Dramatic back lighting make suspended floating shelves pop against the deep blue accent wall. Distressed metal panels framed in the tall cabinets flank the built-in buffet and floating shelves. This accent wall creates a focal point of the room and adds an energetic visual element to the space.
For a light and fresh look in this breakfast room, the designers opted for a distressed wood-and-metal table paired with cafe chairs. The banquette's green accent pillows help tie the area in with the nearby family room, that also features pops of green. Table and chairs: Restoration Hardware
In this distinct kitchen design by Susan Serra, the brushed metal table and glass countertops are counterbalanced by the warmth of wood cabinets, hardwood floors and distinct color accents. The gorgeous hand-blown cobalt blue pendants, with natural imperfections, are scene stealers and add artisan appeal to a contemporary setting. "Natural materials in lighting fixtures such as reclaimed wood and distressed metals also add that authentic element we crave," says Serra. "Imperfections are desired and coveted...in context, of course!"