This light-filled living room uses soaring ceilings and clerestory windows to capture views of the adjacent garden. In turn, the owners can soak up natural light, cool breezes and greenery without even leaving their seats.
A cozy, built-in corner bench under the window makes better use of this space than a single chair, with its extra storage and long seat cushion to stretch out. The palm plant brings in a nice pop of green and nods to the room's beach style inspiration.
The design in the living room was kept elegant and simple so as to complement the large space, rather than compete with it. Large sliding glass doors allow in plenty of natural light, while the bookshelves add elegant display spaces. To complement the light walls, designers created a custom patina to paint onto the floor rather than staining it.
Framed watercolor art evokes the movement of waves flowing in and out, even capturing the ocean's natural hues which inspired the color palette of this home. Sand-colored linen couches add to the coastal look of this living room.
A Victorian house gets an interior update by way of this stylish living room. A blue-and-white fireplace surround adds color, built-ins provide storage and display space, and an eye-catching onion pendant light from Design Within Reach serves as a focal point. The colors in this space make it vibrant and interesting.
An exposed-beam ceiling, wood-paneled walls and a wicker-frame sofa add an organic element to this neutral transitional living room. An antique cabinet draws the eye while mustard-yellow swivel chairs add welcome color to the room.
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.
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.
A plush brown sofa with blue accent pillows provides a comfy spot to relax and unwind in this modern family room. A pair of light blue footstools act as ottomans on which to prop up your feet after a long day.
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.
This living room sitting area features two cane armchairs positioned in front of a traditional console table. A colorful modern painting hangs above, while two glass hurricane candle holders sit atop the table. A nearby coffee table boasts decorative books and flowers.
Recycling isn't just for cans. This mantel and fireplace were designed and constructed completely from reclaimed wood, adding an element of comfort and drama, while staying consistent with the rustic, shabby chic feel of the space.
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.
An eclectic mix of furnishings and accessories juxtaposes against the traditional architecture of this Boston home. Teal barrel chairs flank the classic fireplace, and a trio of metallic gold tables are grouped together in the center of the room. Abstract art adds color to the space.
This formal living room features neutral colors contrasted with dark wood floors, gray sofa, embroidered drapery, and custom table and chairs. An antique mirrored coffee table lends an airy feel to the room, and there's always room for a stylish bar cart.
In this focal fireplace by architect Jim Rill, Pennsylvania flagstone distinguishes the fireplace surround and floor, and the mantel and trim are made of clear fir to complement the mission-style furniture and exposed beam ceiling beautifully. Note how placing the TV off to one side rather than directly above the hearth keeps the focus on the fireplace.