Photo By: Photographer: John McManus, Builder: Chuck Hunter, Osprey Construction Inc
Photo By: Jane Beiles
Photo By: Ray Strawbridge
Shabby Chic Living Room With Curated Art Wall
This living room features a wall of curated art included antique photographs, vintage gold frames and prints. The club chairs, blue wingback chair and steamer trunk add to the eclectic yet curated style.
Contemporary design flows from this warm living room. A large purple sofa sits opposite the wall of windows letting in lots of natural light, with the nearby art wall illuminated by a modern globe floor lamp. A creamy stone-inspired coffee table sits on top of a large striped area rug in black-and-white.
A simple collage of the homeowners' favorite keepsakes creates a statement in this cottage-style living room. Designer Tip: Collages do not have to be just pictures. Try mixing in mirrors, children's handprints, artwork, silhouettes, announcements, monograms and favorite sayings.
This sunken living room offers a low-slung sectional and leather ottoman. The ottoman can be used as a coffee table or for extra seating. The textured wall art -- reflected in the art in the hallway -- adds to the space's soothing texture.
The body is celebrated in its many beautiful forms and angles in this space of the contemporary living room. The sketches are placed in gold and black frames, while the sculpture compliments the gallery wall.
A wall-size floor mirror defines the small dining area in this open living space. Designer Andreas Charalambous of FORMA Design angles the large mirror against the wall to reflect natural light and views of the adjacent garden.
Candice Olson, host of HGTV's "Divine Design" and "Candice Tells All," explains how to design with the latest trends in mind. While keeping larger pieces the same, such as sofas and tables, Olson suggests adding trendy colors and styles in small pieces, like pillows, blankets and lampshades. This room adds pops of color in accent pillows and chair cushions, while the main pieces remain neutral.
Kellie Clements used her repurposing skills and personal style to create a space that's full of life on a bite-sized budget on HGTV's Design Star. She created a custom art piece using circles of wood and blue painted wooden spoons to fill the blank wall.
Cottage Living Room With Knotty Pine Paneled Walls
Existing knotty wood paneled walls were kept in place when this cottage living room was renovated. Modern furnishings with clean lines balance the rusticity of the room for an updated version of farmhouse charm.
The couple wanted to really show off their postmodern style in the living room, so designers brought in several pop art photographs to create a gallery wall in order to personalize the design for the homeowners and their space.