A built-in bar leads to a glass-enclosed wine cellar that's separated from the room's seating area by a high-gloss piano, turning this Los Angeles living room into a nighttime hotspot. A gray sectional sofa provides ample seating. Bright shots of blue and green pop against neutral walls and floors.
Dining room chairs with a unique geometric design were chosen and upholstered in a shade of blue inspired by the Mediterranean Sea. The fabric adds bright color to the neutral walls and beige tile flooring. A floral arrangement serves as the table’s centerpiece and green hurricanes with a circular pattern continue the geometric design of the space.
In the upstairs living area, David and Kortney used a soft blue wall color to make the space feel colorful and inviting, as well as make it feel separate from the first floor's living spaces. To help the two separate designs mesh, Kortney brought in green accents, keeping the home's individual spaces complimentary to each other.
This powder bathbacksplash features chevron patterned tiles in a deep blue-green color and a shimmery mica wallpaper on side walls. The vanity floats off the floor with an engineered quartz countertop and an elegant vessel sink sitting on top. The mirror is recessed into the tile with a wall mounted faucet. A hand-blown ombre smoke to clear glass pendant brightens the space.
This beautiful kitchen features a large island with a neutral quartzite countertop that serves as an ideal surface for food preparation. Oval-backed ghost stools positioned on one side of the island provide the perfect space for casual dining, while a green and blue mosaic backsplash adds an ocean-like touch. Wood grain porcelain tiles cover the floors.
If you find beige and tan too neutral or impersonal for your own home, muted grays may be a much better fit. For versatility, choose grays with hints of blue or white that will pair well with orange or green like the orange chairs used in this room. The circular table grounds the airy design, and the chairs compliment stripes in the floor rug.
A fresh minty green called "Restful" (SW 6458) from the HGTV Home paint collection by Sherwin-Williams evokes an airy coastal feeling in this bright sunroom. The table coated in "Rapture Blue" (SW 6773) draws the eye further into the space. Botanical prints hang on the paneled walls, lending to this coastal cottage feel. An eclectic mix of wicker and traditional furniture in whites, neutrals, and blues sets the tone for the casual space. White curtains allow for plenty of natural light and a white throw rug over hardwood flooring anchors the room.
Neutral tile floors and beige walls are awakened by the brilliant color accents in this foyer. Built-in fish tanks sit on either side of the black door, bringing life to the space. Vibrant green and blue mosaic tile columns are a bright pop in the open area, and a hanging glass panel displays colorful glass art for a stunning finishing touch.
An easy way to create visual length to a room is to add horizontal stripes to the wall -- here, tones of blue and green also create a sense of airiness, and provide a focal point behind the bed. Custom shelves and desk area, perfect for doing homework or building a model car, were made from large reclaimed floor boards plus pipes and rope -- a unique way to bring unexpected and charming elements into a space.
Creating separate zones within an open layout is simple, but making them feel at once distinct and connected can be more complicated, says designer Jodie Cooper. Here, she manages this delicate balance deftly, using material — a transition from the practical kitchen flooring to the warm wood in the eating space — and color: A soft blue-green accent wall helps differentiate (and add drama to) the dining area.
Responsible green features make the playhouse good for the family and the environment. The structure is clad inside and out with rough-sawn spruce boards, which are naturally weather resistant. A blue racer rocker, made of recycled milk bottles, offers fun yet durable seating. In the corner, a kid-height sliding side door guarantees an easy second exit at all times. A ladder leads to the second floor loft area over a large chalkboard providing tons of creative space.
Though it would make for an ideal tiny home, this Container Guest House in a San Antonio, Texas backyard functions as the perfect accommodation for visitors. As is the norm with container homes, environmentally friendly practices were top-of-mind, explaining why Poteet Architects kept its original blue color, along with the exterior text. There are plenty of other green features as well. The addition of a floor-to-ceiling window adds natural light, while sliding doors provide plenty of fresh air. The roof garden is watered by grey water (runoff water from the sink and shower). The bathroom contains a composting toilet, and recycled soda bottles are part of the deck’s building materials. If that’s not enough, the exterior light fixtures are local tractor blades, and the foundation consists of — you’d never guess — recycled telephone poles.