A neutral color palette with crisp white furniture and rich brown accents creates a bright, tropical feel perfect for this bay-front living room. Tall ceilings and large windows help with the open, breezy atmosphere — and the breathtaking bay view doesn't hurt either.
A neutral rug and beige sofa are the foundation for this living room, where designers then add color and pattern with accent pillows and an oversized ottoman. The ottoman handily serves as seating or a coffee table as the need arises.
Wool rugs are easy to clean and have fibers that contain lanolin, a natural stain repellent. They're a smart choice for family rooms, where kids and pets spend most of their time. "This open, second floor media room overlooks the living room below. We needed a strong anchor to be the foundation of the space and to define the character of the room. Merida's classic buffalo check was the perfect solution — boldly inviting guests to gather for conversation, nestle in with a book or cluster for watching movies. The check pattern instantly conveys a sense of warmth and familiarity. Additionally, our clients planned to using this space to watch sporting events — so we needed something to withstand rowdy sports fans and the beautiful, quality wool construction of this rug meant it was the perfect yet practical fit," says the designers at Foley & Cox Interiors.
In the living room too, glass doors slide back to open up the inside to ocean breezes and gorgeous views. A large sectional takes full advantage of the location and the room's mix of soft browns and oranges connects the space with the kitchen and dining area.
At first glance, this living room is by-the-book traditional, but a closer look reveals that the design drifts into contemporary territory. Staying true to the home's traditional architecture, the majority of the furnishings -- such as the wing-backed chair and antique side tables -- follow suit but transitional accent chairs and bookshelf accessories give the room an updated feel.
This spacious living room includes a cozy fireplace seating area and plush sectional facing the mounted flatscreen. A sloped ceiling makes the room cozy, while a skylight, un-curtained windows and recessed lighting keep it bright and welcoming. A cowhide piece functions as ottoman or table in front of brown leather armchairs. A wooden cabinet below the TV allows for entertainment storage to be concealed and organized.
Arranged around the fireplace, this home's living room portrays a sense of warmth and comfort from top to bottom. The design provides plenty of seating options, all in traditionally masculine materials, from the leather sofas to the comfy chaise to the facing corner chairs with wool accent pillows.
Wood ceiling beams add warmth to the natural tones in this spacious living room design. Natural light floods in from large windows and a sliding glass door connected the room to the gorgeous lake view outdoors. Stacked stone surrounds the fireplace creating a large, textural fireplace surround structure.