By limiting the furniture to a soft neutral palette, the designers kept all eyes on the real showstopper: the sunset. As the sun dips below the horizon, the salon's chandelier and recessed lights come on.
In this neutral, contemporary living room, the palette of soft creams and grays is punctuated by a pair of pearl pink chairs. Two separate seating areas provide ample space for entertaining guests. Overhead, a pair of modern chandeliers hang from the architecturally distinctive coffered ceiling.
When budget is a factor, select furniture in a netural palette and then let smaller items like flowers, plants and pillows bring in the color, says Atlanta interior designer Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson with Terracotta Design Build. Potted plants add a softness and organic touch to the design. With a bit of care, they can last for a long time.
Simplicity is key to creating a chic, contemporary bathroom. Large, neutral tiles and glass doors surround the bathtub and shower. A dark wood vanity creates contrast in the space and is topped with a vessel sink.
As seen on HGTV's Design Star, designer Cathy Hobbs created a tranquil oasis in this master bedroom by using neutral colors and soft fabrics. A dark headboard and matching nightstands contrast the light palette without overwhelming the space.
Pattern comes into play in textiles and furnishings in this transitional guest bedroom, adding interest in an otherwise neutral space. Pale floors, off-white walls and white trim mix with a neutral upholstered bed decorated with white bedding. Soft blue hues in the pillows bring color to the room.
After a makeover by Terracotta Design Build, the “room with a bed in it” is transformed into a neutral retreat that’s far from boring. “If your bedroom looks like a dorm room, the first thing you have to do is add a headboard, and it will be immediately grown up,” says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Keeping the walls and furniture neutral allows you to infuse color with pillows and lamps, which can be changed out more affordably.
A long sectional covers a large corner in this family room, providing ample seating in the natural light of the large window. A mixture of patterned throw pillows helps the area rug in adding subtle pops of blue to the neutral space. A large, circular leather furniture piece doubles as both a coffee table and ottoman.
Soft neutral colors establish a calm, soothing atmosphere in this spacious master bathroom. Sleek, clean lines create a contemporary aesthetic, and a large bathtub offers a luxurious bathing experience.
Symmetry is key in this classical designed bedroom with a hint of nautical theme. The slipcovered bed is flanked by matching sconces and sage green nightstands. Gingham curtains add to the traditional look, and a curved sofa is the perfect spot to relax.
Soft taupes, tans and beiges pair with crisp whites for a calm, soothing atmosphere in this contemporary master bedroom. Two Eames lounge chairs carve out a comfy seating area within the room, and windows fill the space with natural light.
Pretty taupe cabinets and a white subway tile backsplash mix with contrasting black countertops in this cottage kitchen. Upper glass cabinets display favorite dishes and glassware, while a butcher block in the center adds extra counter and prep space. Open pantry shelving keep spices handy.
This charming transitional pool house features an open yet sheltered design that makes it the perfect spot for an outdoor event. Fretwork on a series of "windows" adds a modern touch to the space, as do the clean-lined rug and cushions. Woven furniture is traditional yet designed to withstand the elements.