This living room evokes the nautical with a red, white and blue color palette. A white tongue-and-groove ceiling looks down upon a high-gloss red hardwood floor, while blue-and-white striped wallpaper lines the walls. Dark Colonial furniture, avian accessories and exotic floral upholstery are a nod to tropical style.
The small but dramatic dining room is decked out in British Colonial style from the heavy wood dining furniture to the lattice-inspired buffet. Gleaming wood surfaces, mirrored details and decorative gold accents dress up the space.
Crisp white pairs with soft blue for a calm, serene look in this bedroom — one of the home's eight. Chic, modern furniture pieces are paired with classic picks, creating a timeless transitional design.
With its own fireplace, a flat-screen TV and plenty of space, the home's master bedroom feels grand and luxurious. Light walls and beige carpet pair with dark furniture, creating contrast and interest within the space.
Elegant furniture in neutral tones fills the home's formal living room, creating a sophisticated atmosphere. Bold, contemporary artwork in a vibrant hue juxtaposes the traditional fireplace beneath it while adding a measured splash of color to the room.
This heavily carved four poster bed with mosquito netting drapes takes you to the tropics. The bed and nightstands are mahogany and ornately carved to reflect the colonial influences in Caribbean decor. Soft gray walls lighten the heavy furniture.
This Colonial home was built it the early 1940s, so the rooms -- including this living room -- are small. By flooding the space with light and selecting small scale furniture with big details, the space achieves a grand yet uncluttered feel in limited quarters.
Designer Catherine Smith blended old with new in this Spanish Colonial-inspired living room. Furniture pieces bring newer elements to the space while components from the Spanish Colonial period take you back in time. Wooden ceiling beams and wrought-iron details represent materials used during that time period, and the doorway arches were often the only ornamentation in this type of simple, informal design. Catherine used a red wine-colored velvet sofa and an oversized tapestry of a Spanish-style courtyard to add texture, giving the space a stunning appearance.