Bookshelf contents can say a lot about the person. Combine books with personal knickknacks for a styled, decluttered look that is as individual as you are. “Place your favorite keepsakes or special items you collect on your travels in combination with your favorite books," says Laurel & Wolf interior designer Kimberly Winthrop.
Incorporate pops of pink in your bookshelf by using similarly colored flowers or decorative accents, says Laurel & Wolf interior designer Kimberly Winthrop. On these shelves, the California-based design firm used art pieces and florals to target bright spots of color among the white shelves and books, which they turned inward for a clean, cohesive look.
This closet is actually located in the open corner of a studio apartment, where fashion expert Lindsay Albanese shoots her YouTube videos. Designer Lucinda Pace of Laurel & Wolf found that Lindsay was using her clothes closet for storing boxes, paper towels, and other miscellaneous items, while her clothes hung on collapsible rolling racks. The designer created this “Style Studio” for Lindsay along one wall to act as clothing storage, a video set and an apartment design element all in one. The chaise, formerly a catchall for un-hung clothes, was reupholstered in ivory microsuede, and now serves as the perfect place for Lindsay to interview guests.
Minimal decoration and straightforward furniture create a sleek, modern look in this white conference room. A large white, polished table is surrounded by chic office chairs. Dramatic modern art throughout the space adds visual interest and complements the stark architecture.
A black wicker sectional with a matching coffee table sets the tone for relaxation on this stylish patio. Green and white nautical patterned pillows pad the sofa. A textured planter mounted to the wall creates a vertical garden, and a beer basket keeps refreshments readily available.
A white mantel pops off of a bright blue accent wall in this airy, contemporary living room. Original wood flooring and exposed beams add a touch of natural charm. A cozy sectional provides ample seating and surrounds an eye-catching, trunk coffee table.
A custom, built-in mirror with rosettes adds antique charm and brightens up this transitional dining room. Polished brass accessories are glamorous accents that decorate a lacquered banquette featuring contemporary brass drawer pulls.
A charcoal gray ottoman acts as an elegant coffee table in this chic, contemporary living room. A brass tray holds ceramic white accessories and brings out the polished brass frame hanging on the wall.
Bright natural light shines from the window and balcony door highlighting the white tufted headboard and purple bed linens. A thick, fuzzy rug adds great texture to the smooth surfaces of the room. Two mounted globe light fixtures surround the bed corners, and drapes frame the window for privacy and light control.
Natural light from the bay window and light neutral walls make a bright atmosphere for this living room. A green and white houndstooth chair is decorated with a red pillow for a mix of bold colors and graphic patterns. A navy tufted coffee table is a solid buffer between the patterned chair and the multicolor, striped rug. A small natural wood end table brings a gorgeous rough finish to the refined design.
Custom artwork adds a fun pop of blue in the entrance of this white, modern office. A two-tiered desk shows off an organized display of books while a small indoor plant brings in a soft, natural touch.
This large cart is perfect for a portable wet bar. Cabinet doors shield the glass storage while the top shelf remains open. Attractive bar accessories, copper mugs and liquor bottles add color against the white walls.
A large bed with an upholstered gray headboard and turquoise throw pillows is the centerpiece of this stylish bedroom. A matching retro dresser and nightstand feature wood drawers. Colorful wall art and small decorative details add bright color to the neutral palette.
A wood countertop continues out from the kitchen to create an eat-in area with built-in wine storage underneath. White and light wood elements keep the space bright and simple. Burnt orange barstools pull up to the counter to provide seating for dining or working. Fruit and flowers add color to the space.
Two floor-to-ceiling windows allow plenty of natural light to pour into this stunning, contemporary living room. Soft neutral tones give the space a sophisticated look while vintage inspired accents add a touch of boho chic.
This bright white conference room features sleek, polished surfaces and geometric shapes for a stylish, modern look. An organized shelf display boasts an array of shapes and bright pops of color adds interest to the monochromatic space. Thriving green plants bring a natural element into the space.
A stunning, custom wood dining table features brings a natural element into this contemporary dining area. Matching benches provides ample seating that is ideal for entertaining. No maintenance, faux succulents soften the hard, straight lines that fill the space.
Beautifully vivid vintage photographs serve as the focal point in this sitting area. The neutral walls allow the colors in the photography to pop. A dark wood coffee table is padded by a white rug, which complements the white picture frames. Velvet chairs complete the look.