To make a room appear to be bigger than it is, paint it the same color as the adjacent room. If you have a small kitchen and dining room, a seamless look will make both rooms feel like one big space. And make a sunporch look bigger and more inviting by painting it green to reflect the color of nature. Another design trick: If you want to create the illusion of more space, paint the walls the same color as your drapery. It will give you a seamless and sophisticated look.
Airy Sunroom With Coffered Ceiling and Wainscoting
Crisp wainscoting and a craftsman, coffered ceiling make this English-inspired sunroom a sought-after spot to eat breakfast each morning. The industrial pendant light and built-in booth add a welcomed, relaxed feeling in this otherwise formal space.
Turquoise Rolling Cart For Moveable Food and Kitchen Accessories Storage in Dorm Room
Dorm room space is at a premium, so movable furniture is key. That's why we love this rolling, open storage. It's perfect for pantry storage, and you can steal a shelf for beauty essentials or office supplies when your kitchen stash is running low.
Hand-Painted Hallway Mural With Traditional Wood Ceiling Moldings
This lively hallway boasts floor-to-ceiling hand-painted murals, featuring crystal blue skies and dreamy bodies of water. Dark brown moldings accentuate the traditional tray ceiling, while a wrought iron railing leads the way to the staircase.
In homage to traditional Mexican dining, a wrapping carrara marble bar puts customers in intimate proximity to the kitchen. A unique light green patterned wall runs the length of the bar seating adding contrasting color to the wooden ceiling beams.
Playful details abound - undulant baluster collars interject a sense of movement and rhythm to the stairs. Victorian, square section columns supporting the lantern transform to octagons with a wink to the Roman Doric Order.
All of the trim, brackets, balusters and columns were custom designed and then fabricated by millwork craftsman.
This completely custom guest cottage was built in only eight months time.
In this attic bedroom, the pairing of textured green wallpaper with a beamed ceiling and wainscoting creates an airy, tropical feel. Graphic-patterned fabric on the pillows, chair and window shades bring a modern touch to the room.
Floral Asian Metal Jewelry Box With Alternating Green and White Panels
This dainty metal tin is a beautiful way to decorate dorm room counter space while creating a storage space for small trinkets and jewelry. The rich green coloring pops against the white wall and light wood table.
"Colorful produce is a fragrant and easy way to add style to the entry," stylist Matthew Mead says. "Inexpensive fruits like green apples, tangelos and lemons" add interest everywhere, from centerpieces to the staircase, and create engaging focal points, he says. "Berries and sprigs of evergreen add a festive touch." Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead
Velvet Walls Evoke Texture, Color of the Sea in Windowless Hallway
A windowless hallway need not be overlooked when it comes to good design. Cynthia Spence sought to bring in the textures of the ocean with Holly Hunt cotton velvet wallcoverings and a faux bois textured tin ceiling in the main floor vestibule at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. An Art Deco architectural grill conceals an electrical panel.