Using the cool, coastal climate of Southern California as the inspiration, this colorful, casual living room is a great space in which to relax , watch TV and play games. The blue and white color scheme, with the coral accent color, is inviting, fun, and functional. The graphic designs on the couch pillows and on the draperies complement the overall theme.
Black and white peel and stick adds new life to the built-in bookshelf in this sitting space. A vintage chair with distressed frame serves as an elegant centerpiece for the design. A contemporary table with a geometric shaped base creates an enticing style contrast to the chair. Blue curtains provide the sole color with the sheen of the fabric keeping with the bright look of the room.
“It seems counterintuitive, but color and pattern chaos in my office motivates me,” says Sonal, who designs textiles. That explains the eclectic combination of woven baskets on the wall and layered rugs on the floor. The desk, with pyramid legs and a sleek glass top, has big-time presence. Adding to the glam mishmash: orange poufs from Surya, a blue-and-white ikat chair from Anthropologie, and curtains made with indigo-dyed fabric by Lewis & Sheron Textiles.
This master suite's makeup vanity takes advantage of the natural light pouring in from the large window bank above it. The light, airy curtains give the space a little privacy, while still allowing light to flow into the room. The neutral color palette and the elegance of nature are present again in this part of the suite with the soft blues and whites of the desk and chairs, as well as the soft linen chandelier above the desk.
In the master bedroom, David and Kortney wanted to create a space that would feel bright and open like the rest of the house, but would still have its own, distinctive style, so they chose to anchor this space in a soft blue rather than mint, giving the space a more romantic feel. Large windows with airy, white curtains help to add to that feeling, while a neutral rug and neutral chair help to tie the space together.
This guest bedroom gets a new gig as a television room that hits all the right notes with its color sky blue color scheme. Designer Casey Noble constructs a built-in bookcase and entertainment center to maximize the floor space in the room. Soft white draperies diffuse the natural light spilling over the seating area.The new built-in cabinetry, which includes a long shelf and seven drawers, is great for storing media and fits neatly into the interior wall of the room.
How to freshen up classic board-and-batten paneling: Paint all of it, as well as the window casings, dark gray (Porpoise by Sherwin-Williams). The rich blue of the chairs—scored at a vintage store—go beautifully with the color. “They seem grand but not stuffy or formal,” says Sonal. “We use one as the special birthday chair when cutting cake with family.” They’re paired with white plastic molded chairs from Overstock and an industrial table from RH. Instead of traditional fabric curtains, Lisa hung fringy macramé ones from RH Teen for an unexpected hit of texture. The rug is from Nourison.