With soaring ceilings, unexpected bursts of bright colors and soft, cozy textures, this living room from the HGTV Dream Home 2014 blends everything there is to love about modern mountain living. This gray and yellow living room is a tasteful, inviting space space filled with natural light.
The family wanted a unique space for outdoor entertaining, so designers created a space that would function as an extension of the home's interior. A wood paneled ceiling and dark, wicker furniture bring a warm contrast to the neutral space, while the space's high arches let in plenty of natural light. In order to control the natural light during the day and keep bugs out at night, heavy curtains were hung so that the homeowners would be able to control the atmosphere of their space. To help the space remain usable during cooler weather, a fireplace was added to give off warmth when needed.
Large windows fill the living room with natural light, making the space seem even more bright and inviting. The design team then outfitted these with custom drapes that offer light control during the day and privacy in the evening.
To create a space that complemented the sweeping view of Palm Springs that are visible from the room's wall of windows, so designers kept the colors really clean and controlled, bringing in textural neutrals and a black and white color palette with pop of bright color and metallic glam.
With brass candles and a wooden center, this chandelier is both elegant and casual -- and so it becomes the piece de resistance of the living room. Behind it, five family photographs decorate the wall and give the space a personal touch.
A neutral color palette dominates this understated living room from the wingback chairs and ottomans to the wall color and drapes. A textured area rug and woven mirrors add texture to the peaceful living space.
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