Replacing the heavy brick mantel with a hand-carved washed wood mantel and ledge stone hearth creates a contemporary, cozy and inviting room. A quatrefoil window was added to create visual interest while bringing in another natural light source. A stylish bar is perfect for entertaining and the bar top repeats the ledge stone from the fireplace mantel creating visual continuity and connectivity. The lucite barstool backs keep it light and allow the eye to move easily throughout the space. A blue sectional and comfy club chairs are perfect for entertaining or snuggling.
Galasso has somehow managed to make an 160-year-old home in Atlanta's Adair Park seem fresh and modern. "I love dark colors on the wall" says Galasso of this parlor in a rich forest green that beautifully contrasts with the white walls and molding in the main living room. Galasso says her two splurge items when it comes to home design are faucets and light fixtures.
Two identical plush sofas in a rich and regal shade of emerald green offer comfortable seating for visiting with guests, enjoying the cozy fireplace or the enticing outdoor views. The living room is now located where a small deck previously sat off the back of the home.
A vivid green accent wall teamed with midcentury-modern-inspired chairs and a bold shag rug give this previously bland apartment both style and definition. A Noguchi coffee table mimics the curved lines of the bookcases, and custom drapery panels hide functional but unattractive vertical blinds. All elements in the space can be easily removed or replaced when the client, a renter, moves out.
This gorgeous cream leather chaise brings both dimension and comfort to the living room. The curve of the chaise is accented by straight lines from an oversized floor lamp and a circular wooden end table.
Open, Contemporary Living Room With Waterfront View
This open plan living room features comfy taupe armchairs positioned around a frosted glass coffee table. A mint green accent wall adds a pop of color to the dining room, while a wood burning stove provides rustic warmth. Large, wall-to-wall windows provide a view of the picturesque waterfront.
Electric Green Puts Spark in Contemporary Living Room
Since this apartment is rented, only one wall in each room was allowed to be painted. Bright green was chosen since it could easily grab attention and give the living room new life. Color was also added via interesting artwork, a bright orange shag area rug and fun patterned throw pillows.
HGTV's Undercover Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri updated this living room with a modern retro design. Bold walls pop against a black and white area rug, while low-slung furniture rounds out the sitting area.