The main living floor of this home is open concept with the kitchen, living and dining areas flowing easily into one another. The scale throughout the space is low to keep sightlines open out to a pool and patio.
A sofa table topped with a pair of tall table lamps help to divide this open living room from the rest of the home. This cozy, traditional living room also features built-in bookcases, a conversational seating area, a brick fireplace and hardwood floors.
To brighten the space, designers removed the interior windows and doors that surrounded the living room. White furnishings, interesting lamps and a sofa table create a light, relaxing space with great views of the bay.
The rough metal legs and weather-wood top on this sofa table add a touch of industrial style to this entryway. The scraped hardwood floor adds more texture while the deep blue sofa and ikat curtains provide color and softness.
When choosing a sofa table for your living room, it's important to get the height and length right to keep the space from looking disproportionate. Opt for a table that's at least two-thirds the length of sofa and with a height between 32 and 36 inches. This offers enough surface to accommodate a pair of table lamps, plus the proper height to keep the top of the table level with the back of the sofa.
White walls, wood floors and exposed beams are the neutral framework for this living room's simple, organic look. Built-in shelving beside the tv shows off pottery and beach treasures. Doors allow easy outdoor access on both sides of the room.
Designer Ashley Yeates Lathrop created a peaceful guest suite for the homeowners' business and personal guests. To reflect the ocean views, she brings a soothing color palette into the space and then mixes cozy furniture with a few rustic pieces for a cottage look.
To make this living room feel a little less formal and a little more approachable, the designers balanced the coffered ceilings and fireplace with fun, midcentury furniture and a funky coffee table. Two red leather chairs add even more personality to the space and complement the pillows on the sofa.