"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.
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.
Funky patterned pillows and a wood patchwork storage cabinet are pulled together with a neutral color scheme and minimal decoration. Solid black chairs and a simple blue painting are bold accents among the more suprising pieces that are hallmark of eclectic design.
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.
The polished wood table brings a warm element to the cool-tone dominance in this open floor plan. Black leather dining chairs highlight the modern design influence. A mix of pendant lights feature a matte black exterior with shining copper interior.
This modern dining room features black textured wallpaper with black and white modern art and area rug, a contemporary wood dining table paired with leather dining chairs, and a tray ceiling with a midcentury modern glass and gold light fixture.
A large black leather chaise brings a pleasing texture to this living room design. A cabinet with a distressed finish acts as an entertainment center to support the television between the chaise and light brown leather chair. A diamond pattern area rug pads the hardwood floor and matches the light cream shade of the wall paint.
A full glass wall, including a large sliding door, allows natural light to flood this modern dining room. A glass dining table with stainless steel base is surrounded by black leather dining chairs. A trio of white covered pendant lights is complimented by the white and cream framed artwork for simple, modern decor.
Pairing these black leather chairs with a mauve wall gives the color a lavender-like finish. Throw pillows in mauve tones create a beautiful color balance and soften the seating. Tall potted plants and coffee table plants add vibrant natural complimentary color. The gallery wall and chandelier finish the feminine feel of the room.
Bold art prints pop against the white walls of this modern sitting space. The simple design allows the eyes to be drawn first to the art rather than the room. A black leather bench sits below the hung artwork nearing a wood accent wall with red lit squares displayed. A minimalist, three-footed wood chair sits alone in the open floor space.
Statues are lined on floating shelf platforms for an artistic decorative display in this sitting space. Below the statues, short wall tables help blend the black wood floor with the bright white walls. A square pattern rug pads the floor below a white leather chair.
A ribbed leather chair and matching ottoman adds a thick textural element complimenting the striped textural pattern of the area rug. Three dimensional triangle floor cushions bring an unexpected shape to the traditional rectangular angles of the room.
A white wall panel provides a clean separation between the charcoal gray wall and light granite fireplace surround showcasing crisp lines and a smooth finish. An interesting cracked art piece compliments the colors of the wood dining table and black leather chair