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.
This living room blends transitional and French country styles to create a cozy look. An overstuffed sofa, a hallmark of transitional design, faces a gold bamboo-inspired coffee table. The timeworn clock and striped pillows are a nod to French country living.
White walls serve as the perfect nondescript backdrop for rough-hewn wood accents and an eclectic array of global decor. Beach grass fills a glass cylindrical vase, adding yet another organic, sculptural element to the space.
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.
This open and airy room features a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace in the same neutral, whitewashed tones that permeate the decor of the entire house. A wood plank ceiling runs the length of the space, adding architectural interest and setting the tone for the home's rustic-modern style.