Brightly colored pillows and a rug give a vibrant splash of color to the living room, where silver and gray are the backdrop neutrals. The soft curved shapes of both the sectional and ottoman are family-friendly yet totally sophisticated choices.
"We had been using our garage as a dumping ground for tools, lawn equipment, toys and discarded furniture for years," says designer Suzanne Dingley of Suzanne Dingley Interiors. But when her husband started his own business, the couple realized they had the perfect spot for a home office. They installed new windows, doors, floors, drywall, lights and insulation. "The garage had a peaked ceiling with rafters, which we chose to make a feature to bring some character to an otherwise rectangular box." Replacing the overhead garage door with two sets of French doors brought in light and charm.
A few simple furnishings, each with great character, pull this chic living room together. The coffee table, with its black lacquered top and chrome legs, has a strong personality that’s softened by the gray side chairs and transitional sofa.
This modern dining room features a wood accent wall that continues onto the ceiling, giving the space an organic flair and connecting it with the surrounding living room and kitchen. A free-form wood dining table pairs with mid-century modern chairs, while a constellation-inspired pendant fixture adds a fun conversation piece along with functional task lighting.
Vintage curved white leather chairs are spunky seating in a living room by designer Perry Walter. There's a play of pattern and vibrant hues of turquoise, marine blue, palm green and accents of tangerine. The pouf is made of white Moroccan leather.
Great Room Boasts Brown Leather Sofa, Tufted Armchairs
The brown leather sofa was a smart choice for this great room, as it both balances out the tufted armchairs and provides extra seats for visitors. Meanwhile, a blue painting decorates the mantel and encourages conversation before dinner.
Circular Sofa Offers Ample Seating in Modern Living Room
A curved sofa encircles a marble-topped coffee table in this spacious, light-filled living room. The large sofa provides seating for a crowd while keeping with the modern, streamlined look of the space.
In this modern, open-plan living room, a deep blue, tufted velvet sofa pulls its hue straight from the modern art hung in grand scale above the fireplace. The designer's goal was to bring a level of coziness to the large, open room by focusing on horizontal lines and comfortable conversation zones.
Bright, Light-Filled Living Room With Circular Sofa
A circular sofa follows the curve of the wall in this living room to create a harmonious flow within the space. Oversized windows allow natural light to saturate the all-white room for a bright, clean atmosphere. A bold orange egg chair adds a splash of color.
Eco-Friendly Fireplace and Hidden HVAC Ducts Create a Sophisticated Space
Designers maximized the stylishness of this space by using green technology and the home's infrastructure to conceal some of the home's less attractive features. To bring the fireplace into the space, designers used an eco-smart, ethanol fireplace that requires no venting or special accommodations, giving the home the warmth and elegance of a fireplace without needing to vent it to the outside. Then, HVAC ducts were hidden behind the faux chimney and plasma TV.
A great spot for adults and kids alike, this stylish dining room includes a table with a high lacquer finish to ward off stains, durable leather on the chairs and acrylic backs to stave off grubby hand prints. To balance out the look, the designer chose a funky but elegant chandelier that could equally be at home in a posh nightclub as it is a formal parlor room.
Modern White Family Room Features Space-Age Chairs
Space-age chairs provide cool seating for TV viewing in this large family room. The chairs work beautifully with the home's modern design. During colder months, a fireplace offers warmth to the clean, crisp space.
This fireplace is clad in new bricks and features a custom designed trim and screen. The industrial chandelier over the dining table works perfectly to balance out the off center fireplace in this modern Park Slope apartment.The baseboard and window sills were replaced with wood reclaimed from an old Brooklyn building for a one-of-a-kind look.