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.
Dark wood furniture, including an upholstered headboard, contrasts with the soft beige color palette in this traditional bedroom. Antique wall art adds charm to the space while striped and floral accent pillows bring a pop of color to the room.
A deep black accent wall and floating countertop add beautiful contrast and interest to this neutral powder room. A long, rectangular window allows natural light to filter through and brighten the space.
Loads of windows fill this Colorado penthouse with light, and neutral walls further the home's bright and airy feeling. In this transitional sitting room, dark brown accents break up all the white, and a purple-tinged mineral sculpture adds drama to the modern coffee table.
The master bedroom actually comes with its own sitting area. Here, the designers used a dark blue wall treatment to add depth to the space, and then they layered in a neutral loveseat, matching coffee table and two patterned armchairs.
As seen on HGTV's Love It Or List It, Too, designer Jillian Harris gave the homeowners a modern dining space. With a table that seats up to six, there is plenty of space for the family to enjoy or to entertain their friends. She then added a modern chandelier to help bring light to the room. The walls are painted a neutral color and are accented by the dark picture frames and the metal of the chandelier.
The sunset lighting highlights the landscape lighting and beautiful brown tones of this home exterior. A brick chimney and front door columns add textural detail. The darker brown garage and window bordering adds dimension to the neutral tones.
Designer Kimberly Lyons wanted to create pops of colors in the family room to vivify the neutral walls, woodwork and sofas. The dark salmon accent wall is a warm and inviting tone without overtaking the room. Surprisingly, the colors in the accent pillows on the sofas work well with it, with the area rug tying all the colors together for an overall pleasing effect.
A half wall makes the flow between dining and living rooms easy and friendly. Dark wood floors are an elegant base for the layering of subtle neutrals (in the living room) and bright colors (in the dining room).
Thanks to the sliding glass doors that lead out onto the patio and to the pool, this kitchen boasts lots of natural light. That light is complimented by the dark furniture in the dining area, including a large dining table that seats the family comfortably and the banquette seating at the back of the room. The contemporary design of the space keeps ornamentation to a minimum, but the family has chosen to add a geometric wall design that spruces up the space and adds a touch of flair to their otherwise neutral kitchen walls.
Traditional shaded sconces provide light in this neutral bathroom. Built-in storage under the sink and in the dark wood wall cabinet help keep the space tidy and frame the large mirror. The marble countertop creates a nice contrast against the smooth, dark wood.
Dark wood cabinets pop against the putty-colored paneled walls in the kitchen in this welcoming country cabin. Thick slab countertops and large chrome pendant lights help balance the visual weight of the oversized timber doorway leading to the adjacent two-story living room.