A vintage American schoolhouse table from the 1920s is repurposed as the desk in this study. A black leather Eames chair, simple linen Roman shades and box-shaped lamps ensure the neutral transitional room retains a masculine feel.
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.
Eight black leather reclining chairs provide plenty of room for kicking back in this transitional home theater. Plush gray carpet covers the floors, while several movie posters line the walls, adding a finishing touch to the space.
This luxurious home theater offers eight comfy black leather reclining chairs positioned in front of a large flat screen television. Round frosted glass tables for drinks and snacks are attached to several of the chairs, while gray throws are nestled next to each chair for cozying up during a film.
A black wing chair in this living room picks up the burnished sheen of the leather-topped coffee table. Beige curtains blend with the wall color allowing the chair to remain the focal point of the room.
Matching black and white tufted chairs are in the forefront of this long bedroom. A white border design outlines the black carpet echoing the look of the black curtains with white trim. A tufted black headboard stretches up to the ceiling and is framed by mirror panels. White bed linens are topped with decorative black throw pillows for a perfectly two-toned design.
"Here contemporary reads as cold. All those severe straight lines, chrome, plastic and Plexiglas could stand to be tempered by a few flowing lines and the use of natural materials like wood and stone," said HGTV's Design Star judge Candice Olson. The contemporary living room showcases a black, triangular chair, a clear, plastic coffee table and white cubicle storage shelving. A gray shag rug adds texture to the smooth lines.
A coffered ceiling, white molding details and white french doors create a light background behind the darker furniture of this midcentury modern dining space. The long wood tabletop is lined with black leather chairs on each side. At the heads of the table tufted bench seats create height range and color distinction for the design.