White walls gives this kitchen a bright and clean finish. Floating shelves create decorative storage over the white tile backsplash while a frosted glass cabinet and lower drawers add concealed storage. A natural wood island doubles as an eat in area with contemporary neutral bar stools.
White walls and white floors merge to create a seamless, modern living and dining space. Ten white leather chairs surround a sleek, glass-topped table, while a single bracketed shelf serves as a sideboard. Throughout the minimalist space, furniture appears to “float,” adding to the rooms’ ethereal feel.
A glass-topped dining table, nebulous pendant and horizontal band of mirrors give this all-white dining room the feeling that it’s floating in space. On one wall, a single shelf serves in place of a traditional sideboard. Recessed baseboards play into the design team’s concept of weightlessness and suspension.
The geometric shapes layered into this sophisticated kitchen become a work of art in and of themselves. A metal floating shelf crosses over the white rectangular tiles, offset by striking pitchers, a glass bottle and a pretty, graphic hand towel.
Subtle doors open to reveal a built-in bar in this modern, streamlined and minimalist dining room. Inside the mirrored bar, an eye-popping orange shelf stands out starkly against the white planes of the room. A glass-topped dining table surrounded by ten white leather chairs seems to float within the space.
Tones of brown and beige create a warm and inviting dining room that also feels fit for a formal dinner. Lowering a chandelier closer to the table creates a sense of intimacy without closing in the room. Wine and glasses are just an arm's reach away in a floating cabinet and shelf.
This dining room's bar area is in a New York state of mind. The floating cabinet holds wine lying horizontally and liquor bottles behind mesh-front cabinets. Wine glasses hang from a shelf overhead, where New York City prints also rest — but could hold cookbooks, a decanter or other accessories. Succulents and flowers bring life to the space.
The glass door shower in this contemporary bathroom features large tile walls, a built-in shelf and maneuverable stainless steel shower head. From the shower you can view the floating vanity with vessel sink illuminated by matching sconces around the mirror. The black tile floor contributes to the masculine feel of the design while a curved accent wall adds a smooth element to the sharp design.
“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.”