Open floor space helps this large bathroom appear even more spacious. Archways outline nooks for the vanity and bathtub. A soft color palette gives the room a relaxing feel while abstract art canvases add a touch of bolder color and texture.
If you’re keeping score, do it on an oversized outdoor chalkboard. They’re easy to DIY and we love how multipurpose they are. When you’re not keeping score, it’s an art canvas or menu display for more formal get-togethers.
On the wall opposite the Ultra Kraft cabinets, four large canvases come together to create a black-and-white photograph of sheep. When paired with the reclaimed wood ceiling, this art instantly adds some country-esque personality to the space.
Fresh and so cheerful, this foyer uses a white Parsons table and painted wood walls as the blank canvas for a photograph's bright sky and pops of yellow. Underneath the table, large baskets double as works of art and helpful clutter catchers.
Neutral walls keep this dining room feeling spacious. A circular wood dining table is surrounded with upholstered dining chairs featuring a darker center stripe. A multicolor striped rug brightens the design and is complimented by two art canvases displayed on the wall.
A unique piece of wall art on canvas depicts a painting of a magnified diamond, an unusual decor choice for a nursery but a beautiful, timeless one. The soothing gray and white color palette works perfectly for a gender neutral nursery and maintains its appeal well after infancy.
Past the lively blue pillars the living room is the center of this artist’s colorful world. At once surreal and serene, the calm, neutral white of the walls, sofas and side chair serve as a canvas for the bursts of color provided by the art and bright orange Eames rocking chair.
Distressed neutral window shutters mounted behind a watercolor canvas brings a southern charm to the traditional style of this table set up. The rich wood table matches the hardwood floor below and wood frame of the chair. A mix of patterned vases feature blue hues to compliment the art.
A glowing gold light fixture is a contemporary twist on a disco ball casting cubes of light throughout this bedroom. A mix of patterned throw pillows decorate the blue seat cushion of the built in bench. A large abstract art canvas is mounted opposite the bed with upholstered pattern headboard and white linens.
A fresh coat of paint works wonders on this historic home, instantly brightening the 1870s interior and making it look more modern. Using the white walls as a canvas, the designers then introduced splashes of color via the bright red art in the foyer and a pink sofa, green chairs and blue area rug in the living room.
A white stairway is the setting for a collection of contemporary art, both framed and canvas. The painting of Mick Jagger is an oil on canvas by Alexi Torres, an artist from Cuba. In the white frames, acrylic and ink paintings by Lindsey Porter are on paper from Nepal. The collages are by Isabelle Gautier and Vesela Baker, and the framed black-and-white piece is by Gee Gee Collins. The railing and floors are hardwoods in the Home for the Holidays designer showhouse in Atlanta.
Your child can pretend to be a mountaineer in this playroom painted with peaks and valleys. Shelves provide ample space for organizing toys and books, and a table with small stools is the perfect spot for kids to create art or do puzzles. A door covered with chalkboard paint provides a reusable canvas, and a graphic blue rug hides the inevitable spills.
Black and white vertically striped curtains frame the large window in this living room. A pair of modern arm chairs and a bright, red couch face in to the plastic coffee table keeping the view open to the animal hide rug. An abstract art canvas breaks up the white space on the walls and blends all the colors used throughout the room.
Keep your decor in proportion. In this designer model home, everything in the bathroom is grand, from the oversized spa shower and clawfoot tub to the picture window and adjacent wall. When you have a sizeable wall in a prominent spot, fill it with a massive canvas painting or framed artwork. Whether it’s your own original art, an affordable painting from an undiscovered artist at a local arts festival or a piece found at a thrift shop, flea market or home decor store, you can find large artwork for all budgets.
Plain fondant-covered cakes make great blank canvases for rose gold embellishments. Rose gold luster dust is used to create shimmering sequins and art deco patterns. It’s available for purchase at many cake specialty shops and online. Here we’ve mixed it with clear vanilla extract to create rose gold paint. Art Deco stencils can also be found at your local craft store, and while you’re shopping, pick up a new pack of soft-hair artists’ brushes. You’ll need a kitchen-dedicated set for this project.
Paul plays with texture and shape in the living room, adding to its fanciful aesthetic. The furnishings are a mix of modern classics, including Eames seating, an Arne Jacobson Swan Sofa, and an Arco Floor Lamp. Color and texture are on display through art. The yellow flowers in the canvas over the sofa are three-dimensional and roughly textured, while a painted chair injects a rainbow of colors into the room.
A black and white three-fold headboard and Buddha art canvas bring traditional asian flair to the contemporary feel of this bedroom. A mix of throw pillows features yellow, orange and purple tones with a sheen finish reflecting the natural light from the windows. Midcentury modern nightstands support warm-toned table lamps on both sides of the bed. A brown rug is angled across the floor to create an interesting line through the room.
Designer Anna Williams worked her magic for a young family with dogs galore by repurposing this neglected walk-through space with a few clever touches. White custom cabinetry was added to one wall of the room, which can now be used for decorative display and storage. A wall of family art and photographs, displayed in white frames and canvas, adds a personal touch to the room, while the casual furnishings encourage relaxation and play.