Leanne Ford is a master at layering textures. In this living room, big and little houseplants in a mix of pots and baskets make one wall feel lush with green. The simple, sculptural chandelier is a streamlined touch overhead, as seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords.
Fireplaces that project out from the wall are ideal for flanking with a bookcase, a cabinet or both, as is done here. Their heights, color and basic framework is kept the same for a consistent look. To draw attention to the fireplace, the overmantel is covered in reclaimed barn wood and exterior lanterns adorn the wall instead of interior sconces.
The juxtaposition of old and new add visual interest to this airy living room in the 2013 HGTV Dream Home. Iron gate doors and a pale wood coffee table add rustic charm, while a modern fireplace and simple, yet sophisticated furniture gives the space an updated, transitional look.
A stone fireplace extends to the ceiling in this rustic-chic Martha's Vineyard living room, drawing the eye up to take in the room's soaring dimensions and exposed architectural details. Furnishings are harmonious and neutral.
The rustic style of this living room gets a dose of contemporary whimsy with wallpaper depicting a log pile and fabric featuring squirrels perched on tree branches. And is that a gold pendant light hanging in the corner...or a pinecone?
Focal points in the renovated space become the double-sided fireplace with stucco surround and exposed wood beams and arched doorways. "You've got the nice wide openings," says Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines, "but you also have that quaint, cozy feel.