This black home office was originally an enclosed porch with no electricity or air conditioning. Picture frame molding was added to the walls, and pocket doors replaced the previous room's swinging doors. A fun pendant fixture from Terrain throws interesting patterns on the wall at night.
A starburst chandelier adds a burst of energy above the table in this all-white dining room. Complete with molded dining chairs and a mirrored buffet, the room has a midcentury modern flair that fits the apartment's aesthetic.
Skip the demolition phase and keep the base of your current kitchen island to save money. Georgia designer Beth Johnson created a much larger island by using the base of the homeowner’s original island to support a larger countertop. She painted it and added molding to look like wainscotting. She replaced the dated laminate with HanStone quartz, and installed legs to support the counter’s extended width and length.
How to freshen up classic board-and-batten paneling: Paint all of it, as well as the window casings, dark gray (Porpoise by Sherwin-Williams). The rich blue of the chairs—scored at a vintage store—go beautifully with the color. “They seem grand but not stuffy or formal,” says Sonal. “We use one as the special birthday chair when cutting cake with family.” They’re paired with white plastic molded chairs from Overstock and an industrial table from RH. Instead of traditional fabric curtains, Lisa hung fringy macramé ones from RH Teen for an unexpected hit of texture. The rug is from Nourison.
Mixing and matching seating is a clever way to add creative flair to a workspace. Any time you're mixing seating styles, also be sure to consider the textural value of each piece. While the midcentury-modern molded plywood chairs add shape and color, the woven wicker chairs add rich texture.
Colorful accessories add an element of fun to this all-white, contemporary kitchen. Clean-lined cabinetry is accented with a backsplash of Blue de Savoie marble. The eat-in area features blue, molded acrylic chairs whose bold hue is repeated in a modern abstract painting and a colorful striped rug.
A long wood dining table fits perfectly in this narrow dining space. Light colors help to expand the look of the available space. White patterned chairs line the table matching the detailing of the molding, white and gold forest painting and drooping white floral centerpiece. A crystal chandelier hangs above finishing the design with shine.
Chevron wallpaper by Schumacher and abstract prints from Four Hands Art Studio give the room major presence, as do a teak table with a slatted base from Wisteria and molded plastic chairs from Industry West. Gold touches, including a chandelier from Lamps Plus and a bar cart from Pier 1, take it to next-level glam.
This home in Decatur, Georgia outside Atlanta has five boys all under the age of 5, which means lots of mess. Designer Gina Sims solved that "problem" by creating an adult nook in the kitchen where the boys' art supplies are hidden away in the buffet. Sims advising going up when it comes to design and other elements you want to keep out of kids' reach. "The wine storage went up the wall out of reach, and we added impactful art, lighting and window treatments to draw the eye up," says Sims. Sims was also strategic in her choice of materials for the seating. "The plastic molded chairs are easily wiped down (or hosed off!) and the machine made (read: inexpensive) rug has lots of color and pattern which hide stains," notes Sims.
Bubblegum pink and baby blue are often associated with juvenile spaces, but if you get the mix of elements right, it can fit almost any age group or style. Here, molded plastic chairs in a muted shade of robin's-egg blue are a bit more grown up than baby blue, and a toned-down shade of bubblegum pink is introduced with grommeted drapery panels.
Opulence and finery is on display in this cream and blue bedroom, which features a teardrop crystal chandelier, heavy drapes and a velvet chaise. The ceiling's pale blue hue and white molding top off the elegant design. A wall of windows and a claw-foot antique bed with heavy blue and beige bed linens adds to the luxurious feel.
To create the open concept home the homeowners hoped for, Chip and Joanna, of HGTV's Fixer Upper, removed several walls to open the space up, creating a clear line of sight from the kitchen to the dining room. To connect the spaces, Joanna chose gray trim and molding to run throughout, creating an industrial feel for the spaces.
As guests enter the home, they move straight from the classic foyer into the rustic industrial first floor. The walls in this space have been removed to create an open concept floor plan, and the gray trim and molding has been continued into these spaces to create continuity. Throughout these spaces, rustic pieces are mixed with industrial pieces to create an elegant, masculine design throughout the interior of this home.
The sleek lines of the dining chairs and sharp geometric pattern of the chevron valances help establish a clean, crisp aesthetic in this small dining room. The white chair rail molding and metallic chandelier add a classic touch to the space.