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Living Room With Large Widows
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.
"In the world of tile we are seeing an explosion of sizes, shapes, materials and patterns," notes Dean Howell, president of Atlanta-based MODA Floors & Interiors. Particularly popular these days, he adds, are large-format tiles — tiles that come 12" x 24" and even 36" x 36" — as opposed to the tried-and-true 12" x 12" tiles. In addition to looking great, larger sizes mean more tile surface and less grout lines to clean. Dean cautions that large-format tiles are heavy, requiring a perfectly level substrate and a professional installer for the job to come out right.
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.
A smoky gray paint color allows plenty of design creativity in this living space. HGTV fan JeanninePC99 stayed with the silver and gray theme, adding modern, gray-toned accent pillows to a slouchy white sofa. A sleek, black coffee table provides the perfect home for ceramic gray fish statues.
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.
As seen on House Hunters Renovation, homeowner Meghan McElroy found her ideal home in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. She decided to restore the original hardwood floors, and loves how the golden wood sets off the gray fireplace and furniture.