A mixture of fresh colors, including yellow and various hues of blue, add pops of interest and give this living room an updated feel. The rug softens the space and coordinates with the blue pillows and tray. A console table along the back wall adds dimension and features fresh and modern accessories. A large oil painting highlights the fireplace and accents the high ceilings.
Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines added new wood flooring to replace the blue, outdated wall-to-wall carpeting in this renovated living room. The brick fireplace was painted bright white, a new mantel was installed and the fireplace doors were removed for a more modern look.
Designer Justine Sterling set out to modernize this young bachelor's open living and dining areas, but in a thoughtful way that would respect the location and also provide the client with a functional design. The narrow living room space was one of the biggest challenges in the space planning. By creating a wall hung entertainment unit and bookcase, with a large area rug and small cocktail tables, the narrow space was visually widened.
Sterling's client has a great sense of nostalgia for his old collections of passed down family treasures and many were custom framed, placed in museum style boxes or simply placed under a cloche, like his Red Sox signed ball collection. What could have been cliche sports memorabilia now looks tasteful and purposeful.
Neutral Midcentury Living Room With Dark Wood Floor
A half wall makes the flow between dining and living rooms easy and friendly. Dark wood floors are an elegant base for the layering of subtle neutrals (in the living room) and bright colors (in the dining room).
Contemporary Blue Living Room with Dark Wood Floors
The original hardwood floors were damaged in places so, once old carpeting and laminate flooring were removed, new flooring in dark finish was installed throughout the first floor for a uniform and sophisticated look. New drywall is painted in pale, powder blue, offering a pleasing contrast with the dark floors and stained trim around the cased opening.
Updated Traditional Living Room with Columns and Exotic Wood Dresser
This stunning living room borrows from French country style in creating an updated traditional feel. Unique features include the concrete columns that have been faux finished to reflect saw-cut travertine. Tea-stained walls add depth to the space, yet another special addition to this well-appointed room.