Coastal decor is found in the details in this spacious family room. Upholstered light-sea blue chairs sit aside an off-white sectional sofa and additional seating is provided by upholstered ottomans. A large flat-panel television hangs above a grand fireplace. Custom cabinetry provides additional storage for this open concept living room.
The kitchen’s center island includes a bar sink and saddle stools for casual seating, with a blue base that coordinates with the surrounding maple cabinetry with beadboard panel detail and some glass fronts.
The brown and white color scheme helps to unify the living area with the kitchen. In the living room, colorful books pop out from the white built-in bookshelf. In the kitchen, wood paneling surrounds crisp white cabinetry.
An asymmetrical arrangement of cabinetry with a backdrop of royal blue creates a striking aesthetic in this home. The display space extends the line of the kitchen cabinets, while a low dividing panel features a niche for family photos.
A built-in desk provides work space at the heart of this contemporary open-plan kitchen. Soft gray cabinetry features inset resin panels on upper cabinet doors, while open cubbies provide display space for books and accessories. In the hearth room beyond, a dark accent wall lined with architectural photos creates a dramatic focal point.
The ingredients for a midcentury-style kitchen are simple: stained wood cabinets with flat-panel doors and a few vintage accessories (like the bulb pendants above). Designer Michelle Lord shares her money-saving strategies for creating a midcentury look. “I like to shop for midcentury furniture and accessories at garage sales and at Salvation Army stores. Then, to pull the look together I use pops of midcentury colors like lime green and orange.”