Modern glamour suggests pairing sophisticated, dramatic styles with unexpected elements. Rather than replacing the contractor-grade light fixture with a chandelier, a golden-toned farmhouse pendant was installed along with a formal ceiling medallion. The laid-back, playful and industrial vibe of the pendant puts a fresh spin on the otherwise girly and dramatic style.
The homeowners of this traditional townhouse hoped to give the space an entirely modern look, but some things were just too beautiful to change. For instance, the decorative plaster ceiling medallions may not fit into a classically modern aesthetic, but with the right pendant light, they blend seamlessly and contribute a lot of character to the space.
A modern space with traditional touches: This living space is marked by the juxtaposition of styles. While the ceiling medallion, crown moulding and fireplace feel traditional, the funky ceiling fixture and furniture are anything but. A dark navy sofa and area rug bring calm color to the otherwise neutral space -- the dog invites you to join and sit for a spell!
A sense of intimacy is captured in this dining room by the addition of a hanging fixture that brings the light low from the high ceiling. The modern lines of the table and chairs are complemented by the more traditional ceiling medallion and fireplace surround. For a touch of fun, the designer added a painted, faux deer mount above the fireplace.
A center medallion and inset stripes dress up the ceiling of this small but style-packed transitional home office. Bold, ocean-hued walls are tamed by off-white furnishings and textiles. A shagreen leather desk with nail-head trim pairs well with a painted Chippendale chair.
This New Orleans home, built in Second Empire style, offers a beautifully restored living room, with stunning architectural details, like gorgeous medallions, arches and mantels, and meticulously restored, gleaming wood floors and high ceilings.
Decked out with warm walls and soft lighting, this dining room is elegant and relaxed. Medallion-print curtains hung from the ceiling add height to the room and break up the neutral walls. Natural textures – the woven area rug and paneled ceiling – add dimension to the dining area.
This luxuriously appointed master bedroom features an elaborate faux-finished ceiling with a recessed center medallion and ornate crown moldings. Traditional furniture blends with a hanging tapestry and intricate light fixtures. The interior design corresponds with the home's Gothic-inspired architecture and castle-like detailing.
The remodeled dining area -- in warm wood tones, muted gray-greens and charcoal -- exemplifies the casual, comfortable vibe the Kitchen Cousins were going for with this renovation. To add historic character to the dining room, stamped-tin tiles were installed on the ceiling. The tiles are in varied patterns alternating between linear, medallion and floral designs. An impressive chandelier adds a touch of elegance to the space.
This inviting foyer welcomes guests into a bright open living room that is dripping in character. White wainscoting lines the walls, while metallic foil gray silver cork wallpaper add a touch of color to the niches and the ceiling. A subtle custom bench hugs the walls with a dark blue and gold fabric adding seating to the space. Finally, a custom marble medallion sets the tone for the rest of the home.