Dark cabinetry can bring a sense of elegance to your child's room. If you don't have enough closet space, an open cabinet system may be a better option. Install clothing rods vertically to save space and to give a boutique-style look to the space. Keep items you use every day at hand level for easily accessibility. Photo courtesy of California Closets.
Overall, this neutral space is a play on contrast. The walls and ceiling are covered in bright white paint to keep the room feeling open and airy, and the built-in storage wall introduces contrast with modern cabinetry finished in an ebony tone.
This stylish kitchen features beautiful light wood cabinetry and opens up to the dining room, but cabinets were installed between the two rooms to provide ample double-sided storage and countertop space for serving. A warm-toned hardwood floor offers both a welcome contrast to and complements the light cabinetry.
In her design of this vacation home, Susan Brunstrum used bedroom space wisely and well. Here, two larger size beds and a daybed accommodate up to four guests or family members, and the room's simple furnishings and blue and cream color palette invite rest and relaxation.
A wall of windows provides stunning ocean views in this tailored, contemporary master bedroom suite. Dark tones from the vaulted, exposed ceiling to the hardwood floors provide a cavernous, relaxing space, paired with textured drapes, velvet furniture and a marble fireplace.
Designers used dark natural tones to contrast with the rough, neutral stucco siding of this French country home. Elegant sliding doors open onto the patio, which is perfect for taking in views of the San Diego Bay.
Dark, rich tones and a mix of materials bring texture into this clean and spare contemporary space. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood this urban living room with gorgeous natural light and offer a panoramic view of the city.
A great way to balance your counter’s decor is to have similar or identical containers holding different items. Here, sponges and bath salts add a pretty, spa-like quality to the decor without overwhelming the visual space, and the silk flowers in the center add a soft, organic touch.
Gray is holding strong as a trendy kitchen color, and it isn’t just about cabinets — you can take your appliances gray as an alternative to stainless steel. GE Appliances’ Slate collection has a dark brushed-metal finish that’s actually matte and fingerprint-resistant.
Susan Brunstrum gave every detail of this master bathroom renovation her attention, starting with the shower, which contrasts so beautifully with the darker tones of the vanity and wall cabinets of the room. The large shower stall is tiled in cream and features a glass entrance door. The shower tile color matches the vanity countertop and the tile of the bathroom floor.
A beautiful green cabinet finish pops against a white subway tile backsplash and yellow wall. A long while island with wood countertop brightens the center of the room and is complete with exposed storage shelves. Copper pendant lights add an extra sheen to the stainless steel appliances.
The dark wood finish of the bar exterior wall brings depth to the light, cool tones of this contemporary kitchen. The gray scale tile backsplash blends beautifully with the gray cabinets and the neutral wall color. White leather barstools are placed at the bar creating an eat-in space with a view of the room. A three dimensional rock display on the wall adds style-fitting decor.
This bathroom blends together sleek, contemporary elements, like the chrome fixtures and rectangular sink, with the natural elements such as the matte tile floor and stacked stone walls. Dark wood cabinets provide ample room for storing bathroom essentials, while a large window provides natural light.
A dark wood console table that centers the entry to provide a place to store keys and small accessories that are easily accessible. It adds rough but refined texture with a vignette that sets the tone for the rest of the house.