The large windows bring lots of natural light inside and include grids painted black, which pop against the white walls. The windows are covered in floor-to-ceiling floral drapes in a graphite/dark gray color.
A tropical home doesn't have to be decorated in bright, "hot" colors. This serene porch uses cushions, pillows and floor tiles in the soft, muted tones you'd find on a sandy beach or in driftwood. An accent table in a warmer hue holds a collection of shells like the ones scattered on the coffee table.
Thanks to the abundance of natural light, rich saturated colors feel right at home in this guest bedroom. The graphic artwork over the bed served as color inspo for the space. And energizing combination of blues and greens help make the room welcoming to both kids and adults. The crisp white pieces flanking the bed help draw the eye up to the glossy white ceiling.
The play of lots of color in the living room is part of a design strategy that has color gradually grow as visitors enter the home, then move to the great room and eventually upstairs to the bold bedrooms with lots of personality.
The founder of Taylor Burke Home, designer Julianne Taylor admits of her personal style, "you can tell I love color and I love pattern" she says of the bold blues, greens and oranges in her downstairs living room.
Both the living room and dining room have a softened color scheme with the ceilings and walls painted the same shade of green-gray and window trim painted in a similar tone. "The trim is actually two shades darker, but when you see them together, they look like they're the same," says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
The same gold and black color scheme continues from Boyd's living room to his dining room and kitchen. Editing is key in Boyd's view. "The best designers are great editors," he notes, "It's not always easy to practice restraint."
Inside the kitchen, this window offers another stunning vantage of the view below. On the sill, a combination of beautiful and functional pieces bring together the different ways this space is used. Meanwhile bright green bar stools create a pop of color that breaks up the neutral-heavy space while providing seating to what is usually a standing-room-only space.
The open plan living room is grounded by a refined color palette of navy blue, black and pops of red. Over the sofa, a painting of a lion mane’s mushroom adds a modern, rustic touch to the living area. The mushroom silhouette continues with two bright Verner Panton Flowerpot Lamps. The table lamps bring a 1960s vibe into this modern living room.