The dining room is brimming with drama thanks to lacquered walls and exposed beams. Powder blue Louis XVI chairs soften the strong personality of the jet black walls, while an art deco pendant and sideboard mirror help bounce light around the room.
In this long, narrow house, Kariouk Associates Architects used walls of glass to usher in light and designed sleek custom cabinets in bold yellow to help capture and reflect the sunshine. Walnut paneling and accent cabinets offer a warm contrast to the splash of color, keeping the kitchen grounded within the open plan.
A statement piece that offers storage, the multi-functional white lacquer Radford desk from Safavieh can double as a coffee table when the need arises, or even be used as a console table behind a sofa. The height-adjustable desk includes two roomy drawers, refined lines and glossy white crossed legs for a sleek look.