The double height in this living room was used to add a literal accent wall into the room. This gives privacy from the outside, but allows the homeowners to enjoy the 3-D view given by the glass walls. A problem that often occurs with double height living rooms is that sometimes the upper and lower spaces look disjointed. This designer expertly used wooden elements to join the two spaces, creating a unified room that works well with all the different elements. The warm wooden panels mesh well with room’s furniture, especially the scandinavian chairs and exposed windows. In this room, the designer made masterful use of the house’s unique structure to create a visually stunning area. The double height living room allows this vision to be fully realized, removing the hindrance of a traditional ceiling.
This contemporary living room demonstrates how large textures can give small spaces huge personality. The bold patterns avoid looking too heavy thanks to the simple colors and the clever addition of indirect cove lights. Dramatic! The fractured wooden panels are oh-so-slightly tilted to catch the light at different angles to recreate the effect of shattered glass. It’s part accent wall and part art installation, and fully impossible to miss. Geometry takes center stage in this sharp modern living space. Black-edged curtains tucked away behind the ceiling panel make the room feel even more open and expansive.These pewter-colored tiles have a slightly cloudy texture that contrasts well with the simple white and gray shelves, and their simple arrangement continues the emphasis on horizontal lines and rectangular forms present throughout the open space.
White wainscoting and paneled cabinetry bring back a homey aesthetic filled with memories of trends past. But check out that tropical backsplash designs! An acrylic panel over patterned wallpaper is all you need to get the look. Herringbone floors never go out of style. This interior contrasts streamlined minimalistic furniture against a luxurious atrium backdrop. Arched multi-lite windows were a common staple of early 20th century design. Traditional Asian influence embraces a layout that feels almost futuristic. Although “conversation pits” are still rare, they were sometimes included in high-end homes in the 50s, like the famed Miller House by Eero Saarinen.