Another example of the animal (and insect) themes and decorative flourishes that are making this such an interesting decorating moment, an ethereal snake-head table works wonderfully next to a more substantial Asian stool that shows off the playful global mix currently defining modern design. These heavy, ebony pieces work well in a room where bright whites and soft sands create balance.
Designer Julianne Taylor has a knack for creating a comfortable but chic home by pairing Asian influences, bold color and a mix of traditional and contemporary design touches though Taylor says "I would really call my style eclectic."
Using vertical wood paneling behind the garden work station anchors the area and adds rustic outdoor charm to the space. Simple metal hooks on the wall create an easy catch-all spot for work gloves, a work apron, and hats.
This fabulous courtyard finds its charm in its Mediterranean roots. Flagstone and grass pattern the ground, fabulous tall and skinny evergreens frame the home and a lovely square pond centers and calms the space.
This dining space maximizes charm, just off the kitchen. Built-in banquette seating accommodates more people in a smaller space. A large chandelier adds elegance without distracting from the calm, stylish design.
Whether they're sipping coffee and reading the newspaper or just enjoying a quick bite, the owners will make broad use of this charming breakfast nook. Blue curtains pair well with the white walls and complement the striped tablecloth.
This home's quaint and charming exterior offers a great first impression. Accented with white trim and the stand out feature of a bright red door, this home has excellent curb appeal accented by landscaping that adds dimension and visual allure.
For this cottage-style bathroom, designer Sarah Richardson chose a pair of glitzy mirrored sconces, instead of a standard bar-style vanity light, to flank the Venetian mirror. Not only do the sconces work beautifully in this feminine space, they're also a great choice for lighting the vanity area because they provide even cross lighting with minimal glare.
This quaint butler's pantry holds all the accessories needed to host a party, including glass dispensers, pastry stands and small plates. There's even a coffee maker to prepare your morning or afternoon coffee.