A black-painted clawfoot tub fits with the character of this historic New York farmhouse, but the sleek black-on-white design of the space is characteristic of its modern renovation. In this updated bathroom, white walls mix with black octagonal tile floors and an unexpected animal hide rug to create an eclectic space with loads of style.
This space is artfully designed to be both modern with a hint of art deco. Gold accents team with modern pieces to give the room a touch of glamour. An animal hide rug and animal-themed black-and-white photography add eclecticism and whimsy, while a modern chandelier is a conversation piece in its own right.
To give the homeowners a more usable, less overwhelming space, designers brought in a jewel toned sofa, white chairs and a faux animal hide rug to add subtle color to the large master bedroom space and give the homeowners an extra place to relax in their master bedroom.
Opt for hide rugs in high-traffic areas, like foyers and hallways, because they can stand up to the hustle and bustle. “I love to use hide rugs in foyers and hallways. Since hides are natural animal skin, the material is incredibly durable and cleanable. Hides can be made into rugs in a variety of patterns that include checked, striped, chevron and even circular patterns. This striped hide rug was an ideal choice for this large, central hallway. We custom made it to size and only included white and gray colors which gives the rug some variety, but still allows it to have a neutral and soft effect, says Claire Paquin of Clean Design Partners.
The TV is mounted above a black cabinet for an entertainment center effect. A red sofa adds a bold pop of color to liven up the black and white color scheme. A pair of chairs provide additional seating. Striped curtains, a mixture of throw pillows and an animal hide rug put the finishing touches in the design.
This living room pairs together traditional white columns with modern touches, like a natural wood wall-to-wall bookshelf. A classic black piano sits atop a patchwork faux animal hide area rug, while two neutral sofas provide a comfortable place to relax. The open plan allows easy transition to the dining area.
A traditional fireplace, modern art and vintage furniture pieces combine to create a transitional aesthetic in this cheery living room. A creamy white animal hide rug centers the space and softens the hardwood floors.
A vinyl record player brings a throwback touch to this sitting room, which is artfully designed to be modern with a hint of Art Deco. Gold accents, including the round coffee table, chair legs and even the speckled animal hide rug, add a touch of glamour. Black and white photography is playful, yet sophisticated.
Sometimes a mix of styles can create a refreshingly unique room. Here, velvet bedding pairs up with rustic elements like an animal hide rug and bench for a look that's a little luxe, but not at all precious.