Clever lighting and playful signage-as-wall-art make this offbeat dining room from designer Karen Arendesen the perfect place for entertaining. The varied shades of wood in the table top make for a bold visual while the wood and warm tones soften the room's overall feel.
Cable lighting spotlights a line of simply framed, same-sized black-and-white photos along a stair landing, creating the effect of a mini gallery. Elaborate decoration on the base of the console table and a pair of silver candlesticks dress up the simple space.
A gallery featuring pieces from the owner's art collection accentuates a downstairs hallway. Arched entryways give the space a feeling of grandeur, while funky black pendant lights echo the artist's creativity. White walls, ceilings and carpet create a backdrop that lets the art and lights be the stars.
The shed-style art studio structure has two sliding glass door entries and clerestory windows to maximize the natural light. Concrete pavers with Mexican pebble joints surround the building for a clean, polished look.
This living room's furniture has style and sophistication, which are offset by the playfulness of the marquee letter and the Roost metallic-colored Enchanted Forest Tree Trunk Stool. Bursts of yellow add personality to the otherwise neutral space.
Before renovating this pre-Depression era apartment, the spaces in the home were very dark and traditional. To remedy this, designers added ambient light to brighten up the space. In this hallway, they restored the neoclassical plasterwork to highlight the architectural elegance of the space and added modern art to match the homeowner's personal style. These efforts highlight the history of the building, perfectly blending it with the modern style of the homeowner.
Light pink walls are capped with a patterned ceiling bringing a touch of green to the room. A striped floor matches the walls and adds deeper shades of pink. Hot pink letters personalize the wall above a beautiful white crib with pink details. The dresser and toy box match the crib for a fully girly design.