Truly a Great Room
by designer Loralai Wester
The client purchased a traditional ranch style home with the vision of a dramatic remodel. Knocking down walls that separated the kitchen, living and dining room, they created a spacious and airy Great Room with vaulted ceilings and craftsman style touches. Using new and existing furniture, they desired the creation of comfortable gathering areas, arranged in a clean and uncluttered look.
Design multiple cozy groupings that create warm and inviting areas for an expansive space. Incorporate customer’s existing custom made mission-style pieces with the new furnishings and give it a fresh look.
The Success Story
Craftsman style built-ins set the tone for a gathering area at one end of the Great Room. Two sofas and a cocktail table, arranged facing the stone fireplace, are a welcoming place to sit and relax, watch TV or enjoy the warmth of a fire. A smaller intimate conversation area creates a clean transition towards the open kitchen, with two comfortable chairs, a small table and a beautiful rug in muted greens. The resulting Great Room offers cozy enclaves for gathering in an airy and uncluttered space.
Loralai was wonderful to work with. The design team helped us to complete our beautiful living room.