Inspired by the Blue Hare above the mantel, a color scheme of burnt orange and light blue decorates the room. A duo of custom-made mirrors works to brighten up the space by reflecting the natural light.
This young family needed a home office that is as bright and bold as they are. The emerald green desk adds a punch of color to the space, while a warm-toned area rug grounds the room. An oversized geometric light fixture nods to modern style.
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.
In this smaller New York City home, space was at a premium and the dining area was very close to the entryway. The table and pendant help define it and keep it separate but harmonious as people come into the house. The dining table was customized by adding copper table legs to a wood tabletop. The designers picked up the copper accents in the lighting and place settings.
To create a welcoming space in this townhouse, designers used a base palette of white and serene blue, layered with yellow and gray accents. Accessories like the lamp and abstract painting add fun personality. A marble top was a simple way to customize the store-bought coffee table. Lamp: Marset floor lamp
Through a colorful doorway and past a tastefully appointed parlor is a breathtaking living room. The dark stained floors, which run through the entire house, were laid by Julio, who taught himself the skills he needed to accomplish the job. The white masks that hang from the far wall are his creations as well. The masks offer a modern way to bring classic Angolan art home. The ornate fireplace, one of four hearths this home boasts, is original to the space, as is the decorative scrollwork that runs across moldings and ceilings in this room. The way that Kenza and Julio have maintained the architecture of the home, is a reminder not to remove or cover up original fixtures, but to instead accentuate them. Filling a traditional space with modern furnishings creates a unique contrast of styles that can add layers of sophistication to a room.
Warm woods used on the floor, ceiling and for the French doors brings a warm, inviting vibe into this southwestern dining room. Neutral upholstered chairs surround the rustic dining table, while a chandelier adds a touch of glam.
A sliding glass door opens the contemporary living space up to the welcoming patio. Barcelona chairs and ottomans pair with a comfortable sectional for a comfortable sitting area, while a sisal area rug grounds the space.
Skirted, Striped Sofa, Lettering Wood Coffee Table and Bold Pattern Rug in Cozy Sitting Room
This room is staged with cozy, kid-friendly furniture and a coffee table that spells out the word "LIVE". The coffee table adds an artsy, inspiration touch to compliment the inviting design. A bold orange throw pillow matches the colorful patterned rug that livens up the pale blue wall color and striped blue sofa with ruffled skirt.
Living Room Includes Eclectic, Neutral-Hued Accents
A central color palette comprised of brown, cream and white ensures that this eclectic living room looks cohesive and inviting. Where an Art Deco buffet and trunk-style coffee table provide essential storage space for odds and ends, a midcentury modern armchair offers a seat for guests.