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Room of the Day: Addressing the Green Piano in the Room
A homeowner’s favorite furniture item presents an interesting design challenge and reveals a fascinating history
"in the room. “When I started on the living room, the homeowner said she wanted everything... California, living room and designed around it accordingly.... in the room, but interior designer Charmean Neithart thought she’d heard her clients... family room. We didn't want to stick it in the corner, plus this room had lots of... to the living room. When my Grandmother sold the house, the piano was included (ivory..."
The New (Smaller) Great Room
"great room, I think kitchen, dining, and family room or living room with a TV stacked... great room — one with a few walls rather one space all blown out, cased openings... L-shaped rooms and sitting areas off kitchens without (horror!) a TV. When I think of... "great" rooms. I'm a huge fan of creating intimacy in homes, even when you're working... a few rooms that illustrate some of these elements.... to the living room and now I'm trying to figure out how to define them as separate..."
Let's Chic-ify the Game Room
Pour yourself a cosmo and kick back on a chaise for a stylish football party even non-watchers can love
"media or living rooms, creating the ultimate pad to watch the game with friends. However... like such rooms have taken on a rather stereotypical decorative stance: dark rooms in... home game room, and how we can do so. In other words, let’s chic-ify football Saturday... dominating a room. Chic-ify, yes! Those huge doors opening to outside break the barriers... zebrawood room, created with reusable wallcoverings. I guess this can chic-ify too...."
Room of the Day: Reclaiming a Family Area From Kid Chaos
Stain-resistant fabrics and an extra-sturdy rug are just the beginning of the smart, stylish features in this newly refined space
"family room along with the adjacent turquoise dining room let the parents reclaim... dining room and this family room, Duffy’s intent was to keep the look cohesive via... “This room has really changed this family’s lifestyle,” says interior designer Jules... “The room was a mix of old sofas and a mishmash of pieces from college,” she says... giving each room its own distinctive look. Photography by Laura Moss Photography..."
Room of the Day: Just Right for 2 and a Crowd
Cozy enough for a couple but welcoming to extended family, this Portland home has lots of design tricks up its sleeve
"area and living room to the back of the house. This meant each room had to be relatively... of the rooms were open to one another and needed to have a cohesive flow.... off my living room. @janerama - good eye! Now I am wondering the same thing... It's... in the living room... no pot lights in the ceiling either = no/minimal lighting in... as the living area is, very calm and serene, there are no lamps; how does one enjoy..."
Room of the Day: A Great Room in a Former Church
"new one-room nondenominational church. The Methodist Church bought the building and... in the living room. Great job, guys! Oooh, my favorite color scheme! Thanks for the... repurposed for living spaces. The disappearing TV is a great idea! Open ceiling is great... in the room, such as the bed, chairs, side tables, and art. We just brought in some... this one lives on. The exposed beam ceiling is wonderful. I love the pewter and zinc..."
Room of the Day: Princess the Snake Reigns in a Luxe Library
"comfortable room, I cannot help but think, “Hmmm … Professor Plum, in the library, with... tackling this room for the designers at Laura U was providing a proper habitat for Princess... in this room. I love the whole room and especially love that it was built around Princess... setting. The room itself, makes me think of a large waiting room in a professional office... Love this room sans snake, of course. I wouldn't go within 500 yards of this room. So..."
15 Cool Rooms and the TV Shows They Want You to Watch
"a few rooms that seem to call out for certain programs and have suggested some c... favorite rooms on Houzz — and share your favorites in the Comments section.... and that room would be a real treat! Good one Becky!!! The Outlander room is absolutely... that? We live in our homes....at least we do..we don't have rooms just for show.The... for my living room b/c most of the photos don't have a TV in them. This is a breath..."
Room of the Day: Refining the Rustic in a Log Home
"bring the room’s vast size down to human scale. Working closely with her long-term clients... too, live in a "log cabin" and personally do NOT want to live in cowboy heaven.... way the room is so elegant while staying true to its log home sensibility. Well done... looked. I live in a log cabin and I prefer the furniture to harmonize with the architecture... in the living area. To me it looks totally out of place. Love the mixture of different..."
Room of the Day: Cool Style for Manhattan’s Ice House
"couple who lived next to him decided to move, they asked Liss to find their new home.... like 2 living spaces in one room but it's a neat solution. def like the update! those... my own living room, but I have to say that there's a huge gap when one 'reads' that... in the room, it's not their room. Like dclostboy said, I wish we were fed a bit more... Beautiful room. Where is the grey sofa from? thanks! Fun room, well done ! I love it..."
DIY: Turn Your Carport Into an Outdoor Dining Room
"dining room only accommodates two to three people max. Knowing that three is a crowd... to a "room", that will change! I was married in my carport but it didn't look anywhere... dining room has a great light fixture above. To ground your temporary outdoor dining... liber room needs a great piece of art, even if it's outside. To hang a piece of art... waiting room for your trusted automobile, it's best to start from the ground up. Pick..."
Go Rogue for Effective Furniture Arrangements
Why stick with a traditional setup that just doesn't cut it? The most advantageous arrangement may be the least obvious
"notions of a living room, a dining room or even your kitchen and create a setup that is... places and rooms that are too big or too small, and your furniture just doesn't work the... placement! My living room resembles a "spin-art" painting. It's a long rectangle with three... for my living/dining room combo. I am dying to see what the result of moving the dining... up the room quite a bit and allows me to change the focal point of the room. Amazing..."
A Basement Remodel Sets the Stage for Flexible Play
Embracing change, this light-filled basement readily shifts between kids' play activities and grown-up entertaining
"could make room for whatever play may happen," says Amundson. The homeowners also wanted... feet of living space that's versatile, colorful and bright — and used by both kids... in the living area (just my preference). Well done. I love the stained and sealed... More:More Living Space: Making Room for Family... of the room to the other, they can just roll the storage container to their play area... craft room. The island's stainless steel top makes cleaning up after finger painting..."
Idea of the Week: Driftwood Mantle
"in the living room stands out. The homeowners found this reclaimed piece of black... beautiful room, tv seems high....... Great look! One that we did in a previous house... about this room in this National Green Building Standard Gold-certified home: The stunning... Week: Room to Grow..."
Go Ahead, Eat in Front of the TV
But at least do it stylishly. A favorite guilty pleasure turns sophisticated with seats, tables and screens designed for a mealtime show
"of the living room because me, kids and dog need open space. As we enjoy having tea... found Zoom-Room on Houzz! I'm in Heaven! There is only one picture of a couch that isn't... in the room. This breakfast nook offers a solution (for shorter periods of TV viewing... small living area! With storage for remotes and other gear, plus retractable trays... media room feel like the best seat in the house. You could even set up a buffet here..."