Designer Amy Elbaum selected artwork for this renovation that would complement yet contrast with the more traditional furnishings in the room. For example, the large glass-enclosed photograph that hangs above the velvet sofa creates a dimensional pull by setting a complex, industrial design against the white walls and solid color of the furniture. It creates a wonderful marrying of design styles.
This contemporary bathroom features a large soaking bathtub for ultimate relaxation. Beige tile floors extend halfway up the walls, making the serene space feel cohesive. Modern artwork illuminated by a skylight adds visual interest to the space while the house plant brings a touch of nature.
This studio was designed as a workspace to create original artwork but also to showcase the client's art, artifacts and personal collections. While most of the furnishings in the room feel industrial, the lighted "Texas" sign brings a bit of folk art whimsy to the space. The rugged table and mismatched chairs provides a working surface for multiple people and projects, and pieces of modern art interjects color into the white room.
Deliberate choices were made when choosing the modern art to keep this space minimal and bright while adding a touch of decor. The red and green from the plant life pop against the surrounding white walls. Dark hardwood flooring adds a warm contrast and grounds the light, airy design.
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.
The paper plane artwork creates a sharp contrast to the more ethereal design of the St. Frank's Indigo Dots wallpaper and speaks to designer Kari McIntosh's theme of the relationship between the heavens and earth in the woman's office at the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase.
This living room with a slight nod to modern living within a traditional space creates unexpected texture and interest in the space. The artwork, lighting and overall look of the room evoke an updated yet timeless feel of sophistication. Especially lovely is the color scheme, which allows the pop of orange to play against white walls in a harmonious flow of hues.
With a variety of artwork to brighten the white walls, this modern landing invites guests to stop and reflect on the images. A bold print depicting red stockings, pink pumps and green paint is particularly eye-catching. Its black background and white frame complement the stairwell's palette, resulting in a seamless transition from one level to the next.