Thanks to the sliding glass doors that lead out onto the patio and to the pool, this kitchen boasts lots of natural light. That light is complimented by the dark furniture in the dining area, including a large dining table that seats the family comfortably and the banquette seating at the back of the room. The contemporary design of the space keeps ornamentation to a minimum, but the family has chosen to add a geometric wall design that spruces up the space and adds a touch of flair to their otherwise neutral kitchen walls.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the renovated kitchen is now located where the old dining room once was. A window was closed up to make room for the new stove and countertop area. A large kitchen island with double sink basins now separates the dining area from the kitchen, and provides a casual eating spot. Modern pendant lighting adds a rich golden color to the dramatic black walls and red bar stools.
This 12-by-17-foot apartment does not leave much space for creating a separate bedroom, kitchen and living room, but the neutral color scheme and warm accessories provide an open feel with the intimacy of a small space. "My biggest challenge was creating a space that did not feel like a bedroom. I placed the bed next to the kitchen to allow maximum light and views out the windows," HGTV fan moderngeek73 says. Tip: Keep furniture and decor to a minimum if your space is extra small. Use small light fixtures and furnishings.
For this master bedroom, HGTV Star contestant Crisermy Mercado's client was very certain of what she wanted, and it could be described in one word: bold. The red roses wall mural is a great way to bring in some sexiness to the room and make a big statement. The saturated red combined with a crisp white bed frame and white cloud light fixture make this bedroom unique and romantic. A soffit with recessed lighting is the final touch to help the space feel warm and inviting.
This open plan kitchen keeps things light by pairing lacquered white cabinetry with natural hardwood floors and wall panels. A built-in shelving unit with drawers underneath allows room for storing kitchen essentials and showcasing decor, while metal stools lining the kitchen island make casual dining a cinch.
This bright kitchen features white Shaker style cabinets paired with marble countertops and dark brown hardwood floors. The spacious kitchen islands boasts room for three gray nail trimmed stools, providing a perfect spot for casual dining. A bay window above the sink allows natural light to flood the space.
A tall natural wood dining table is centered in this kitchen surrounded by upper and lower built in white cabinetry. A gray and white rug perfectly frames the rectangular shape of the table. A window casts natural light over the eat-in space and keeps the room feeling breezy and open.
Glass elements piled on for optimum glamor and their lovely reflective properties translate to a trend you can easily introduce into your home. A portion of the wall is mirrored, but even the addition of glass accessories on a table or dresser can achieve this light, elegant effect. The Old Hollywood feel of this room is amplified with the palm-shaped dining room table with glass top and a subtle, almost shadow-effect custom mural in this stunning dining room from Philip Sides Interior Design. More sugary pastels add to the sumptuous mood.
Some design choices can make large-scale items, such as light fixtures, pop even more. It can be as easy as adding a coat of paint over a weekend. In the kitchen and living room of this lake home, Metro Atlanta designer Beth Johnson painted the wood paneling, which had been a pickled oak color, a more appealing white. Then matched the frame of the artwork for a seamless look.
This bright, midcentury modern kitchen features plenty of room for casual dining. A pair of modern scoop-back barstools line the island with a waterfall countertop, and light blue Eames chairs surround a small, marble-topped table for additional seating. Streamlined, warm wood cabinets finish off the sleek, modern design.
This bold bedroom embodies style and grace. The black-and-white contrast is timeless, and the design reminiscent of Hollywood glamor. The white tufted headboard provides a comfortable backdrop for reading in bed, and the modern globe fixture provides light without taking up precious space on the side table. Multi-patterned pillows, which can be changed out seasonally, create a punch of funk in the otherwise-neutral room.
Tucked in a corner between the open concept living space and elevated dining room, a piano gives the musical family a place to play. Adjustable sconces on either side of the piano shine a light on the player's music, while a graphic print adds a fun element to the space.
The large space is transformed into a spacious master bedroom, complete with cozy sitting area and cottage-inspired dining table and chairs. Stairs lead up to a cozy iron bed dressed in patterned quilt, while painted white wood planks from the walls to ceiling make the room light and bright.
The rest of the first floor of this house is just as unique as the kitchen. The dining area, sitting just off the kitchen, makes the beautiful mountain view the focal point of the space. The floor to ceiling windows allow in plenty of natural light, while giving a clear view of the scenery. The modern dining table and white table setting, while elegant, take a back seat to the beauty of nature. The sitting room just off the dining area uses the same simple, elegant design, continuously highlighting the extraordinary view.
White cabinetry is set off by a dark-stained, custom built-in bookcase with the same dark stain featured on two sides of the peninsula in this transitional California kitchen. A white subway tile backsplash lines the room while pendant lights hang over the dining table and ladder-back chairs.
A unique wood and metal sideboard stores drinks and serves the dining space of this colorful and eclectic courtyard. A wood structure that surrounds the space is lined with metal mesh that filters light and screens the outdoor room from surrounding houses. Lush plantings bring the courtyard to life.
Built in 1822, this vintage Victorian evokes the romance of a bygone era with its high ceilings, original wide-plank floors, curved banisters and classic light fixtures. Despite its antique appeal, the home is appointed with a new chef's kitchen with a large island. Even rarer in a historic home such as this: a two-car garage and a great room with a vaulted ceiling.
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To bring the Moroccan inspired decor to the couple's four seasons porch, designers blended rich fabrics and textures. The ceilings are covered in a rich, stained wood that complements the other furniture in the space. Thick cushions add a luxurious, Moroccan feel to the space, while bold, blue accent pillows bring warmth into the space. In the rear of the room, a small, distressed hookah bar adds character and charm to the design while complementing the blue and cream patterned light fixture hanging from the ceiling. To complete the design, light, airy curtains adorn the windows tying the space together.