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Balboa Peninsula
Balboa Peninsula
Brittany Stiles Design
This dining area is part of a large great room that needed separation and maximum seating. We sourced this vintage farm table that can seat 10 people if necessary. The art wall is a collection of vintage, original, and reproduction art. Paris bistro chairs add textural interest and a laid back vibe to the space. Custom board and batten was added to the walls and tongue and groove was added to the ceiling. Both painted in Benjamin Moore White Dove. A grouping of vintage replica lighting is hung over the dining table. The barnwood flooring add texture and depth while being beach sand and dog friendly.
Modern Farmhouse | 2019 Dry Creek Parade
Modern Farmhouse | 2019 Dry Creek Parade
Solitude Homes
Example of a mid-sized farmhouse light wood floor and beige floor great room design in Boise with white walls and no fireplace
Clipper Street Residence
Clipper Street Residence
Mark English Architects, AIA
The Dining room is bounded on the south side by a glazed exposed stairway.
Example of a large trendy medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room design in San Francisco with white walls
Farmhouse Dining Room
Farmhouse Dining Room
Great room - cottage medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room idea in Other with white walls
40th Street Farmhouse
40th Street Farmhouse
David Charlez Designs
Example of a farmhouse medium tone wood floor, brown floor, exposed beam, vaulted ceiling and shiplap wall great room design in Minneapolis with white walls
Traditional Dining Room
Traditional Dining Room
Example of a classic medium tone wood floor and orange floor great room design in Milwaukee with beige walls
Luxe 2
Luxe 2
Hri Design
Example of a trendy medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room design in Denver with brown walls
Moores Mill
Moores Mill
Anderson & Rodgers Construction
Inspiration for a mid-sized cottage medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room remodel in Other with white walls and no fireplace
Las Vegas LEED Certified Modern Residence
Las Vegas LEED Certified Modern Residence
studio g ARCHITECTURE
Example of a large minimalist porcelain tile and gray floor great room design in Las Vegas with white walls and no fireplace
Mid-Century Raised Ranch Remodel
Mid-Century Raised Ranch Remodel
The Artisans Group, Inc.
Winner of the 2018 Tour of Homes Best Remodel, this whole house re-design of a 1963 Bennet & Johnson mid-century raised ranch home is a beautiful example of the magic we can weave through the application of more sustainable modern design principles to existing spaces. We worked closely with our client on extensive updates to create a modernized MCM gem. Extensive alterations include: - a completely redesigned floor plan to promote a more intuitive flow throughout - vaulted the ceilings over the great room to create an amazing entrance and feeling of inspired openness - redesigned entry and driveway to be more inviting and welcoming as well as to experientially set the mid-century modern stage - the removal of a visually disruptive load bearing central wall and chimney system that formerly partitioned the homes’ entry, dining, kitchen and living rooms from each other - added clerestory windows above the new kitchen to accentuate the new vaulted ceiling line and create a greater visual continuation of indoor to outdoor space - drastically increased the access to natural light by increasing window sizes and opening up the floor plan - placed natural wood elements throughout to provide a calming palette and cohesive Pacific Northwest feel - incorporated Universal Design principles to make the home Aging In Place ready with wide hallways and accessible spaces, including single-floor living if needed - moved and completely redesigned the stairway to work for the home’s occupants and be a part of the cohesive design aesthetic - mixed custom tile layouts with more traditional tiling to create fun and playful visual experiences - custom designed and sourced MCM specific elements such as the entry screen, cabinetry and lighting - development of the downstairs for potential future use by an assisted living caretaker - energy efficiency upgrades seamlessly woven in with much improved insulation, ductless mini splits and solar gain
Island Style Dining
Island Style Dining
Pu'uwai Design & Construction
The tropical dining room is grounded with a stunning custom basket pendant that hangs above the live edge monkey pod dining table. The floors are gray porcelain tile, and the walls and vaulted ceilings are white nickle gap paneling that flows up from the walls into the ceiling.
St Helena - Napa Valley Cottage
St Helena - Napa Valley Cottage
Forum Phi Architecture | Interiors | Planning
Dining
Example of a mid-sized transitional medium tone wood floor great room design in Denver with white walls and a standard fireplace
Party Barn
Party Barn
Vernon Wentz
The lighting design in this rustic barn with a modern design was the designed and built by lighting designer Mike Moss. This was not only a dream to shoot because of my love for rustic architecture but also because the lighting design was so well done it was a ease to capture. Photography by Vernon Wentz of Ad Imagery
Hudson Transitional Remodel
Hudson Transitional Remodel
Payne & Payne Renovations & Design
Inspiration for a large cottage medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room remodel in Cleveland with gray walls and no fireplace
Golden Isles Residence 2
Golden Isles Residence 2
2id Interiors
Dinning Room By 2id Interiors Photo Credits Emilio Collavino
Example of a large trendy beige floor and ceramic tile great room design in Miami with brown walls
Mid-Century Modern in Reston, VA
Mid-Century Modern in Reston, VA
Olamar Interiors
Mid-century modern dining room with clean, modern furniture and colorful accessories.
Mid-sized trendy light wood floor and beige floor great room photo in DC Metro with white walls and no fireplace
Sunwest Custom Homes RH5
Sunwest Custom Homes RH5
Sunwest Construction & Development
Aimee Lee Photography
Large trendy dark wood floor and brown floor great room photo in Salt Lake City with gray walls
Beverly | 2018
Beverly | 2018
Coats Homes
Example of a mid-sized transitional light wood floor and beige floor great room design in Dallas with white walls and no fireplace
Property Brothers At Home: Drew's Honeymoon House
Property Brothers At Home: Drew's Honeymoon House
Breeze Giannasio Interiors
Great room - large transitional medium tone wood floor and brown floor great room idea in Los Angeles with white walls
Dining room fireplace
Dining room fireplace
Ancient Surfaces
Ancient Dining Room Stone Fireplaces by Ancient Surfaces. Phone: (212) 461-0245 Web: www.AncientSurfaces.com email: sales@ancientsurfaces.com The way we envision the perfect dining room is quite simple really. The perfect dining room is one that will always have enough room for late comers and enough logs for its hearth. While It is no secret that the fondest memories are made when gathered around the table, everlasting memories are forged over the glowing heat of a stone fireplace. This Houzz project folder contains some examples of antique stone Fireplaces we've provided in or next to dining rooms. We hope that our imagery will inspire you to merge your dining experience with the warmth radiating from one of our own breathtaking stone mantles.
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Great rooms are open-concept spaces that include a living and dining room combination, often with the addition of a kitchen as well. They’re ideal for fostering a casual, social environment in the home, but all that undefined space can pose a bit of a challenge when it comes to arranging furniture and decor. So if you’re on the lookout for great room ideas, consider the following design tips and inspiration below.

