A beachy bungalow in the heart of Fernandina sure sounds dreamy doesn't it?! Our designer, McKenzie recently put together a design scheme for one of Fernandina's newest residents. The homeowner requested a clean coastal look for her open-concept cottage.
Designing an open-concept space can be a bit tricky. The kitchen, dining, entrway and living spaces are all connected so the design of each room must lend itself to the next. McKenzie incorporated complimentary wood finishes and warm textures in each space for a seamless transition between each section. Today we're sharing the living room setup, that casually flows into the dining and kitchen areas.
McKenzie's favorite detail? The grasscloth coffee table big enough for board games!
A few tips for open concept design!
1. Coordinate with color! Pull it all together with a color scheme that flows from room to room. Treat the space as one large room with multiple sections! While each section doesn't need to match the next, consider a common color that can pull each space together.
2. Consider the flow! When designing an open concept space, visualize every which way the spaces might be used and plan accordingly. Will you be entertaining often? Consider swivel chairs instead of stationery arm chairs in the living room so that your guests can turn to be a part of what's happening in the kitchen.
3. Rugs rule! Rugs help diving individual spaces within large rooms. Use large area rugs to your advantage by strategically placing them in multiple areas throughout an open-concept room.