An excellent way to put a fresh spin on a space is to introduce contemporary art. While several key pieces in this transitional living room are classic, the art is more modern and clean. This abstract piece by artist Sally King Benedict brings contrast to the cranberry walls.
The classic 1920s style bungalow still has many iconic architectural features even if some, like the fireplace, are no longer operational. The single shelf above is perfect for displaying a few of Nikia’s favorite works of art including an affirmation in simple words and a painting that bears a striking resemblance to a member of the family. Nearby, a banana leaf palm throws in a spot of natural color and a subtle homage to classic L.A. style.
Put a playful spin on classic game taxidermy with silhouette pop art. Paint the surface of the cardboard backing in a picture frame, then trace the silhouette of a buck head to the backing with a pencil. Cover the traced silhouette with colorful buttons, fastening them in place with hot glue.
Antiques mix with contemporary pieces to create a romantic yet rustic bedroom. Exposed wood beams add style overhead, while a traditional dresser and lace curtains bring in classic style. To update an antique armchair, the piece is reupholstered in animal print fabric.
The transitional living room pairs contemporary and traditional furnishings for a warm, welcoming space. A Chesterfield sofa is flanked by classic end tables and highlighted by bold, abstract art and a Lucite coffee table.
The Craftsman-style home features stunning architectural details, from the exposed beams and columns to the crown molding and wainscoting. The comfortable living room has cushy armchairs and a sofa centered on a classic brick fireplace.
Glossy tile floors ground this sophisticated bedroom. Built-in bookshelves flank a ornate fireplace, while a four-poster bed makes a dramatic statement in the center of the room. Oversized furniture fits in perfectly with the sweepingly, tall ceiling.
Black-and-white tile laid in a harlequin pattern creates striking contrast underfoot. Wainscoting brings a traditional element to the space, while abstract art and sleek sconces nod to the contemporary.
Just off the kitchen, the keeping room is a great place to relax, chat with the cook or enjoy views of the pool. Creamy whites and soft blues mix for a welcoming, airy space, which pairs a tufted sofa and ottoman with armchairs featuring nailhead trim. Built-in bookshelves are artfully decorated to highlight the homeowners' collection of pretty accessories and art.
This home has all the classic architectural elements of a prairie-style home. long flat roofs with big eaves, rows of windows and horizontal lines. Developed in the Midwest by architectural trailblazer Frank Lloyd Wright, the prairie style was built based on the idea that a home should serve all practical needs without being overly embellished or showy. It was influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement and features many of the same concepts such as built-in furniture, simple materials and open floor plans.
Cozy and bright, this Craftsman-inspired living room is a comfortable space for the whole family. Built-in bookshelves with open and hidden storage flank the cobblestone fireplace, while bold red sofas add a burst of color to the room.
A simple, sophisticated wood-and-iron table is surrounded by traditional wood chairs and Parson chairs, creating a cozy yet bright dining room. Large windows allow in tons of natural light, while the soft neutral palette is an elegant backdrop to the entire living space.
Interesting details come together to create a fun, whimsical space in this transitional yellow dining room. Birch branches displayed in the corner, mismatched lighting and cute rooster art all work together to add charm to the space. A bright area rug brings in color and the six-person dining table blends wood and metal for a rustic/industrial vibe.
This fun and functional mudroom adds a colorful flair to the classic space with graffiti-inspired wall art. A traditional bench with cushioned seating and storage sits at the entrance to the updated, vintage kitchen.