Artful lighting sets the tone and creates fanciful effects in this streamlined, contemporary kitchen and dining space. From recessed cans to under-cabinet lighting to a serpentine, jewel-like pendant above the modern square table, both task and accent lighting is plentiful. In the dining room, the pendant casts undulating shadows on the wall that heighten the drama of the artwork's water theme.
The foyer of this opulent home opens into a space that features a large cross on the wall, a painted ceiling depicting saints and a village. A large sculpture is set into the wall on a built-in cabinet.
A play of cool and warm materials and finishes ups the drama factor of this contemporary spiral staircase. Dark wood steps pivot around a metal central pole. Slate tile on the upstairs floor complements the stairway's crisp metal rails.
To create a dramatic effect in this apartment, designers enlisted the architectural concept of the enfilade, a series of rooms that open into each other, to emphasize the length of the apartment. The series of doorways is what guests see upon first entry to the apartment.
The designer removed most of the wall between the dining room and kitchen resulting in an 8 foot cased opening, making the rooms feel and work as one. The crown molding above the cabinets was continued around the room.
Susan Brunstrum paired dark woodwork and floors with her cream and blue color palette for a stunning effect. The soft colors on the interior walls allow the wall of windows, framed in this darker wood, to take prominence in the room. Sofas were upholstered in cream on which the designer placed dark blue patterned pillows as accents.
For the guest bathroom, designers wanted a clean, bright space with some drama, so they started with white, shiplap walls, a durable, white marble countertop and white subway tile in the bathroom. Then, they added black floor tile and black faucets and accessories to create contrast and really make the space pop.
The stunning chandelier is not only a showstopping piece for the first floor, but with glass railings in the second floor hallway, the chandelier can be enjoy upstairs as well. A floating staircase leads to light wood floors in this home.
Designer Don Sharp creates an inviting foyer that evokes a dramatic feel as guests enter into the home. It was designed to pull the eye through the home for a glimpse of the pool and outdoor living spaces.
Dark chocolate walls create a sophisticated backdrop to this dramatic dining room. A bold orange ceiling is reflected in the upholstered chairs that surround the traditional dining table. An elegant chandelier brings a touch of Old World glamour to the space.
Various prints are framed and matted in white, creating an artful display that contrasts the deep black walls in this dramatic sitting room. A chair upholstered in a bold black and white damask fabric adds a touch of whimsy to the space.
With tufted navy blue sofas, deep gray curtains and a metallic chandelier, this living room feels snazzy and dramatic. A crushed velvet rug brings a luxurious texture to the design, and a mod coffee table adds an unexpected shape.
The traditional bed sits in a dramatic valance headboard, creating an eye-catching display in this serene bedroom. Soft green is carried through the space from the curtains to the bedding, while a pair of swing-arm sconces adds ambient reading light. Silver nightstands add a metallic vibe to the space and provide much-needed storage.