A snakeskin area rug gives personality to this bright and stylish living room. A white coffered ceiling looks down on a large wood coffee table. A neutral sofa with woodgrain arm panels and a pair of matching chairs face into the table. Midcentury modern chairs with black leather cushions complete the seating collection. Natural light streams in from windows framed with long gray curtains.
As seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis brightened up the living room of the Summit Avenue mansion by using a lighter stain on the floor and a neutral color palette throughout. The neutral shade of the walls helps showcase the mahogany woodwork, and the white silk curtains add a touch of elegance. Nicole used a mix of modern and vintage pieces to stage the room, and she replaced the 1970s wall sconces with period appropriate versions.
In this bedroom space, designers wanted to keep the space feeling clean and bright like the rest of the home, so they kept the color palette neutral and warm with a subtle, gray and white look. For a little extra comfort, a sitting area was added to the room and is separated from the main bedroom space by a curtain that adds privacy to both spaces.
Floor to ceiling neutral mosaic tile in the shower and bath combo framed by a damask shower curtain, hung on the ceiling, visually expand the space in this small bathroom. Bright recessed lighting and a chandelier, along with a large mirror are also designer tricks for decorating a small space. The high end features like marble flooring and countertops, make this bathroom feel like a luxury retreat.
The homeowners wanted a simple, modern bedroom design, so designers started with sleek, neutral tile on the floor and a complementary wood paneling on the wall. Then, they added a four post bed and pendant light to create height in the design. For comfort, designers added a silk rug and black and white curtains that help to diffuse the sunlight that comes in through the room's expansive windows.
The hardwood floors in this country loft bedroom are matched by the exposed beams on the ceiling supporting simple pendant lights. The slanted ceilings lead down to blue walls and curtain covered closet space. The bed is decorated in neutral and brown tones with a tan headboard, sand-colord sheets and pillows, and a brown blanket. A wooden chest is a great decorative addition at the foot of the bed.
This dining room gives the young homeowners a great place to entertain. With seating for eight, the rustic dining table is large and spacious, giving guests plenty of space. Modern chairs and chandelier give the space a touch of eclectic flair, while burlap curtains help to control the ample natural light that floods this neutral dining room. Two mounted heads give the elegant space an exotic, eclectic look.
Claire Paquin's inspiration for this great room was a chandelier located in the Biltmore Estates that her clients fell in love with when they were married on the property and wished to replicate. She also installed patterned draperies in rust, plum and light blue and carried these colors throughout the room. Paired with the creamy neutrals, this color scheme gives the room a sense of warmth and sophistication.
This gorgeous open living room design features a white and light gray color scheme for the ultimate bright atmosphere. A brown leather sofa pops against the stark background, and a neutral shag rug adds a touch of extra warm tone. A glass dining table in the connected dining space is surrounded with white leather chairs. Long white curtains frame the large windows allowing natural light to flood the room and providing a scenic view.
This elegant hallways is incredibly bright thanks to the natural light that pours into the space from the window on the door and the window that bisects the bookshelves. That natural light reflects off the neutral walls, making the space feel large and bright. Designers added neat colors and textures to make the space more personal, such as the bright blue patterned couch and curtain, the leaf pendant light and the wall hangings.
The design team's goal was to create a bedroom that refreshes the mind at the end of a long day and serves as a blank slate at the start of a new day. They achieved it with soft, neutral hues and plush textures, giving the space a luxurious, restful feel. A sitting area takes advantage of the room's generous footprint, and custom draperies add privacy while showing off the room's architectural details.
This craftsman style master bathroom features an olive green and neutral color palette that works really well together. A hanging lantern over the bed is an unexpected but stylish addition while walls painted with Valspar Withered Moss create a restful backdrop. A simple painted nightstand and long table showcase the rustic metal lamps and artwork through out the room. A brown throw rug coordinates well with the wood floor, curtains, and existing upholstered bedroom furniture.
This master suite's makeup vanity takes advantage of the natural light pouring in from the large window bank above it. The light, airy curtains give the space a little privacy, while still allowing light to flow into the room. The neutral color palette and the elegance of nature are present again in this part of the suite with the soft blues and whites of the desk and chairs, as well as the soft linen chandelier above the desk.
This stylish Philadelphia studio utilizes every inch of space without making the room seem busy. The neutral walls and bedding keep the space controlled and balanced. "I tried to separate the space with organic textures, eclectic accessories, shiny metallic objects, soft draperies and unique lighting schemes," HGTV fan greendesigner says. To quickly hide the bedroom from the kitchen and dining area, he added tall draperies as an easy room divider. Tip: Downsize the furniture to expand the space — buy a loveseat instead of a large sectional. If you like to entertain, invest in small barstools: They take up little space and provide plenty of seating for guests.
A cottage cabin bedroom with a built in bed and shelves is painted in neutral off white. A view of another room from the open door shows a dining area and area rug. A simple hat hanging on the door provides a cozy touch while blue and white plaid curtains lend to the overall rustic feel of the space. A floral print and black and white photography on cream colored paneled walls and painted floor make this room a quaint, warm environment.
The homeowners wanted an elegant, serene master space, so designers included luxurious materials and a neutral color palette in their design. From the upholstered headboard to the fluffy comforter to the overstuffed furniture, everything in the space was carefully selected to make the homeowners feel as if they were resting on a cloud. To help this feeling, designers hung sheer curtains in front of the large window to diffuse the natural light and bring an airy feel to the space.
The master bedroom of this lovely cottage is a light, inviting space. The large windows allow in tons of natural light, while the neutral colors in the space-the tan walls, white bed spread and white footstool-help keep the space feeling bright. There is a feminine touch to this room, with the green, floral printed curtains and the pink frilly pillows. The fresh flowers at the foot of the bed help to maintain that cozy, feminine feel.
This 4,000 square foot retreat on Lake Gaston in rural North Carolina features an inviting pool and plenty of space to lounge outside in the sun or shade.
Outdoor drapery helped blur the lines between indoor spaces and exterior porches filled with upholstery, swings and places for lazy napping next to the saltwater pool, all keeping a fresh, clean and neutral palette. And after the sun goes down, the party moves to the lakeside fire pit.