The walls of this modern, gothic dining room are covered in raw steel, contrasting with neo-Baroque acrylic chairs by Acrila and a dramatic polycarbonite fixture by Zaha Hadid. This contrast of materials creates layers of depth in a high-rise condo that's filled with natural light.
A minimalistic bathroom is the sanctuary of this particular client. HGTV Star contestant Crisermy Mercado used the white elements of this master bathroom to make the one-of-a-kind wall art pop as one of the main features of the space.
Inspired by Lake Tahoe's brilliant fall colors, this eclectic guest room has anything visitors might need to feel pampered and special. Exposed beams and a high ceiling allow for the use of a dramatic four-poster bed. Delicate, sparkling chandeliers hang at the perfect height for task lighting.
One black wall in this sea of white turns a modern stairway into a focal point and spotlights colorful contemporary paintings. The narrow stairwell incorporates a unique coffered ceiling with integrated lighting as well as an open, slatted stair design that doesn't hide the art.
A living room with oceanfront views incorporates elements of the sea into its design. Dark blue walls are paired with a sand-colored sofa, while a unique wicker chair and coffee table contribute natural texture.
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.
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.
This navy blue kids' bedroom features a sports-adventure theme with a twist of nautical flair. The three-drawer dresser was adorned with a relief stencil of a schooner. Above the dresser, world globes, more sailboats and a framed vintage advertisement for a ski trip add to the travel and adventure style.
Designer Will Wick sought to create a cozy, '70s-style retreat that balances masculine and feminine and modern and vintage in the master bedroom at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Wick selected a deep, hunter green for the walls and balanced the shade with lush, cream tones in the headboard, bedding, carpet and drapery. Plush carpet and a sofa covered with faux chinchilla fur add to the retreat vibe.
Black walls create a moody atmosphere, perfect for contrasting the brighter elements of the room. A midcentury modern pendant light features a bright, bubbled look, illuminating the polished wood kitchen table below. A trio of twisted, modern, metallic vases compliment the slight curve of the table's edge. Blue velvet dining chairs surround the table while a dark balloon chair blends with the walls behind it.
Instead of a fancy piece of art, enlarge a photo you've taken outside or in a favorite spot and frame it, says Leigh Spicher, Ashton Woods' national director of design studios. You can add color to the mantle, like in this Dallas home, without using accessories. Also, arrange shells or other natural elements that you saved because of their beauty (and free price tag) in a frame or shadowbox, as another layer of art for your mantel.