Instead of being gloomy, dark gray walls create a chic backdrop in this dining room. Mismatched chairs surround a dark wood table, while an Oriental rug anchors the space. A glitzy chandelier tops off the design.
Gray walls and white wainscoting pair up to accentuate a dramatic black buffet in this dining room. Tall black lamps with white lampshades, white accessories and a black mirror also play into the room's understated yet dramatic palette.
The modern design features classic lines, soft seating and inviting artwork, avoiding anything too stark or uncomfortable. A color palette of crème, with touches of blue, terra cotta, silvers and grays, add to the home’s friendly atmosphere, creating a strong but comfortable look.
A gray carpeted staircase pairs with a sleek, white railing that curves as you walk upstairs. The modern lit sculpture connects to a cluster of orange extension cords that are hidden from view in the upstairs living area.
This dark gray living room is perfect for entertaining. Designed with Art Deco influences, it features a brown sofa with nailhead trim, a stylish end table, a metal coffee table, hardwood flooring, and a wooden console table that supports a big-screen television. The room also features a large picture window and a black baby grand piano.
Cabinetry at the back of this theater room provides hidden storage, as well as a countertop for laying out food while entertaining. Whitman also included a table and chairs as a dining spot and extra seating.
A beautifully-landscaped yard and paved walkway lead to this charming two-story Craftsman-style home. Craftsman style emphasizes natural materials — wood, stone and brick. Wide front porches and low-pitched roofs are typical.
“We opted for a durable, solid wood dining table from Crate & Barrel for this casual eat-in kitchen nook. It’s perfect for family meals and works equally well for homework or crafts,” says the designer of this project. When matching table and chairs, she says, “always consider the leg finish of your dining chairs: They should be in the same tone family as your dining table. A few shades lighter or darker is fine, as long as the underlying hue is similar.”