This wingback chair is an old family heirloom that was re-invented. By staining the legs a deep espresso brown, using a charcoal velvet fabric and light cording, the chair was made relevant again. The classic lines of the chair combined with a piece of modern street art behind it create an unexpected, eclectic look.
By using the client's love for natural elements, the designers were able to create an oasis complete with a pebble wall and bench, full body shower and marble wrapped air spa with light therapy. The vibrant green and blue wall art adds a pop of color to the luxe modern bathroom. All of these elements contribute ease of use and life style in order for the client to successfully age in place.
This living and dining area provide a playful air of visual stimulation; lively punches of tangerine and kelly green merged with varying shades of cobalt and indigo blues. A heavy dose of woven sea grass added to the distinctive maritime air while an assortment of sea shells, blue-and-white pottery and a colorful collection of art came together to create a place of delight in this low-key beach cottage.
This casual living room features a vintage American flag and splashes of red were reminiscent of the Americana theme. Lively punches of tangerine and kelly green merged with varying shades of cobalt and indigo blues. A heavy dose of woven sea grass added to the distinctive maritime air while an assortment of sea shells, blue-and-white pottery and a colorful collection of art came together to create a place of delight in this low-key beach cottage.
If you have a large space or tall ceilings, installing an oversized fixture may be the way to go. There are simple, modern designs that not only add beautiful light to a space, but also feel like a piece of art. In some instances (like modern interiors) a simple design like this overscale pendant by Crystorama will have MAJOR impact.
The designers wanted the wow factor in the foyer of this home, so they added an art piece in the ceiling to draw the eye upward and add texture and dimension. Suspended from the ceiling are white pendant lights that give the space a little bit of modern flair, while a green velvet bench resting beneath a unique wood framed mirror makes the space pop. To give some boundaries to the space, designers added a woven rug.
This formal sitting room overlooks the patio, so designers wanted the colors in this room to reflect the warmth of the outdoors. Natural light pours into the space from the large sliding glass doors, making the space feel bright, while the teal walls make the space feel warm and colorful. The live edge wood art piece adds a little outdoor beauty to the design, while the red rug complements the teal walls and adds texture to the space.
When guests come through the home's front door, they are greeted by a calming, light blue foyer that mirrors the peaceful surroundings of the home. Closets on either side of the entryway add storage to the space, providing easy access to coats and shoes, while a bench and work of art are elegantly framed by the doorway of the foyer, creating a focal point in the space.
A black and white three-fold headboard and Buddha art canvas bring traditional asian flair to the contemporary feel of this bedroom. A mix of throw pillows features yellow, orange and purple tones with a sheen finish reflecting the natural light from the windows. Midcentury modern nightstands support warm-toned table lamps on both sides of the bed. A brown rug is angled across the floor to create an interesting line through the room.
Every open space in this home is decorated, from the walls to the floors. Near the door, the art in the living room continues to reflect the space’s mantra of simple, stylish and serene. A conceptual monochrome of light reflected into a camera lens from PurePhoto (www.purephoto.com) adds a touch of whimsy, while the full length mirror extends the room.
In the dining room, designers blended traditional elements with modern features to create a sophisticated, contemporary space. The neutral color palette in the space reflects the light that spills into the space, making it feel bright, while the traditional elements-the table and wall art-make the space warm and inviting. To tie the space together, the a mirror hanging on the wall match the dining chairs, creating unity in the space.
The owners of this home hoped to show off their collections, so designers made the collector's items the focal points in the space. The room's statues are placed in prominent positions, two in front of windows to allow light to shine directly on them, and two on either corner of the fireplace at the front of the room. The art collection, framed in black and hung on white walls, is also very prominent in the space.
Neutral tones create a sophisticated and calm atmosphere in this dining room. The rectangle dining table is surrounded with light wood chairs featuring cream cushion upholstery and a nailhead trim finish. A white area rug and white molding brighten the room and provide a break in the beige and wood finishes. Antique style garden tools mounted as wall art and a heavy neutral meal chandelier highlight the farmhouse influence in the design.
Let’s be honest. Haven’t we all dreamed of having a bedroom so big it could fit an entire living room in it? In a city famous for its creative use of small spaces, however, a bedroom this cavernous is likely to remain a dream for most New Yorkers. Kalyn and Todd however are making the most of their reality. Sculptural lighting, warm, textured rugs and a continued commitment to interesting art place this room firmly within the stylish context of the rest of the home. Offering nearly as much space as their living room, the couple’s bedroom is likewise divided into two spaces, the bedroom itself, and a beautiful lounge area complete with sofa, pouf and entertainment center.
Although this space is small, designers used the architecture of the building as well as elements in their design to make the space feel larger. For example, stately wood paneling leads the eye all the way up to the high, pitched ceiling, while the ceiling height, arched windows let in plenty of natural light so that the space feels magnificent. Then, designers brought in rugs and art to create defined spaces within the office so that the room has flow and purpose. Finally, designers used strategically placed metallic pieces, such as the desk and filing cabinet, to reflect all of the gorgeous light in the space, creating a functional space with a grand feeling.
In this home, art is a statement of sentiment as much as an aesthetic statement. This map of Paris is a constant reminder of a honeymoon spent in the City of Lights. Reflected in the map is the presence of another piece of art—this one a gift from from one of Brian’s old friends that gives an edgy, modern look at the couple’s traditional kitchen.
Expansive windows in this space add plenty of warm, natural light, making the space inviting. However, these windows didn't always make the space cozy, so designers added new silk drapes to block morning sun. New wood furniture was added to the space, the clean lines giving this master bedroom a modern feel, which was softened by the addition of new bedding and a Persian rug. The ceiling was painted green to give the space depth, while modern art was added to give personality to this mater bedroom.
By removing a wall, what was once a small room feels much larger, offering a comfortable flow between the living room and the dining room. In the process of removing the wall, Chip Gaines found the original fireplace and decided to keep it as a unique design element. Original shiplap paneling was revealed and kept as wainscoting around the house, and natural wood cornices were installed around the windows. A large, Art Deco style light fixture illuminates the room, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.