Those coastal colors continue into the great room, where they easily evoke the calming nature of the ocean. To draw visual interest without straying too far from his neutral palette, the designer paired grasscloth wallpaper and rattan cushions with modern pendant lights and artwork.
Struck by the mathematical intricacies required to design the home which played host to the 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase, designer Candace Barnes chose to incorporate geometric shapes throughout the grand entry and staircase. Pyramidal shapes are repeated in the hand-blown crystal chandelier, Myke Reilly painting, bronze and granite table and the nailheads trimming the stairwell carpet.
Texture in the pendant lights, artwork and woodwork adds visual interest in this neutral, monochrome open-plan kitchen and dining area in a Cape Town, South Africa home. The dining table includes room for 10, and the island offers tucked-away storage for a collection of wines, making this a perfect space for entertaining.
Don't limit wallpaper to horizontal surfaces. We took it vertical by cutting wallpaper pieces to size and adding it to each dorm dresser drawer. Light turquoise elements in the art pieces compliment the drawer wallpaper to tie it into the room. The dots on the paper design give an illuminating effect perfect for the happy, airy feel of the design.
Much of the design inspiration for this luxurious living room draws from a circle motif. The shape is picked up in the doors leading outside, the pendant light, the artwork, rug, round coffee tables and accessories.
This open-concept living space is multifunctional, with a home office carved out of the living room and a wide open dining room with loads of natural light. Colorful artwork adds interest and connects the rooms.
Before, too many shades of gray made this master bedroom feel cold and monochrome. So designer Edyta Czajkowska decided to break up the space with punches of black in the light fixture, artwork and headboard. Lightly colored patterned accents offer additional interest without being distracting.
Built-in, open shelving helps to visually open the small kitchen, and strategically placed gallery lighting makes artwork of even the tableware. To break up the monotony of the all-white palette, the design team introduced a variety of textures, including plank board behind the shelving and subway tile behind the range. Dark pulls contrast with the white cabinetry.
French touches in the lines of the furnishings combine with crisp accessories in this traditional and elegant bedroom. Two styles of bedside tables are the same height, adding interest to the space while allowing the designer to maintain symmetry with lighting and artwork. Framed photos are hung low, pulling the eye to the room's focal point — the bed — and balancing the scale of the petite glass lamps.