A dark hardwood floor looks beautifully rich against the bright white cabinets, backsplash and walls in this spacious kitchen. The island base provides an unexpected pop of blue to accent the room. Black bar chairs circle the island for an eat-in set up at the polished white countertop shining under a pair of globe pendant lights.
To add contrast to the dark contemporary wood cabinets, beautiful hardwood floors with various shades of brown are used throughout the kitchen. The warmer slats of wood tie in well with the soft yellow walls.
To protect the home's original hardwood floors, the designers laid down a thick runner in the foyer. Thanks to its darker hue, the rug creates a sharp contrast with the white walls and brings in a touch of drama that's befitting of a Greek Revival-style home.
This traditional foyer offers a light and bright feel with a cream wall color and white trim accents. The dark wood console provides a beautiful contrast to the pin parquet flooring, while also allowing for storage of small necessities.
Rich hardwood floors fill this neutral contemporary kitchen with warmth. White wall cabinets offer welcome contrast to the dark island, while a pair of barstools at the island offers a cozy spot for enjoying meals or socializing with the cook.
A gray living room with sleek furnishings easily flows into the adjacent dining room and kitchen, creating a large space ideal for entertaining. A small bar area opens the kitchen to a hallway. Hardwood floors throughout unify the space, while dark wood cabinets visually separate the kitchen area from the dining space.
"The peach hyacinth is all about a timid subtlety and gentle beauty that Casey mainly interprets through a treatment to simulate the look of watercolor applied to the bedroom walls. Her translation is successful," said HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip. The striped blanket and upholstered headboard add darker blue complements to the walls, and the red throw pillows add a splash of accent color to this transitional bedroom.
A simple glass table is dressed with coffee table books, a candle, vases and fresh flowers for a thoughtful entryway display. A circular mirror creates a cool depth illusion with the changing of the frame thickness. Sconce with square lamp shades frame the mirror for a subtle shape contrast. The dark front door is well lit from the lighting fixture mounted above.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, with the help of interior designer Jorge Da Rosa, the home owner's created an open, functional kitchen-to-living-room space perfect for entertaining. Warm-toned brown walls and medium-dark hardwood floors contrast with the crisp white ceiling and grey and white kitchen cabinets. Occasional splashes of color, like the green tiled backsplash and the yellow inside the cabinets add contrast and visual interest.
Removing a wall between the dining room and living room not only gave new life to the space, it facilitated a structural reconfiguration that functionally and visually redefined spaces. Dark hardwood floor blends seamlessly throughout all three rooms, while the open floor plan now creates a space that ideal for family to gather as well as for entertaining.
The built-in shelves were removed to make room for new windows, bringing more natural light into the space. The fireplace gets a facelift with marble hearth and surround, contrasting smartly with the new hardwood floors in dark stain.