Open Concept Floor Plan in Elegant, Contemporary Home
To give more space to the living room, Karen and Mina, of HGTV's Good Bones, removed the walls that used to enclose the space. Now that the barriers are gone, this home has an open concept first floor with a line of sight from the living room into the dining room and kitchen. Each of these spaces, then received an elegant, contemporary design, creating a contemporary, updated space.
Open, Contemporary Living Room With Waterfront View
This open plan living room features comfy taupe armchairs positioned around a frosted glass coffee table. A mint green accent wall adds a pop of color to the dining room, while a wood burning stove provides rustic warmth. Large, wall-to-wall windows provide a view of the picturesque waterfront.
This simple home office space features a contemporary desk made from a mix medium grain wood and tiger stripe bamboo. The surrounding floor-to-ceiling windows offer natural light and a view of the backyard landscape.
Custom Media Cabinetry With White Exteriors and Orange Interiors
The interior of the custom media cabinetry pops with bright orange paint and accent lighting. The use of orange throughout the media room was inspired by Benjamin Anderson's "Stingray" painting, chosen to honor the homeowners' love of cycling.
A colorful bicycle-inspired painting nods to the homeowners' love of cycling and sets the palette for their refreshing media room. What was once a basic, beige space is enlivened by orange-and-white trellis-print wallpaper, cabinetry and accessories.
Using careful groupings of furniture and objects, you can create distinct niches, even in smaller spaces. Designer Michel Boyd uses an ultrasuede-covered couch and bookcase to create a reading nook in his home, and this chair and pillows framed by a cut-out portion of wall is its own unique vignette.
"One of my favorite tips is to paint the crown and the trim the same color as the wall and I don't change the finish" says Boyd. He prefers a flat, matte wall surface for a more gallery-like ambiance. Especially when metallics are in the mix, as in Boyd's living room, you don't want shiny walls and shiny surfaces.
"Don't be afraid to mix the metals" says designer Michel Boyd who uses gold and silver together in his space. Metallics, says Boyd, work for him like a pop of color. "That reflective surface is the pop of color," says Boyd.
Contemporary White Dining Room with White Oak Dining Table
As seen on Home Town, the Walker's Laurel, MS existing dining room was cold and uninviting was a dark stain on the existing wood floor and a single door in the wall to access the wall paneled kitchen. After the renovations, their dining room now flows right into the large kitchen and features the original hardwood floor refinished, updated furnishings, a custom built white oak buffet table and a custom designed wallpaper wall that host Erin Napier hand drew and sent off to have the wallpaper created for the Walker residence.