This living room is perfectly designed to complement the long shape of the home. The orange wall color is echoed by orange curtains on the opposite white wall as well as an orange area rug. Dark cabinetry flush with the wall to provide a dark contrast to the color scheme. A soft gray loveseat is decorated with floral throw pillows complementing the orange details as well as the coffee table plant.
This elegant traditional bedroom has a number of beautiful touches, from the coffered ceiling to the Federal-style rug. The walls and fireplace surround are painted in a creamy white as a backdrop to the furnishings. The floral-patterened window treatment and bed canopy add a fun visual element to the space and a tufted chair in front of the fireplace creates a sitting area under a large wrought iron chandelier.
The dining room has a modern, tropical vibe. Midcentury modern Chinese wishbone chairs surround a white Saarinen tulip table. The green upholstery brings home a pop of color. The shade is echoed again in broad, leafy plants in the window. A zebra skin rug below the dining table enhances the dining area's global sensibility, giving the space the feeling of a faraway resort.
Mint green walls give a soft base to this living room and provides a beautiful complimentary color to the coral details. A coral chandelier with natural stick texture hangs between ceiling beams over the large tufted coffee table. A pair of armchairs echo the coral shade in their wavy striped pattern. A simple white sofa is brought to life with decorative throw pillows, and a large textured area rug covers the floor.
“When we were furnishing the home, we jazzed it up a little bit,” explains HGTV Dream Home 2015 interior designer Linda Woodrum. “We have a traditional living room with an edge, and we kept it very monochromatic with grays, blacks and whites. We pulled in some of that blue because we know we are in a resort area, and we wanted to celebrate that kind of sense.”
Don’t forget the floor. In this kitchen, a black-and-white carpet runner matches the plates and dishes on display in the cabinets above. A small area rug with a pattern or palette that matches your dinnerware is a simple and easy way to create a cohesive look in your kitchen. Designer Michelle Mentzer says another go-to styling choice is to add a plant or flowers for a bit of greenery.
Wallpaper with a whimsical, retro feel dresses up the sitting area in this kids' room. The bright blue ottoman and chair along with the orange patterned pillow add another layer of color to the space. Sleek, white wall shelving and window seat under-storage provide stylish and space-saving options for books and toys. A patterned roman shade allows plenty of natural light into the room.
In the open design of this home, a stylish modern sitting room is situated next to the wood-saturated kitchen. A modern white leather sofa shines with natural light from the large windows on the back wall. A tufted leather chair and neutral shag rug define the perimeter of the area while keeping it open and connected to the rest of the home. A turquoise serving tray and green throw pillows add small pops of color.
This rustic living room with stone walls and fireplace is all decked out for Christmas. Stockings are hung from the mantel with care while decorative trees, decorations, candles, and greenery draw attention to the illuminated Christmas star above. Two simple upholstered chairs up front provide a perfect sitting area for holiday guests. Blue and white patterned throw pillows add some winter glitz to the otherwise neutral room.
From cozy throw pillows on side chairs to a pair of reindeer centerpieces on the cocktail table, the design team took care to add holiday cheer everywhere, even in a simple outdoor seating area. The look feels pulled together thanks to the subtle repetition of the color red in the pillows, centerpiece trim, the rug, and even the apples piled into a simple white bowl.
This has got to be the neatest family in the country! Angela actually used a white sofa and white rug in the kids' playroom. Her use of white in this room balances the dark walls beautifully and doesn't allow the red to feel too serious or moody. True to form, this playful space features more black and white pattern, however this time on the ceiling with stick on appliqués: a fun way to get kids involved with designing their own spaces. This entertainment/homeschool/play area, also boasts a computer station tucked away into an alcove for homework without the distractions.
A large, stylish kitchen is the perfect relaxing space for the family to cook together, enjoy their meals and entertain their friends. White cabinets around the main section of the kitchen keep the space light and bright, while the blue, arabesque tile adds a splash of muted color. To add contrast and counter space, designers installed a kitchen island whose color scheme is the opposite of the rest of the kitchen-dark cabinets and white countertops-to add interest and create a transition between the kitchen and dining areas.
Open to the kitchen, this newly remodeled family room, designed by Debbie Talianki, features upholstered armchairs in shades of cream with patterned pillows that blend with the nautical beach theme. A custom cocktail table and side table were designed for this home and a commissioned painting in pastel colors was hung next to the French doors. A custom Roman shade with remote control, area rug and white entertainment unit with cabinetry and bookshelves complete the room.
Briana and Buzz decided to keep the majority of their living room's walls white to help bounce light around the room and create an open, airy aesthetic. The couple relied on color, however, to delineate the seating area, painting the wall behind their sofa in a cool robin's egg blue tone. They employed this designer's trick to redirect attention away from a room's lack of space and onto an intended focal point.
This combined kitchen, living space and dining room are perfectly coordinated in this coastal design theme.
Subtle periwinkles, blues and seaglass tones dominate the space, even repeating the seaglass color on the island lighting, which was painted to match the color palette in the space and bring in a pop of color in the island area. Warm, toasty white oak shiplap was chosen to balance the practical floor tile that would take all the abuse from kid traffic.
In a pale, neutral room the slightest variation of color or value can add a level of designer-style sophistication. This bright living area by Denise Davies is an object lesson in the technique: The greenish tinge of the off-white walls contrasts ever so slightly with the taupe-ish tone of the sleek sectional, for a look that’s subtle and elegant. A few rich blue accents nod to the coastal setting, without heading into kitschy territory.
Camille Flurry's Athens, Ga., bedroom is the perfect example of a tween room done right. To create a one-of-a-kind, eclectic, super-cool space, Camille's mom, Amy, combined handed-down family pieces with finds from local flea markets, vintage boutiques and art festivals. The white bed and nightstand first belonged to Amy as a child. She supplemented these finds with traditional area rugs from local stores. The chandelier is a budget-saver from a local lighting company that Amy customized with red spray paint to brighten Camille's room.
In the living room, designers reupholstered and repurposed the the sectional sofa to add plenty of seating in the space, while a plush, black and white rug adds a touch of softness and comfort. Like in the bedroom, wispy curtains help to diffuse the afternoon sun, creating an airier feel in the space. Finally, a funky, gold end table adds a bit of functionality as well as a splash of color that helps to connect the living room space to the kitchen and dining areas, giving all of the common spaces a more cohesive design.