Elevated yet simple, this master bedroom complements the black and white palette but softens it to fit Los Angeles. By keeping the bed frame on the ground and leaning the art against the walls, the designers made the ceilings seem taller.
A rustic door is an imaginative textured backdrop for this foyer tableau. On top of the unfinished wood, designers layered artwork and a vintage sewing machine table. A blue pitcher is a pretty pop of sky to finish off the scene.
In this living room, taupe walls and furniture serve as a neutral palette on which to layer striking artwork and accents like the overhead light fixture. Purple pillows are a welcome shot of color on the chairs.
Provocative artwork in the stairway vestibule sets the tone for a layered, transitional living space with a distinct Hollywood Regency vibe. A cowhide rug and gauzy draperies blend with clean-lined upholstery and traditional architectural details. The neutral palette is restful and allows artwork and accessories to pop.
The living room has a gray accent wall that makes the white window trim and black-and-white artwork feel bright and crisp. Lighter grays—the sectional, the ottoman—are layered in for an elegant, dimensional look.
Like in the dining room, this boy's bedroom uses a small-scale graphic print as a neutral backdrop for vibrant artwork. More patterns are cheerfully layered into the room via the pillows, bed linens and rug.
The homeowner revamped the guest house for intimate gatherings and music performances. In the main living room, a comfortable gray sofa is paired with an industrial-style coffee table, simple artwork and layered area rugs for lots of texture.
Neutral bedding punctuated by graphic custom pillows in a range of blue hues bring a rich, layered look into this contemporary California bedroom. Abstract floral artwork leans against the wall for a casual vibe and pulls the view offered through the expansive window indoors.
A mantel is prime display space. This one hangs a mirror on the wall and leans artwork against it, for a layered look. Urns on either side balance out the arrangement. The whole room is lifted by a vibrant patterned throw and pillow.
Use conventional materials in unconventional ways. Painted and stacked to form a stripe pattern leading towards the ceiling, the crown molding seen here results in an eye-catching design that draws the eye up while also serving as a textural and layered backdrop for artwork.