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.
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.
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.
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.
Layers of contrasting textures bring visual interest to this stylish contemporary living room. Faux fur chairs feature metal frames and sleek, metal stools sit on top of a plush area rug. A floor to ceiling window allows soft, natural light to pour into the neutral space.
The richness of the dark wood desk is accentuated by the light beige background in this home office. A tufted silver chair and pineapple lamp add some fun to the design while remaining functional. Plants and pictures complete the space with a personal touch.
Art meets function in this stylish, contemporary living room that boasts an eye-catching, geometric mirrored coffee, one-of-a-kind pillows and beautifully patterned curtains. Exposed pipes and concrete ceilings add an industrial feel to the space.
An elegant, vintage-inspired chair is seated next to a modern geometric-based table in this sitting room. The turquoise curtains serve as the primary color focus in the light room, and cool floating bookshelves provide funky storage for a large collection of books.
A large tufted coffee table tops a colorful striped rug in the center of this living room. Cube ottomans double as extra table space and add to the mix of bright, colorful stripes. A geometric table below the mounted television brings a modern component to the room and blends with the light wall color.
Sleek, polished surfaces and strong, geometric shapes create a streamlined, modern kitchen. A black, mobile kitchen island is as stylish as it is functional with wheels making it easy to move around or out of this compact kitchen.
This bright white, modern conference room features floor to ceiling bookshelves that display an organized display of books, plants and funky decor. Polished surfaces and sharp geometric shapes, like the glass table and sleek, white chairs accentuates the clean and simple look that is a signature of modern design.
This bright green daybed is topped with a heap of comfy pillows featuring an array of fun prints and colors in this dreamy, contemporary girl's room. A gauzy, white canopy is an elegant touch that can turn this cozy window seat into a private fort on a whim.