836 Living Room Light Hardwood Floors Design Photos And Ideas

This reading nook offers a calm environment to rest and relax.
Turning to the lush green rainforest surroundings for inspiration, the team has updated the interiors with smoked oak floors and soft, neutral colors to better highlight the property's unique setting.
A look at the small sitting room with sliding doors to the exterior.
A detail of the wood-buring fireplace.
The cozy living area features a white-on-white palette.
Thanks to the expansive walls of glass, the living space absorbs a strong sense of the surrounding nature.
The bright and airy living room, dining area, and kitchen extend straight out to the wraparound terrace.
The Garden Den enjoys direct access to the backyard and is envisioned as the more casual counterpart to the main living room.
The master bedroom fireplace with a marble surround was also fully restored by the clients.
The large living room doorway was preserved and frames views of the original staircase that was restored with the treads, risers and balustrades painted Benjamin Moore Black. The mahogany handrail was sanded down to its raw color and finished in a water-based clear coat.
The clients restored the living room's marble fireplace and painted the grate Benjamin Moore Black. New crown molding was added and the walls painted Sherwin Williams Origami White.
Living Room
A peek at the nook in the living room.
The open-plan layout is a fitting setting to embrace a minimalist, Scandinavian-inspired aesthetic.
The bright and airy interiors are a mix of lightly colored oak floors juxtaposed again dark fixtures and exposed steel beams.
A white beamed ceiling adds structure to the open and airy living space bookended by immersive views of nature.
Modern Danish design informed the minimalist interior that’s dressed in cozy fabrics and a muted natural palette.
Massive walls of glass and large overhangs immerse guests in the Northern Sea landscape without sacrificing comfort.
The glazed door next to the wood-burning fireplace leads to the annex on the west side of the property.
On the second floor, a door and storage spaces are hidden away behind a wall to give the space a clean, streamlined look.
Solid Tasmanian Oak hardwood with a Whittle Waxes stain finish was applied in varying lengths and thicknesses for the wall cladding. Tasmanian Oak Delegatensis plywood with the same stain finish line the floors and ceilings.
The landscape-inspired interior features a simple color palette of grays, oranges, and blues.
North-facing skylights were cut out from the roof to brighten the interiors and establish a visual connection to the bushy site.
Key pieces of joinery were used to visually distinguish the thresholds defining the foyer, living and dining areas, kitchen, butler’s pantry, and study.
Approaching the remodel with a less-is-more philosophy, Downie North did minimal alterations to make the building's existing 6,782-square-feet footprint more efficient and intuitive.
The ground floor consists of a large living room, dining area, and kitchen.
The glass entryway of the home opens straight into the living room.
In the living room, the ceilings were vaulted, which now adds to the bright and airy feeling of the open-plan layout.
The open-plan interior has been sheathed in light-colored wood to create a sense of enclosure, as well as an escape from the modern world. The low-lying exterior decks have been designed to not require railings, ensuring the sightline to the surrounding wilderness goes unimpeded.
Floor-to-ceiling glass was custom-produced by Fleetwood to allow for various vistas throughout the home—capturing the hills, wildlife, and valley views.
Beyond the main room is a bedroom that’s hidden from view with a curtain.
From the main room, passageways lead to the bedroom and bathroom.
Jurkovič created built-in alcove seating in the main room to maximize the usable floor area.
A circular skylight on the top of the domed roof draws in plenty of natural light.
The birch-clad interior frames views of the outside settings. Strip lights along the exterior walls provide directional focus outward.
The space also allows for traditionally "outdoor" items, like a child's bicycle, to be stored or even used inside.
"It is a place where the kids play and where neighbors can come over and have a chat," say the architects.
The new space truly reimagines what indoor and outdoor space really is.
"The doma is not only a corridor, but also a place to put shoes and hang paintings," explain the architects. "It is a like an outdoor space, but it is internal."
The sliding doors at the entrance are only a minor, yet necessary, disruption in the home's virtually seamless indoor/outdoor connection.
When open, corner windows in the main living area allow for a semi-outdoor transformation during summer months.
Sideboard by Sebastian Cox for The New Craftsmen.
Glass vases by Michael Ruh, and ceramic vases by Daniel Reynolds, both for The New Craftsmen.
The cabinetry in the kitchen flows into the living area. Here, the dining table can be linked and extended to accommodate up to 12 guests.
Corrugated steel ceilings are left exposed—a reminder that this is, after all, a container converted into a home. Spray foam insulation keeps the space from experiencing extreme temperature shifts.
Within the largest of the three buildings is an open-plan living area and bedroom that’s separated by a bathroom and utility area.
Fireplace
The antique Norwegian log burners in the living room are framed within semicircular hearths made of radial clay bricks.
Inspired by their travels to Morocco, where they got married, the couple chose Moroccan clay tiles for the ground floor and spread an assortment of Moroccan rugs across the original wooden floors.
Because much of the building’s original, historically significant interior features no longer existed, Chan + Eayrs were free to reinvent the space, adding their own twist to the Huguenot building’s vernacular vocabulary.
Main living room view.
The dining room and open kitchen
After: living area
After: living area

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