Entries in living room (115)


A living room accented in blues and greens

Loving the fresh, vibrant vibe in this living room featured in the 2017 Serenbe Designer Showhouse via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. The living room started with the designers' shared love of textiles and travel, melding global influences. Nina Nash and Don Easterling of Mathews Furniture + Design took cues from Kit Kemp’s bohemian English boutique hotel concepts. “It’s about blending timeless pieces with daredevil design,” Nash says. "We wanted an eclectic rendition of a classic English style." Easterling was eager to accessorize with his collection of English antiques, including a gilded sunburst clock, framed pastoral paintings and blue-and-white porcelains. The room is defined by its mix of old and new, from the reproduction French Moderne coffee table and faux-palm floor lamp to a colorful antique Turkish kilim and an Indo-British armchair draped with a sumptuous sheepskin. Sister Parish window treatments and indigo Christopher Spitzmiller gourd lamps frame a green velvet sofa, which inspired the abstract commission by Nashville artist Kayce Hughes. The bold fabric reappears on pillows in the dining nook, where a fringed Oscar de la Renta settee (topped with an indigo Bunny Williams Home throw) sidles up to custom Hickory Chair table with metal-wrapped legs.

Photos: Jeff Herr


An open concept mid-century remodel 

Now this is one seriously cool remodel. It is so good I sent some photos of the kitchen to one of my sisters who is looking to renovate hers soon. I hope to gawd hers ends up looking similar. Not many kitchens have a little funk like this one. Kudos to Veneer Designs on a job really well done. Let's start with a before photo:

Look at it now!

A recently transplanted couple of creatives, who were also expecting twins during the remodel, had a clear vision of how to update and refine their post and beam home tucked into the treetops of Pacific Palisades. Taking cues from nature as well as the home's architecture, an earthy and brave interpretation of midcentury design was applied to the new kitchen layout and adjoining spaces.  Mahogany cabinets with color blocking, red oak rift cut wall paneling, epoxy floors, glazed thin brick specialty tile, and ceramic light pendants commissioned from Heather Rosenman come together to create a unique composition. (Photos: Amy Bartlam)

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Transformation of a dated bi-level in Indiana

It has been a little while since we featured a project by Indiana's Susan Yeley Interiors but they reached out recently about a new project they have completed and I had to share this one too because I love a good before/after renovation. The owners of this dated bi-level home in Bloomington, Indiana weren't sure if they should renovate or sell. After a year of deliberating they decided to work on the main living space consisting of the living room, dining room and kitchen. Opening up the space had monumental impact and the result is amazing! 

Walls and ceilings came down; clerestory windows went in. A stunning 4-panel sliding door-cum-window wall replaced two separate doors in two separate rooms, and the sun streaming in now gives this house in Indiana a California-like access to the outdoors. The central custom screen does triple duty: displaying the client's objets d'art, hiding an HVAC chase, and holding up the ceiling. The gas fireplace is completely new, with custom shelving on either side. Of course, in 2017, the kitchen anchors everything. Family Central, it features custom cabinetry, honed quartz, a new window wall, and a huge island. Materials are earthy and natural, lending a warm modern effect to the space. The medium stain of the wood and overall horizontality of the design are a nod to the home's era (1967), while white cabinetry and charcoal tile provide a neutral but crisp backdrop for the family's stunning and colorful art collection. 

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Spaces of note

I was perusing sköna hem this morning and came across these spaces that caught my eye. Awesomeness in the form of a fat Pug, some stacks of tied up old weathered books (I want to do this in my living room), a cozy living room and an eclectic kitchen (love the plaster treatment on the wall and sewing machine table base).


A sitting room with a sophisticated and party vibe

How fun is this sitting room?!?! Divided with a steel and glass wall, 2 spaces were created. A sophisticated sitting area and a funky media room complete with built-in bar! LOVE THIS!!! By London-based Tor Interiors