A simple pool surround of polished tile creates a dramatic effect around this full-size swimming pool by designer Robert Hursthouse. On the far side of the pool, the elegant poolhouse beckons with light and a vase of flowers.
In the bright, neutral living room, a fireplace with recessed shelving flanking it on either side creates a focal point in the space. The mantel extends from the wall, creating a dramatic effect in the room, giving the space depth.
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.
It's important that a dinner party centerpiece not block the view of guests on the other side of the table. Something tall and slender can still provide a dramatic effect without impeding conversation. Add tall blooming branches to a slender vase and surround with pebbles, marbles or sand to keep the branches in place.
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.
This fireplace extends the dining room and provides a reading nook on the opposite side. The minimalist Caesarstone slab surround accentuates the linear flame to create a dramatic effect without overpowering the space.
This high glam space was designed for entertaining and features a neutral color palette with pops of rich browns and orange. Traditional wainscoting frames the artwork and art deco sconces for a dramatic effect.