The white walls and wood floors of this hallway are given a contemporary flair with a display of art. A thin, gold table holds a circular flower vase and covers a crystal formation. Three glass cases display matching purple, pink, orange and neutral diamond cut-outs in rows. A yellow slate is covered in black font words and numbers to finish the art display.
Glossy dark brown handrails and balusters contrast against the rustic hardwood floors in this eclectic foyer. Taking advantage of every nook, the hallway is turned into a cozy seating area with chic glass cases for displaying favorite accessories.
Dark-stained molding and door casing frame the clever pocket doorway. Rich orange walls have an almost velvety look. The shelving was configured to extend above the double doors and provide perfect display space for a collection of vintage globes.
Bright and colorful gym accessories make for a bold display in an illuminated glass case featured in a bright white contemporary walk-in closet. This custom dresser helps create a luxury.boutique look in a personal closet.
The large grain wood book case in this space is accented by the brass frame that holds this structure together. This textured piece gives the homeowners the perfect place to display their unique sculptures and vases, while focusing on the design of the room.
Many of the elements that make a stylish, livable home are on display here: houseplants, cozy rugs, vintage wood furniture, touches of luxury in fur and velvet and beloved, meaningful objects, in this case, a vintage record collection, crystals, family photographs and all the details that give a space character and charm.
There’s a unique array of baskets, sculptures and vases in the bedroom built-in. Senegalese baskets live here, an antique Chinese document case can be spotted, and a display of wooden vases from Indian. Here they add yet another dimension of global design to this flawlessly constructed interior.
A large neutral area rug and neutral walls create the backdrop for this Asian dining room. Glass cases display traditional Asian attire, providing beautiful and unique wall decor. Two dark wooden buffets surround the white fireplace and echo the dark coloring of the long dining table. Low-back chairs rest under a large, rectangular light fixture.
A purple wall is countered with a hot pink bar with a white countertop stretching the length of the room. A black and white rose floral wall is decorated with bright multicolor butterflies. Butterflies hanging in the wire case surrounding the light bulbs bring the creatures to life with a 3D look. A food display is perfectly organized down the long countertop.
The white walls and hardwood floor in this hallway are decorated with a contemporary art display. A thin gold table covers a large crystal formation and supports a circular flower vase. Pink, orange, purple and neutral diamond cut-outs in direction changing lines are mounted in glass cases next to a yellow panel with black words and numbers.
Museums and galleries may display art against stark, white walls, but black can showcase favorite pieces even better. Case in point, this contemporary space designed by architect Bryant Alsop. “Walls and cabinetry in Dulux paints’ Domino color creates visual depth and provides a moody backdrop for the client’s artwork and furniture,” he says. “Extending almost the entire length of the house, the color provides a unifying element connecting each of the individual spaces.”
This living room is a playful mix of colors and style. A red patterned curtain plays off the overstuffed red armchair. A commercial sign listing Boston neighborhoods serves as industrial wall art. A chevron rug and an avocado green record case as end table storage complete the color- and decade-mixing fun.
Two wall cabinets for dish and glass storage are balanced on either side of the casement windows. A combined pantry and display storage space is located on the back wall behind the island areas. The two-tone cabinetry is complemented by Blue Celeste marble tops and iridescent glass tile backsplash. A spectacular ocean view serves as the perfect backdrop for this breathtaking kitchen. The room is completed with a wood-paneled ceiling and a large kitchen island.
This pavilion is perfectly situated on the edge of the grassy space. This allows community members a great view of the grass in case of a special event such as an outdoor concert or simply watching the neighborhood kids play a game of baseball in the summer. Out of the fray of the main action, this pavilion is a cool place for an intimate gathering or simply a cool hangout spot.
Every home should be so well equipped as to have additional storage for the kitchen, plus a landing spot for coats, bags and to drop off wet shoes. This area is just off of the kitchen and adjacent to the back door, therefore in the perfect position for the way this family functions. The two shelves flanking the cased opening conceal pocket doors that lead to the kids’ play area and powder room. While the spaces are beautifully organized I can’t help but be captivated by the stunning area rugs in both spaces. They are definitely adding artful value in this zone of the house.
When specifying upholstery for a beachfront house belonging to an active family, designers Betsy Burnham and Max Humphrey of Burnham Design opted to cover all the furniture in indoor-outdoor fabric. "Every piece is done in Sunbrella fabric — even the pillows and the custom area rug underneath. Outdoor fabric was the perfect choice for this room, which is "command central" for TV-watching and game playing.” And, they note, “In terms of the furniture plan, sometimes it’s dramatic to do fewer pieces and keep the scale large of each and bold; that’s the case here. We selected the largest sectional we could fit in the space and made sure it was super deep and comfy. We paired it with a large upholstered ottoman, which serves double duty as a coffee table and great place for everyone to kick up their feet.”
“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.”