Natural and stained black wood create a striking contrast on this mid-century modern buffet. A large round mirror helps to visually expand the minimalist living room, while a mix of contemporary and organic accessories decorate the space.
Designer Scott Thomas created this room for a bachelor who wanted a "stylish place to impress his friends and family and something he could be proud to come home to." He used good quality materials and comfortable furniture to make it chic and livable.
A wall of pickled pecky cypress houses three flat-screen TVs, programmable via the home's smart tablets. A series of transom windows and the peaked ceiling, vaulted to a height of 19'8", contribute to the room's expansive presence.
With the carpet removed, the newly revealed hardwood floors got refinished, and the fireplace is refaced, covering the grooved brick with a mortar smear, hand applied and brushed to give it a stucco-like texture.
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 bold blue area rug pops in this otherwise neutral living room. A white beamed ceiling and a beautiful marble fireplace set the tone for this subtle and sophisticated room. Interesting touches are brought in through the bold lighting choice and creative artwork.
A plush, gray velvet loveseat and pair of matching armchairs offer comfortable seating in this bright and airy living room. Clerestory windows flood the space with ample natural light, and a pop of orange in the throw pillows adds a lovely accent color to the design.
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 large gray rug with a purple pattern becomes the main attraction in this sleek contemporary living room where the furniture is all white, gray or clear. The glossy tiles of the fireplace add an extra layer of texture.