A large globe pendant hangs over the dining room table, a contemporary accent in a space otherwise brimming with craftsman character. Navy blue paint adorns the upper third of the room -- including the ceiling -- allowing the intricate woodwork to shine.
Keeping personal connection in the design, the homeowner wanted to incorporate the dining table and chairs she had inherited from her grandmother. The chairs were recovered in a warm, visually-textured fabric selected to harmonize with the open-plan living-dining area. The set is supported with a custom-sized wool rug below and a “sculptural luminary” above.
This beautiful downward view looks over the grand piano positioned at the base of the staircase in this contemporary home. A gorgeous hanging light fixture complements the simple but elegant design. A cultured stone accent wall adds texture to the smooth marble tile flooring and spiral staircase.
Situated at the window, this small dining set up is beautifully lit. The rug adds texture and hints of color to counter the bright white walls. The small white table is sat below a stylish contemporary pendant light and finished with two power blue dining chairs.
The kitchen gets some of its pizazz from high-end appliances, contemporary pendant fixtures and a green marble countertop. Set against a backdrop of crisp white cabinetry, the beauty of the design is in full focus.
A contemporary globe pendant with a cutout surface gets added interest from the splash of bright, Caribbean blue on its reverse side. Paired with blue chevron window treatments, the accents pop against the mostly neutral, gray-and-white surroundings. A white lacquer table and flashy metallic chairs complete the contemporary kitchen and breakfast nook.
Often the ceiling gets overlooked, but it can be a wonderful way to add color or depth to a room. Here, blue paint extends the whimsical world of the mural. The delicate pendant is the perfect final note.
For the library, designers created wood, open-backed bookshelves that had the attractive benefit of showing off the exposed brick wall. A leather sofa and ottoman add a hint of Western flair into the eclectic look.
In the sleek kitchen, matte wall tile contrasts with eco-friendly shiny white cabinetry and high efficiency stainless steel appliances. Energy Star lighting fixtures brighten the space with LED bulbs when darkness falls.
This basement bar is topped with a heavy slab of marble and lit by three contemporary pendant lights. A stainless steel mini fridge and glass-front cabinets make sure the bar stays well-stock and equipped for entertaining.