Neutral tones get a visual boost from layered textures—glass, metal, wood, leather—in this sophisticated living room. The gas fireplace is neatly framed by matching built-in bookshelves and a flatscreen tv.
Oak wood flooring lightens up this kitchen for a fresh, contemporary look. A midcentury modern floor lamp takes the place of a pendant light over the dining area. Built-in bookshelves and wall-to-wall cabinetry offer plenty of storage space.
A pair of blush-pink armchairs stand out in this neutral, contemporary living space. Built-in bookshelves are dressed with monochromatic accessories, helping to streamline the space and give it a restful, harmonious flow. Modern chandeliers hang from a coffered ceiling, adding interest overhead.
Sleek furniture in shades of gray create a calming, contemporary base for this modern living room. Built-in bookshelves house favorite accessories and art pieces, while floral-printed Roman shades bring pattern to the space. A Lucite coffee table takes center stage to keep the entire space airy and bright.
Sleek furniture combines neutral cushions with striped pillows to create a comfortable, inviting seating area in this beach-inspired living room. Large floor-to-ceiling windows provide stunning views of the surrounding Santa Barbara, Calif. Built-in bookshelves flank the contemporary fireplace and inset flatscreen TV.
A contemporary home office features a sleek glass-topped desk, stylish modern guest chairs and tall built-in bookshelves that flank a tall window and bring both light and added function to the space. The French oak flooring continues throughout most rooms in the 11,400-square-foot home in Newport Coast, California.
Blue and white striped walls set a stylish yet playful backdrop for this children's room. A gray armchair with orange and gray throw pillows provides a cozy reading spot on the colorful graphic rug. Floating bookshelves create a bright book display, while a gallery wall above adds character.
Expansive, high ceilings supported by vintage timber beams and a connection to the outside define this fabulous great room. Seating from the convertible sofas allows for flexibility in this large space, and concrete floors make for easy clean-up after a day on the beach. A contemporary chandelier crowns the room, which also features custom built-in bookshelves.
Built-in bookshelves deliver maximum functionality without sacrificing space. A brass pendant light and picture lights above the shelves contrast with the neutral elements, adding warmth and a feeling of vintage glam.
Black and white pattern walls set a stylish yet playful backdrop for this children's room. A white chair provides a cozy reading spot on the graphic rug. Floating bookshelves create a book display, while a gallery wall above adds character.
A bright blue feathered pendant light sets the color scheme for this contemporary study. The design is finished off with a blue rug, a pair of yellow armchairs, a built-in tufted bench and a wall of built-in bookshelves that organizes books by color.
Large picturesque windows, transom windows and skylights allow for plenty of natural light and also seamlessly blend the indoors and out. Sleek furniture is combined for a cozy seating area and a chic breakfast nook, while nestled in the window is a seat with built-in bookshelves, perfect for reading.
The goal of this project was to modernize the open plan living space, but in a thoughtful way that would respect the location and also provide the client with a functional design. The narrow living room space was one of the biggest challenges in the space planning. Here, designer Justine Sterling transformed a part of the room into a small work space and a cozy sitting area with built-in bookshelves flanking the fireplace.
Built-in bookshelves create a colorful display of books along the wall in this bright, white contemporary dining room. A white window seat creates the perfect, sunny spot to cozy up with a book or enjoy a cup of coffee.
A large white sectional is paired with an oversized ottoman and Eames lounge chair for a relaxed seating area in this contemporary living space. A sleek bar area makes the space perfect for a party, while streamlined built-in bookshelves provide storage for media.
A custom window seat doubles as a daybed and provides extra storage with built-in bookshelves in this sophisticated kid's room, found in HGTV Smart Home 2014. A queen-sized bed rests against a striped wall of wood panels painted various colors found throughout the room. The dark wood dresser and TV are nestled in an alcove to provide more space in the room.