Try using tons of white candles as a quick and inexpensive way to instantly transform the backyard into a cocktail party-ready space. Light up the night with rows of flickering votives that line the edge of a swimming pool or sidewalk, adding a sophisticated and festive feel.
Backlighting plays a crucial role in modernizing classic elements of this open floor plan kitchen. It's used in the quartz countertops and backsplash, as well as above the stainless steel range hood to highlight traditional moldings.
It's important to think about lighting, especially once it gets dark. The warm glow of candles, string lights and lanterns creates a fun outdoor mood. Tea lights, and many battery-operated lighting options, are available at stores like Target and Home Depot. Hang lanterns from the tent ceiling using ribbons.
Twinkly fairy lights fill the fireplace for a quirky touch in this neutral living room whose cool, modern feel comes courtesy of a large painting. Most homes in Savannah feature original artwork, a distinct advantage of living in a town where the Savannah College of Art and Design churns out a constant stream of talented artists.
An open floorplan can be tricky, but Ana used a long neutral sofa to separate the living room from the dining room and kitchen. For rentals in particular (and open floorplans), proper lighting can really enhance the ambiance, so Ana placed floor and table lamps throughout the space. Now, this room is bright and cheery, and the lamps add a homey touch.
If your get-together will continue into the evening, illuminate the party area with strings of lights encircling an umbrella, wound around tree trunks or run along cables suspended above partygoers' heads. Candle-filled or solar lanterns, placed on tables and at patio edges, are great alternatives if your home doesn't have outdoor electrical outlets.
Market lights strung from the house to the tree create a warm and romantic atmosphere, especially in the evenings. Reclaimed red brick is used for the patio, which features intimate seating areas and beautifully planned landscaping.
This kitchen has plenty of space for prep, serving and seating. With clean, fresh cabinets, a well-placed island and mod table for family meals, this kitchen is the perfect recipe for a family who cooks and entertains frequently.
The kitchen island has a stainless steel base and is lit by colorful glass orb pendants. Designers used balloons to get the positioning just right.
The Wood House exemplifies a new concept and functional materials-driven design, featuring bold characteristics with local woods and glass walls. Each corner of the house is meticulously detailed, creating an ambiance of stylish living with a care for nature.
This living room's furniture has style and sophistication, which are offset by the playfulness of the marquee letter and the Roost metallic-colored Enchanted Forest Tree Trunk Stool. Bursts of yellow add personality to the otherwise neutral space.