Place houseplants to provide a leafy contrast to the hard lines of windows and furniture. Peace lily is a natural for filling a corner, especially if you select the one known as Sensation. This beauty grows to 6 feet tall and easily commands attention in a large room. It holds its own beside a large window, where it receives the high light necessary to promote steady bloom. Tuck it into a simple dark container to let glossy leaves and stately flowers steal the spotlight.
Bright natural light shines from the window and balcony door highlighting the white tufted headboard and purple bed linens. A thick, fuzzy rug adds great texture to the smooth surfaces of the room. Two mounted globe light fixtures surround the bed corners, and drapes frame the window for privacy and light control.
Color on the base of one of a pair of facing islands echoes the hue of the bold backsplash in this otherwise neutral kitchen. The open-concept space features a cozy breakfast nook tucked into a corner surrounded by windows, ushering in loads of natural light. In the adjoining living space, a retractable glass wall opens to bridge the home's indoor and outdoor spaces. Hardwood floors warm up the white kitchen and provide continuity throughout the kitchen and living area.
This laundry room lives much larger than its square footage, thanks to smart planning by Geoff Chick & Associates. The base cabinets that flank the washer and dryer are just 18 inches deep, but extending the wall of cabinetry all the way to the 12-foot ceiling vastly increases the usable space. Windows visually expand the room; the natural light flooding in enhances the warm notes in the soft gray paint. "Most laundry rooms are tucked away in a dark corner or in the basement," Chick notes.
This modern, circular white table sits in front of a large three-sectioned window providing ample natural lighting for the room. Two brown office-style chairs sit at the table facing the back porcelain vases on the table. The light floor and walls gives the room a bright and awake atmosphere. A rounded corner triangle glass table displays blue decorations adding light color to the room.
Against the wall in the loft space, designers created vignettes to meet the owner's needs. In one corner, a blue chair rests in front of a bookshelf to create a reading nook bathed in light, while just a few feet down a keyboard sits underneath a window, providing the owners with a creative space in their loft.
By tucking the curved freestanding tub into a corner by the window, designer Joan Suzio was able to capture space for the walk-in shower. A niche recessed in the wall is a tidy spot to place shampoos and soaps to keep them off the floor or bench. Although a curbless shower with zero threshold was desired, the curb helps keep water off the bathroom floor.
In the master bedroom, bold blues, complemented by silver accent pieces, create a soothing, elegant and relaxing space to which the homeowners can retire after their guests have gone. With a luscious comforter and a plush chaise in the corner, there is plenty of space for these homeowners to relax in style and enjoy the view from their upstairs window or catch up on a good book.
Take a corner of your patio and put it to use as an entertaining space. A bar is built in under the kitchen window in this outdoor space with a fire pit by DesignFix, a California interior design company. The bar, which has a red acrylic top, is supported by decorative wood roofing brackets. Rope lighting underneath makes the bar look cool at night, says designer Amanda Giles.
Huge windows with accordion blinds allow for full control of the natural light into this transitional bedroom. A dark orange accent wall adds depth to the design without being overly bright. A large tufted headboard folds at the corners to fully enclose the bed space. Yellow accents on the bed add the perfect touch of sunny color.
Large concrete tiles made a grid to form the walkway and backyard at this modern home. Slivers of grass between the slabs add breaks of color to the industrial look. The beige exterior walls are filled with large windows and sharp corners for a clean, modern look. Wood balconies with glass railings adds a warmer tone to the exterior color scheme.
In this corner of the space, a comfortable sitting area is positioned under the natural light of a large window. The high-armed chair and two ottomans make the perfect place for late night feedings and middle-of-the night wake up calls. All three of these pieces, with their unique fabrics, give the space lots of texture and help to complement the color and pattern of the Ombré mountains on the walls.
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 small bedroom nook is put to good use with a spacious window seat decorated with stylish patterned pillows. Green antique-style corbels in the top corners of the nook bring color to the mainly-white room.
In this bedroom, Mina Starsiak and Karen E. Laine created a fun bedroom with a Moroccan vibe. The neutral color on the walls reflects the natural light that streams in through open windows, but bright colors liven up the space. Funky throws and patterned pillows adorn the bed, while a modern, green chair rests in a corner of the space. A multi-color ottoman sits proudly in the middle of the room, while an orange lamp sits atop a golden end table. To complete the space, artwork adorns the walls, pulling the unique details of this space together.
This breakfast nook provides a cozy space to wake up and enjoy your morning cup of coffee. The large unobstructed window fills the area with light while the bench, built into the corner, gives ample seating and tons of pillows to lean on. The traditional Mediterranean style of the kitchen is modernized with a neutral gray wall color. Storage isn't a problem in the eating area, the bench has been outfitted with concealed storage for dishes or linens.
Imagine how easy it would be to cook a meal in this contemporary kitchen that is a testament to a functionality and clean lines. From the modern stainless steel gas range to the gorgeous black granite countertops on pristine white cabinetry, this kitchen allows couples to work side by side creating their culinary masterpieces in style. The small banquette area in the corner of the room offers craftsman-style molding that is echoed in the window and door trim.
The media room in this space does triple duty as a media room, an office and a guest bedroom. In this corner of the space, a stylish, modern desk is neatly situated to provide the homeowners the perfect place to work. Open shelving runs the perimeter of the room, making books and necessities easily accessible while working, while a large window wall allows in plenty of natural light and gives the homeowners beautiful views of the Boston Commons below.