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.
A gray sofa and metal armchairs are positioned around a rustic round wood coffee table, which provides extra storage in the living room at the 2012 HGTV Green Home. A bold, multicolored art piece adds vibrant color to the room's neutral and gray palette. Lime green accent pillow pull from colors in the artwork for additional color in the space.
The color inspiration throughout this home came from the homeowners' beautiful art collection. Here, in the foyer, the painting's rich green is pulled into the twin table lamps. Graphic gray-and-white wallpaper is an exciting—and still neutral—backdrop.