You never know which of your guests will ask to bring last-minute guests of their own. To ensure a spot for everyone, keep collapsible seating options nearby. These classic leather stools aren't just stylish, they're also durable and comfy.
This tilted picture captures the sense of fun in this contemporary-meets-traditional chandelier. A "serious" base gets topped with striped shades, allowing the lamp to brighten any room, literally and figuratively.
Although it may seem like a small detail, a window treatment’s pleating style can result in a much different look. For a laid-back touch in this otherwise sophisticated red living room, the French doors are dressed with a relaxed Roman shade. In this context, "relaxed" refers to the gentle swoop of the leading edge that adds shape to narrow windows.
A bright green wall provides a vivid backdrop for the contrasting cream couch, dragonfly wall art in faux bamboo frame, and wooden end table. The patterned pillows and lamp add color and layer to the design.
Choosing rugs for rooms with heavy traffic can be a daunting task. If you’re looking for something timeless and transitional that also packs a space with rich texture, consider a sisal area rug. Here, the faint flame stitch introduces pattern that’s not overwhelming, while the neutral greige hue balances the living room's vibrant cranberry walls.
These sculptural lamps are crafted of rice paper and aspen branches. They sit on a buffet between the home's kitchen and great room. Designer Linda Woodrum says, "We originally had lamps on that table and I thought, 'My gosh, let’s do something a little more fun.' They suited that space."
Anna Williams designed this outdoor area to complement the family's tropical lifestyle. This close-up view shows the living area in shades of gray and green through the slats of a bamboo side chair. This comfortable but light furniture is easy to move around and hard-wearing. Although not shown in the photo, privacy screens, lush greenery and a dedicated dining area also incorporate the design scheme.