What makes an outstanding living room? Next to the kitchen, the living room is the most used space in the home. How do design, choice of materials, layout, and building quality create a room that "works" - that serves multiple functions, that beckons you to relax with the family or entertain guests after dinner? It's a tricky balance to achieve, but our Continental Place Condo, designed by NB Design Group, gets it right - "flawlessly" in fact.
Architecture Art Designs, an online source for daily inspiration and fresh ideas from the fields of architecture, art, and design, recently published their 18 Outstanding Modern Living Room Designs Without a Single Flaw, and the Continental Place Condo that we built was included in this prestigious selection.
One of the most important design elements in the living room is a layout that encourages both relaxation and conversation. Above, comfortable chairs allow for cozy couch time, or conversations over coffee with friends.
Flexibility is another important design element in the modern living room. Here, one living room can be divided into two rooms, both with flat screen televisions, by two pocket doors hidden in the entertainment center, accommodating the contemporary family that has different viewing preferences. Dovetail has its own custom wood shop that brings considerable creative design solutions to the table, such as this multi-functional media center.
Having an open floor plan has many benefits: increased flow of traffic between the kitchen and living rooms; greater use of the living room since it's not cut off from the rest of the house; more natural light, especially in small spaces such as a condo; integrated design style throughout the space. Here the upholstery is a common thread that ties all the rooms together, while each space has furniture and design accents that define that particular room.
Ultimately, for this condo, the living room design succeeds by weaving together several key elements: layout and comfort of the furniture; flexibility of the space through custom built cabinetry; the open floor plan and natural light that draw people into the living room; and the consistent and continuous style of the overall design. Thanks to Architecture Art Designs for recognizing our work and including our condo on your list. We're in great company!