Make a big statement for a relatively small chunk of change with a graphic rug. A rug can also ground your furniture arrangement and give the living room a more finished look. This gray and white graphic rug compliments the dark blue sofa and light blue chaise. A neutral chair and natural wood coffee table create a calm look to finish off this contemporary space.
Getaways are all about comfort and here, the lounging begins before guests even get through the door. The white, wood furniture pops against the dark gravel of the driveway and the moody color of the lodge itself. As Pflug says, “The color story here started with the outside of the building. I knew I wanted to paint it a kind of dark, off-black color. It looks so amazing next to the greens of nature. Everything else just came from there.”
A white support beam provides a simple room separation in the open design of this home. Hardwood floor and white walls create a seamless connection between the rooms. Nailhead trim on the living room stools, kitchen bar stools and dining room chairs creates a cohesive element throughout the space. Darker wood furniture pieces add a warm tone to the calming, light neutrals in the design.
In the remodel of this one-bedroom flat, the kitchen and dining area were opened up to connect to the living room. The homeowner wanted an exposed brick accent wall. The solution: a rosy pink brick from Brickit that pairs handsomely with the dark wood cabinets and brass accents. Kitchen cabinets: Ikea; Hardware: Anthropologie
This cozy master bedroom features a stone fireplace, which designer Susan Brunstrum accentuated by keeping the furnishings simple and the colors monochromatic. The dark wood of the mantel complements the woodwork in the room and the shutters Brunstrum employed to keep the sun at bay. The upholstered, French-style armchairs are lovely accents pieces in front of the fireplace.
The bright, sunshine yellow of the remodeled Tudor kitchen is carried through to the dining room that is directly adjacent to it. To make the space more open, designer removed the wall separating the two spaces, creating a clear line of sight from one space into another. As a nod to the historic home's Tudor style, designers kept the exposed beams on the ceiling of the dining room, and brought in dark wood furniture to complete the design.
Sometimes a sense of humor in an otherwise tailored space can create a not-so-serious feeling. While Chris' bedroom walls are covered in a pinstripe wool menswear suit fabric, the juxtaposition of a white resin moose head against the tailored walls creates a light-hearted element of surprise. Since the wall application set Chris back approximately $1300, he saved on furniture by choosing a vintage wood dresser he scored for $125 at a flea market. Since dark-colored accessories could easily get lost in the navy blue tone of the pinstriped wall covering, bulky ultra-white vases were grouped together to create a strong contrast.
In the master bedroom, the Asian inspired spa feel was continued. Designers used textured wallpaper to give the space a more exotic feel. The end tables are modern, but they still bring in the dark woods and lighter accents of a spa. Even though the space is perched high above the Las Vegas strip, the homeowners will have a place to relax and rejuvenated when they come home.
Nothing says old world magnificence like the hand-painted cathedral ceiling and two-tier chandelier of this elegant gathering room. Looking up, the room emits a feeling of Italian renaissance and splendor, while the furnishings and accessories deliver a traditional and comfortable spin on old world style. The most spectacular piece in the room is the 16th-century fireplace imported from Cyprus. Designer Lori Venners added beige Knole sofas to pull in the gold hues from the ceiling detail while also complementing the chocolate-brown draperies and dark wood furniture.
The family wanted a unique space for outdoor entertaining, so designers created a space that would function as an extension of the home's interior. A wood paneled ceiling and dark, wicker furniture bring a warm contrast to the neutral space, while the space's high arches let in plenty of natural light. In order to control the natural light during the day and keep bugs out at night, heavy curtains were hung so that the homeowners would be able to control the atmosphere of their space. To help the space remain usable during cooler weather, a fireplace was added to give off warmth when needed.