This living room is a comfortable, open gathering space for the homeowner to entertain with friends and display her travel artifacts. The homeowner's existing silk sofa set the color palette for the space. Designer Amy May drew upon the inspiration to incorporate more color while keeping the space classic, comfortable and inviting.
Accessorizing with vintage winter sporting equipment, such as skis, snowshoes, a sled and skates, gives a rustic cottage appearance to a North Carolina front porch decorated by blogger Amy Buchanan of AttaGirlSays. The sports equipment joins yard sale finds, including the table, vintage wooden toolbox and the dresser frame.
Home decor blogger Amy Buchanan started with a yard sale table and layered in finds, such as a tobacco stick star, a pinecone garland and a frame from an old dresser. Ticking ribbon and wooden Christmas trees painted to look like old grain sacks are in keeping with the farmhouse theme. "I love collecting vintage items throughout the year, then mixing them together to create rustic and farm-style vignettes," says Buchanan, who blogs at AttaGirlSays.
This girl's room blends styles, patterns and colors in fun and whimsical ways. An allover pattern of elephants dressed in pink adorns a single accent wall, bringing attention to the bed. White walls, furniture and bedding allow the pink accessories to pop. A traditional rug continues the pink and coral palette.
Sleek blue-gray closet doors complement the burnt orange pendant fixtures in this fun, yet neutral Malibu bedroom. A wall of glass provides expansive views of the Pacific Ocean. Modern artwork and a platform bed add character to the streamlined space.
Woven baskets in this family room are perfectly for stowing away toys or books for quick clean up. For a personal touch, as well as design contrast, a large horse portrait fills the wall behind the sectional.
At the entry to the master suite, a seating area captures the California cool, bohemian style. A caramel butterfly chair and accompanying table with gold top are lit by the sunshine from the sliding door. A mini succulent garden is done with an air of refinement and sophistication to decorate the area.
The dining room was awkward and small, so designers covered the walls with a fun, gold malachite wallpaper and addd a linear chandelier to distract from the odd lines on the space and draw the eye to the center of the space. To bring in a bigger sense of richness, designers brought in bold purples to accent the gold wallpaper. At the entrance to the space, a surfboard and photography add a playful contrast to the formal, elegant dining space.
Painting the brick facade white and unifying the patchwork of exterior finishes was the first order of business in this California home renovation. The design team added crisp black trim for a preppy East Coast vibe. Native landscaping adds softness, color and lushness to the facade.
A floating vanity with a rich wood finish teams with brass accents to bring warmth to this sleek and cool master bathroom renovation. Gray marble tile sheathes the new walk-in shower. Round mirrors hang above the dual sinks, with their sinuous shape and brass finish echoed in the lighting above.
The home's entry flows into the formal living room, so designers went with a simple design to give the space an open, airy and uncluttered feel. A simple, modern bench with muted colored pillows, soft colored artwork and a gray rug define the space and usher guests into the home's living room.