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.
Dark charcoal fireplace stone creates the perfect blend of modern and rustic in this elegant living space. A blue velvet sofa with leather accented pillows shares a striped black-and-white area rug with modern woven chairs covered in sheepskin throws. Overhead, exposed wooden beams provide a beautiful contrast from the crisp, white walls.
Fireplaces that project out from the wall are ideal for flanking with a bookcase, a cabinet or both, as is done here. Their heights, color and basic framework is kept the same for a consistent look. To draw attention to the fireplace, the overmantel is covered in reclaimed barn wood and exterior lanterns adorn the wall instead of interior sconces.
Reclaimed wood paneling balances out the height of the ceiling in this living room, ensuring the space feels cozy and warm. A large stone fireplace and comfortable furniture also contribute to the inviting atmosphere.
The new living room in the King home is open and spacious. Walls have been removed, creating a much more open feel. Shiplap has been put in and new wood floors have been installed, as seen on Fixer Upper.
This handsome living room is full of rustic touches like the high ceilings and exposed beams reminiscent of a barn's interior. But the furnishings are all about comfort: two leather armchairs, two long sofas and a fireplace to cozy up the space.
The design of this expansive house allows for lots of natural light to pour into the interior, reducing the need for artificial lighting in the daytime. The large clerestory windows face to the north bringing in reflected light with no heat.