The soaring fireplace accentuates the room's height, too, by drawing the eye up from the floor to the ceiling. Low-level furniture makes the space feel just as open and also allows for unobstructed views of the water.
As the heart of the home, this living room needed plenty of seats for family and friends. The designers used a large blue rug to define the space, and then they layered in two sofas, two ottomans and a patterned chair, thus creating the perfect spot for hanging out, watching movies and entertaining.
The heart of the home is easily the great room, where a stone fireplace and three comfortable sofas encourage the owners to curl up after a day out on the water. Wood beams overhead draw attention to the vaulted ceilings and help accentuate the room's height.
A large, elegant island opens up to the family room, and a rustic farm table in front of the island serves as a cozy spot for family dining and entertaining. As reclaimed 100-year old barn wood adorns the ceiling, large white trestles add texture and beauty, while anchoring the entire space.
Pale walls team with a stately limestone fireplace to give this renovated great room a clean and airy, yet comfortable and homey feel. Wood beams on the ceiling and tall mullioned windows bring warmth to the space and tie in with the Tudor architectural elements on the exterior. A blue wingback chair creates a statement in the mostly neutral space.
Susan Brunstrum hit just the right note in her design of this fabulous great room in Park City, Utah. The floors and woodwork were stained in a medium brown tone which serves to fully complement the neutral color palette. Taking a prominent role here is the beautiful stone fireplace that anchors the room and gives it a rustic feel.
A wall of windows floods this cathedral-like great room with beautiful natural light. The vaulted wood ceiling adds natural warmth to the space and neutral furnishings and carpet keep it feeling open and bright.
Lovely Asian accents, such as the Chinese coffee table, bring a cultured look to this spacious black and beige great room. Large plants make great use of the high ceilings and get plenty of light by the wall of glass doors. A plush sectional creates a cozy seating area within the larger space.
In spite of its extremely tall trey ceiling, this family room feels warm and intimate, thanks to the warmth of the reclaimed barnwood used in the ceiling, beams, and moldings throughout. A massive stone-veneer fireplace with barnwood trim dominates one end of the room, and a wall of French doors provides not only light but also a splendid view of the surrounding landscape.
Susan Brunstrum designed the corner of this great room to accommodate the second floor staircase and a built-in wet bar for entertaining. The dark wood tones in these pieces contrast nicely with the neutral hues of the walls, window treatments and occasional furniture pieces.