Creating a sitting area in a bedroom doesn't require much space. A cozy green club chair and ottoman carve out the reading nook in the twin suite of HGTV Dream Home 2013, where two batik prints by artist Chariklia Zarris draw the eye.
And when the owners want to escape the sun for a little while? They only need to follow a gravel path to this secluded sitting area. Here, tall trees form a ring around the brick, creating a shaded spot to read or chat with friends.
Rows of French doors stretch all along the backside of the house opening onto this breezy, casual living area and making it simple to join the indoors with the backyard. Marble columns help set off the sitting room and are a crisp contrast to the luxurious gray marble floors.
A gray area rug softens the wood floors in this open office and seating area. White wood planks create a cottage-inspired ceiling, while the neutral sofa pairs with an comfortable armchair and upholstered bench for a casual living space.
To make this guest bedroom feel a little more like home, designers added a sitting room to the space. This space features a custom sofa with scalloped nailhead detail and a custom ottoman, both by Coddington Design, a cream leather, vintage Henredon can chair, wallpaper by Osborne and Little and a wool rug.
A durable area rug and solution dyed acrylic fabrics keep this stylish space safe from the elements. With a fireplace ahead and soft sofas all around, both the kids and the adults will feel comfortable into the evening.
A contemporary bookcase is dotted with mirrored spheres, reflecting the space and bouncing light around the room. Hardwood floors add warmth to the clean, white space, which pairs a contemporary armchair and striped navy ottoman.
Hezekiyah and Nyahsa wanted a mature space to entertain friends, so Drew and Jonathan from HGTV's hit show Buying and Selling designed a contemporary space for the couple. By lightening up the wall shade, they were able to brighten the space, making it seem larger. Then, they brought in new, modern furniture that provides plenty of seating for a small gathering. The modern end table and lamp help to brighten up the space as the metallic water bar at the end of the space reflects light back into the rest of the room. Pillows and artwork adorn the space to add splashes of color.
The owner wanted to incorporate her own art into her overall theme throughout Found boutique. Her unique style is represented through the watercolor art and fabulous geometric wallpaper. She also wanted to incorporate her love of pattern and gold, so she used a Lucite and brass bench that has a faux serpent fabric.
A cozy fireplace anchors this side of the terrace, creating a warm, relaxing space to gather. The addition of stylish and durable outdoor furniture completes the space, making it the perfect spot for a low key gathering.
The guest bedroom “has the feeling of this island, where there is a lot of energy," says interior designer Linda Woodrum. "There is the sense that you could relax and have this nice experience of being somewhere different, but still it is very pleasant.”