As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah plays with various shades of blue and turquoise to give a young couple a chic and colorful open plan living and dining area. A dividing wall was removed and a custom plate rail installed for seamless flow between the two rooms.
Each corner of this living room is a treasure for the eyes, with carefully positioned furnishings that accentuate colors in a certain way. For example, the turquoise blue found at the top of the contemporary artwork in the entryway is the exact hue as the stripes of the wing chair in the living room. Likewise, deep orange is seen in the pillow on the chair, the bolster pillow on the bench and the urn on the dining room sideboard.
As seen on HGTV's hit show Love it or List it, this beautiful country chic living room includes muted tones of turquoise and white to compliment the tones of nature present in the artwork on the walls. The long row of windows brings in an abundance of natural light, while the floral rug and the fresh flowers help to further bring the outdoor into this comfortable living room.
The crisp white color of this renovated midcentury modern home is a beautiful contrast to the rich green grass and the welcoming turquoise pool. The home truly embodies the concept of indoor/outdoor living, with giant glass doors opening the family room completely to a lovely porch area.
The monochromatic color scheme in this modern living room complements the open, relaxing feel of the design. Full drapes allow control over the amount of natural light let in from the glass walls. The beige sectionals are accented with turquoise and patterned throw pillows for a pop of color and life.
These fun and funky living and dining areas feature deep blue accents, as seen in the velour curtains and built-in cabinets. A gray tufted sofa provides a division between the two rooms, while several items –– like the pink end table, bright throw pillows and turquoise armchair –– provide pops of color.
A pass-through window into a turquoise blue kitchen gives this white living room an energizing jolt of color. The kitchen's blue motif is reflected in the Japanese raku pots lining the shelf and the backless stools that were custom designed so they don't interrupt the lines of sight between the two spaces.
The double turquoise wood doors of this beach house open to a to allow cooling breezes and a spectacular view. There's a lime tree on the porch, saltillo tile on the floor, a wicker armchair in the living room and an ocean off the deck. Perfection.
A tiered end table adds dimension to this living room design. A gold frame creates a nice finish around the glass panels. A turquoise sofa makes a strong color statement with a multicolor rug below adding additional color. A light gray lamp tops the table for additional lighting.
Designer Claire Paquin didn't scrimp on seating in this family-friendly living room. A pair of turquoise armchairs pair with a chocolate brown sofa to add a rich layer of color to the neutral palette. A sleek console table keeps a low profile below the mounted flat-screen TV and provides precious storage space.
This beautiful contemporary dining area can be open to the living room and the kitchen, or striped curtain dividers can slide closed for a private dining room. A lit black china cabinet with glass doors provides a beautiful display at the end of a black and white zigzag rug. Turquoise chairs sit at a wooden dining table, and a gold chandelier hangs from the blue ceiling above.
An unexpected and quirky owl — in the form of a pillow — adds cheer and whimsy to this living space. The unique color combination of yellow and turquoise creates a space that feels bright and retro, while nearby blue-and-white accessories that feel more traditional create a room that's perfectly eclectic.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a once cramped living room now has plenty of chic, extra seating. Neutral wall colors of cream and light blue brighten the space and allow Sarah to play with different shades of the client's favorite color, turquoise. A nautical-themed striped rug and decorative wall sconce complete the cozy feel of this fireside nook.
It's the details that really pull a space together, and for this contemporary living room, that's where the personality lies. The gray sofas provide a neutral backdrop for the multicolor pillows and turquoise vases that help to pull the natural light in from the large windows. Another unique touch added to the space is the abstract artwork hanging behind the striped bench. The muted colors in the artwork complement the other colors in the space, tying it all together and making this living room a bright, welcoming place to relax.
A round pedestal table holding an Asian tree is used as a living room divider and is flanked by a large beige sofa and a contemporary seating area with modern turquoise blue arm chairs. Arched window shades cover the large windows above three sets of French doors. The contemporary seating area features a zebra print rug and glass coffee table while both sections are accented with red throw pillows.
Warm, neutral paint contrasts with exotic artwork and accessories to create an intriguing statement. The large, turquoise decorative pot adds a distinct element and brightly accents the simple, gray-toned wall. In a purposeful asymmetric presentation, handblown-glass floral art is hung along one wall in the living room. Glass sculptures in their spectacular hues of red, orange, yellow, and other colors generate an eye-caching focal point from all vantage points.
This room is all about the view, but in this small beach cottage, every inch counts. Designers decided to go with an extra long sectional (for the sitting space) and a fun hanging chair in the corner. The rest of the floor plan was kept open so that people can be sitting at the many turquoise stools at the island as well as the living space without additional furniture in between. A fun assortment of various sized tables is an uncluttered look.
Kristen was able to give her modest 10-by-12-foot living room a high-energy, sophisticated look by sticking with flea markets for staple pieces, then updating them with color. The walls were painted a dark blue tone from Benjamin Moore called Black Horizon. "I love using dark colors to create backdrops for my pieces," she says. "The canary yellow bamboo chair and the pair of turquoise end tables really pop against the blue. Plus, the navy blue makes my abstract art look even better!"