The wood touches in the cabinets, island and floating shelves help to warm up the whites and gray in this kitchen's palette. Big windows at the far end of the room pull the eye across the space and let in so much sunlight.
Large windows with simple valances give this Cape Cod guest cottage’s living room an unimpeded view of the breathtaking surroundings, while inviting furnishings in a soft neutral palette offer ample seating for friends and family.
The ceiling in the living room reaches up two stories high, with balconies from the second level looking down. Along one of the boundary walls, huge arched windows connect the space with the beautiful patio and pool.
Like the living room, this breakfast nook comes with a big bay window that overlooks Seattle's Elliot Bay and the Space Needle. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets in this space and the eat-in kitchen ensure that the owners have plenty of storage for their plates, bowls and various appliances.
Cozy and full of character, this breakfast nook is the perfect place to sip coffee and pore over the morning newspaper. In addition to a raw wood dining table, the space includes four wishbone chairs, a rustic mirror and a pillow-packed bench that overlooks a big bay window.
A clever way to decorate a mantel combines hanging a mirror, then leaning a clock with an interesting face against it, like Michelle Mentzer of Miles Design Group did in this metro Atlanta home. To get a steal on vintage mirrors and clocks, hunt through ones that are stacked up at flea markets and antique stores, or booths at local antiques stores frequently drop prices on all items by 20 percent or more.