Great Room: Contemporary Luxury in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The great room flows seamlessly between the main living spaces of the kitchen, morning room and dining room, uniting the areas with exposed concrete floors. The floors are finished with a terrazzo grind, providing a clean, polished look that works beautifully with the rammed earth wall.
Cottage-Style Great Room With Matching Linen Sofas
What an impressive great room! Look at those long sofas — perfect for lounging by the fire or watching your favorite TV shows. The symmetry of the room is soothing, as are the neutral tones and natural materials used for the ceiling, walls and floor. The space is at once rustic and contemporary, and large windows bring in plenty of natural light.
Modern pendant lights and low-level furniture in the great room help accentuate the beach home's towering ceilings. Recessed lighting, a sleek range hood and elongated kitchen island complement the chic design, making the space feel comfortable but sophisticated.
An open floor plan adds to the home's light, airy mood, especially paired with the neutral palette. A coat of white paint makes elements like the brick fireplace and wood ceiling feel ethereal instead of heavy.
The soaring fireplace accentuates the room's height, too, by drawing the eye up from the floor to the ceiling. Low-level furniture makes the space feel just as open and also allows for unobstructed views of the water.
The first floor of the house has an open concept layout, allowing an easy flow between living room, den, dining room and kitchen. A pale neutral palette and lots of windows and glass doors keep the feel bright and airy.
Hallway With Iron Balcony Railing Overlooks Great Room
This hall features a curved balcony area and iron railing that allow people passing through a glimpse at the rustic great room. A circular red floral area rug adds a pop of color, while the vaulted ceilings and recessed lighting keep the space open.
As the heart of the home, this living room needed plenty of seats for family and friends. The designers used a large blue rug to define the space, and then they layered in two sofas, two ottomans and a patterned chair, thus creating the perfect spot for hanging out, watching movies and entertaining.
Great Room With Vaulted Wood Ceiling and Exposed Ductwork
This charming great room wows with high ceilings, industrial metal supports and exposed ductwork. Stone walls give the space an Old World feel, yet contemporary sofas and animal hide chairs bring an amazing, updated element. Space to store logs near the fireplace is both functional and decorative, and the TV above the fireplace makes this room truly multipurpose.
This wider view of the pet nook shows how the space enjoys close proximity to the lounge area of the great room, in this modern-style mountain retreat designed for easy living for all members of the family.