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Contemporary Great Room with Soft, Shimmery Palette
Neutral colors and soft, metallic finishes contribute to this city apartment's airy, sophisticated feel. A custom bar with copper accents is a functional focal point. Structural columns delineate the "rooms," while an open floor plan allows the urban space to live large. A tray ceiling adds dimension and creates options for mixed recessed and cove lighting.
Tropical resort-style furnishings blur the line between indoors and out in the HGTV Dream Home 2013 great room. A cozy club chair with a handwoven rattan frame is dressed in apple-green upholstery, a subtle nod to the glorious palette of marsh colors just steps from the room's French doors. The upholstered beige bench features a unique metallic fruit bowl and adds interest to the neutral 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.
To create a warm, inviting great room, designers opened the space into other rooms in the home, making it easily accessible from several points of entry. Then, designers added a variety of textures in a warm color palette to create the space's comfortable, yet chic, appeal. To give the space a touch of glamor, bronzite metallic tiles were installed around the fireplace to give the appearance of metal cladding without adding the cost, putting the finishing touches on the elegant, contemporary design.
The modified floor plan incorporated what had been a porch at the rear of the house, enclosing the space and turning it into a combination office and laundry room adjacent to the den. The two spaces are separated by a pony wall and integrated open shelves that are visible and accessible from either room.
Designer Susan Brunstrum carefully followed her client's wishes when furnishing this two-story great room that features a wall of windows and an expansive brick fireplace. She employed a Ralph Lauren-type approach to selecting the dark brown leather sectional, beige club chair and upholstered ottoman that serves as a coffee table for the room. Especially fetching: the beach scene over the fireplace and the latticed piece behind it.
Traditional Great Room with Coastal Feel, Strong Focal Point
The wide open living spaces in this coastal home are designed to emphasize, first and foremost, the view. Neutral walls and broad windows spotlight the sweeping coastal vista. Meanwhile the arrangement of the dining room, with its eye-catching captain's chair, forms a visual line upon entry that draws the eye through the center of the room and to the windows beyond.
Blue Fabrics, Seagrass Wallpaper Evoke the Florida Outdoors
Cool blue patterns on the living room furniture fabrics evoke the color of Little Lake Worth, located just outside this North Palm Beach, Fla., cottage. Grasscloth wallpaper adds another natural design element to this comfortable, inviting great room.
The homeowners of this mountain home are minimalist and wanted a simple space to hang out with family and friends. To add drama above the fireplace, designer Emily Esposito used Modular Art Panels. The wavy pattern ties in with the curved roof and plays off the water of the home's surrounding lakes.
Transitional Great Room With Angled Hardwood Floor
An angled hardwood floor gives the appearance of more space in this transitional great room. A narrow dining table allows for more seating in the small area, while white chairs pop against the natural tones.
The castle centers around the monumental great hall. Architectural details include a 40-foot-high timber ceiling, marble columns, carved stone capitals and a stained glass window. The chimney was envisioned by Augustus Pugin who also designed the Palace of Westminster, where Britain's houses of parliament meet.
Natural wood beams and exposed architectural details turn this wide-open living space into a rustic-chic haven. Woven textures and pale upholstered furnishings lend the room casual elegance. Industrial-style pendants provide light throughout the space.