Touches of whimsy keep this dark, traditional study from taking itself seriously. A modern, ethereal photograph is juxtaposed with collected antiquities displayed on rough-hewn shelves. A contemporary take on a Greek key pattern is playful when paired with a Louis XIV fauteuil chair.
This recreation room packs a punch! A lengthy, custom-built sofa sits below the room's highlight -- a massive piece of photo art depicting a crashing wave. The scale of the otherwise simple piece is what makes it so impactful. Nearby beanbag chairs in an animal print add to the room's sense of whimsy and comfort.
Another splurge in the design was custom framing for the fine art photography. Black lacquered framing was chosen to coordinate with the black accents of the room, while an inset turquoise fillet — the accent molding that fits inside a larger frame and usually sits on top of the mat — helps highlight the blue tones in the art. Since the room receives ample sunlight, non-glare acrylic was chosen rather than glass to protect the art from UV rays.
Designer Meg Caswell recycles a wood pallet as a unique photo display hanging over the tan sofa. The light blue walls and matching patterned pillows, along with the unique coffee table create a contemporary meets traditional style.
To fill a big blank wall, take your favorite vacation photo and upload it to one of the many sites that now print large format photographs. You can create an impactful, personal work of art that's inexpensive, says Atlanta interior designer and home decor store owner Steve McKenzie. He created this room as part of the makeovers given to families by Dwell with Dignity Atlanta, a nonprofit organization.
Rustic touches like a wood chandelier and wildlife statues accent this modern bar and dining area. The custom glass bar is clad in Bettiger photo art and the front was created with a 3 form resin for a textured look.
A combination of traditional and contemporary furniture accessorized with warm colors and textures creates a cozy environment in this historic ranch living room. A gallery wall of framed photos and art adds personality to the space.
This bedroom's unique feature is the criss-cross ribbon attached to both walls. The homeowners can place photos, art, drawings, postcards -- anything! -- under the ribbons, and change them out at any time for changing and evolving decor. Pale periwinkle-colored walls create a soothing sleep space, and an industrial-style table with wheels doubles as a dressing table or desk.
This home office functions as an art studio for children and a small workspace for the adults. The large cabinet at the back of the room has plenty of storage and works as a display for photos and art.
This funky space would be great for a teen -- or even as a guest bedroom! Ribbons criss-crossed and attached to the periwinkle-colored walls allow the homeowners to place paper mementos all over the walls in varying patterns. And the postcards, photos and art can be added to or changed out at any time. A lace bedskirt creates a feminine feel in the room, and white bed linens feel crisp and comfortable.
Designer Nathalie Tremblay maximized space in this 1960s bungalow galley kitchen with a 24-inch-deep refrigerator/freezer for better traffic flow, created a work "triangle" despite the corridor-like shape of the actual space, and chose a simple, black-and-white palette to keep visual clutter to a minimum.
This bedroom is trimmed in brown hues, dark wood and plush orange and red bedding, giving it a distinctly masculine feel. Due to its relatively small size, the stunning sunset photographs on adjoining walls serve almost as windows, opening up the space.
Breakfast time in this ranch home is exceptionally beautiful thanks to the abundance of natural light that streams in from a pair of skylights. Sturdy steel chairs flank the trestle table while host and hostess armchairs are draped in washed-linen slipcovers.