Cable lighting spotlights a line of simply framed, same-sized black-and-white photos along a stair landing, creating the effect of a mini gallery. Elaborate decoration on the base of the console table and a pair of silver candlesticks dress up the simple space.
Penny tiles add glamorous shimmer to a kitchen with a reclaimed-rustic vibe. “The black limba floating shelves are fitted with recessed LED lighting that highlights the penny tiles and makes them shine,” says Patrick Kennedy of Superior Woodcraft.
By day, ornaments—like these small evergreen stars—will stand out against the sunlit backdrop. By night, twinkling lights will brighten the dark window panes. Hint: Use fishing wire to suspend your decorations, so they appear to “float” against the glass.
As seen on Good Bones, designers Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak added walls to this home to bring in more natural light to the space, highlighting the elegant, industrial design these ladies pulled off in this dining room.
The simple elegance of this dining room spotlights the homeowner's collection of fine art and antique furniture. Two large windows flood the space with natural light and reflect off the white walls to bring the collector's items to the forefront of visitors' sights. Even the table is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible with its glass tabletop to direct the eye to the artwork and fine furniture in this space. Since the collector's items afford the only color in the space, the decorative antique dresser and the statue and painting are the focal points of the room, showcasing the homeowner's elegant taste.
To highlight the bold and unique artifacts collected by the homeowner during his extensive travels, designers clothed this living space in a neutral white color palette. This color also helps to reflect the natural light let into the space by myriad windows, making the space feel large and bright. Bold reds and oranges are added to give the space pops of color, while complementing the colors of the land surrounding Horizon House.
With tons of natural light coming into this Eclectic-Midcentury Modern living room space from the French doors and large windows, the space feels light, bright and open, highlighting the clean lines and bold colors that make up the design of this room.
Everything about this Malibu, California, living room is designed to highlight the home's focal point: the view. A wall of glass provides a sweeping look at the ocean beyond, while walls and furnishings are neutral so as not to distract. In the beachside sitting room, Mid-Century Modern chairs rest atop a cream shag rug. Even the wine cellar is glass, keeping the entire space airy, open and light-filled.
This view from the garage to the garden entrance on the side of the home shows how well-placed lights enhance the look of the property, highlight specific design details and make the walk to and from the garage safe and secure.