This budget-friendly kitchen makeover included painting the walls white and cabinets light gray to make the room feel brighter and bigger. A chevron pattern jazzed up the marble backsplash; countertops are also marble.
The dark green color in this formal dining room pairs perfectly with blue upholstered dining chairs and the round contemporary dining table. The framed art brings together all colors in the space and draws the eye to the ornate feather-inspired chandelier.
An unusual, orange home office makes playful use of small side tables to create shelving against one wall. Blue accents and a floral rug complete the room. A chandelier hangs overhead, while a vase of peacock feathers and unique art adds interesting detail to the room.
“The trick to tackling a huge room like this is to divide it up into zones and that's just what this design trio does so well,” says designer Candice Olson. “There is an area to take in the view; a sprawling wall shelf that doubles as both display and seating; (great for those big LA parties); and a main conversation grouping that floats in front of the fireplace. I think the wall art is the strongest element in this space. Large tree-motif panels suit the grand scale of the space, as does the ingenious bubble-wrap wall hanging backed with a very current fretwork graphic — someone’s going to Design Heaven for that move. And can we talk about the pink ducks?! The 3-D element of these wooden sculptures animates the massive fireplace wall but this team doesn’t stop there. A quart of neon-pink paint has these ducks kicking sand in the feathered faces of their pink flamingo cousins. It’s this touch of the unexpected that prevents a serious room like this from looking too somber and that can make a good design a great one. As strong as the wall art is, I feel the decorative elements placed along the wall shelves and mantel are suffering from a case of "Honey, I shrunk the accessories." Big rooms need big accessories — lamps, candlesticks or pedestals, ceramics and mirrors — all large-scaled to suit. I would have opted for a huge, free-form, wood coffee table. Glass tends to visually disappear and is a better choice to help keep the feeling open and uncluttered in small spaces.”