Colorful and Cozy Nook with Bold Graphic Accent Wall
Two built-in shelves filled with books flank a cozy window seat in this charming, contemporary reading nook. Bright pink, graphic wallpaper adds bold color that contrasts against the green window seat. A small chandelier is an elegant accent.
Blue and Pink Transitional Library With Striped Curtains
Blue and pink are a surprisingly grown-up combination in this handsome library, in part because of the room's sophisticated details: a plush Oriental rug, tailored armchairs, a delicate coffee table. Stripes on the curtains are a hint of a jaunty nautical touch.
An arched nook cut into a light blue wall has been painted coral orange. The bright wall displays six framed actual cameras. A round, white dining table and its four cushioned wire chairs create a fun and cozy breakfast nook.
Cozy Sitting Room With Coffered Ceiling and Pink Striped Armchairs
This sitting room features two pink striped upholstered armchairs positioned in front of a fireplace with a neutral mantel. Recessed lighting dots the coffered ceiling and illuminates a pair of curved cherry wood console tables, each decorated with an oval mirror and ivory vase.
"I am puzzled by the use of solid drapery fabric that completely obscures the view outside and makes an already small apartment seem even smaller. Even as a room divider, gauzy sheer fabric would have provided the privacy Michael was after and added an intriguing sense of mystery," says HGTV Design Star judge Candice Olson.
This bright and cheery family room is covered in high-energy hues, packed with pet-friendly materials and outfitted with clever storage solutions. From washable paint sheen on the walls to lightweight rustic table lamps, the space was designed to be durable, comfy and almost indestructible.
Neutral pieces help to break up a pink palette in this sitting room featured in the HGTV Green Home 2011. The chair and floor lamp have strong but graceful lines, helping to offset the intensity of the pink.
The stone wall warms this dining area and ties in with the traditional feel of the adjoining kitchen. A small white dining table compliments the custom kitchen cabinets. Dainty seat cushions on curved chairs match the wallpaper and chandelier.
Rose Dining Room With Ornamental Traditional Chandelier and Sophisticated Decor
Nodding to the Italians’ great use of color, the dining room is enveloped in raspberry grass cloth wallpaper. A large, lamp-shade chandelier hangs over a long wood dining table adorned with a dainty runner and floral centerpiece. Upholstered armchairs are fixed at the ends of the table with wood chairs lining the sides.
Blush Contemporary Living Room With Ladylike Appeal
Soft, sophisticated and inviting, this living room displays a subdued color palette as its backdrop, with pops of color, pattern and accent pieces for pizzazz! Especially fetching is the unusual glass disc chandelier that hangs in the center of the room that complements the mirrored wall hanging over the sectional sofa. And white tone-on-tone draperies add a wonderful lightness to the space.
In large rooms, pay close attention to the shape, size and scale of any featured artwork. When small subjects are placed across a generously sized room, they lose their impact and appear more as visual clutter than a focal point. Here, in the multipurpose workspace located off the kitchen, an oversized fiberglass Trojan horse grounds the space and creates a focal point from across the great room.
This transitional living room features peach-hued walls paired wit medium grain wood trim. A pink velvet ottoman sits at the center of the room, while two cherry wood U-shaped chairs are positioned nearby. The striped curtains and vibrant pink floral arrangements add colorful accents.