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.
Gray and white tones dominate this mid-century modern style living room for a clean, sophisticated look. Wooden accents, like the armchair and piece of art leaning against the wall, add warmth and texture.
This traditional bedroom with bohemian touches is richly layered for a comfortable, lived-in look. The clean-lined canopy bed features a curtained headboard that gives the bed added dimension and creates a focal point for the space. Art is both hung and leaning, giving the grouping a casual feel.
Buying art is fun, but sometimes hanging it… well, not so much. So, lean it. It’s a great way to keep your décor loose and flexible, especially if you’re renting or you’ve just moved into your place and still working out furniture arrangement.
Include a few standout pieces in your outdoor decor. This faux cattle head acts as a piece of outdoor art when simply leaned against the wall next to some colorful pillows and succulents. A large vintage wooden bowl serves as a faux planter for a cactus.
A clean-lined, upholstered bed is layered against a built-in upholstered panel, giving this transitional California bedroom depth and polish. Large-scale art leans against one wall for a casual vibe, and a plate glass window offers stunning views of the lush yard. A petite, tufted bench and graphic pillows bring a punch of rich color.
A variety of materials and surfaces give this kitchen that opens to a stylish living room and dining room/study combination a cosmopolitan feel. Abstract art by local artists Todd Alexander and Joe Adams, animal hide rugs, natural wood, an Alexander Calder-esque light fixture and plenty of references to nature and culture made for a very smart mix. We especially love the detail of artwork leaned on the kitchen countertops for an effortless look.
Once the center of the American slave trade, Charleston is a city always contending with the good and bad of its history even as it has transformed into a food-centric and sophisticated Southern city where wealthy New Yorkers and Hollywood types flock for the easygoing pace and refined lifestyle and have scooped up homes at a ravenous pace that has threatened to price-out locals. Charleston is consistently named one of the country's top cities by glossy travel magazines and websites beguiled by its idiosyncratic beauty and charm. Homes, gardens and the people of Charleston are exceptionally gracious (especially so considering the 7 million tourists who flock to the city each year), furnishings lean toward the traditional but there is experimentation galore when it comes to the arts and food. There are endless options in high-end lodgings from the nouveau luxe Hotel Bennett to the bespoke, chic Zero George whose epic porches are the local answer to Prozac.