Patterned curtains frame the tree on either side, providing symmetry during the day and privacy at night. Because they hang higher than the window, these treatments elongate the sitting room and make it seem larger.
The colors in this library are subdued, but the sophisticated mixing of patterns makes the overall look so stylish. Instead of filling the bookshelves full, they're used as a mix of storage and display space, a smart choice for a not-too-big room.
A patterned wallpaper on above the molding decorates and adds a faux texture effect to the room design. Blush pink chairs are the centerpiece of the design, popping agains the white walls and deep hardwood floor.
This cozy sofa is flanked by a pair of noble floor lamps, which also serve to mark off this sitting area from the rest of the room. A metallic cube coffee table picks up the reflective artwork on the wall.
A colorful and sophisticated adult entertainment area with plenty of seating and bright bursts of color is an ideal place for casual entertaining or solitary relaxing. Cheetah print fabric for the stools is a subtle, yet fun way to bring some whimsy into the room while also providing easy, moveable seating for guests or events. A vintage piece from a local store becomes a focal point to display the homeowners' artwork.
Beautifully vivid vintage photographs serve as the focal point in this sitting area. The neutral walls allow the colors in the photography to pop. A dark wood coffee table is padded by a white rug, which complements the white picture frames. Velvet chairs complete the look.
To give the smaller sitting are a sense of dimension, designers installed a gray, striped accent wall. On it, mirrors were hung. Since the mirrors reflect the natural light coming through the windows as well as the surrounding design, the mirrors add depth to the space, helping to make it feel larger.
This parlor is absolutely picture-perfect, with soaring ceilings, two-story windows and a piano in the corner. A large gray area rug softens the hardwood floors and defines the sitting area, which includes a light green sofa and two white chairs.
This transitional bedroom features a sitting area with a flat-panel TV for viewing and a lucite floor lamp for reading. A beige zebra print armchair and rich cherry dresser add visual interest to the space.
Throw pillows with a glossy finish give a reflective quality to the neutral sofa. A gray leather upholstered coffee table displays stacked breakfast trays and vases for simple and sophisticated decor. Asian wall art adds a touch of green against the neutral tones in the design.
Although the majority of this home's great room features vaulted ceilings, the homeowner decided to keep this sitting room more intimate. He left the 8-foot ceiling height as-is, and created a furniture arrangement featuring classic American pieces accented by a pair of architectural etchings.
This sitting room is as cozy as can be thanks to pretty pillows, striped throws and a huge area rug! Two tan chairs pull right up to the ottoman so that the owners can chat or grab a book and read from the stack.