This exquisite dining room's jet-black walls play off the white ceiling and colorful striped area rug. The Chanel artwork adds a sense of supreme sophistication, while the antler chandelier brings texture and a rustic element to the space.
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A contemporary glass light fixture adds whimsy to this transitional living room and creates an interesting play of light and color. The traditional lines of a rolled-arm sofa and tufted leather ottoman blend with a colorful, contemporary rug.
Minimal furniture and bright pops of color in this gray bedroom are elements signature of contemporary design. A mix of blue and brown hues create lovely, subtle contrast while a multicolor area rug is a bold focal point.
This modern sitting area feels like a breath of fresh air with its lively blue walls and grass green striped armchair. Multicolored floral wall hangings and white pom pom dahlias on a round side table provide the finishing touches to the space.
It's the accessories that elevate the neutral look of this lovely dining area: a linen table runner, the simple elegance of the flatweave rug. Over the table, a chandelier brings a welcome golden glow.
This eclectic sitting area blends exposed beam ceilings, Navajo print rugs and modern artwork. Neutral upholstered armchairs are arranged on one side of a wooden dining table, while a black and white bench with pink piping is positioned on the other. A wrought iron chandelier hangs above the table.
This sitting room is as cozy as can be thanks to pretty pillows, striped throws and a huge area rug! Two tan chairs pull right up to the ottoman so that the owners can chat or grab a book and read from the stack.
A red striped rug defines this casual living space. White sofas are divided by a leather ottoman topped with a multicolor quilted throw. Red and white floral curtains and a bright white mantel pop against the dark blue walls to break up the dark color.
In one side of this library, a cozy nook houses a large painting of a woman looking over her shoulder. In front of this painting is a gray sofa with coordinating pillows, an oval coffee table, two gold floor lamps and a tiger-striped pillow. Natural light floods the room, providing the perfect spot for a bouquet of fresh flowers.
Keep in mind that your furnishings should be in proportion not only to the actual size of the space but also to the perceived size — which can be affected by such elements as paint color or extensive areas of glass. In this project, the latter came into play. “The floor-to-ceiling windows make this small space feel larger, and to keep that open feeling the furniture needed to be scaled appropriately,” says architect Leslie Arnold. “Choosing furniture that was open at the bottom — i.e. pieces that do not go all the way to the floor — ’enlarges’ the room by allowing the entire floor to be visually unbroken. The simple, solid colored upholstered furniture allows the brightly colored rug and wall art to be the main focus of the room.”
A large striped rug outlines the perimeters of this spacious transitional living room in Chicago. A stylish gray sectional is decorated with colorful fish print throw pillows adding a touch of color to the calm, neutral palette.