Although this cabinet and its accessories are a splurge item in an Atlanta condo, designer Michael Habachy says people on any budget should use low lighting, such as lamps, to illuminate treasures, cheap or expensive. “It adds ambience and doesn’t have to cost a lot,” he says.
A hand-tufted wool pile area rug in a muted, gravel-colored tone anchors the design of the guest bedroom in the 2012 HGTV Urban Oasis. The bed features sand-colored linen upholstery, which contrasts against the dark wood nightstands.
Designers use mirrored tables to make rooms seem larger and to add points of interest due to their reflective qualities. Mirrored elements make such an impact that you can buy smaller pieces to save money.
Wisps of hanging foliage spill over a rooftop oasis in the heart of Bangalore, India. Designer Joly John of Shibanee & Kamal Architects created the rooftop garden with a repeated pattern of foliage inspired by the circular nature of the building's architecture and the idea of windmills.