"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
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.
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.
Arched Doorways in Traditional Foyer With Sea Green Walls and Hardwood Floor
Arched open doorways create stylish movement throughout the turns of this foyer design. A sea green wall color softly livens up the space. Hardwood floor is used in each room for a cohesive and polished finish.
An old farm table with faded wood on top and distressed teal paint on the legs was cut in half long ways and affixed to the wall, to create the mudroom console table. The table provides a place to rest keys, sunglasses and other daily essentials.
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.
Green Hallway Infused With Asian-Inspired Elements
Soothing green wallpaper covered in butterflies makes venturing to the end of this hallway an enlightening experience. A multicolored tapestry and rug soften the space, while a curved Asian-style chair by the window provides a seat for self-reflection.
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.
The gorgeous blue-green walls surrounding this staircase mimic the color of the ocean, while the wrought iron railing mimics the movement of the ocean. A gorgeous chandelier resembles hundreds of dangling seashells, completing the space's sea-inspired look.