighting the area over the sitting room featuring charcoal armchairs and a textured rug.
The troubles of the world drift away while sitting on these sleek, contemporary chaise lounges perched on a sun shelf providing poolside comfort and style. LED lighting provides a cooling, ambient glow to the pool while a fire/water bowl and fire table gently warm the ambiance of this outdoor living space. A custom wooden trellis with sits atop a cozy lounge area and outdoor sofa, framed by cascading, elegant curtains in rich brown fabric.
This traditional china cabinet serves as the perfect display area for vintage china, glass ware, and silver serving ware. The floral and aviary patterned wall design add visual interest while the mounted pheasants sitting atop provide a unique conversation starter. The wall treatment may look like wallpaper, but it's actually paper-backed fabric. Designer Sarah Richardson used this centuries-old process to achieve a sophisticated look in her dining room. The process of backing fabric with paper is known as lamination or paper backing and costs about $10 per yard. Check with local wallpaper or fabric stores for availability.
This turn-of-the-century home is full of vintage charms, but the layout of the master bedroom was incredibly limiting. French doors used to be in the center of the entrance wall, which jammed up the room, causing all who entered to run straight into the bed. To solve this problem, the French doors have been moved to the corner of the room. The original hardwood floors and trim have been refinished and given a fresh coat of paint. A balcony was added to connect to a newly renovated private sitting room for the couple. A new navy, upholstered king sized bed was added to give the space a luxurious feel, as well as a luxurious area rug and bench at the foot of the bed.