A tray can help items left out for display look neater and more organized. Leaving a few essential items on the dresser top saves storage space and adds color and style to your dorm room. A floral cling over the top adds style beyond the standard wood dresser while colorful butterfly and hashtag art brighten the space.
A lovely face with eyes downcast greets you as you enter this striking dining room that combines colors and textures in exceptional ways. An aqua chandelier and dining chairs make a contemporary statement against the more traditionally designed dining table and mirrored sideboard. And the pop of orange chosen for the decorative pieces completes this stunning design.
Matching twin beds are dressed with white sheets and navy blue blankets. The two beds are separated by a natural wood nightstand with open face storage. Framed children's art above the beds adds a kid friendly touch to the room.
This handsome, contemporary bedroom features a sleek, linear fireplace inset into a wall of smooth limestone with a split-face chiseled stone accent. Floating shelves line the stone on one side, while a wall for displaying art on the opposite balances the space with rich, dark wood.
Bold orange walls provide contrast against dark wooden cabinets in this contemporary kitchen. Three art panels decorate the neutral wall facing the kitchen, adding texture to the sleek room. Pendant lights hang above the white peninsula countertop, illuminating the casual eating space.
A 17-foot mohair sofa anchors this elegant, Art Deco-inspired formal living room. The length of the sofa allows for two separate conversational areas facing it, each grouped around its own mirrored coffee table.
This white and stainless steel contemporary bedroom has separate spaces for sleeping and sitting. A geometric stainless steel bookshelf displays art on the seating side, while frosted glass faces the sleeping area. The frosted glass makes up the upper half of the shelves for privacy.
A flurry of wall art animates this neutral sitting room. Fawn-colored leather sofas face each other on a large area rug, while distressed coffee tables are a rustic counterpoint to the more formal chandelier and ceiling medallion.
The view into the living room area displays the white on white texture of unbleached macrame fiber art on the white ship lap. The coffee table is a DIY - a broken clock face transformed into a live edge table with hair pin legs. A tall floor lamp arches over the large brown leather sectional.
The DIY coffee table is made from a broken clock face transformed into a live edge table with hair pin legs. A white ship lap accent wall creates a white on white texture display with the unbleached macrame fiber art. A large leather sectional is decorated with a mix of patterned pillows and throw blankets. Wicker baskets provide decorative storage.
Mod seating options face a striking focal wall in this wide open, contemporary living space. White walls create a gallery-style backdrop that makes the tufted blue sofa and modern paintings pop. Sleek black benches provide extra seating in the conversation area, which is anchored by a neutral rug. Wood for the fireplace doubles as art and adds a touch of irony to the distinctly urban space.
Black and white vertically striped curtains frame the large window in this living room. A pair of modern arm chairs and a bright, red couch face in to the plastic coffee table keeping the view open to the animal hide rug. An abstract art canvas breaks up the white space on the walls and blends all the colors used throughout the room.
The corner view of this traditional living room reveals large wood-framed mirrors that reach the floor facing french doors that lead outside. Two neutral sofas provide seating opposite a single traditional chair. A flatscreen television is mounted over a stone fireplace, and a piece of wall art adds touches of yellow, green and pink to the neutral room.
Claire Paquin carefully blended her design ideas with the unusual architecture of this home for a stunning look. For example, in the hall at the top of the staircase leading to the master suite, she placed colorful modern art facing each other on two blank walls to balance the weight of a large slatted half wall that otherwise commands the space.
“The trick to tackling a huge room like this is to divide it up into zones and that's just what this design trio does so well,” says designer Candice Olson. “There is an area to take in the view; a sprawling wall shelf that doubles as both display and seating; (great for those big LA parties); and a main conversation grouping that floats in front of the fireplace. I think the wall art is the strongest element in this space. Large tree-motif panels suit the grand scale of the space, as does the ingenious bubble-wrap wall hanging backed with a very current fretwork graphic — someone’s going to Design Heaven for that move. And can we talk about the pink ducks?! The 3-D element of these wooden sculptures animates the massive fireplace wall but this team doesn’t stop there. A quart of neon-pink paint has these ducks kicking sand in the feathered faces of their pink flamingo cousins. It’s this touch of the unexpected that prevents a serious room like this from looking too somber and that can make a good design a great one. As strong as the wall art is, I feel the decorative elements placed along the wall shelves and mantel are suffering from a case of "Honey, I shrunk the accessories." Big rooms need big accessories — lamps, candlesticks or pedestals, ceramics and mirrors — all large-scaled to suit. I would have opted for a huge, free-form, wood coffee table. Glass tends to visually disappear and is a better choice to help keep the feeling open and uncluttered in small spaces.”