In the living room, two blue armchairs are accented by the natural light that streams into the space through the large windows on the opposite side. These blue chairs and pillows give the space a pop of color, while the fireplace glowing behind them keeps the room warm and cozy. On either side of the fireplace, arched built-in shelves give the homeowners plenty of display space.
A powder blue accent wall is the perfect complement to the rich chocolate tones in this contemporary bedroom. A long brown curtain stretches across an entire wall for maximum shade and light control. A dark stool and tan bench create seating around the modern glass fireplace, and neutral bed linens are topped with throw pillows to match the blue, brown and neutral tones in the surrounding design.
A gray accent wall acts as a backdrop for the subway tile shaped headboard design. White bed linens are decorated with a chevron throw blanket and pillows with a finishing sheen. Low nightstands have matching table lamps framing the bed and black and white car art mounted on the wall. A sliding glass door reveals a view to the balcony and lets in bright, natural light.
A mixture of fresh colors, including yellow and various hues of blue, add pops of interest and give this living room an updated feel. The rug softens the space and coordinates with the blue pillows and tray. A console table along the back wall adds dimension and features fresh and modern accessories. A large oil painting highlights the fireplace and accents the high ceilings.
Brightly colored damask fabric used on ottomans creates a playful accent to this transitional sitting area and also acts as additional, portable seating. The colors pulled from the ottoman are used throughout the room – including the contemporary armchair, throw pillows and personal accessories – to cohesively tie the room together. Floating shelves provide a sleek and linear element in which to display personal effects without detracting from the open feel.
"The peach hyacinth is all about a timid subtlety and gentle beauty that Casey mainly interprets through a treatment to simulate the look of watercolor applied to the bedroom walls. Her translation is successful," said HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip. The striped blanket and upholstered headboard add darker blue complements to the walls, and the red throw pillows add a splash of accent color to this transitional bedroom.
Pack some serious visual impact by giving a basic flat-front dresser designer flair with a painted chevron pattern in three, five or seven of your favorite paint colors. In this design from Brian Patrick Flynn, the dresser takes the purple of the wall and the pink from the pillow and combines them with lighter shades of purple for a fun and vibrant accent piece.
In the dining room, the homeowners needed a space that could accommodate their many friends, so designers installed a bench seat that could do just that. The wraparound bench is upholstered in comfortable materials and accented with colorful pillows, while modern chairs provide additional seating. The word art on the wall is perfect for a kitchen, creating a double meaning, while the modern light fixture finishes off the space.
In the spare bedroom, the homeowners wanted to go bold, so designers anchored the space with a red accent wall to bring warm color into the space. Then, they brought in red bed linens and a matching, multicolor, geometric rug and throw pillows to complete the design. To keep the space bright, plenty of natural light streams into the room from the large windows to the side of the space.
Using the cool, coastal climate of Southern California as the inspiration, this colorful, casual living room is a great space in which to relax , watch TV and play games. The blue and white color scheme, with the coral accent color, is inviting, fun, and functional. The graphic designs on the couch pillows and on the draperies complement the overall theme.
A round pedestal table holding an Asian tree is used as a living room divider and is flanked by a large beige sofa and a contemporary seating area with modern turquoise blue arm chairs. Arched window shades cover the large windows above three sets of French doors. The contemporary seating area features a zebra print rug and glass coffee table while both sections are accented with red throw pillows.
A contemporary gray sofa and modern leather and wood armchair combine to create a lively eclectic sitting space for this office. A futuristic c-shaped side table works with a transitional floor lamp, tree stump side table and assorted textured throw pillows bringing understated surprise, whimsy and style. The green accent wall brightens the space while balancing the copper tones of the animal hide area rug.
The open, uncluttered set up of this bedroom brings an industrial, modern influence to the contemporary design. The polished floor reflects the natural light from the pair of windows as well as the light fixture within the three-blade ceiling fan. A quilted gray bed comforter matches the flooring and is accented with a faux fur pillow. Abstract art gives a pop of vibrant red and pink color.
This platform bed with soft, inviting linens and pillows is accented by the mural that was made into a headboard. This mural, imported from Thailand, was globally sourced and brings in the Asian spa feeling the couple desired. The end tables on either side of the bed are modern and bring in the dark wood often incorporated in the Asian style, while the lamps on the end tables help give the room light and make the space feel larger. The wallpaper is grasscloth wallpaper, which gives this accent wall a nice, rich texture, All of these elements working together make this space the everyday getaway the couple was hoping for.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian's design for this bedroom blends masculine elements with feminine beauty. The natural wood accent wall and the slate walls make the space seem a bit masculine, but Jillian combats that by adding feminine touches, such as the suede bench at the foot of the bed and the decorative pillows.
Designer Emily Henderson plays into her love of eclectic styling by mixing various patterns, furnishings and accessories to create a light and airy living room with feminine charm. For more casual appeal, she added some oversized patterned throw pillows by the sofa. They're perfect for floor lounging, gathering 'round the coffee table and other cozy cushioning. Plus, they're an additional visual accent against the stark, white sofa and hardwood floors.
The living room of this Point Lorna, California, villa home features interior details which allow accents of the verdant courtyard gardens to carry throughout the house. Here the chartreuse of a floral painting complements the sun-lighted flowering branches framed by a window, while below, a fireplace is lined with firewood, its texture reflected in plush wicker lounge chairs decorated with soft teal pillows that match the greenery peeking inward through a glass door.
Jackson Paige Interiors designed this Brentwood home with a contemporary approach but added touches of coastal style throughout the space. This family room, for example, features a soft turquoise wallpaper as an accent wall, complementary sofa pillows, along with a coffee table, end table and art that inspire one to "hit the beach." Especially fetching are the low-to-the-ground occasional chairs that have a cottage-style aesthetic.