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Scott and Elisa's Design Ideas
"Room Divider" and "Custom, Built-in Storage" photos are for Family Room. "Fireplace" photos are for Living Room. We also included a "Furniture" photo to give a sense of the kind of pieces we seek.
ROOM DIVIDER. Like all the storage options on this room divider, but uncertain if the glass would look good with our family room's sloped ceiling. Scott questions what purpose the glass serves.
ROOM DIVIDER. Houses a TV on one side and, possibly, artwork on another. The TV side has storage underneath for electronics. We also like the sleek, space efficient design overall. Uncertain about the height...maybe we'd want something taller...but do like how the lower profile allows light to travel from one side of divider to another.
ROOM DIVIDER. LIke the stylish geometric, wooden, mid-toned squares on this room divider. Recessed cubby is neat. Wondering were the storage is...and how do you open it? We want something more obviously easy to use.
ROOM DIVIDER. Instead of creating a custom storage unit on the north wall, we could combine storage with the free-stand room divider. This one features sleek custom storage on one side, possibly the option to hang a TV on another.
CUSTOM, BUILT-IN STORAGE. Like the drop-down desk. Pops of color are neat.
CUSTOM, BUILT-IN STORAGE. Side view of unit. Like the clever nooks/crannies, with the cool pull-out work surface.
CUSTOM, BUILT-IN STORAGE. Simple solution: Like the long doors, which repeat across the unit. Symmetry helps keeps this big piece from becoming too busy or from overtaking the room. White color helps, too.
CUSTOM, BUILT-IN STORAGE. Appealing to see an unobtrusive built-in unit that blends in with its surroundings. The hardware, however, is too long and large for our liking.
CUSTOM, BUILT-IN STORAGE. Gorgeous wood, but perhaps too much of it for Elisa. Like the drawers at bottom—making it easy for little children to put away toys or store less-used items. Also like the small seating area on the end. Good for putting on shoes, etc. before entering garage.
CUSTOM, BUILT-IN STORAGE. Like wood treatment. Though wondering, with our wood floors, if a wood unit is too much of a good thing.
CUSTOM, BUILT-IN STORAGE. The wide, open desk surface would be a good place to drop packages, sort mail, pay bills, etc. Also offers a visual break in the unit. Might want to consider adding some desk option.
CUSTOM, BUILT-IN STORAGE. Clean lines and simple design with lovely, lacquered Sycamore wood. Elisa likes the cabinet surface treatment and the lighter-colored stain/finish. Keeps the entire piece from becoming a behemoth of wood.
FIREPLACE. The stone tiling reminds us of those in classic 1950s homes, which is appealing. We also like how stone is neutral and could compliment a wide range of colors options for furniture and accessories. Has "staying power." A large mantle for displaying items is a definite must!
FIREPLACE. We like how this gas fireplace has no faux logs. More modern looking when flames are set in metal box.
FIREPLACE. Another example of the use of natural stone and the lack of faux logs in the gas insert. Do not like the rug placed right next to fireplace, though. Needs a mantle, too.
FIREPLACE. Focusing on the tiling in this photo: Still neutral like other stone fireplaces (which we like) yet done in an eye-catching hexagon pattern.
FIREPLACE. Beautifully neutral, grey-colored, and natural-looking stone in a simple yet interesting tile design. Looks like flames in this gas fireplace insert are coming out of rocks—neat. We would want a mantle, though.
FIREPLACE. An example of what we are NOT looking for in a fireplace design: industrial modern. We appreciate something sleek yet warm.
FIREPLACE. We are NOT looking for this kind of gas fireplace insert. The fames look like they are coming from nothing. As if a bunch of Bunsen burners caught on fire.
FURNITURE. Example of the kind of furniture we like. This mid-century credenza features beautiful, natural-looking walnut (or teak ?) with oil and wax finish. Love to have one in our entry way.
FIREPLACE. Simple, modern mantle. Don't like the dramatic difference in color/texture.
Soft blue accent wall. Good for living room?
Color commentary: Interplay between teal, wood tones, and orange. Yes, there is orange in the pillows.
Limestone, light blue, with pops of orange.
Bedroom with dark accents around windows
Bedroom: Dark accent above bedframe of a similar color.
Neat green accent wall
Wall looks like Parakeet (SW 6711)
Nice pocket door handle
Dark trim contrasts with light walls
Baseboards same color as walls. No ceiling trim.