The entryway of a Tudor-style home features ferns, vines and a floral wreath. Antique wicker furniture was painted charcoal gray to match the trim. The furniture is covered with black and white Sunbrella fabric trimmed in garden green. The bright green is repeated on the wicker stool and the fringed pillows.
Create interest and texture with a collection of everyday and vintage bathroom items. This Victorian Gothic wall cabinet is filled with vintage cosmetic jars, ivory grooming implements, shells, sponges, towels and soaps. “If you have glass-fronted shelves, use it as an opportunity not just for storage but for display of interesting objects,” says Susan Sully, author of the book “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques” in which this home was featured. Sully also recommends painting the back of a cabinet a dark color to make light objects really stand out.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once dark and dated dining room into a chic, updated space perfect for entertaining. Dark wood accents in the table, floor and mirror balance the room's primary light, airy color and lend a "steakhouse" feel. To add a touch of traditional charm, Sarah added vintage dining chairs, a wrought iron chandelier and a gray antique sideboard.
Even an industrial loft kitchen can don the mantle of an Old World farmhouse with a few simple touches. Here, antique wooden beams replace the existing structural supports, creating an eye-catching element in this vintage-yellow kitchen. For a similar effect, cover boring columns with wood, or use a faux finish to give them a rustic appearance, says author Susan Sully. For an even easier farmhouse-style fix, bring in a rocking chair.
Black stone flooring leads into the living room and creates a bold contrast to the bright, white walls in the room. Antique double doors bring a beautiful rough texture to the room. Built in shelves in varying heights showcase an artistic display of framed photos and figurines adding personal style to the decor.
Ornate decorative moldings adorn the walls and ceiling and are complemented with black paint and gold accents. The ceiling is a standout feature which consists of multiple elevations of diamond-shapes designed to draw the eye to the center of the ceiling where an oversized brass chandelier resides. A crescent-shaped macaron bar adds visual interest and additional counter space. The back wall features handsome antique mirrors to serve as the backdrop to the Macaron by Patisse signage embellished with brass-trimmed shelves designed for additional storage and showcasing macaron towers.
Bright orange walls breathe new life into this traditional style dining room, giving it a fresh, contemporary look. An eclectic mix of furniture and decor exudes a playful, casual vibe. Turquoise tile fireplace surround mimics the natural colors of the ocean depicted in the painting leaning on the mantel.
Risers and vessels are both excellent elements for adding personality or conversation-starters to your buffet. Use a combination of wooden, acrylic or metal risers paired with unique vessels such as antique strainers or copper colanders.
Keep an assortment of different herbal teas easily accessible and neatly stored by placing them inside of antique pewter mugs and goblets. The aged texture of the vessels adds to the warm feeling of a cozy autumn afternoon.