A top trick by designers for making a living space feel more homey is adding a fun rug to the flooring, even when you already have carpet. You don't have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on an area or antique rug to fill the entire space. Instead, look for one in a pattern that adds pizzazz, like this cowhide rug that designer Michelle Mentzer with Miles Design Group in metro Atlanta picked up at Ikea. She also got the pictures of landscape art and the chevron and plush accent pillows on a discount at HomeGoods.
The Presidio Heights home featured in the 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase was built in 1917 for Abraham Rosenberg, whose company was the largest exporter of fruits and nuts in the early 20th century. Landscape designer Katharine Webster and her team created the wood art installation is meant to invoke deconstructed packing crates and fills a windowless wall.
Inspired by the surrounding landscape, a warm, earthy color scheme and natural textures are used to create a warm, welcoming home office. A rolled arm daybed doubles as a couch or bed for overnight guests, while the wood accent wall brings a rustic vibe to the space.
Two cookbooks serve as the platform that holds a piece of landscape art in this traditional kitchen vignette. A neutral tile wall and granite countertop allow the green and orange accents in the art and cookbooks to shine.
Inspired by local parks and landscapes, this eclectic home office uses a mixture of natural colors and textures. A reclaimed wood accent wall anchors the comfortable rolled-arm sofa, while a weathered wood table is used as a simple desk. A grassy green dresser adds a touch of bold yet earthy color to the space.
Walls of glass retract to connect this modern bedroom both figuratively and literally to the surrounding landscape. The sleek, streamlined space features concrete floors, as well as gallery-white walls that allow colorful art and accessories to pop.
This delightful patio in England designed by Cool Gardens Landscaping Ltd. is the perfect spot for afternoon tea and features a towering garden hedge that serves as an organic art gallery wall complete with an outdoor TV screen and audio system.
You can see the attention to detail every step of the way in Mary DeWalt's design for this master bedroom. Especially noteworthy is the vibrant turquoise color juxtaposed against the soft gray walls, white bedding and other accessories for a strong pop of color in the room. The beautiful landscape art and mirrored wall panel behind the bed project an aura of serenity into the space.
Deep teal walls and an eclectic collection of art and textiles gives this Hawaii living room a richness of finish that complements the Technicolor landscape outside. Wide doorways open to the spacious lanai and backyard pool. Warm browns on the floor and ceiling bring a feeling of coziness to the airy room.