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 subtle masculinity of the condo also includes elements of Zen and relaxation, whether it's the ultra deep sofa created for many to enjoy at once or the oversized swivel chairs in the main room. If someone is ever lucky enough to see this high-rise jewel, it may not be a bad idea to toast the town from the fourteen-foot custom bar with floor-to-ceiling windows. Viva Las Vegas!
Transitional Great Room Features Built-In Wet Bar for Entertaining
Susan Brunstrum designed the corner of this great room to accommodate the second floor staircase and a built-in wet bar for entertaining. The dark wood tones in these pieces contrast nicely with the neutral hues of the walls, window treatments and occasional furniture pieces.
Open Kitchen Offers Views of North Palm Beach's Little Lake Worth
Keeping the kitchen open allows for unobstructed views of Little Lake Worth in this North Palm Beach, Fla., cottage. The white cabinetry, countertops and vaulted ceiling minimize the visual clutter, keeping the attention on the beautiful blue lake waters just beyond the French doors.
The owners of this traditional, coastal home requested a lounge-style dining area with views to the ocean. The designers took advantage of the open concept floor plan to arrange the furniture into a focal point, drawing the eye from the entry straight through the dining space to the sweeping vista beyond. The entire back of the house opens up to a full sun deck, allowing for panoramic views of the beach.
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.
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.
The California home marries modern and midcentury design for a simple and functional yet beautiful entertaining space. Neutral colors and layered lighting make it easy to transform the mood for whatever occasion may arise.
Vaulted Living Space, Sunken Floors Maximize Tall Space
The generous height of the main level of this Bolinas, Calif., farm house is maximized by tucking the kitchen beneath a vaulted living area. The floor in the kitchen and bar area is sunken to make the space feel larger.