Sheer curtains wrap around this elegant transitional bedroom providing privacy without blocking natural light. Furnishings are kept simple and neutral, with a gentle pop of color coming from the blue accent pillows on the bed.
A mix of textures and styles create a layered, sophisticated look in this sitting room. A dark shag rug, lucite coffee table and hand-carved chairs add visual richness and depth. Sheer curtains and a variety of lighting fixtures help to brighten the eclectic space.
This great hall is divided from the entry by thin veils of sheer linen panels for more intimacy while leaving the historic home's original architecture intact. A gilded nineteenth-century eagle bookstand greets visitors on the washed-oak center table.
A geometric rug provides a pattern base to decorate the solid surfaces and neutral tones of this transitional living room. A brown leather sofa and taupe chairs face a wood coffee table with wrought iron legs. Sheer curtains add decoration to the windows while still allowing natural light to enter the room.
A boxy bedside table with glass top is decorated with a textured table lamp and glass embellishments. A semi sheer curtain shading a window behind the table adds a more matte background for the small display. Surrounding the curtain a vibrant and shiny accent wall reflects the light in the room.
In addition to adding windows and light, Sherrod says shed-owners can take key design steps to make a small space appear larger. "Go light on paint colors and paint the moldings, walls and ceiling all the same color for a seamless effect," she says. "Use curtains or sheers that filter light instead of blocking it out. A tip on making small spaces feel larger is to incorporate smaller-scale furniture."