A color palette of muted gray, cream, black and vibrant yellow tells a modern mountain design story in the living room from the HGTV Dream Home 2014. A leather ottoman serves as a coffee table in the space, but can be cleared and double as seating when entertaining guests. Raised wooden trays offer a flat spot for electronics, food or drinks.
A floral tile backsplash ties the black and white details together in this contemporary kitchen design. White leather chairs circle a glass dining table under the light from a stainless steel chandelier with crystal tassel center. White cabinets surrounding stainless steel appliances creates a sleek atmosphere through the room. A section of cherry-stained cabinets creates a dark pop in the design.
This fun home office features funky patterns paired with pops of bold color. Gold and white geometric print wallpaper adds a touch of texture, while black and white wall art gives the room a contemporary vibe. A pink and white leather chair positioned next to a brown wooden desk creates the perfect working space.
Exposed metal beams contrasts against the rustic wood ceiling. Picturesque windows are dressed with simple gray curtains and overlook beautiful views of Snowmass, Colo. A large black sectional is paired with white leather chairs, fuzzy bean bags and a modern hanging chair, bringing contemporary edge to the living space.
The mixture of fabrics in this space creates a unique look in this home. The leather chairs and ottomans add glamor to the space, while the velvet sofa softens the space, bringing in elegance. To bring personality to the space, a black and white rug connects the furniture, while a bicycle print hangs as the center of attention in the space.
With floor to ceiling windows and plenty of natural light, this eclectic living room seems to glow. A light blue sofa, bold pillows and peacock artwork keep the space light and bright, while black floors and dark leather chairs add some contrast in the space. To give the open room more definition, a rug was placed under the sitting area, designating its boundaries and connecting all of the unique pieces.
The open design of this contemporary style living room showcases a tall, stacked-stone free-standing fireplace. Beautiful hardwood flooring is accented by wooden beams throughout the space. A light neutral sofa is balanced with a pair of brown leather armchairs. A square coffee table with glass top fills some floor space white black shelving adds a dark contrast and decorative display.
This small wet bar features rich woods with custom cabinetry for storage space. A recycled gray grasscloth wall serves as a background for bold, bright abstract art. In the seating area, leather chairs sit upon a soft and luxurious hide rug. A small table of black granite and brass provides a convenient spot for placing drinks.
A large white shelving unit surrounds the TV, creating a stylish display area for media components and decorative items. A small black bar area is illuminated with three globe-shaped gold pendant lights, adding a touch of glamour to this sleek space. A leather upholstered bench behind the neutral sofa provides additional seating and adds a pop of color to the room's neutral palette.
A neutral color palette is highlighted by natural light and subtle yellow and red accents in this Asian-inspired living room. A white sofa with black sides is decorated with yellow and neutral throw pillows, and above the sofa, a long panel of artwork adds additional yellow to the space. A white coffee table, brown leather chair and tripod floor lamp complete the design.
One wall of this contemporary living room wall features wallpaper by Italian manufacturer Yolo, a modern take on old world peeling plaster. Filled with drama and goth details, this Los Angeles home is harmonized by a palette of black, white, gray and metallics. In this "rough luxe" living room, a tufted leather sofa brings an element of modern Baroque to the space, and the pewter coffee table was commissioned by a local fabricator.
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.
“Now that I see how good the built-ins look, I can’t believe I ever wanted to get rid of them,” says Cristina. To be fair, they were a drab yellowish cream color. Paint freshened them up, especially doing the backs in black — which also helps camouflage the TV. The furniture is a refreshing mix, with a leather sofa by CR Laine, nonmatching armchairs (the green one is by Bernhardt and the caned one is by Selamat) and layered rugs.
At the back of the house, the family room gives the homeowners a space to relax and enjoy a movie together. With a cozy sectional and a leather armchair, this space has plenty of comfortable seating, while the oriental rug adds color and softens the space. A coffee table and two side tables give the family spaces to set their drinks and pop corn, and a black console table doubles as display and storage space for the room.
The dining room is a study in minimalism. What makes the aesthetic work are the layers of texture and finishes that keep the eye delighted. In this dining room wood meets iron, meets brass, meets leather, meets sheepskin for a perfectly layered affair. Above the dining table, another piece designed by the couple, vintage lighting that can be found in industrial buildings, was installed. The found pieces were upcycled with the addition of black paint.
“This room has some really beautiful moments: the bold, striped fireplace commands attention; the combo of zebra, white leather, mirror and crystal set against a moody black backdrop is pure Hollywood glam; simple, two-tone damask patterns add a sense of tradition and comfort that tempers the sharp lines of the very modern wall and floor patterns,” says designer Candice Olson. “However, I think this is a case of both too much and too little. Too many patterns — stripes, checks, zebra and damask — all scream for attention. Undertaking such an ambitious painted floor with very little time prevented Design Star contestants NataLee and Tashica from really finishing this room, and it shows on so many levels, from the shredded bedding to the perplexing mirror/aquarium placement in the fireplace. I would have simply let the striped fireplace graphic be the star; painted the floor white to contrast the black and yellow walls and brought in a large zebra-patterned carpet for interest in the center of the room. This duo's predictable perimeter bed placement reminds me a bit of summer camp — a little more swanky, mind you. I would like to have seen a few beds dressed as sexy daybeds positioned in the center with cocktail tables beside and a spectacular chandelier above, very LA-luxe (in much less time).”
Once a raw, industrial space, designers brought in glitzy design details to create a unique residential space. First, they raised the ceilings from eight foot to nearly eleven, creating a more dramatic space. Then, they installed a luxurious black and white tile floor and complimentary copper pendant lights that became the focal point of the space. Finally, they brought in rich, leather furniture and installed a glamorous wet bar to the space.
Favorite feature: The lighting, which is a custom installation of multiple pendants sourced on Ebay, is definitely what catches most people's eye —it’s the conversation starter that gets all the compliments. That design element set against the truly amazing view of the Long Island Sound and the New York City skyline make for a stunning visual. The custom bar is also exceptional with its luxurious materials, from the antique mirror in the back to the exotic wood cabinetry and beautiful Saint Laurent marble on the counter.