With an interest in street art, designer Cecilie Starin turned to surfer and muralist Ian Ross, whose designs are inspired by kelp, for the eye-catching wallcovering in "Street Soiree," the dining room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Ross spray painted 17 yards of canvas for the wallcovering, which is complemented by black lacquered paint and a black-and-white striped ceiling.
In a living room where space is at a premium, there may not be enough tabletop surface to add framed photos or treasured objects. To inject personality into a living room without taking up valuable tabletop space, consider a gallery wall grouping. Here, a tall wall features nine oversized black-and-white prints of the family with a steel console placed below to anchor the space. When adding a console table to a living room, stick with a maximum depth of 18 inches to keep from impeding traffic flow.
Black and white photos are dispersed throughout the custom wood accent wall in this striking bedroom. The photos, some of people and some of nature, help personalize the space and connect it to the home's setting.
Casting a spotlight on vintage beach photos, globe pendant lights fashioned from hand-worked wrought iron lend drama and an unexpected design element to the foyer of HGTV Smart Home 2013. The beachy blue walls introduce the home's sea-inspired color palette.
This modern black-and-white living space in Brooklyn, NY, showcases a wall of framed monochrome photos with an elegant console table in the center. A red velvet armchair brings a pop of color to the space with a decorative throw pillow and plush faux rug beneath.
White shiplap walls bring a beautiful, simple texture to the stylish set up of this hall space. A natural wood bench features a distressed finish with patterned throw pillows. Black and white framed art compliments the simplicity of the design approach while adding artistic intrigue.
This loft-style kitchen has a retro vibe without feeling dated. Designers Cortney and Bob Novogratz updated the space with contemporary cabinets and stainless steel accents including a two-tiered island that brings purpose and functionality.
Neutral tones in this master bedroom sitting area keep the space cozy and inviting, and a lamp and end table ensure it's functional, too. A nearby bench with a flokati throw feels welcoming, and a striking black-and-white photo adds visual balance.