Install a sleek sconce on the side of the bed, instead of cramming a lamp onto a small side table, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Sconces may feature swing arms or other ways to change the direction of the light, which helps create a comfortable environment for nighttime reading. A wire basket below a bedside table provides additional, yet stylish, storage.
A contemporary, masculine bathroom is bathed in light, creating a relaxing and bright environment. The tub is surrounded by a custom casing, which is unique and grounding. Bluestone wall tiles behind the tub complete the space.
The beautiful shape of this gray armchair is timeless, stylish and perfect for a contemporary design. The bright yellow legs of the small side table pop against the gray fabric. A patterned throw pillow and graphic rug add color and movement to the space.
Cheery and bright, this eclectic living room embraces bold patterns, a mix of fabrics and vivid colors perfectly set off by crisp white walls. The cloth-covered ottoman handily doubles up as a place to rest your feet and a coffee table.
This contemporary dining room is a compelling study in textures. The table is a polished white marble, brown velvet chairs line the sides, mirrors make up one wall and visually expand the space and bronze cubes let there be light.
This incredible contemporary bathroom is the latest word in luxury. White marble dons the walls, floor and countertops. And in addition to two vanities, a long stretch of counter with a bench and mirror serves as gracious dressing table.
An exotic wood table with a graphic accordion base is topped with a round acrylic mirror, creating an entryway with fun, contemporary flair. A tall vase of bold orange flowers is counter-balanced by a low but weighty metal sculpture, forming an asymmetric arrangement that's clean and simple.
A sleek Parsons console table and a classically-curved lamp keep this entryway, designed by HGTV's Chip Wade, host of Elbow Room, simple yet modern. Family photos add a little personality, while wicker cubes provide clutter-free storage for odds and ends.
The monochromatic mix of neutral tones and highly textured elements in this sophisticated living room creates a warm, calming ambiance. The chalkboard art on either side of the fireplace is installed on rolling panels that conceal generous storage space.
This striking dining room only features a handful of furnishings, but all of them bold and unique, especially when combined. Check out the blue see-through table, round pendant, and dramatic black curtains.
Since Kristen likes to watch TV during dinner, it was important she squeeze some dining space into the living room. "I only had about four feet of width to sneak in dining furniture," she explains. "Finding a table to fit the space perfectly was impossible. By purchasing two different flea market tables — one with the perfect top and another with the perfect base — it allowed me to combine the two and create something custom." To create a uniform look, Kristin spray-painted the newly assembled pieces with a high gloss white.