Spending time in this contemporary bedroom, which uses updated elements like mirror-topped dressers, a built-in bookshelf and armchair with ottoman to add to the luxury, feels like a getaway at home. Contrasting solid and textured surfaces in light and dark neutral tones combine in a chic and elegant way to create a calm design.
Emily Henderson of HGTV's Secrets From a Stylist designed this small dining area with a thin table made from railroad ties and a contemporary metal base. A mixture of seating, two antique chairs and a distressed bench, bring in a rustic quality. Classic black and white toile wallpaper dresses one wall of the light gray country dining room.
With a "Keep It Simple" motto, the homeowner wanted a transitional kitchen that was family friendly. Sleek cabinets with integrated finger pulls evoke a contemporary look, while a tongue-and-groove feature wall and subway tile inside the upper cabinets brings a touch of bistro chic. The window is dressed in a simple Roman shade, perfect for controlling light.
Minimalist in its design, yet incredibly stylish and effective, this bathroom gets its panache by combining design elements and colors in a new, contemporary fashion. Especially fetching and functional is the long floating vanity in brown wood that spans an entire wall of the space. It features his and her dressing areas and plenty of storage space for towels and what-nots.
Lit by windows on all sides of the space, this elegant, contemporary living room is light, bright and inviting. Warm red accents are scattered throughout the space, adding warmth, while several pieces of traditional furniture, such as the dressers in the front corners of the space, lend a touch of sophistication to this stylish living room.
A dark wood finish and industrial framework makes up this contemporary shelf unit. The sturdy piece is a beautiful balance to the light color scheme and floral wallpaper. The shelves are dressed with a marble table lamp, complimenting the white walls, wicker baskets for texture and sizable coffee table books creating slight height variations in the display.
This trendy, whimsical bedroom mixes fun elements that appeal to a modern girl, including butterfly-themed wallpaper and bright, contemporary artwork. An old-fashioned metal bed is dressed in a brightly colored quilt that complements the other fabrics and colors used throughout the space. Meanwhile, white walls give the eye a place to rest and keep the room's bold patterns and colors from feeling overwhelming.
Four barstools line the counter of this stylish contemporary kitchen, offering a convenient place to grab meals in an open setting. Mechanical shading devices are down, which are used to provide privacy, including during catered events. The neutral palette is dressed up with sleek finishes, from the exposed ceiling beams to the polished wood floors to the stainless steel countertop edging.
Designer Genevieve Gorder has a bone to pick with this room design. "My fear with this room is that the child will love it today but outgrow it tomorrow, and that's a waste," explains Candice. "Quality core pieces like the dressers are great starting points; they'll last forever and transition easily. I would have liked to see the theme established with more attention to the temporary accessories in this room rather than the more permanent construction elements."