A floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace separates the living room from the entryway, making the two spaces feel extra cozy. Meanwhile, a neutral sectional and two chevron-patterned armchairs ensure that there are enough seats for guests.
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.
Designer Susan Brunstrum elevated the row of windows of this great room with white tufted cornices that were placed alongside floor-to ceiling draperies for a stylish but subtle design. The treatments seem to elongate the dimensions of the windows and create texture against the clear glass.
This sitting area is part of an expansive great room that features arched windows, light-brown hardwood flooring, a white coffered ceiling and a large abstract painting. The sitting area includes a glass coffee table, a white sofa, two modern gray chairs and a gray area rug with geometric design.
Designers removed walls that broke up this long, narrow space into a series of small rooms and turned it into one large great room. Now, the open plan kitchen is on one side and sitting areas on the other. A large kitchen island is a graceful divider.
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.
Susan Brunstrum meticulously designed her client's great room with a clear vision in mind. From the dark wood railing at the stairs to the textured console table and knickknacks, each accoutrement has its place and function in the room.
A long, narrow living room presents a challenge when it comes to furniture arrangement. Here, designers opted to create several different areas: a family room with the tv at one end, a more formal sitting area and a separate dining room.
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.
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.