Create visual interest on your bookshelf by varying the shelf heights and displaying taller objects. Here, a combination of photos, sports memorabilia and industrial decor adds a personal touch to the built-in shelf.
Woods and light stone finishes create dynamic contrast in this great room with soaring proportions. A stone fireplace extends to the cathedral-height ceiling, adding drama and tying in with a stone surround that connects the living room and kitchen. A dark-stained lintel above the opening adds architectural interest and structural stability.
In the bathroom, the design in the space is still sleek and modern, but the use of textured materials, such as the textured tile and scored concrete add a bit of dimension and interest to the small bathroom space.
Sliding glass doors open directly to the backyard, creating a seamless transition between the home's interior and exterior. In turn, the owners can easily head outside and follow a length of concrete steps through their modern garden.
Designers used the different materials that the homeowners loved to create a space with plenty of texture and movement. In the wet room, a smooth, marble tile blends elegantly with a sandy, neutral tile floor and a honed birch limestone stacked wall to create plenty of dimension and interest.
Used to set apart a doorway, floor-to-ceiling drapes add a level of drama to the space and help draw the eye upward. Pendants and chandelier lighting also add dimension and help to define the separate living areas.
Starting with an apartment-sized, three-seater sofa centered on the left-hand wall, Briana and Buzz arranged the space around it to maximize the flow of their loft's living room. They took focus off of the room's lack of space by grounding the area with an oversized area rug featuring a bold, graphic print. Instead of adding a bulky, horizontal bookcase to the spatially-challenged room, the couple opted for tall, metal book towers they placed by in the window. The vertical arrangement instantly turned their cherished photography books and novels into a sculptural focal point while still keeping the collection neatly organized.
This contemporary master bathroom features a custom cherry vanity and Piedrafina countertop. Duel mirrors reflect the space and make it feel twice as big. The angled cabinetry complements the neutral tile flooring, making for a more dramatic setup.
A striking peacock blue accent wall and bold ikat bedding form a pleasing mix with chocolate brown furnishings and window treatments in this Maryland bedroom. The play of patterns on the bed and windows adds personality and interest to the small space.
Geometric tile in varying color stretches from wall to floor to play a fun game with dimension and shape in this trend-forward Brooklyn powder room. A sleek, white floating vanity and simple mirror keep the attention focused on the dramatic tile.