This blue and green cottage boys room features a hand hewn-wood ceiling and vintage gaslight style lamp for a rustic feel. A botanical pattern window treatment adds a contemporary, light touch to the space while the green and white patterned chair brings a grown up warmth and provides a nice contrast to the playful wall prints and vintage toy accessories. Traditional floor and table lamps complement the mix of traditional and cottage style furniture.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.