To add much-needed storage to this family room, a custom entertainment center was designed with space for toys, games and equipment. Sliding barn doors easily hide shelves away when they're not needed. Art over sofa: Urban Outfitters (Kimberly Dhollander- Dreamy Art Houses Print); TV unit: Sliding door hardware by Artisan Hardware; Sconces: Astro by Crystorama
This custom-made sofa is 13' x 13', so an average-sized coffee table would be too small. Hexagonal end tables were the clever solution; they can be arranged in any number of ways, making them flexible and oh-so-functional. Art over sofa: Urban Outfitters (Kimberly Dhollander- Dreamy Art Houses Print)
Briana and Buzz decided to keep the majority of their living room's walls white to help bounce light around the room and create an open, airy aesthetic. The couple relied on color, however, to delineate the seating area, painting the wall behind their sofa in a cool robin's egg blue tone. They employed this designer's trick to redirect attention away from a room's lack of space and onto an intended focal point.
A large mirrored coffee table pops as the central element in this blue living space. Tall mirrors flank the white sofa, accessorized with a blue velvet pillow. Matching white club chairs complete the seating area around the coffee table, compete with blue pillows and a white fur back for a touch of glamor.
Kristen was able to give her modest 10-by-12-foot living room a high-energy, sophisticated look by sticking with flea markets for staple pieces, then updating them with color. The walls were painted a dark blue tone from Benjamin Moore called Black Horizon. "I love using dark colors to create backdrops for my pieces," she says. "The canary yellow bamboo chair and the pair of turquoise end tables really pop against the blue. Plus, the navy blue makes my abstract art look even better!"
A vivid orange painting hangs over a fireplace, jumping out against the blue walls of this living room. A thick striped wall and paisley patterned chairs are offbeat additions that is trademark of eclectic design.
Using the cool, coastal climate of Southern California as the inspiration, this colorful, casual living room is a great space in which to relax , watch TV and play games. The blue and white color scheme, with the coral accent color, is inviting, fun, and functional. The graphic designs on the couch pillows and on the draperies complement the overall theme.
In this traditional living room, blue built-in bookshelves nobly frame the fireplace providing plenty of storage and display space for this family's collections and photos. An unusual metal pendant light draws the eye upward and brings additional architectural interest to the room.
A large, natural fiber rug anchors the conversation area in this traditional living room, which offers loads of seating thanks to an oversize sectional sofa. Tailored chairs with a contrast welt offer space for additional guests, and a wall of built-in bookshelves are a great spot for displaying art, photos and collections.