Glossy black subway tile and a patterned gray tile floor balance out the bold, colorful graffiti design on the breakfast nook dining furniture. In the great room, faux deer heads painted every shade of the rainbow inject a dose of whimsy and surprise.
A large, deep beam runs through the center of the living room, but the crown moldings were designed to match its look and minimize its heavy feel. Moldings are flat, stepped strapwork with a simple geometric base and casings.
Living Room: Clifftop Mansion in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The residence of over 11,000 square feet welcomes you with stunning ocean views seen from throughout the home. In this living room, walls of glass, a stone fireplace and the richness of handpicked mahogany create a cozy, almost rustic setting.
Spacious Great Room Has Exposed Wood Beams and Great View
The great room of this Colorado mansion features a high ceiling with exposed wooden beams, a wide-plank wood floor, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows for a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains.
The green walls of this family room offer the perfect backdrop for a family's favorite art work. Comfortable gray couches, ample throw pillows with mismatched patterns and colors and a rustic wooden coffee table enhance the room's cozy ambiance.
Decorated Outdoor Space with Cedar Table and Turquoise Lanterns
Take advantage of a privacy screen or wall separating your patio from neighbors. Hang lanterns, which can cast a glow at night without taking up floor or table space on a patio. Thrift shop for used wire lanterns or globes, spray paint then any shot of color you desire and add candles. A hanging glass lantern project is one that even beginner DIYers can handle.
Large windows fill the family room with natural light and frame views of the forests and waterfalls. With a large sofa and two cushioned armchairs, the owners have plenty of space to stretch out with family and friends.
Placing velvet on a settee that is already an interesting shape really made the piece pop and instantly catches the eye. Mixing wood tones and textures in a subtle way helped to add variety a bring a fancy yet casual atmosphere.
The condo uses the urban setting of downtown LA to inspire its interiors. The custom entertainment center and rug echo the patterns made by skyscrapers on display through the living room's huge windows.
Aged Brick Wall, Thick Curtains Lend to Urban Feel in Townhome
Thinset mortar, paint and stain were used to artificially age the brick wall in this Atlanta townhome, giving it a more urban feel. The thick, extra long curtains may be drawn to completely block out the natural light, adding to the moody feel created by the warm interior lighting.