Elegant, Understated, Neutral, Contemporary Living Room
This elegant, understated living room gives the homeowners a comfortable space to relax with family and friends. Providing plenty of seating, a white, sectional sofa complements the neutral design of the space. Two contemporary chair and a halfs and white bench add extra seating. A large coffee table gives all guests a place to set their drinks or put their feet up. At the front of the space, a gas fireplace gives warmth to the room, and a television is centered along the front wall to meet the family's entertainment needs. To add color, a soft gray and purple painting hangs opposite a wall of windows that let in plenty of natural light, illuminating the space, completing the elegant feel.
The swing-bed pergola defines a space for homeowners to sit back and enjoy their backyard. Palm trees were added to add more of a resort-vibe to nights by the pool. Touches of home can be seen in the columns, which mimic the front porch, and dainty white picket fences on either side.
A raised deck next to a house can be used to extend the indoor and outdoor space in a home. This backyard space kept the deck one level to create one large space, from the sliding doors to the open-air porch and into the backyard. To make your home feel more like a resort, make sure the pool can been seen from the moment you walk through the front.
This outdoor dining area showcases a coastal aesthetic that's open and inviting. The adjacent outdoor kitchen was built from four inches of masonry block on a poured concrete slab to keep appliances tucked away.
Lighting can make a huge difference to the look of an outside space. Bistro lights in the oak tree, illuminated containers and landscape lights help create a romantic and fun atmosphere. The pergola was designed to have decorative privacy screens in between the posts and is lit with decorative sconces.
The swing bed underneath the pergola provides views of the resort-style backyard. Annual planters offer seasonal color nearby. Lighting around the yard ties the space together to create an at-home resort getaway.
These stunning chairs with custom faux bois upholstery designed by Julianne Taylor are, unfortunately, no longer in production. But they perfectly suit Taylor's Asian-influenced and color-infused living room.
The founder of Taylor Burke Home, designer Julianne Taylor admits of her personal style, "you can tell I love color and I love pattern" she says of the bold blues, greens and oranges in her downstairs living room.
Grant's bedroom is a tribute to comics and features more of Julianne's skill with washi tape design. She created the pattern on his bedroom walls and used quirky details like the vintage sconces flanking Grant's bed and a space age overhead fixture to give this room real graphic punch.
The downstairs guest room features a Gray Malin photograph and a custom wall design Julianne created with washi tape. The merlot chair features one of Julianne's characteristic festive color clashes in the accompanying throw pillows, and is by Taylor Burke Home.
The Taylors' downstairs home office features chestnut-colored walls that nicely spotlight a gallery wall of paintings collected on their travels to a host of Asian countries including Vietnam and Shanghai.