In neutral or all-white spaces, a bold, statement-making light fixture can be an investment and game changer. This geo-inspired fixture by Crystorama draws the eye up to the vaulted ceiling and provides plenty of light to the space when the sun goes down.
Interior designer Ana Claudia Schultz (https://anaclaudiadesign.com/) has an eye for good design. Born in Brazil and raised in Miami, this designer made the move from her Brooklyn apartment to her first home in the idyllic town of Hyde Park, New York. About two hours north of New York City, the space she lovingly refers to as her “forever home,” offers a sparkling view of the Hudson River and, from another vantage, a fairytale forest. The home is striking from the moment you arrive, painted in a brick red hue. And upon entering you are met with layers of unique elements that work together effortlessly, guided by Ana Claudia’s confident design eye.
Hands down, the quickest and easiest way to transform a space is with an area rug. Since this room is casual, its floors are covered with a wool flat-weave rug, which is easy to care for, lightweight and easy to move around. Anytime you're using area rugs in high-traffic spaces, be sure to invest in a rug pad to ensure it stays in place and eliminates any trip hazards.
Make a feature of your backsplash. The graphic tiles in this kitchen make for a subtle feature wall that fits perfectly with the trend. The choice of grout color is important here. The off-gray helps to define the tile pattern and provide that all-important contrast.
Add holiday flair to your sofa. Make easy pillow covers with felt. Print simple, bold holiday graphic and use them as a template to cut out coordinating colors of felt. Sew them to the felt squares before making the pillow covers.
To add instant personality to the mantel, include a graphic. Here, a simple holiday message — "JOY" — is added along the front of a reclaimed piece of wood by hammering small nails as letter outlines, then weaving string around the nails to create the letters.