The main living space of this casual yet contemporary home on Lake Austin is entirely open concept with rugs helping to delineate different areas. Sliding glass doors on both sides of the residence make it easy to entertain indoors and out.
This wide view of the great room lounge area shows the custom sheer drapery color-matched to the paint color used for the walls and ceiling. The drapes go from the ceiling line to the floor, to soften the hard edges of the tall windows.
Stone Fireplace Heightens Great Room's Rustic Charm
Susan Brunstrum designed her client's second home in Park City, Utah employing a "Mountain Modern," theme, which contemporizes the natural look of rustic furnishings for today's lifestyle. For this great room, the designer added contemporary furniture to contrast with the more primitive resonance of the stone fireplace and dark woodwork. The color palette of the room is soft and subdued, which plays nicely against the room's more masculine elements.
Matching batik armchairs are flea market finds that add a collected, bohemian look. Ladder shelves fill in a large blank wall with sculptural, thrifted finds that inject whimsy and personality into this space.
An open great room with lots of space for entertaining was important to this homeowner, so to tie the space together designer Carrie Maniaci focused on wood elements with stainless steel accents. The Italian Olive Ash dining table makes a perfect center piece and is like a work of art.
The alluring lounge area of the great room located right in the center of the home creates a cozy destination spot that still also has a strong connection with the kitchen, dining room and deck outside.
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.
A charcoal-painted pillar easily catches the eye in this open living space, accentuating the room's tall ceilings. A custom console table connects to the piece and gives the owners another drop-zone for mail and keys.
Contemporary Living Space With Open Concept Design
Soft gray on the walls, sofa, rug and backsplash results in a streamlined space that's set up for maximum openness and efficiency. The modern dining table is topped with a suspended track light that provides separation and creates distinct zones for living and dining.
An archway opens into the great room, where a neutral sofa and several chairs provide seating for visitors. The brick fireplace was repurposed from the Old Logan school and serves as the room's focal point.
This lake house has such a great sense of flow, as the kitchen gives way to the dining area and then the living room. In turn, once they've finished their meal, the owners and their friends can take their drinks over to the sofas.