Silver houndstooth walls create a unique look in this contemporary bathroom. A black floor complements the wall color and makes the white bathtub and toilet pop against the dark background. Sliding glass doors enclose the shower, and a burgundy bath mat adds a touch of deep color.
Your mudroom doesn't necessarily need to be an expansive storage unit with shelves, cubbies and drawers. Susan Howell says the essentials of a mudroom should be entirely based on the needs of the homeowner. Smaller families with teenagers may only require a small bench and hooks for hanging coats. "What is really essential in a mudroom is knowing the demands of the mudroom before it's even built, so that whatever is essential to the homeowner's family is present in the final product," she says.
Rectangular slabs of marble were used to create the breathtaking houndstooth pattern on the floor of this bathroom. The pattern is picked up on the wall -- seen as a reflection in the mirror -- and the subtle coloring of the rest of the space allows the floor stand out.
Fabric trim is a quick and easy way to add a custom touch to stockings. HGTV Design Star season 7 contestant Britany Simon created this feminine stocking for a young girl by dressing it up with tassel trim.
A pair of children's orange tennis shoes act as a cute and unique decoration on the bedside table. The orange stripe on the bottom of the lamp matches the shoes. A yellow houndstooth pillow adds another pop of color to the blue and white decor. A blue bed frame reaches up to blue wall stripes.
The white pedestal sink has a strong presence against the metallic houndstooth wall in this stylish bathroom. A matte finish on the black floor counters the shiny surfaces surrounding it. Black trim outlines the space and blends with the dark color scheme.
Four dining room chairs in a houndstooth pattern upholstery are the visual standout in this transitional dining room. The decor and palette draw subtly on a '70s theme, with the gold and earth tones in the chairs' fabric set against a warm beige wall color, a metal frame table and votive candle centerpiece in amber gold, and wall art framed with a rich red border.
When conceptualizing the look and feel of the black and white master bathroom, elements of menswear were a major request. To add a tailored, clean and classic look associated with men's fashion, a custom Roman shade was made from black and white linen featuring a houndstooth pattern.
The white side table and flokati rug balance out the bold colors used in this sophisticated room designed for a teen. A wingback chair with curvy lines and subtle houndstooth upholstery is a traditional counterpoint to the modern accents and paisley wallpaper.
This bold office space is full of character and charm from the black crown molding to the houndstooth matching chairs and rugs. Light gray walls with purple accents in the curtain and cork boards give this space the extra color and lightness it needs to be a perfect work area.
This contemporary mudroom proves that even small spaces can pack a major design punch. A large floral patterned wallpaper combined with a bright yellow painting livens up the walls while built-in shelving instantly clears up clutter.
One of the keys to a charming kids' table is layering patterns and colors. Polka dots on the plates reference spheres in the centerpiece. The lime houndstooth pattern in the placemats coordinates with the glittered Chinese takeout-style box that holds the arrangement.