The living room was originally intended as a space to entertain company and receive visitors - whether it is a traditional or formal gathering. As the first room that guests see it not only should look good - it should be inviting.
The family room is probably the most popular and frequently used part of the house. It is where we relax and unwind. It is where friends and family seem to gather. And it is where we get to truly be ourselves.
This town home - the start of a new beginning for the owner and his two teenage daughters - was under construction when we first saw it, but had so much potential. It was really the perfect place to live, cook, entertain and even work.
A recent office redesign needed some extra planning, as this office space was pulling double duty. Not only was it a place where work was conducted, it was also a spot for the family to spend some quiet time - watching TV or reading.
Whether you like to cook occasionally or regularly craft elaborate meals, supply the kids and their friends with snacks or enjoy hosting parties - the kitchen is always the place where everyone ends up gathering and chatting.
Staying up on the latest design trends, we regularly visit the High Point Market - the World’s largest home furnishings Industry trade show, which is held twice a year in North Carolina. It's exciting and exhausting at the same time, and spurs us on to find the best possible products for you to enjoy in your home.
This is hardly the basement of the past and precisely why it is now referred to as The LowerLevel. We created a special area for spending time together - playing games or watching movies with the kids, having drinks with friends by the bar or playing a round of pool.
Even though the majority of your visitors will never set foot in your master retreat, this space is where you get to leave the world behind and unwind after a long day, so why not have it be as stylish as the rest of the house.
The family room is where we gather to watch TV, relax or entertain friends and family. So grab a blanket and cozy up by the fire - this family room is all about unwinding in style.
As the year comes to a close, all of us at Diane Bishop Interiors would like to thank our wonderful clients and friends. You invited us in to your homes and gave us the opportunity to create a home that you will love even more. May your new year be filled with prosperity, joy & contentment.