This show stopping living room design creates the feeling of a larger space by using the stripes to draw the eye upward. Black and white walls add a sense of whimsy while creating a bold, daring statement. Beautiful, custom gray sofas draw frame the room and create a focal point of the fireplace that is defined by a black mantel with a white, marble slab inlay that adds softness to the room's design. Finally, a long, dramatic chandelier hangs eight feet from the floor to finish the space with a feeling of intimacy and warmth.
Wood arbors designed by TLC Gardens and built by Trellis Structures layer the yard for additional texture and visual interest. When paired with ornamental grasses, these accents feel earthy yet dramatic.
Although many homeowners invest the majority of their home design budgets into their kitchens, it's the area of Chris' condo where he spent the least. By working with the brown and black tones of his existing granite countertops, he used color to give the otherwise basic, modern kitchen a personalized look. Glossy-black penny round tiles bought for $8 per square foot were used on all wall surfaces to add architectural interest and sheen. To help the pantry door visually recede, he had it painted the same shade of black as the tiles. Since the adjacent living room is wrapped in a black-brown grass cloth with a metallic backing, he carried the look over to the bar area to tie the two spaces together. All together, Chris' kitchen decor came to $1400.
Low-cost yet high-impact elements helped designer Sarah Richardson create an eye-catching guest room on a tight budget. A wall of bold, black-and-white wallpaper creates a striking backdrop for the bed and gives the room an instant wow factor.
This impressive stone water feature is softened by the addition of purple peppermint willows with vivid oxalis ground cover at their bases. The water feature's design mimics the skyscrapers in the city skyline visible from the patio.
A two-story great room with dramatic floor to ceiling fireplace, textured and warm white-colored sectional offering great flexibility and additional seating. It’s a classic color to pair with black but also an interesting partner with navy, red or gray.
A dramatic cascading chandelier lights a curving staircase in this luxury Miami Beach retreat. Sinuous lines characterize this space, emphasized by the circular design of the mosaic tile floor and the round pedestal table. A soft, neutral palette gives the space a relaxed, yet elegant feel.
Dramatic designs fill this bold contemporary master suite, from the modern chandelier to the dark patterned area rug. The bed mixes dark and light textures with a velvet upholstered headboard, and is flanked by two matching nightstands in gray tones. The white ceilings keep the space feeling large paired with light gray window treatments.
The walls of this modern, gothic dining room are covered in raw steel, contrasting with neo-Baroque acrylic chairs by Acrila and a dramatic polycarbonite fixture by Zaha Hadid. This contrast of materials creates layers of depth in a high-rise condo that's filled with natural light.