Floor to ceiling neutral mosaic tile in the shower and bath combo framed by a damask shower curtain, hung on the ceiling, visually expand the space in this small bathroom. Bright recessed lighting and a chandelier, along with a large mirror are also designer tricks for decorating a small space. The high end features like marble flooring and countertops, make this bathroom feel like a luxury retreat.
The neutral palette of this bathroom gets an update by mixing colors with textures. Each texture is a different but simple in color, which makes the room feel calm and clean without being too boring. The room also features an inset mirror decorated with simple sconces, marble counter tops and just enough storage space for bathroom necessities.
A soft blue tint to the glass show door matches the tufted blue seat set in the open floor over a fluffy, faux fur rug. The white marble floor extends up the shower walls decorated with a tile accent panel. A large double vanity set up turns the corner opposite the bathtub. White marble countertop and built in cabinets surround the his and hers sinks under large mirrors and victorian sconces.
A white, brown and gray modern farmhouse style sitting room and kitchen. A white couch, concrete table, gray and metallic arm chairs, white and gray rug, a pair of marble and wooden tables and white lamp fill the sitting room. Shiplap adorned with herringbone mirrors decorate the wall next to a wooden table with chairs. A marble island centers the kitchen with a trio of glass pendant lights.
Every open space in this home is decorated, from the walls to the floors. Near the door, the art in the living room continues to reflect the space’s mantra of simple, stylish and serene. A conceptual monochrome of light reflected into a camera lens from PurePhoto (www.purephoto.com) adds a touch of whimsy, while the full length mirror extends the room.
Beautiful and serene, Nana Yaa’s bedroom fits perfectly with the rest of the house continuing the color scheme and decorating motifs seen throughout. Oversized mirrors enlarge the already sizable sleeping area. Within this stylish setup, however, there is always room for dealing with the real needs of daily life. A series of drawers under the bed offers additional storage for anything that the closet can’t hold.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed an awkward elevated area in this once dated living room into a chic, functional dining room. A simple mirror gallery wall, rustic wood dining table and glass orb chandelier continue the room's minimalistic, modern design while adding interest to this hard-to-decorate space.
The architectural delights of this home seem never-ending, and this massive built-in mirror and bench only add to the wonder. Here Nana Yaa offers another colorful display of books as well as a glimpse of her impressive collection of records. A sentimental, personal touch, the space is decorated with a single photograph of the designer’s mother.
Pastel details contrast with the wood elements in this master bedroom remodel. The printed, yellow wallpaper creates an accent wall in this cottage-style bedroom, acting as a cheerful backdrop for the pink and gray aspects of the room. Crisp, neutral bedding along with the clean lines of the neutral headboard anchor the bedroom's largest furniture piece and mirrors the neutral fireplace. A splash of bold color is added to the decor with the use of pink throw pillows, a nightstand and printed ottoman. A wooden table and mantel act as a base for decorative pieces and soft, pastels colors in the chair and nightstand lamp elaborate on the room's pastel ambiance. A distinct, natural lighting fixture adds a rustic element to the room.
Decorating can feel pretty permanent, which is why designer Ana Claudia filled this New York City apartment with transitional pieces. To create interest in the entryway, she laid down a long runner in a bold color. “Then, I anchored it with transitional furnishings you can take when you move,” she explains to HGTV.com. “The bench can also be used in a dining room, the mirror can work in various spots and the shelves, while shown staggered here, can be mounted on their own or rotated vertically.”
For maximum visual impact, choose two main colors to work with and one accent. This porch is silver and red with a bit of evergreen. Then repurpose existing materials: Use big flower pots as a base and fill them with evergreen garland, huge ornaments, sparkly twigs and white lights. Another decorating tip is to repeat a few elements. This project used evergreen garland along the porch railing, which mirrored the green in the planters. The ornaments were also hung from the roof and featured in the red and green wreath on the door.
“The trick to tackling a huge room like this is to divide it up into zones and that's just what this design trio does so well,” says designer Candice Olson. “There is an area to take in the view; a sprawling wall shelf that doubles as both display and seating; (great for those big LA parties); and a main conversation grouping that floats in front of the fireplace. I think the wall art is the strongest element in this space. Large tree-motif panels suit the grand scale of the space, as does the ingenious bubble-wrap wall hanging backed with a very current fretwork graphic — someone’s going to Design Heaven for that move. And can we talk about the pink ducks?! The 3-D element of these wooden sculptures animates the massive fireplace wall but this team doesn’t stop there. A quart of neon-pink paint has these ducks kicking sand in the feathered faces of their pink flamingo cousins. It’s this touch of the unexpected that prevents a serious room like this from looking too somber and that can make a good design a great one. As strong as the wall art is, I feel the decorative elements placed along the wall shelves and mantel are suffering from a case of "Honey, I shrunk the accessories." Big rooms need big accessories — lamps, candlesticks or pedestals, ceramics and mirrors — all large-scaled to suit. I would have opted for a huge, free-form, wood coffee table. Glass tends to visually disappear and is a better choice to help keep the feeling open and uncluttered in small spaces.”