All it takes to create an outdoor getaway is a comfortable chair or two. Here, designer Erin Benedict chose a pair of Adirondack chairs softened by large cushy pillows. And, note the pulled-back curtain to one side: If you have a place to hang a curtain rod or wire, an outdoor curtain adds softness and privacy. “Elegant black and gold striped drapes perfectly frame the Adirondack chairs, adding a contemporary element while complementing the timeless architectural details of the early 1920s structure,” Benedict says.
A faux sheepskin graces the back of a simple black chair in this living room. The chair, half of a pair, complements the black-and-white-striped canvas storage bins on the bottom of the console table. Tiffany-blue lamps flank a white framed mirror.
Just past the kitchen, you'll find this casual dining room with black Windsor chairs and a rectangular wood dining table. A large, dark wood built-in hutch offers plenty of storage for dishes and glassware.
This country dining setting features a farmhouse table with black Windsor chairs and bench to give the space a more causal feel. Green-and-white-pattern cushions pad the seats with matching throw pillows on the bench. Neutral pillows are mixed in complementing the distressed wooden table and neutral rug.
Julie Khuu, an interior designer from Santa Ana, Calif., joined the cast of HGTV Design Star for season five. This dining room is one of the designs that landed her a spot on the show. Black leather chairs, dark wood floors and a dark wood table with elegant place settings create a striking look in this creamy modern dining room.
To create a dining room that would equally suit family nights in or sophisticated dinner parties, the designers chose a neutral palette with pops of elegant gold. Black wood beams are a high contrast look against the white walls.