A sleek modular sofa by B&B Italia has a view of large-scale, modern artwork and a wall-mounted TV in this bright white living room. The two-toned modern TV console is by Ligne Roset. This home in the heart of Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood retains its character with an exposed brick wall, tin ceiling and oversized windows that let in loads of natural light.
A natural wood dining table suits the calm look of this room design and works beautifully with the natural look of the hardwood floor. Simple black chairs line the long sides of the table while cushioned arm chairs with black and white plaid upholstery are seated at the ends of the table. Framed artwork covers large sections of the white walls and a coffered ceiling finishes the look.
Warm, neutral paint contrasts with exotic artwork and accessories to create an intriguing statement. The large, turquoise decorative pot adds a distinct element and brightly accents the simple, gray-toned wall. In a purposeful asymmetric presentation, handblown-glass floral art is hung along one wall in the living room. Glass sculptures in their spectacular hues of red, orange, yellow, and other colors generate an eye-caching focal point from all vantage points.
Some design choices can make large-scale items, such as light fixtures, pop even more. It can be as easy as adding a coat of paint over a weekend. In the kitchen and living room of this lake home, Metro Atlanta designer Beth Johnson painted the wood paneling, which had been a pickled oak color, a more appealing white. Then matched the frame of the artwork for a seamless look.
In this Arts & Crafts-inspired living room, the design team used large-scale furniture and lighting to bring the spaces down to a comfortable level and went for a rustic-modern vibe to tie in with the existing wood trim. A wood accent wall creates a focal point behind the stone fireplace, while modern artwork and a symmetrical furniture arrangement draw the eye through the space. Comfortable seating adds to the room's family-friendly ambiance.
The entrance to this long master bedroom is in the middle of one wall, so designer Claire Paquin created a layout with two separate zones on either side of the entrance — one for sleeping and one for relaxing. A large piece of artwork centered on the outside wall acts as a focal point and helps merge the spaces together. Matching chandeliers and a long, continuous rug also help to connect the two spaces.
Designers Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak of HGTV's Good Bones, wanted to create a bright, contemporary space in this office, so they added plenty of colorful pieces, such as a red chair, a blue patterned rug, an orange office chair and bright numeric artwork. The contemporary desk provides plenty of workspace, while the large window creates a great view for the homeowner and clients alike, while also letting in plenty of natural light to brighten the space.
This kitchen channels both Spanish and Mexican styling with colorful walls, shelves and pottery. The large metallic mirror hanging over the range is a statement piece that brings more light and space to the room. Designer Emily Severinsen chose a deep orange wall color and carried it through to the pottery, which holds a variety of kitchen utensils. The green tea color on the range hood and cabinets is a refreshing contrast against the bold, rustic metal tile backsplash and cultural artwork. Natural elements like the sabino wood kitchen island and wooden ceiling beams add a country look, while the black modern stools rejuvenate the space. The oversized antique mirror makes the kitchen feel larger and more open.
On the other side of the room, a nook away from the kitchen’s more functional areas, is a study in comfort. A small bistro table flanked by chairs and built-in seating comfortably accommodates the family of four while keeping the space neat and streamlined. A second fireplace features a collection of small busts and other elements set against the ultra-modern geometric wire artwork that adorns the wall. A large plant provides the final touch that makes this curated space feel like a home.
Noam and Ella needed more space in their home, so Drew and Jonathan, hosts of HGTV's hit show Buying and Selling, turned the spacious master closet into a welcoming second bedroom. With plenty of natural light coming in through the large window and even more light emanating from the light fixture above, the space feels much larger than it is, and is very bright and inviting. The brothers used the daybed to draw the eye, with bright, luscious pillows and smart artwork above. The floating shelves and clock to the right help to break up the space and make it more personalized.
In the entry of the home, designers chose to use colors that would acclimate guests to the home's bold metallic and contrasting neutral color palette. The artwork does exactly that, adding glam to the space without detracting from the apartment's beautiful views. Patterned wallpaper with a three-dimensional quilted effect was selected to envelop the space, while large scale, gold-leaf lamps sit on a console which emulates the wallpaper patter. To finish the space, designers hung a glass, Rod Sputnik chandelier for a spectacular statement upon entering the home.
Bathed in marble, this elegant, Mid-Century modern masterpiece is both stylish and functional. With several feet of counter space on either side of the range as well as a large kitchen island, meal prep and serving in this kitchen is a breeze. Storage is not a problem in this kitchen, either. With unique storage solutions like baseboard cabinets and a devices charging wall, it is easy to stay organized and plugged in. To complete the design, this kitchen has fun, modern artwork and gold accents to create this sophisticated space.
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.
Anthony and John, from Cousins on Call, have made a small area look incredibly large by creating a two in one functional area. The eat-in kitchen area seats four people comfortably at the island. The semi-formal dining area allows six people to enjoy their meal. The asymmetric high ceiling give the room a grand yet chic feel. Gray walls adorned with smart artwork enhances the beauty of the area. This room leads right into the living room as seen on HGTV's Cousins On Call.
This little moment in the dining room reflects how Angela incorporates minimalist principals with colorful whimsy throughout the space. The artwork, painted by her two eldest children when they were just toddlers, is not only a great conversation piece but it also provides just the right amount of soft edges and free-flowing brushstrokes to create a contained chaos, that pairs perfectly with the clean modest lines of the credenza. The mod, architectural yellow chair (another one of Angela’s amazing vintage finds) may be small but it certainly makes a large impact in the space.
Hezekiyah and Nyahsa wanted a mature space to entertain friends, so Drew and Jonathan from HGTV's hit show Buying and Selling designed a contemporary space for the couple. By lightening up the wall shade, they were able to brighten the space, making it seem larger. Then, they brought in new, modern furniture that provides plenty of seating for a small gathering. The modern end table and lamp help to brighten up the space as the metallic water bar at the end of the space reflects light back into the rest of the room. Pillows and artwork adorn the space to add splashes of color.