Do you have any views of the sitting room portion, near the fire place, of this great room? It looks like a well done kitchen, dining, sitting room transition in a large open room, and I'd love to see more pictures or an top-view design sketch. »
I love that one can see this fireplace from many places in this area. How high off the floor does the bottom o - I love that one can see this fireplace from many places in this area. How high off the floor does the bottom of the fireplace begin in order to do this? Thank you! »
There's nothing like perfect symmetry to make you feel strong and stable in a space. Here, the symmetry between the height of the fireplace and the height of the windows creates such a feeling of confidence. Using two identical topiaries on the left and right side of the firebox also lends to the well-balanced look and feel in this space.
4. Create spaces that allow for a feeling of both privacy and activity. One of the great things about a restaurant meal is the ability to have a private experience with just those you came with, but in a public space.
This kitchen and family room comes very close to my ideal version of such a space. The ceiling surface between the beams is lined with beadboard and simple light fixtures are placed at each beam intersection. Perfect. The cabinetry could not be more beautiful and gorgeous floor to ceiling windows line the space. The only change I would wish for are slightly darker floors to create a bit more contrast. But really, if offered, I'd take the space just as it is in a heartbeat and be content for years to come!
Here's another similar size and shaped semi-recessed leg, however in this case the leg is flat. Again, you can see the additional molding along the top and the furniture-style base trim rather than a recessed toekick where the panel and legs meet the floor. This countertop runs straight across and doesn't follow the projection of the leg. Legs like this vary in size from 6" to as large as 9".
Rows of semiflush-mount pendants blend the best of both worlds: the visual appeal of pendant lighting and the low profile of a flush mount. Thanks to their orderly placement, these also enhance the architecture of the coffered ceilings.
LOVE the openness and that it flows into the family room ... I want my family to be 'together' although participating in different activities! The open floor plan - just my style. Roomy, efficient, bright, open, excellent for multitasking and entertaining!