Alex Ray, of Five Senses Art Consultancy, was inspired to illustrate a move away from technology back to the basics of communication through an installation of hand-cast bronze letters and ancient symbols, as seen at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. An overhead view from the staircase shows the letters tumbling down a white wall where dark brown hardwood floors are accented by a yellow carpet runner.
Metal letters spelling the word "home" welcome the family to their dining room with rich, chocolate brown leather dining chairs and wood table. An open section of the wall between the dining room and the kitchen creates a more open feel, connected by a breakfast bar. The walls are painted light grayish-blue, and a curled chandelier illuminates the dining table, set beautifully with flowers and candles.
Light blue-gray walls are an airy backdrop to the saturated, rich tones of the dining set up. Tufted chocolate brown leather chairs surround a smooth wood dining table lit by a curled chandelier hanging above. Exposed beams compliment the table finish and hardwood floor peaking out from under the area rug. Black metal letters spell out "Home" on the wall for a comforting and decorative finish.
A cream-colored changing table with wood and rattan storage bins brings organization and sophistication to this nursery. Letter cutouts in brown, blue and beige sit on a chair rail and add color and texture.
This fun, southwestern chair features a bold blue and orange pattern. Natural light from the window highlights the fun colors. Metal letters spelling 'surf' are stacked on the wall for unique decor and instant personality.
This nook was created by leaving a space between the wall and bookshelf. The space was then filled with a green and white patterned beanbag, custom accessories floating overhead, and model horses. Custom wood wall letters spelling "think" encourage creativity and exploration.
Wooden wall letters add a personal touch to this jungle-themed nursery, featuring a classic white crib and canvas prints portraying baby zoo animals. Animals featured include monkeys, a lion, a tiger, a giraffe and a playful elephant hunting peanuts. The blue and green hues used throughout the artwork are perfect for a baby boy's room.
A neutral, natural stone backsplash serves as a medium tone to create a softer blend from the white cabinets to the black granite countertops. Open wall space connects the kitchen to the dining room and provides a view of the letters spelling "Home" across the wall. Collections of flowers add fresh and vibrant color to liven up the room.
HGTV Design Star contestant Leslie's design is pulled in many directions, but she creates lots of character. "It's almost like a collection of crazy moments, everywhere. There's nothing really kind of pulling it together," says judge Vern Yip.
The industrial black ceiling creates the perfect vibe for an in-home performance stage in this basement. The gray rug outlines the stage area complete with leather stools, microphone and guitar stand. A gray sofa makes for comfortable viewing with three wooden coffee tables to rest drinks on.