This is a great room that’s truly done right. The use of different levels for the ceiling and floor, the variety of flooring and other materials, and the strategically-placed half-walls allow for the best of a great room approach while still allowing each functional area to have its own personality and style.
Let’s start with the living room. The 24-inch stone tiles of this floor provide the perfect background for the area rug that defines the conversation area. The rest of the floors vary with the transition of each area with wood steps providing the thresholds.
Notice that the kitchen is dark and set at the back of the space and requires three steps up to reach. This allows a host or hostess to serve dinner and by dimming the lights, keep the kitchen in the background for the rest of the evening.
The walls show a consistency of design. There are columns in a warm brown throughout the space that help project corners without full walls. The couple of half walls and pillars provide additional clarification of each functional area without blocking the view. The result is a space that truly feels open without showing as a barnlike space.
The décor is lovely, but it’s the architecture that makes this space brilliant from a design standpoint. Color, texture, contrast and style combine to create a whole that invites and draws people in. For entertaining or living, this space brings everything home. Come visit one of our convenient showrooms and see what we can do for you to create a fresh, new look in your home!