A driftwood end table juxtaposes with the clean lines of the contemporary sofa and the abstract sculptural piece. Sheers diffuse light from the floor-to-ceiling windows, and a natural fiber area rug adds style underfoot.
Spaces packed with an abundance of natural light are the best choices for using white effectively. Once the light hits the windows and is then diffused by lined window coverings, it floods the room with a visual softness that immediately creates a cozy atmosphere.
Lighting is a crucial design element in bathrooms, especially those packed with black surfaces, which absorb light. For effective, flattering light, consider having diffused-glass sconces installed, centered on each side of the vanity mirror. When lit, the filtered white light evenly illuminates the face without any harsh shadows. Furthermore, by adding dimmers to the sconces, the entire bathroom can take on an ambient, spa-like feeling at night.
In the master bedroom, the homeowner wanted a bright, airy, feminine space, so designers started with a subtle, elegant pink wall color. For contrast, they added strategic accents of a darker shade, such as the repurposed canopy bed. To give the bedroom an airy feel, designers added white, wispy curtains to help diffuse the light let in from the floor to ceiling windows in the space.
This modern home office is the perfect place for the homeowners to get down to business. Warm tones on the cabinets soften the prominent linear design, creating a very comfortable neutral workspace. Instead of focusing light in a particular direction, the large pendant light above the table beautifully diffuses the light throughout the space.
Changing out light fixtures in small spaces can make an enormous difference in how they look, feel and function. The key to a swift, successful lighting swap is choosing fixtures which will fit with existing junction boxes. For situations in which junction boxes require relocation, it's best to hire an electrician; however, keep in mind this will create somewhat of a mess due to patching holes with drywall mud and creating dust from sanding. This three-bulb nickel and acrylic fixture features a linen drum shade which diffuses the light, allowing the wall color to read more clearly.
A modern, Scandinavian floor lamp adds extra light to the space and brings an architectural accent to the room while black shades create contrast but still allow soft, diffused light into the room for a natural and airy feel.
Since the space gets very hot in the afternoon once the sun crosses from the front to the back of the house, its windows needed to be properly dressed. Instead of using colored or patterned drapery, simple white cotton panels were used to help diffuse light and also keep paint colors reading their true values.
The office’s deck mounted premium solar powered skylights with light-filtering single pleated blinds bring fresh air and natural light into the space. The skylights can be controlled through a smartphone app and feature a skylight automation system designed to help create a healthy indoor environment. The office also includes a glamourous chandelier with dangling hand-cut Lucite panels that hang from a simple frame that offers beautiful diffused light from above.
Designer Vanessa DeLeon bathes this bath with whirlpool tub in white, using diffused natural light from the three windows and skylight. A flat screen TV adorns one wall for your complete pampering desires.
In the living room, designers reupholstered and repurposed the the sectional sofa to add plenty of seating in the space, while a plush, black and white rug adds a touch of softness and comfort. Like in the bedroom, wispy curtains help to diffuse the afternoon sun, creating an airier feel in the space. Finally, a funky, gold end table adds a bit of functionality as well as a splash of color that helps to connect the living room space to the kitchen and dining areas, giving all of the common spaces a more cohesive design.
This homeowner wanted a closet that was an organized, relaxing space, so designers made sure to include plenty of space to hang clothes. Then, they added two full length mirrors, a comfortable chair. Finally, white, semi-sheer curtains help diffuse the light that comes into the space and helps it feel light, airy and relaxing.
To create a larger, more open feeling to this master bathroom, designers took full advantage of the large window, positioning the bed in front of the window, creating a focal point. To help the homeowners control the natural light let into their space, designers hung curtains to act as a diffuser. Comfort was added to the space with a soft, velvet rug and a fuzzy blanket and pillows, while the unique artwork adds texture.