The floors are a darker shade of walnut than the walls and ceilings in the bathroom of this loft guest suite above a horse stable. The honed, black granite against the lighter wood tones was selected by the designer to achieve a simple and elegant feel, which also grounded the space visually. A copper tub and sink blend with the color scheme while adding a touch of sheen.
Keeping the design uncluttered maximizes the space in this beautiful bedroom. The intricate dark wood bed frame provides contrast against the lighter hardwood flooring. Decorative lighting creates a starburst effect on the blue walls. The matching painted ceiling completes the design.
Dark wood cabinetry provides beautiful contrast against the light hardwood floors in this contemporary kitchen. The home's open design leaves room for a spacious kitchen with a dining area and plenty of room to maneuver. Tons of storage ensures a sleek and uncluttered space.
Dark cherry wood cabinets and an island pair nicely with the light hardwood floors in this modern kitchen. The kitchen island doubles as a breakfast bar and a place to cook with a built-in island cooktop and sleek range hood above.
This master bathroom remodel features an eye-catching blend of dark brown wooden cabinetry and neutral granite countertops. The open design of the walk-in shower allows a peek at the various neutral stones that are used throughout, while brown floor tiles are used cover the space outside of the shower.
Gilded accents lift up a modern living room and counterbalance the weight of the dark wood walls and floors. The paneled space features a walnut wood credenza with hand-blown glass crystal disks and a steel frame and hardware. Geometric gold sconces, globe-shaped table lamps and a watercolor framed in a repurposed antique gilded frame complete the vignette.
Gray walls and white floor length curtains create a backdrop for the simple and beautiful dark wood round dining table. The circular table is surrounded by four matching chairs with suede upholstery. A large white hanging light fixture has a complimentary shape above the red placemats and blue glasses.
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 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.
The smooth dark wood of the cabinetry pops against the light, neutral marble tile of the floor and bright, white ceiling. The beautiful cherry-colored countertop perfectly displays the unique Asian vases and the flowers, bringing a small touch of color. In the background, a rectangle table with square stools can be pulled out for seating or stored easily against the wall.
This modern kitchen features dark wood cabinets and work island with cooktop and white marble counter, banquette window seating with table and chairs, hardwood floors, and a tray ceiling with modern black pendant task light.
This kitchen remodel includes dark brown wood cabinets paired with neutral granite countertops and a neutral tile backsplash. Two pendant lights hang above the kitchen island, which offers a spot for casual dining at one end. Stainless steel appliances and neutral floor tiles add finishing touches.
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.