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 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.
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.
A gracious entry hall sets the tone for this apartment with white wainscoting and tasteful wallpaper. The adjacent sitting room features a built-in bookshelf, dark wood furniture and a neutral area rug.
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.
Bright Green Entry With Unstained Wood Front Door and White Trim
The light, unstained wood front door fits perfectly with the fresh, bright look of this home's entryway. The light green walls surround the space with a positive energy. A white column, white trim and window seat fill the space with clean lines and sharp design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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