Neutral Great Room with Limestone Fireplace, Ceiling Beams
Pale walls team with a stately limestone fireplace to give this renovated great room a clean and airy, yet comfortable and homey feel. Wood beams on the ceiling and tall mullioned windows bring warmth to the space and tie in with the Tudor architectural elements on the exterior. A blue wingback chair creates a statement in the mostly neutral space.
Neutral Transitional Great Room With Vaulted Wood Ceiling
A wall of windows floods this cathedral-like great room with beautiful natural light. The vaulted wood ceiling adds natural warmth to the space and neutral furnishings and carpet keep it feeling open and bright.
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 Features Exposed Beams and Regal Purple Accents
Claire Paquin's inspiration for this great room was a chandelier located in the Biltmore Estates that her clients fell in love with when they were married on the property and wished to replicate. She also installed patterned draperies in rust, plum and light blue and carried these colors throughout the room. Paired with the creamy neutrals, this color scheme gives the room a sense of warmth and sophistication.
Traditional Stone Fireplace Makes Living Room Feel Extra Cozy
A floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace separates the living room from the entryway, making the two spaces feel extra cozy. Meanwhile, a neutral sectional and two chevron-patterned armchairs ensure that there are enough seats for guests.
A large, elegant island opens up to the family room, and a rustic farm table in front of the island serves as a cozy spot for family dining and entertaining. As reclaimed 100-year old barn wood adorns the ceiling, large white trestles add texture and beauty, while anchoring the entire space.
Designer Susan Brunstrum elevated the row of windows of this great room with white tufted cornices that were placed alongside floor-to ceiling draperies for a stylish but subtle design. The treatments seem to elongate the dimensions of the windows and create texture against the clear glass.
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.
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.