This open-concept kitchen offers the best of both worlds, providing an elegant ambiance while maintaining a creative and fun design. The bar stools, black-and-white drum shade pendant lighting and clear table add whimsy and the dark, contemporary style cabinets and soft recessed lighting establish elegance combining the two worlds into a perfect space for gathering.
The intricate pattern on the drum shade pendant is repeated on the backs of upholstered dining chairs, while seats are swathed in the same green as the interior of two built-in china cabinets. The result is a perfectly pulled together space loaded with casual charm. Traditional architectural details include a paneled, beamed ceiling and transom windows.
The colorful dining room features a long, wood table surrounded by lucite ghost chairs. The clear chairs allow the rustic wood table and weathered sideboard to stand out against the bold colors in the space. Two low-hanging drum shade chandeliers and a large, ornate gold mirror add a touch of elegance to this industrial dining area.
In an open floor plan, where walls are not in place, make sure the flow of the room makes sense. A pair of small armchairs and ghost end table visually divide the living room from the dining area without completely blocking the line of sight. Ivory tufted ottomans next to the armchairs help define the sitting area beneath a gray drum shade chandelier.
A chandelier encircled by a metallic drum shade provides a dramatic focal point in this contemporary California dining room. A sinuous wood dining table has a shiny metal base, marrying rustic and modern elements. Inset marble takes the place of a rug, and a series of architectural photographs propped on the zebrano built-in cabinets give the room added depth and dimension.
Comfort and convenience define this contemporary sitting room, designed by TriplePoint Design Build, with its built-in cabinetry and minimalist furnishings. Continuing the neutral color scheme defined for this home, the space features a small couch, interesting multicolor art and an hourglass-style floor lamp with drum shade. The wood floor is partially covered by a area rug in a brown and beige circular design. For convenience sake, a bathroom has been included adjacent to the room.
The perfect spot for an afternoon read, this living space features a tall metal bookshelf and comfy daybed paired with a cowhide pillow and graphic black and white pillow. A skinny floor lamp with a drum-shaped shade brings additional light to the space in the evening.
One of the reasons that African prints and patterns make quite a statement in the home, is the graphic nature of the designs. Many of the textile designs from the African continent are based upon mathematic principles and there is a distinct sense of geometry in pieces such as the popular Bogolan fabrics of Mali, more commonly referred to as, “mud cloth.” This traditional Malian textile has been reimagined by Nasozi Kakembo of xnasozi (http://www.osxnasozi.com/), as a modern drum shade (http://www.osxnasozi.com/product/mudcloth-inspired-handpainted-drum-lampshades-domino). The hand-painted design stands out with dots and x shapes that can be found in traditional mud cloth.
In Chris' bedroom, a mix of high and low created his designer bed ensemble. A custom bed upholstered in automotive vinyl was the area's biggest purchase; however, deceptively budget-friendly purchases were made for the remainder of the space. The demilune-shaped chests came from ZGallerie for $600 each, and not only do they add an elegant touch, they offer concealed storage. Table lamps atop the chests were found at a flea market and updated with red paint and new metallic drum shades. While Ralph Lauren bedding in a classic paisley print was a splurge, custom pillows made from $6.99 per yard IKEA tartan fabric kept the budget in check. To allow Chris to easily change up the looks of his bedding, the backs of each pillow were covered in a nautical print from Duralee.