Take the architectural route to your fire pit area with sculptural furniture, minimal decor and a contemporary chiminea. To create a focal point and ground the space, opt for a tall chiminea standing at least five feet.
One way to bring Heirloom style into your home is by celebrating the good bones of your home as in this exquisite molding, dramatic chandelier and staircase railing, which allow architectural detail to shine.
Across from her bicycle, sits another vignette featuring one of Nana Yaa’s favorite decorating accessories: books. While the vase of flowers do a lovely job of echoing the color of the bike, the real star of this area is clearly the walls themselves. The architectural details stretch from floor to ceiling, bringing a sense of character to the entire home.
The cool, artsy mobile Henderson found at a thrift store and the black metal sconce flanking the couch give this rental home a custom, architectural feel without expense or actual renovation says Henderson.
In addition to being fun and playful, the chalkboard end tables also offer up a chance to change up looks. White chalk was used to mark architectural furniture sketches which bring a more adult-like feel to the family room.
When renovating a bath in a historic home, designer Mark Williams had to work within a small footprint. “Baths were not as luxuriously proportioned back then so we had to get creative with storage solutions,” he says. “We built in a large piece—designed to look like an armoire—but is actually linen storage above, and a hamper below. The antiqued mirror insets in the upper cabinet doors make the whole space feel larger.”
Sometimes a touch of modern architecture is all you need to update your look. Kohler's Purist faucet line has a minimalist profile, a 360-degree swivel spout, lever handles, and high clearance for pots and pans. All finishes are complementary to a neutral palette: Polished Chrome (shown), Vibrant Polished Nickel, Matte Black and Vibrant Stainless. Image courtesy of Kohler
Tall Ceilings? Polished wood floors? Work with the unique qualities of your room. Unfussy window treatments here let the light come pouring into this room. Simple chairs and no tablecloth keep things simple.
What looks like an ornamental stone accessory is actually a waste bin. Made from a blend of crushed stone, resin, styrene and fiberglass, this lightweight, weather-resistant trash holder from Horchow can be placed anywhere.