living area_great room divider
Space Planning love this look without the steps “The living or family room is one of the most important spaces within a family home — it tends to be where everyone gathers and a lot of different activities are performed, from watching movies and socializing to quiet times,” says Gary Hamer, interior designer and principal at Gary Hamer Interior Design. “As such, it’s crucial to furnish the space appropriately. “Space planning is key. It helps you work out exactly what furniture you’ll need and which sizes and shapes will work best in the space. It surprises me how many times clients purchase a sofa or dining table that looked great in the showroom, only to find it’s way too big for their living room.
Smart storage can be as simple as having some beautiful oversize baskets in the corner of your living spaces and kids’ rooms that allow for a quick scoop-up of toys throughout the day,” Deakin says. “Or it could be a storage bench and wall hooks in your entrance or mudroom for shoes, coats, school bags and umbrellas. “On the other end of the scale, you might invest in some custom [cabinetry] with a combination of enclosed storage and open shelving in your living area. Here you might display all your favorite pieces while achieving a beautiful, seamless finish that complements the rest of your home.
A two-sided fireplace is perhaps the coziest and most inviting option of the bunch. Fireplaces always create a striking focal point, and a two-sided option has the advantage of distributing heat and ambiance more evenly to two areas than if it was against one wall at the end of a large open room. You can also consider bio-ethanol or electric options that don’t require a chimney.
If you lack wall space to hang artwork because of an abundance of windows (not a bad problem to have), consider creating, or hiring an artist to create, an art installation that separates rooms. In this Montana home, an installation of what appears to be birch trees and trunks cordons off the dining area from the living room. Also, notice how the level change defines the spaces, as does the large light fixture over the dining table.
A stylish fixed screen divider is an elegant way to break up a room. It can also add an arty feature to your space. Consider your surrounding design and architectural elements when selecting the pattern, color and material for a fixed screen. You want it to feel intentional, as if the divider was always part of the space rather than an afterthought. Color?
You can opt for opaque fabric (bunk rooms) to add a complete barrier or choose sheers like in this room to keep things feeling somewhat airy. Sheers come in a variety of light-filtering options so you can customize the brightness level you’re going for.
This two-sided, floor-to-ceiling shelving unit offers storage and separation between a living room and kitchen. Anchoring the TV onto the unit helps really define the areas. Also provides texture and shelving against a wall
To keep some sightlines open, a lower storage unit like the one shown here may be right for you. What if the entry to the kitchen is open on the top half next to the bed to allow kitchen window light in - sound??? probably better circulation on a minisplit....
Use a Bookcase I love the idea of using an open bookcase to separate areas because it serves double duty: division and storage. Be cautious how you dress the shelves, though. I highly recommend that you do not stuff your bookcase to the gills. Leave some open space to allow brightness to filter through and highlight the objects. Also, choose a high-quality, sturdy unit. This is not a piece to skimp on because you do not want this unit to tip over. You should always anchor and secure a freestanding unit that you’re using between spaces. Or, as in the example shown here, the bookcase unit is attached to the ceiling above and a pony wall below, ensuring it stays in place. You could also consider a solid bookcase, which will create a more definitive separation. In that option, you could place two bookcases back to back, so you have storage on both sides or hang art on the back of one bookcase.
The more height you add to your console table in terms of accessories and items you place on the surface, the more of a visual barrier you’ll create. Consider tall vases, high stacks of books and table lamps.
what an amazing organic, elegant, comfortable mis
textures, eclectic mix lends to feeling of comrot
love the feel
lower the sofa table and we are good!
TV located behind the doors with wood below? Love the cement wood plank fireplace!!
could this couch be easily reupholstered again and again? I like looking at the wood back... if it is distressed wood, who cares how much you run into it. put color in the drapes and pillows....
is this a cement fake wood plank fireplace....
too deep seating, looks like folks could sleep here. storage below _ really like this living room!
like the structure - ceiling, curved windows light, connection to kitchen with some restriction....
kitchen living divider
note the low window to see the pond with wonderful art above
the counter is also a room divider to the entryway
note the black rim on the shelves and the lack of corner support of plexi- free floating coffee table
Embracing indoor-outdoor spaces like covered porches and breezeways is another great way to make use of your outdoor furniture throughout the year. Plus, covered breezeways and porches have the benefit of proximity to the home — making it easy to bring out trays of food from the kitchen or anything else from the house. This covered breezeway connecting two areas of a farmhouse home in Sonoma is roomy enough for a large outdoor dining table, offering the homeowners a place to enjoy dinner outside year-round.
The new great room is open to the surrounding beauty of the forest in a way that wasn’t possible before with an overbearing fireplace in the middle of the space.
limewashed with bm gray mist paint
warm, but modern_contemporary- addresses a very tall ceiling
deep patio for light, but sun protection. Can we improve light by raisin the roof line more?
ebony stained natural beams and rafters. The kitchen has a waterfall edge kitchen island, ebony cabinets, natural basket pendants, and cream colored tiles. The glass sliding and pocketing doors opening to the courtyard gardens are teak. The floors are a cream porcelain tile. The white sofa has modern and timeless comfort, the woven chairs speak to the tropical style throughout the home. The dining table is monkey-pod wood.
love the windows in the living dining kitchen areas
Wonder if a black window frames would cut the yellow
a second painting on the back of this allows enjoyment of art on the outside - hung from the ceiling