White and light gray color tones create a gorgeously bright atmosphere in this modern living room. A white leather sofa features a rectangular shape while a matching white leather chair features a curved frame. A large, three panel, black and white car photo compliments the room and fills blank space on the wall. An animal hide rug brings an additional pop of darker hues and soften the finish of the room.
This Midcentury Modern dining room features a custom, 130-inch glass top dining table that is supported by three acrylic and brass bases and seats twelve in black, mohair dining chairs. On the ceiling, designers installed a set of suspended chrome and glass balls that are used as a modern light fixture and complement the silver metallic cork wallpaper that offers rich texture to the open dining room.
The modern design of this sitting area in the New York offices of Pereira & O'Dell complements the rugged elegance of the building, while providing an inviting place for staffers to congregate. The brown and black of the sofa and chairs blend with some of the natural colors found in the exposed beams and brick, while the modern, yellow wingback couch adds a pop of color. The gray chevron rug ties the space together.
From the get-go, there’s no mistaking this house is sophisticated and fun. The black-and-white cabinet from AllModern and the arrangement of abstract art—a canvas from Grandin Road and framed pieces by Kim Curran—have gallery appeal. Meanwhile, the symmetry of the blue West Elm lamps and caned chairs from CB2 give the setup an elegant touch.
This dining room from designer Vanessa-DeLeon is flanked with column-framed arched doorways and accentuated with an eclectic mix of the formal and rustic to create a dramatic and unexpected look. Banquettes in black crushed velvet sit at both ends of the wooden dining table, while eight sturdy leather and antique gold barrel dining chairs make up the rest of the seating in the space.
This green bedroom has a lively design perfect for a little rockstar. The vibrant green wall color is highlighted with black stripes and the zebra print comforter make this an eye-catching space. A desk at the foot of the bed provides a workspace and added storage and a chair in the corner is perfect for relaxing. A storage unit of cubbies next to the bed adds space for light and more storage containers.
An Italian serpentine walnut three-drawer commode, a Tuscan carved giltwood mirror and an 18th century English chinoiserie tall case clock are in the foyer designed by Jacquelynne P. Lanham Designs for the Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta. The black-and-white floor has a zig-zag pattern. On the commode are two gold Ormolu ornaments on lucite bases and a pair of 1930’s Chinese green hardstone lamps with lavender shades. Two 19th century regency-style chairs with an ebony finish are underneath framed original landscape oils by Tyler Colgan.
Kristen was able to give her modest 10-by-12-foot living room a high-energy, sophisticated look by sticking with flea markets for staple pieces, then updating them with color. The walls were painted a dark blue tone from Benjamin Moore called Black Horizon. "I love using dark colors to create backdrops for my pieces," she says. "The canary yellow bamboo chair and the pair of turquoise end tables really pop against the blue. Plus, the navy blue makes my abstract art look even better!"
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson accented this chic antique sideboard with a small gallery wall of black and white vintage photographs. An added chair rail allowed Sarah to play with two different patterns of wallpaper—a bold, linear design below and a natural, whimsical print above. White dinnerware with vintage-style detailing adds old world charm to the chic table setting.
Wall art comes in all shapes and sizes, especially if it's a DIY project. This black-and-white piece is inspired by the pattern of an Ikea pillow and uses plywood and paint, by Allison Fannin of Two Thirty-Five Designs. Another affordable idea for a holiday mantel is to place extra ornaments in a glass jar. She also repainted the chair (an estate sale find) in front of the fireplace gold and recovered the cushion.
To maintain the farmhouse feel, designers kept the wainscoting that already existed in the space, but updated it with a coat of paint that continues the neutral color palette into the dining room. A vintage, farmhouse table further continues the design, while the chairs surrounding it have been painted black to make them seem more modern. The sliding barn door separates the dining room and kitchen from the rest of the house, maintaining the vintage style. Finally, color is added to the space through the aqua pendant light and the broadway letter B light, completing the updated, farmhouse design of the space.
Aside from the kitchen, Chris planned to spend the least amount of money on his second bedroom, which would be used as an office. Taking the advice of a designer friend, he had the room painted in a blue-grey tone from Sherwin-Williams called Krypton and had custom draperies in a modern print made from a clearance bin fabric at $11.99 per yard. Since his laptop is pretty much the only thing he needs to work from home, the room was simply furnished with a vintage desk picked up from an antique market for $600 and paired with a black woven grass chair from IKEA that was $59. To soften the area underfoot, he installed FLOR tiles in a striped pattern, alternating each tile for a parquet look.
Once inside the man-cave, the cool angles and architectural features clearly identifies it as a former attic space. The room is accessorized with black and white images of career milestones and nostalgic art that references the homeowner's home town. There are two seating areas, a game table, a live edge counter with four barstools and of course a massive television. This room meets the needs of whatever type of guests our homeowner is hosting. There are four large club chairs for casual business meetings, a comfy sofa for lounging, or we can fill every seat for a big sporting event. Every element in this room has a purpose, but we still managed to inject good design principals into finishes, the space plan and overall mood to ensure a great result.
A clever use of a small footprint, designer Kristina Crestin came up with the idea to put a queen sized bed together with a twin bunk bed, thinking a family could fit into the small space. To the right of the queen bed, a closet holds essential storage. Black pipe fittings provide a safety component to the twin bed, but also add a little industrial flair.
A budget-friendly pine V-groove in a semi opaque wash on a warm grey was chosen for the walls so they wouldn't compete with the barn board ceiling.
The guest room was a great space to have a little fun, pairing some fun, white animal heads with a found vintage chair. Layering elements to add to the story of the space.
Part of Sandy Springs' cultural renaissance, this 14-acre $229 million combination city hall and performing arts center is being posited as a jewel in the city's arts crown. Visitors can enjoy a black box theater, an 1,100 seat auditorium and a lineup of lectures, music and performances as well as a city green with outdoor concerts and performances. Even cuter, City Springs boasts a very Southern "porch" entrance complete with rocking chairs, not something you see at a city hall in every city. A mixed-use development of apartments, restaurants and boutiques rings City Springs for plenty of pre- and post-concert offerings including another location of the French-style patisserie Cafe Vendome.