This contemporary kitchen features a black grated wall, black door and cabinet, and shiny black countertop. The hanging lights mirror the grate design of the wall. The red and white bar chairs upholstered with asian-inspired fabric with nailhead trim add a vibrant contrast to the dark kitchen.
A clever way to decorate a mantel combines hanging a mirror, then leaning a clock with an interesting face against it, like Michelle Mentzer of Miles Design Group did in this metro Atlanta home. To get a steal on vintage mirrors and clocks, hunt through ones that are stacked up at flea markets and antique stores, or booths at local antiques stores frequently drop prices on all items by 20 percent or more.
The best use of light and angles is implemented in this neutral attic bathroom by designer Robert Keijdan. A dark brown wood-framed mirror hangs over a freestanding antique white vanity, while a simple modern light fixture hangs above the mirror.