This elegant, light and bright powder room keeps a natural color palette with white walls and natural textures. A cushioned bench sits beneath an oversized window with woven wood window shade and flanked by built-in storage, with a white powder table and chair in front of patterned wallpaper.
Contemporary wood chairs are paired with neutral outdoor cushions and small striped pillows on this deck. Above, a metal and glass pergola adds cover, while an iron and wood cable railing encloses the space.
Swap out your matching kitchen chairs or barstools in favor of more interesting options — you could paint them, replace them with a set of colorful vintage chairs, or simply give them a makeover with new slipcovers or cushions. You can sew your own or browse Etsy for custom handmade versions like the red barstool cushion shown here from Britta Leigh Designs.
This deck stretches the whole back length of the house. There's a large dining area at one end and a comfortable sitting area at the other. Blue and red accents are a cheerful complement to the home's tan siding.
This living room extends itself into the backyard and patio with double French doors. Perfect for keeping an eye on the kids or hosting backyard party, this airy living room serves as an entertaining space and a beautiful thoroughfare to the yard.
This blue velvet armchair is a beautiful piece in this traditional bedroom. A monogrammed pillow and damask cushion call out the icy blue and sand tones throughout the room. A mirrored nightstand keeps the look feeling fresh and updated.
Mark a spot on the base fabric 3-1/2 inches from the bottom of the first cushion cover on both sides. Lay one of the 18” edges of the second cushion cover on the base fabric with the edge pointing away from the first cushion cover and with the inside of the cushion cover facing up. Pin in place and sew with a 1/2” allowance just between the folds. Do not sew on the folds. Flip the cushion cover over, insert the sides under the folds of the base fabric and pin in place. Fold over the open, bottom edge 1/2”. Sew the second cushion cover in place along the fold of the base fabric, leaving the bottom open to insert cushion later.
This contemporary dark wood bench, designed by Shane Inman, is tucked cozily into a niche in a wall. A metallic gold cushion adds comfort and style and matches the gold inset lighting fixtures overhead.
Two deep-seated teak lounge chairs with red cushions covered in all-weather fabric make for a cozy outdoor seating area. Prairie-type, drought-tolerant grasses that surround the nook are found along roadsides and in edge-of-woodland conditions in Plymouth.
The master suite project involved moving walls for a closet expansion, a bathroom gut job, and removing all traces of the dark, dated furnishings that closed in the space. We used a neutral base palette with soft blue touches and layered in heirloom-quality textiles, elegant lighting, and lots of texture.