The dark charcoal gray color used for the media room ceiling provides contrast for the lighter off-white walls. The speakers recessed into the ceiling are part of the home's audio system that can be controlled by smartphone, tablet or computer.
While the bottom of the island and the surrounding lower cabinets have a deep charcoal gray color with a wood grain look, the upper cabinets have a white linen finish that keeps things light. “I didn’t want to create a dark kitchen, but I wanted some depth,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “By keeping the darker finish below, it anchors the room visually and then adding the contrasting white up top keeps the room from darkening.”
The dark gray of this sofa and the wall art above offers a contrast to the white walls while remaining neutral. The sofa itself is brightened by the wool throw blanket which adds texture as well as color. Meanwhile, the overall space is warmed by the addition of creative wood elements in the lamp stand as well as in the side tables and accessories.
A classic black and white color palette characterizes the living room, from the walls to the massive overhead pendant light. The palette repeats throughout the home, providing the perfect canvas for the many pops of color that bring the combination of Angolan and African American cultures that characterize the family into the space. As a final touch, plants lend a colorful touch of life that makes the space even more inviting.
The kitchen’s soft white custom cabinets with brass finish hardware pop against the deep gray walls with soft white trim, and coordinate with the durable Calcutta Sienna quartz counters. A 7-inch white oak hardwood floor provides a neutral backdrop that allows all of the kitchen’s design details to shine.
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.