Stone columns carry that Mediterranean feel into the living room. Here, a cushioned chaise and leather ottoman invite the owners to put their feet up, while a table and chairs allow for a quick game of chess.
This small space living room is a couple of steps down from the kitchen. The sunken family room visually expands the space.The wall art and tall potted plants make the room look proportional, while a colorful mix of patterns in the upholstery and throw pillows provide balance to the small space.
A blue, sectional provides plenty of cozy seating in the step-down living space, while teal, orange and white pillows add pops of color. To soften the tile floor, a teal and brown rug adds bold comfort to the space.
A custom-made sofa fits perfectly in this sunken circular modern living room. A couple of steps lead down into the living room, which also includes an impressive fireplace with metallic surround and a large round ottoman.
The sunken living room off the dining room is a perfect space for lounging or entertaining. Neutral wood tones in the floor, shelves and support beams play off the brightly colored furnishings, while modern art and knickknacks add interest.
A white fence serves as a back wall to this outdoor living space. An area rug, plants and lots of pillows accessorize the space while dark wood outdoor furniture and a built-in white storage bench provide ample seating.
A board form concrete retaining wall transitions the site grade and creates a pocket facing the lake for an outdoor terrace.
One way to extend the outdoor season here in Vermont is to tuck outdoor spaces into recessed pockets. In this case, the concrete retaining wall provides protection from the wind as well as a solar heat mass to make the terrace warmer than it normally would be.
This Tuscan-themed outdoor living space was designed with a gorgeous tan brick and stone fireplace, luxurious wicker furniture seated around a marble coffee table, a skylight for sunny days and an ornate chandelier for romantic evenings.
An elegant black and gold railing separates this sunken living room from the dining room area above. The clean, crisp lines of the space are juxtaposed with the sumptuous fabrics of the sofa and ottomans.
The outdoor living room is anchored by a large, double sided, white masonry fireplace that is a nod to the walls of the home and the retaining walls in the front and backyards. With luxurious, outdoor furniture, a television and a wood ceiling, this outdoor space is cozy, warm and welcoming-the perfect space for an outdoor gathering.
Brick steps lead to the lower lawn, where the landscape architects created an outdoor living room complete with a bar, barbeque, two armchairs and fire pit. From here, the owners can sit back, relax and watch the sun set over the Pacific.
A colorful striped area rug and patterned throw pillows add cheery pops of orange color to this outdoor living room. An outdoor kitchen surrounds the sitting area, while a nearby bench doubles as seating and storage.
A bright and airy coastal outdoor living room offers a comfy seating area. The exposed wood ceiling sets the modern-rustic feel for the room which is continued with wicker furniture and reclaimed wood coffee table. A bright blue rug, a yellow light fixture and yellow-striped pillows add a fun pop of color to the space.
The family wanted a unique space for outdoor entertaining, so designers created a space that would function as an extension of the home's interior. A wood paneled ceiling and dark, wicker furniture bring a warm contrast to the neutral space, while the space's high arches let in plenty of natural light. In order to control the natural light during the day and keep bugs out at night, heavy curtains were hung so that the homeowners would be able to control the atmosphere of their space. To help the space remain usable during cooler weather, a fireplace was added to give off warmth when needed.