This model home’s fireplace is wrapped floor to ceiling in expensive marble. The same clean look can easily be achieved with an inexpensive plank-sized porcelain tile, says Atlanta interior designer Michael C. Morris with Monte Hewett Homes.
Take a time-out from ping pong in this cozy reading nook with recessed lights and colorful pillows. Use the chalkboard to keep score, play tic-tac-toe or create your own art. Ample storage space under the bench keeps clutter out of sight.
The designer of this transitional California family room reconfigured the windows and installed a large picture window in a formerly solid exterior wall. Now the homeowners have an enchanting view of their garden and crabapple tree from the family room and the adjoining kitchen.
Clean lines and contemporary furniture mix with traditional lighting and Mediterranean design details in this California dining room. Curved lines create harmony in the space, from the arched doorways to the recessed ceiling dome to the round mirror above a modern console. Black and white art is a theme that carries through other rooms in the home's 11,000-square-foot interior. A wall-size pocket door opens this space to one of a series of outdoor courtyards.
The layout of the home's main living areas—seen here, the dining room and a peek into the kitchen—is open concept. Columns are a subtle architectural way to divide up the different spaces without breaking the visual flow.
Below the newly painted ceiling, a comfy sectional anchors the family room alongside an oversized ottoman. Durable upholstery and a soft area rug withstand the general wear and tear of a pet-friendly home.
Behind this cozy living space, a traditional kitchen featuring a classic brick pizza oven begs for a family pizza night. Rustic wood beams unite the kitchen and living space, working well with the earthy tones used throughout.
Inspired by Marsala, Pantone’s color of the year, designer Jeff Schlarb chose a rich wine color as a theme for the Pent Room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 and worked it in to every detail of the space, from the walls, to the nailhead trim on the tailored sofa. This sitting area allows for private conversation removed from the activity of the pool table and bar.
A sparkling chandelier illuminates the black round dining table. Four upholstered chairs surround the table, providing comfortable seating. A black-framed mirror decorates the wall next to a large plant, which adds a splash of color to the neutral room.
A shagreen leather desk with snappy nail-head trim blends style with function in this cozy transitional home office. The fabric of a painterly pillow inspired the room’s colorful palette, including the gold-banded draperies and ocean-hued walls. A Chippendale chair gets new life with white paint and fun animal-print upholstery.