This midcentury modern living room adds depth to its neutral palette with a graphic print rug and a mix of unique textures and shapes, like the multifaceted end tables, glass coffee table and low-hung pendants.
Three silk pillows have been placed on a low wicker seat that works as a sofa in this living room. Across from the sofa are two round tables, a rocking chair with ottoman and a brown vase with a red flower set atop a glass end table.
A bright yellow art piece adds sunshine over the sofa in this contemporary living room. Unique end tables with crossed leg design compliments the wood arm panel on the sofa and low, wood coffee table. Blue throw pillows add a hint of color and compliment the snakeskin rug.
A sleek fireplace surround houses a flat-screen TV and serves as the focal point for this living room. A neutral sectional and two matching chairs frame the space, and a low coffee table and end tables accent the room's streamlined design. Large picture windows highlight the high ceiling and provide natural light throughout.
Even when reusing existing items, such as this cocktail table and antique rug, you can decorate the table in a way that modernizes the look. As this table shows, look for a pair of heavy leaded glass candleholders, which designers Lance Jackson and David Ecton with Parker Kennedy Living say you can find affordably priced at local vintage stores or on websites such as Etsy.com. Then add in a piece of cut glass (this one is high-end turquoise, but you can find others on a lower end) to contrast with the glass candlestick holders. The books were already in their homeowner's collection.
Jackson Paige Interiors designed this Brentwood home with a contemporary approach but added touches of coastal style throughout the space. This family room, for example, features a soft turquoise wallpaper as an accent wall, complementary sofa pillows, along with a coffee table, end table and art that inspire one to "hit the beach." Especially fetching are the low-to-the-ground occasional chairs that have a cottage-style aesthetic.
A natural rock retaining wall supports the midcentury modern home exterior against the gentle incline of the yard. The lush green of the grass, planted shrubs and ornamental grass adds life and texture to the smooth brown house. At the lower, flat end of the yard, a courtyard is set up with an outdoor dining table and chairs.
The low-profile TV that mounts flat to the wall across from the end of the bed includes a special art mode that offers the chance to turn the bedroom into an art gallery. A stylish modern red two-drawer console table with open and closed storage sits under the advanced TV.
The low light and rich tones of this dining area create an intimate look and feel. A buffet flush with the wall serves as a wet bar while a pair of lamps on each end contribute light and illuminate the wall art. Two dark, neutral armchairs with tufted backs provide cozy and sophisticated seating around the rich wood table. The focal point of the design is an eye-catching chandelier with yellow petal-like stems.
When tomatoes develop a dark, sunken spot on the bottom, that’s known as blossom end rot. This condition occurs when plants don’t get enough calcium—either because there’s not enough in soil or soil pH is too low for plant roots to absorb calcium. Hot weather and uneven watering also contribute to the problem. The best way to beat blossom end rot is to do a soil test prior to planting, in spring. You might need to add lime or gypsum to increase calcium in soil. During the growing season, water tomato plants regularly and add a mulch layer to maintain soil moisture. Calcium-containing sprays applied to tomato leaves can also help boost calcium levels in the plant. When using calcium sprays, follow directions carefully.