The living room marries classic and contemporary design — a place where the homeowners could enjoy entertaining their friends, family and business associates. A monochromatic color scheme accented with soft blues and copper achieves the desired contemporary style, while the traditional element comes from taking full advantage of the restored building’s wood paneled walls and architectural details.
A white kitchen doesn't have to be ALL white. Here, designer Andrea Schumacher opted for just two small shelves in lieu of upper cabinets, making the fanciful floral wallpaper the star. For contrast, she chose an emerald green tone from the wallpaper to paint the kitchen's island. The standout green piece complements the blue floral wallpaper, the Murano glass chandeliers, white cabinetry and Carrara marble backsplash.
"This kitchen's neutral gray-and-white palette with warm wood accents make it balanced and timeless. It would not feel out of place in a 1920s bungalow or a modern home," says interior designer Katelyn Rountree.
This formal dining room is the toast of the dinner party thanks to style that's sophisticated but not at all stuffy. At the far end of the space, a bay window makes the ideal nook for a cozy, round table, a pretty spot for breakfast.
"A trend that I believe will always remain timeless is using natural stone —especially white marble is just so classic," says interior designer Brooke Wagner. "You'll always see me going for a honed or antiqued finish; they're my fave! Often times we do stain grade or paint grade gray cabinetry to complement an otherwise white kitchen. Another way to add character is decorative hardware and an interesting light fixture. These are surefire ways of keeping your space perfect for years to come."
Open and spacious, the all-white kitchen offers wide pathways around the double islands and a large dining table for breakfasts and casual dining. A built-in butcher block countertop on the end of one of the islands is a convenient bonus for prep work.
A simple round wooden dining table grounds this all-white formal dining room. The domed ceiling puts the focus on the gorgeous crystal chandelier while adding dimension and drama to the space. A conveniently located server window opens to the kitchen, so hot food is never far from the table.
Traditional Kitchen With Pearl-Finish Backsplash and Contemporary Barstools
A dramatic, pearl-finish backsplash and contemporary stools modernize this renovated traditional kitchen for fashion-forward homeowners, packing it with charm and interest. Designer Marci Barnes expanded the original kitchen footprint and opened up the room to the dining area and attached sunroom to further update the space.
The freestanding bathtub's sleek, minimalistic design doesn't distract from the incredible beach view outside the black frame windows. A freestanding chrome faucet adds to the contemporary look of the tub.