As seen on Cousins on Call, this open floor plan lower level houses a kitchen, dining area, and living room for the family. John and Anthony have taken a more modern space and have added funkier details to fit the family's eclectic style. The unique detail above the dining table adds character and bohemian charm, while the wall behind the television, with its natural wood and open shelving, gives a nod to the Asian style. Plush furniture and myriad patterns help to bring out the eclectic feeling of the design.
By removing a wall, what was once a small room feels much larger, offering a comfortable flow between the living room and the dining room. In the process of removing the wall, HGTV Fixer Upper host Chip Gaines found the original fireplace underneath, and decided to keep it as a unique design element. The original shiplap was revealed and kept as wainscoting around the house, and natural wood awnings were installed around the windows.
A sophisticated color palette of pineapple, charcoal gray and soft white creates a cool, contemporary vibe in this stylish downstairs living room. Linen ikat and zigzag pillows create a fun and cozy atmosphere, while a limestone-topped cocktail table with an iron base grounds the space.
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.
A combination of built-in open shelves and contemporary cabinets provide much-needed storage in this comfortable living room. Dark woods contrast against the clean white cabinets and furniture, which is a mix of deep, cushy sofas and chairs. Houseplants add a touch of life to the space.
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.
A beautiful wood entertainment center fills the back wall of this living room, providing plenty of storage and muting the television's presence in the space. The warm brown of the wood is picked up again in the coffee and console tables and in the relaxed sectional.
Tall doors and windows usher loads of light into this contemporary New York living room. A papered accent wall creates a focal point behind the fireplace, while the standard ceiling height turns this room into a cozy cocoon off the wide open, two-story great room beyond.
This living room has warm yellow walls, built-in shelving, a cozy window seat with soft red fabric and a stone fireplace with wooden mantle. Wooden end tables are placed between the yellow furniture, arranged around a glass coffee table complete with candles.