The stunning great room is a casual, family-friendly space that opens up to outdoor kitchen and living room. A stacked stone focal wall brings a rustic quality to the room, while soft neutral tile grounds the space.
Designed to resemble an old stone structure, this great room stands as the home's hub with wings radiating out like spokes. The nature-inspired color palette flows effortlessly from the great room to the cooking and dining spaces.
Designer Susan Brunstrum carefully followed her client's wishes when furnishing this two-story great room that features a wall of windows and an expansive brick fireplace. She employed a Ralph Lauren-type approach to selecting the dark brown leather sectional, beige club chair and upholstered ottoman that serves as a coffee table for the room. Especially fetching: the beach scene over the fireplace and the latticed piece behind it.
This lake house has such a great sense of flow, as the kitchen gives way to the dining area and then the living room. In turn, once they've finished their meal, the owners and their friends can take their drinks over to the sofas.
Susan Brunstrum designed her client's second home in Park City, Utah employing a "Mountain Modern," theme, which contemporizes the natural look of rustic furnishings for today's lifestyle. For this great room, the designer added contemporary furniture to contrast with the more primitive resonance of the stone fireplace and dark woodwork. The color palette of the room is soft and subdued, which plays nicely against the room's more masculine elements.
A faded vintage rug anchors this casual living space in the open great room. The gray cotton sofa with curved arms adds a contemporary touch. An Asian-inspired coffee table brings an unexpected element.
Debbie Talianko remodeled this open plan family room with the same colors and styles she used throughout the rest of the home: transitional pieces with nautical accents and an ocean-inspired color palette. Talianko added a built-in entertainment center with bookshelves and storage to house the television, books and knickknacks.
This spacious basement renovation included the addition of a great room, complete with a brown L-shaped sofa and striped chaise lounge. The exposed beam ceiling completes the look of the space, while a nearby garage door offers natural light and adds an industrial look to a pool table area.
This spacious basement great room features an exposed red brick wall that acts as a focal point for the room's otherwise traditional decor. A natural wood entertainment center is positioned in front of the all, while a matching coffee table sits at the center of the sitting area.
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.
Living larger than its footprint — thanks to expansive 12-foot ceilings — this bright room centers around the modern fireplace. Neutral furnishings let marsh views through the floor-to-ceiling windows take center stage.