Rustic Townhouse Great Room

Designer Ani Semerjian explains how an open floor plan expanded three living spaces in a country townhouse.
By: Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien

Photo By: Ani Semerjian

Photo By: Ani Semerjian

Photo By: Ani Semerjian

Cozy Corner

Space was limited for the corner breakfast area. A circular table fit best and a custom built-in wall unit provides storage without taking up space. The shelving is made with salvaged pine from local barns.

Distinct Design

A fireplace in the living area adds to the cozy ambiance. Carpeting, lighting and furniture placement define the separate areas of the great room into distinct living, dining and kitchen areas.

Open Kitchen

The living room and dining area open into a sizeable kitchen space. Two large rustic lanterns are a standout feature above the kitchen island.

Lighten Up

Exposed ceiling beams draw your eye up and complement the rustic style of the space. Brightening up the space was key because natural light is limited to the front and back of the townhouse. These oversized lanterns add character to the room.

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