The same gold and black color scheme continues from Boyd's living room to his dining room and kitchen. Editing is key in Boyd's view. "The best designers are great editors," he notes, "It's not always easy to practice restraint."
Inside the kitchen, this window offers another stunning vantage of the view below. On the sill, a combination of beautiful and functional pieces bring together the different ways this space is used. Meanwhile bright green bar stools create a pop of color that breaks up the neutral-heavy space while providing seating to what is usually a standing-room-only space.
Both the living room and dining room have a softened color scheme with the ceilings and walls painted the same shade of green-gray and window trim painted in a similar tone. "The trim is actually two shades darker, but when you see them together, they look like they're the same," says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
Since bedrooms are not usually as large as common areas, try to keep your holiday accent colors to a minimum. Avoiding overuse of color will keep the look from becoming overwhelming. Here, medium and dark reds were used to update the neutral furniture with the simple addition of throw pillows and blankets.
Shades of beige, tan and gray combine in this contemporary bedroom for a lovely all-neutral color palette. The velour upholstered bed is a standout piece, making a stylish statement in the small space.
In this transitional design, Hilary, from HGTV's hit show Love It or List It, expertly blends elements of a traditional room, such as this luxurious four poster bed and dark wood foot stool with leather cushion, with a more contemporary color palette to make this space both elegant and inviting.
These young homeowners love to travel, so designers used the couple's travel as the inspiration for the colors and details of their home. The bold golds and reds used to accent the otherwise neutral color palette nod to an Indian or a Moroccan style, while the details, such as the piece of coral and the amethyst geode photographed here bring the couple's love for global galavanting to focus in the design of their home.
A brown leather sofa and dark area rug help balance a mostly white living room. Emphasizing family and conversation, the room is centered around two small coffee tables with comfy armchairs in each corner.