A bright yellow leather sofa sets the tone for a fun and funky living space. Mod vertical windows are inset on a exposed brick wall, which is painted white to brighten the space. Meanwhile, natural wood blinds tie in the geometric fireplace surround. A papered accent wall adds an extra layer of pattern.
An ipe wood inset in the stacked stone accent wall features a flat-screen TV and vertical fireplace. Jewel-toned throw pillows add color to the contemporary gray sectional, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide beautiful views.
The vertical fireplace is a break from traditional design, creating a chic juxtaposition with the 19th-century English portrait above. A sisal area rug defines the sitting area, which features a custom-designed mohair sofa, linen armchairs and sleek coffee table.
Custom-designed mohair sofas, linen armchairs and a Cathare coffee table by Christian Liaigre define the sitting area. Over the vertical fireplace, a 19th-century English portrait adds a touch of romance. In the reading corner is an exotic wingback chair, upholstered in oxblood leather.
Contemporary in style, this family-friendly great room houses multiple seating areas and a dining room. the stacked stone accent wall features a ipe wood inset with the flat-screen TV and vertical fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow views of the courtyard and beautiful scenery.
This sunken patio is surrounded by gray concrete walls and lush vertical landscaping, creating a private, intimate atmosphere. Sleek, contemporary sofas make a cozy seating area in front of a stainless steel floating fireplace.
The formal living room uses vertical lines (the floor mirror, the high back armchairs) to draw the eye upward and make the ceiling feel higher. A delicate chandelier floats bubble-like above the space.
This fireplace is in the master bedroom. To give the fireplace unique flair (that wouldn't compete with a colorful mural on the opposite wall) designers created stripes with silvery gray tile. Bonus: the vertical stripes accentuate the room's high ceiling.
A unified color scheme creates seamless cohesion between the different living spaces in this open concept kitchen and living room. Multifunctional furnishings like the double sided fireplace and ceiling high book shelves make the most of the vertical space.
A new open space for family gatherings makes your home much more livable. Although a family room addition will be expensive, especially if you’re adding exterior footprint, you’ll recoup more than half your costs in added home value. If you want to add high-end touches in a space where the kids will run wild, think vertically (and make durable choices for flooring and furniture): this remodeled family room from Tenhulzen Residential is comfortable but modern, featuring cherry cabinets with vertical-set tile surrounding the fireplace.
The great room in a lakeside living room has a nestled sofa and a fireplace large enough in which to stand. Carter Kay Interiors was tasked with giving the room a more human scale and creating a welcoming, cozy environment for small and large gatherings. The custom high-back Saladino sofa is scaled to relate to the fireplace opening and mantel. The designers had horizontal iron rods made for the draperies and had those same rods turn the corner, adding vertical straps to create an ever-changing art wall. The room also has a vintage iron and suede chair, a pair of iron lamps and lots of pillows for a cozy corner to watch the boats float by. The room is very carefully layered with rugs: sisal, Moroccan and hide, and textured chairs.
You'll want to consider whether the railing goes in a horizontal or vertical pattern. This vertical railing used on a metro Atlanta porch by Edwards Andrews Homes contrasts with the stacked stone layout of the fireplace.