Our Pura Vista Project is spacious and airy with sweeping views of the outdoors. There are several inviting living spaces throughout the large home. Today we want to share details of the main living room. The floor plan of the first floor is airy with the living space open and adjacent to both the kitchen and dining spaces. Take a look how we blended the design of the living room into the overall floor plan while defining the space with beautiful statement accents.
In this open, airy space we made design selections with the intention of creating inviting warmth. We didn’t want the space to feel cavernous or empty. We grounded the sweeping height with rustic oak beams and chose a soft white for both the ceiling and walls. Benjamin Moore Seapearl has soft gray undertones that create depth in the space while still feeling like a fresh white.
The beautiful flooring is part of the Becki Owens Collection from HEWN floors in the Weathered color. We love this wood-alternative durable flooring. Crafted largely from from stone, the floors have the rich warm beauty of wood but hold up effortlessly to kids, pets, water, and general ware-and-tear. The color is made to recreate the beauty of European oak and it adds warmth and texture to the space.
We layered soft warmth over the durable flooring. We chose the Surya Reliance Rug in earthy neutrals full of texture. We love the way the creams and shades of brown in the rug blend with the other earth tones in the space but also the pretty blue sofas.
We used a mix of color and texture in our furniture picks to create dimension. A long blonde leather sofa is paired with two soft blue sofas with rustic oak bases. Two accent chairs round out the seating in natural linen and oak.We always chose furniture in performance fabrics. It’s a splurge, but holds up so well to wear and tear, even with kids and pets. The sofas were custom designed with Community Manufacturing, but we’ve shopped similar if you more immediately want to recreate a similar look.
The coffee tables are vintage but shop the reclaimed wood look here, here, or here.
The styling of a coffee table is an important way to interest and personality to a living space. We like to make sure that we have a combination of shapes, colors, heights, and textures. Light and dark ceramics are fun to pair because play against each other and add organic beauty. Sculptural objects in marble, clay, or metal are pretty layered on top of books or in a bowl. We love to stack favorite coffee table books and always include fresh or faux greens. One item that we used on this table styling is this acrylic book holder. It’s a functional way to invite people to sit and browse your favorite book, but also looks sculptural and cool.
Beautiful lighting from Hudson Valley Lighting illuminates the space. We love these architectural picture lights that draw focus to the arched built-in shelves surrounding the fireplace. On the side tables, this tall greystone lamp adds a dark accent to create depth to the light space.
Each design element in this living room works to create a comfortable warmth that draws family and guests together. We love how it turned out. If you missed last weeks reveal of the adjacent kitchen, catch up here. Check back soon for more looks into this beautiful home!