You'll never think neutral is boring again after taking a glance at this traditional kitchen. Dark hardwood floors create a depth in the space, but it's the whites that shine -- from the custom cabinetry to the painted brick backsplash to the large kitchen island topped with Carrera marble. Recessed lighting brings extra brightness without subtracting from the visual space.
Furniture placement and open floor space create the perimeters for the dining area in this open design. Metal chairs bring an industrial vibe which works beautifully against the hardwood floor, traditional wood dining table and classic chandelier. Neutral walls and a white coffered ceiling keep the space feeling open and bright.
This laundry room's trim got a fresh coat of white paint. The cabinets were designed to not only maximize storage and create a functional room, but create a layer of interest with the finishes, hardware and complimentary backsplash and countertops.
Bohemian floor pillows sit next to the main living area to be used as extra seating when needed. A prized piece of art hangs on its own wall for maximum appreciation. The white barn door adds a rustic cottage element.
While compact, the impact of this kitchen is big. Keeping a neutral and white color scheme makes the space live larger than it actually is by creating a clean palette and lines. The paneled refrigerator allows the appliance to blend into the cabinetry and not distract from the design. Unique elements include the custom, architectural range hood and Carrera marble tile backsplash.
Herringbone hardwood floors, fine antiques and sculptural wall details are among the standout features in this transitional foyer. The dark floors form a stark, pleasing contrast with the white walls. Meanwhile, natural wood beams overhead draw the eye to the stepped ceiling and wrought-iron chandelier. A grandfather clock is a stately and unexpected touch.
The entrance to the home exudes elegance. An arched mahogany front door matches with the hardwood floor and winding staircase. A pair of candelabra chandeliers and a piano nestled in the corner completes the timeless design.
"The kitchen is designed to feel as if it was a part of the home's original Arts and Crafts style," says designer Kirsten Marshall. The white marble island countertop ties into the backsplash and cabinets, while the island's dark wood matches the floor.
A butcher block countertop creates a designated prep area next to the gas stove on the kitchen island. Flat panel wooden kitchen cabinets and dark-stained hardwood floors bring warmth and coziness to the open kitchen.
Dark stained hardwood floors bring warmth to this all-white bedroom. Sliding glass doors open to a private porch with outdoor seating overlooking Lake Boca Raton in Florida. The simple chandelier and tufted headboard add softness and femininity.
A neutral color palette allows the rich hardwood floors and crisp white cabinetry to stand out in this open, transitional kitchen. A trio of dark wood barstools provides an eat-in space to enjoy a casual meal.
The old, worn carpeting was removed, and the room now features dark stained hardwood flooring and area rugs. The low windows get new white trim, and the bead board on the walls and ceiling are painted in a muted gray-green.
This simple galley kitchen, well-lit and equipped with generous white cabinets, dark stone countertops and dark-stained hardwood floors, offers a clean, no-nonsense approach to kitchen design. The space is not lavish, but is practical and well suited for cooking and prep.
Dark-stained hardwood floors and a lush chocolate carpet create a striking contrast with the textured white walls in this contemporary living space. A white leather modular sofa and chair and a modern coffee table blend with the walls to create harmony throughout the space.
All of the storage space available in the sleek wood cabinets allows this skinny kitchen to stay uncluttered and organized. The unique hardwood coloring adds depth to the smooth white countertops, orange walls and stainless steel appliances. Frosted glass doors on the top layer of cabinets add a bright detail that complements the hanging, square pendant lights.