A play area on one half of this family room is perfect for keeping children entertained while adults can relax in the other half. A navy couch and brown leather chair contrast against the light yellow and white walls. A built-in fireplace with gray tile surrounds adds a great masculine detail to the design. Throw pillows, a blanket and fun wall art keep the space colorful.
To create a unique space for the homeowners' little boy, designers anchored the space in a bright blue wall color and mural that depicts a map of the world. Then, they added a navy bed frame to add contrast in the space. Finally, they added colorful pillows and the occupant's prized possessions-a statue and a guitar-to give the space a personalized touch to the room.
The open concept floor plan is unified with a bright white color scheme. The living room features an upholstered navy chair and white and gray striped accent pillow to add color to the white palette. An interesting wood coffee table looks as if it could be the prize of an ocean adventure, which blends with the other furniture to create a beach-inspired design.
In the smaller guest bedroom, designers chose a neutral color palette to reflect the natural light of the large window and make the space feel larger and more open. A navy and white patterned bed frame was installed, making the space feel warm and welcoming, while a yellow and white pillow adds a splash of color and contemporary table lamps and modern nightstands bring stylish elegance into the room.
The client already had these walls painted pale blue when designer Robin Callan took over the design. "Light blues can sometimes feel very nursery-like," Robin says, "so I wanted to bring in some darker colors to make sure the room felt like a mature space. When I found the pillows on the bed, they inspired the rest of the palette." The plantation shutters and navy curtains add an extra grown-up punch.
Natural light from the bay window and light neutral walls make a bright atmosphere for this living room. A green and white houndstooth chair is decorated with a red pillow for a mix of bold colors and graphic patterns. A navy tufted coffee table is a solid buffer between the patterned chair and the multicolor, striped rug. A small natural wood end table brings a gorgeous rough finish to the refined design.