A geometric rug provides a pattern base to decorate the solid surfaces and neutral tones of this transitional living room. A brown leather sofa and taupe chairs face a wood coffee table with wrought iron legs. Sheer curtains add decoration to the windows while still allowing natural light to enter the room.
From the sheer draperies to the geometric rug to the mix of pillows, pattern and texture pack the design punch in this neutral, contemporary living room. Gray and cream hues dominate the space, allowing the colorful cityscape outside the broad windows to draw the eye. A custom marble fireplace sets a modern tone.
This midcentury modern buffet is one of the highlights in a navy blue dining room with white coffered ceiling. A beveled mirror and tree-branch sconce lights hang on the wall behind it. A yellow-and-white rug with geometric patterns covers the floor in front of the buffet.
This sophisticated black and white living room mixes Hollywood glam with modern aesthetics. The white sofa with black piping lends an art deco vibe while the Lucite and mirrored coffee table is all modern. White molding on gray textured walls provides a sophisticated background while the geometric rug anchors the space with a fun pattern.
Contemporary living rooms feature softened, rounded lines and contain neutral elements with pops of bold color within a tone-on-tone color palette. Get the look by pulling in pieces of furniture with clean lines and slim silhouettes. A vibrant hue or geometric pattern can be brought into the design by simply adding throw pillows or a bold area rug.
A cream colored headboard stands out against a dark blue wall and is anchored by a bed dressed with blue and white floral and geometric patterned linens and pillows. Blue and white art accessorizes the look while a white cottage-style nightstand lends a cozy feel to the room. A blue and white striped throw rug anchors the space and distressed antique white wall sconces add visual interest.
When designer Jennifer Jones updated a client's 1960s ranch, she worked to create a fresh look while staying true to the home’s original, casual vibe. In the living room, she says, “we layered soft neutral tones in the paint, window treatments, and upholstery, and created interest with textural fabrics, a geometric rug, and a mix of pillow patterns.” The new decorating works perfectly with the angled lines of the architecture and the bold, contemporary fireplace surround.
In the family room, the homeowners wanted a space that was a little more fun and family friendly, so designers livened the space up with bright colors and patterned wallpaper. The blue sectional and modern chair give the space plenty of seating, while orange and teal throw pillows brighten the room. Display shelves give the family a place to show off pottery and display magazines for easy access, while the geometric rug and bright art work finish off the space.
The Blehm's master bedroom strikes the perfect balance of masculine and feminine energies. The palette compliments the rest of the house but is decidedly more subtle and conducive to rest. Angela takes risks in her design, but always makes room for the classics. For example, the blue velvet bed is flanked by red geometric night tables but finished with classic crisp white bedding. The homeowner admitted that she has trouble committing to patterned area rugs, therefore she typically uses white.... except for in the master. This one is a rich blue, modern take on an animal print. The master bedroom walls are Benjamin Moore, Cumulous Cloud, as is the master bathroom. That shared color creates consistency throughout their master suite.