A skylight and 12-foot accordion bi-fold door let plenty of natural light in, while the doors also show off a view of the beautiful backyard from this airy living room. A contemporary blue sectional pairs nicely with the more rustic TV console, as well as the industrial-style coffee table.
The white brick fireplace gets lots of rustic charm and textural interest from the unfinished wood mantel. In front of the window, a sheer curtain allows for privacy while still letting in natural light.
A wood-paneled wall is accented by multicolored patterned wallpaper, while three flat-screen televisions provide adequate viewing for game day in this masculine midcentury-modern living room. Two shelving units and a wooden media console provide storage space, while two neutral loveseat sofas allow for plenty of seating.
Two leather host and hostess armchairs flank each side of the flat screen television in the living room and can be transferred into the dining room for larger dinner parties. “The reason we put the host and hostess chairs in the living room under the big screen TV is for traffic flow. It makes the space more open and it’s not as crowded and confusing. I think that’s really important when you’re doing dining rooms that you really want that sense that it’s cleaned up, it’s neater and it’s tidier, especially when we are in this open floor plan,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
A mid-century modern table with a pretty calla lily centerpiece sits in this contemporary white living room. A wall of white bookshelves decked out in brightly-colored books and accessories livens up the entire room.
This open concept, contemporary home is the perfect space for entertaining. With large indoor and outdoor living spaces as well as four connected dining areas and a seamless indoor-outdoor design, this home gives its owners great space for gatherings-large or small.
The windows surrounding the Betsys' living room let tons of natural light into their space. The shelving that separates the living area from the kitchen adds ample storage for the family and also stores their television. The dark sofa helps to bring warmth to the room and compliments the natural stone fireplace in the back of the space. The coffee table, sofa and rugs were provided by Ikea, and the many accessories were purchased at West Elm, Future Perfect, Ikea, and Brooklyn Flea. As seen on HGTV's "Cousins On Call".
The ceiling in this open plan dining and living room soars up over two stories and, along with plentiful windows, gives the space an instant connection with the outdoors. Also, not one, not two, but three televisions make sure not a moment of any game is missed.
Khloé Kardashian Odom and her husband LaMar Odom wanted a modern, family friendly place to enjoy their time together, so the Cousins on Call, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, designed a room that would fit all of their needs. The cousins removed the outdated curtains that used to frame the Odoms' television and replaced them with custom shelving made from California redwood. They also placed California redwood throughout the home theater to bring local elements into the space. They then added tons of luxury seating, perfect for a growing family. In the back of the room, they added a candy dispenser for that real, movie theater feel.
Telescoping glass doors open to the home's deck area. An adjacent wall of cedar panels showcases three flat-screen televisions, which are covered by motorized screens made to look like wall art. The vaulted ceiling visually expands the space and surrounding transom windows allow plenty of natural light to fill the room.
Once inside the man-cave, the cool angles and architectural features clearly identifies it as a former attic space. The room is accessorized with black and white images of career milestones and nostalgic art that references the homeowner's home town. There are two seating areas, a game table, a live edge counter with four barstools and of course a massive television. This room meets the needs of whatever type of guests our homeowner is hosting. There are four large club chairs for casual business meetings, a comfy sofa for lounging, or we can fill every seat for a big sporting event. Every element in this room has a purpose, but we still managed to inject good design principals into finishes, the space plan and overall mood to ensure a great result.
The wooden deck and stairs were problematic for the homeowners in terms of maintenance and also entertaining. So, it was replaced by a new stained concrete deck featuring steel railing and supporting columns to coordinate with other site elements. Designer Heather Garrett and her team increased the deck's footprint by a few feet to allow for additional seating and a convenient grilling space right off of the main living area. The new structure was designed to keep rain out of the patio below, so Garrett and her team seized the opportunity to improve the ground-level patio space by adding motorized screens, five ceiling fans, wood storage for the fire pit and an outdoor television. The aging patio slab was replaced by a new contemporary paver system and its footprint was enlarged to create more area for lounging.
When: Saturday, January 1, 2011, 11am/10c Where: Pasadena, California Theme: Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories TV coverage: Home & Garden Television (HGTV) Grand Marshal: Paula Deen Rose Queen: Evanne Friedmann Length of parade: 5.5 miles Where it starts: At the corner of Ellis Street and Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena Where it ends: Sierra Madre and Villa Street
Other Fun Facts for 2011
The Rose Queen and Rose Princesses have presided over the annual celebration every year since 1930.
Some of the world's most distinguished individuals have served as grand marshal, including Dwight Eisenhower, Bob Hope, Walt Disney, Shirley Temple Black, Bob Newhart, Angela Lansbury, Tom Brokaw, Bill Cosby and Mickey Mouse.