1. Mix Up the Flooring

It’s nice to create sections within a great room, so that the space doesn’t feel overwhelming or drafty. One of the easiest ways to do this is to use different types of flooring throughout the room, with hardwood or tile in a kitchen and carpet or area rugs underneath a sitting area.

2. Statement Lighting

Your decor should help highlight and define different zones, so try hanging a bold chandelier above a dining table or sofa.

3. Highlight the Fireplace

If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, design the room around it. You can install stonework or wood paneling above the fireplace to span the height of your wall, or arrange sofas and chairs around it for a cozy gathering spot.

4. Add an Island

Great rooms with kitchens are ideal for socializing or spending time with the family, but it’s also nice to cordon off your prep space. Strike a balance by installing a kitchen island or wrap-around countertop, and leave the mess inside.

5. Lay Down a Warming Rug

Adding a rug is another easy way to define different zones and keep your home feeling warm and cozy. Put it under a dining table or in the center of a living room area.

6. Opt For a Sectional Sofa

If you’re picking out new furniture, think about what sorts of interior layouts will work with the flow of the space. Sectional sofas are great for creating a defined family room and will add to the casual, welcoming mood.

7. Paint the Walls

Great room design is all about balancing the grand scale with casual comfort, and sometimes going all white can leave the space feeling too cold. In that case, try painting the walls beige or blue to bring some color to the room.

8. Install Built-In Shelves

Consider integrating a library within your great room with built-in shelves or a large bookcase. Whether you keep novels or cookbooks on the walls, a built-in unit is ideal for unifying the space.

9. Go Grand with a Lodge Style

Great rooms with tall, vaulted ceilings deserve an interior style that’s equally impressive. Opt for a stately ski lodge look with a ribbon fireplace and plenty of warm woods.

10. Keep It Cozy

Even if you don’t have high ceilings, going with a cozy look is key in such a big space. Create a warm and rustic space with a white wooden beam ceiling, chunky throw blankets and a cream colored couch.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a great room renovation or are building a designer great room from scratch, Houzz has 68,216 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Brittany Stiles Design and Ancient Surfaces. Look through great room pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a great room design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful great room photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.