This open dining area was inspired by the diversity of heights, styles and colors of the Chicago buildings outside. Contemporary white-and-navy chairs encircle an antique table, while a metallic drum chandelier hangs above. The Indian-inspired artwork adds a flurry of color to the otherwise neutral space.
As seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict, this girl's bedroom features much of the original wood and tile. Kid's bedrooms are very important to Nicole as she always wants to ensure that her restored homes are family friendly. She used a collection of salvaged and antique toys along with some of her son's photos and artwork to stage these rooms.
To enter SOMA Design Studio's conference room, clients and designers must pass through two antique Chinese doors. These doors open to reveal a large concrete conference table with room for six natural saddle cab chairs to comfortably pull up. On the back walls, three pieces of artwork are featured-two 17th Century Portuguese paintings and one 20th Century portrait.
The neutral colors and style of this white fireplace mantel and stone hearth make it very versatile. Almost any type of artwork and accessories can be added to change out the look and feel of the room. We choose to decorate the space with a mix of earth-tone accessories with antiques.
The simple elegance of this dining room spotlights the homeowner's collection of fine art and antique furniture. Two large windows flood the space with natural light and reflect off the white walls to bring the collector's items to the forefront of visitors' sights. Even the table is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible with its glass tabletop to direct the eye to the artwork and fine furniture in this space. Since the collector's items afford the only color in the space, the decorative antique dresser and the statue and painting are the focal points of the room, showcasing the homeowner's elegant taste.
The family wanted to showcase their personal style and spunk, so designers added statement pieces to the entryway of this home. Unique artwork hangs on the walls of the space, while the floor is adorned with a large, butterfly rug. The dresser in the foyer is an antique English dresser that has been upcycled to include the lyrics of the song, "Imagine," to showcase the family's unique values.
The formal living room/parlor is one of the first impressions you get to make on your guests about what your personal style is and how you like to live at home. For the entertaining spaces in this home our client wanted chic, well edited rooms with simple palettes and lots of light. Their formal living room is exactly that with transitional furnishings and original artwork created by one of their daughters. The layering in this room is subtle but impactful. Metallic wallcovering defines the niches, sheer panels, a painted ceiling and an antique mirrored platform coffee table rest on a white silk rug. All of these carefully curated details have light-reflective properties. Editing does not equate to skimping.
This kitchen channels both Spanish and Mexican styling with colorful walls, shelves and pottery. The large metallic mirror hanging over the range is a statement piece that brings more light and space to the room. Designer Emily Severinsen chose a deep orange wall color and carried it through to the pottery, which holds a variety of kitchen utensils. The green tea color on the range hood and cabinets is a refreshing contrast against the bold, rustic metal tile backsplash and cultural artwork. Natural elements like the sabino wood kitchen island and wooden ceiling beams add a country look, while the black modern stools rejuvenate the space. The oversized antique mirror makes the kitchen feel larger and more open.