Color on the base of one of a pair of facing islands echoes the hue of the bold backsplash in this otherwise neutral kitchen. The open-concept space features a cozy breakfast nook tucked into a corner surrounded by windows, ushering in loads of natural light. In the adjoining living space, a retractable glass wall opens to bridge the home's indoor and outdoor spaces. Hardwood floors warm up the white kitchen and provide continuity throughout the kitchen and living area.
Pops of coral stand out in this living room’s black and white color palette. Designer Mariah O’Brien loves to begin with a white base, adding bold hues in the form of accent walls and accessories for a striking palette. Mariah’s secret? “The whites I like to use showcase the colors, upholstery, fabrics and art in the room without competing with the wall color. If and when our clients need a little change, it is much easier to change out the window treatments, pillows and accessories than to have to repaint an entire room,” says O’Brien.
“Undress your kitchen,” suggests Donna Mathis of Atlanta-based Haven Design Works. “Then thoughtfully put the accessories back in place -- maybe not all of them can truly make a huge difference in how your kitchen looks.” Designer Cheryl Kees Clendenon of Florida's In Detail Interiors thoughtfully picked a color pattern that went with the vibe she was creating for this coastal kitchen. With its unique tile, window shades and just a few accessories carefully chosen to complement the color scheme, this kitchen won a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition award.
As seen on HGTV's hit show, Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna have turned this mundane master into a magnificent masterpiece. A new coat of paint provided the base color for an elegant, neutral color palette. Windows in the corner of the room let in plenty of natural light, making that corner of the space the perfect place for a reading nook. A faux mantel in the center of the room creates a focal point and adds a smidge of rustic charm to the space, tying this design into the rest of the home.
Creating welcoming warmth within the flowing spaces of open-layout floorplans is important—and sometimes difficult to achieve. Designer Brett Mickan turned to color to do the trick in this Sydney, Australia kitchen. “The deep green hue makes the walls recede so the pieces within the room stand out. And, because the room looks out through a series of large glass doors towards the garden, I used a deep green tone with a grey base to create a color connection to the garden and focus the view out the windows,” he says.
This home has all the classic architectural elements of a prairie-style home. long flat roofs with big eaves, rows of windows and horizontal lines. Developed in the Midwest by architectural trailblazer Frank Lloyd Wright, the prairie style was built based on the idea that a home should serve all practical needs without being overly embellished or showy. It was influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and features many of the same concepts such as built-in furniture, simple materials and open floor plans.
Eclectic and funky little girls room with a blush pink base. The soft color palette is anchored with the charcoal accents and dots of bright pink. A window seat with comfy toss pillows in fun textures creates a cozy reading nook. A lofted wood daybed lined with pink velvet cushions is perfect for lounging and sleeping. An antique mirror over sits over the wooden dresser, on which sits vases of brightly colored fresh flowers. A play tent in charcoal gray with white dots atop a small white faux fur rug provides a special place to hide away or share secrets with friends. An area rug in blush pink with a charcoal gray and white pattern picks up the colors from elsewhere in the room and complements the wooden furniture.
When decorator Nick Olsen moved into his 525-square-foot studio in New York City, the walls were painted white, in keeping with small-space convention. "But the place just looked gray and dingy," says Olsen. And so, rather than just slapping on a newer, brighter coat of white, he painted the apartment's main room Oregano Green (Benjamin Moore 2147-10), in an oil-based metal enamel, to resemble lacquer.
"Although the apartment is small," says Olsen, "it's actually rather grand with 12-foot ceilings, huge windows and a high-relief fireplace. So I felt it would be a shame to tone it down with a pale color or white." For even more impact, he painted the doors glossy black and the trim white, and added a deep teal velvet sofa. Olsen didn't shy away from bright color in the 35- (yes, 35!) square-foot kitchen either, wallpapering the fridge in a bright spring pattern and painting the walls and the ceiling Sea Mist Green (Benjamin Moore #2041-50). "To make color work in a really tiny room like this kitchen," Olsen suggests, "paint the walls and ceilings the same color so you're eye doesn't stop at the ceiling line."
This 43-acre unique estate property is located in the beautiful Pemberton Valley, 5 minutes north of the village of Pemberton, 3 minutes from the Pemberton airport and just 25 minutes from the world class resort of Whistler, British Columbia. The majestic Pemberton Valley, known for its natural beauty, thriving agriculture industry and countless recreation opportunities is also quickly becoming an international equestrian centre.Nestled at the foot of the spectacular Mt. Currie, this private gated estate features a 6,850 square foot custom built home and a separate barn and caretakers suite. The main house includes everything you need – and a lot more. Featuring 4 bedrooms and 5-1/2 bath, a separate master suite wing, a gourmet kitchen, open concept living area with a separate games-room/bar, media room, wine cellar and triple bay garage with fourth bay, currently being used as a hobby room. An additional space, over the garage is being used as a secondary media room, but could easily be divided to add a gym and yoga studio.The separate barn is currently being used as a helicopter hangar and a space for recreation equipment, but has been designed for a 6-stall horse barn, complete with hay lofts, heating and full security. There is a 2 bedroom caretaker suite upstairs in the barn, featuring a full kitchen and bathroom. This fully secured estate has plenty of useable outdoor living space with landscaped gardens, a full-size pond, a salt water in-ground swimming pool and a paving stone automobile court in front of the home. This estate has been exquisitely finished while maintaining a comfortable homey feel - making it the perfect place to raise a family or to use as a recreational property.Features include: 2 fireplace(s), Gated Entry, security system, intercom / music system, separate guest quarters, three-car garage, here is a porte-cochere for one vehicle plus additional parking for up to 4 vehicles, Air conditioning, forced air heating systemInterior features include: this post and beam home has been exquisitely finished and features a gourmet kitchen, marble countertops in the kitchen and bathroom, vaulted ceilings with suspended walkway, large windows throughout.Views include: sunset, sunrise, mountain.Amenities include: health club, golf club, bike trails, equestrian facilities, walking trails, landing strip, salt water outoor swimming pool, covered outdoor hot tub.Built in 2003.2 stories, 6,850 approximate square feet. 2 buildings. Wood exterior. Metal roof.Architectural style: Farmhouse43.8 acre lot.Property features: 13 Rooms, 6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms.