Floor-to-ceiling windows allow lots of natural light to pour into this elegant cream-colored living room. White ceiling beams add architectural interest and emphasize the room’s height. Neutral furnishings, a traditional rug, full-length gold drapes and the baby-grand piano add to the room’s sophisticated, timeless look. Design by Kristi Nelson.
The goal for this nursery was to make a space that felt calming, relaxing and breezy. The designer layered textures with warm neutral tones—white, creams, gold—to achieve the look, then added plants for a rich dose of color.
The homeowner wanted wallpaper to play a part in this nursery, so in order to grant that wish and maintain the room's peaceful feel, she and the designer decided to frame a gray-and-white graphic print inside of wall molding.
When spending money on the design for nurseries and/or children's rooms, it's okay to splurge on pieces that have longevity. The splurge in this nursery was the leather-upholstered glider, which is durable enough to last and stylish enough to potentially work in a different room.
The music flows through this elegant living room from the baby grand piano, dancing lightly past the grand fireplace and elegant sitting space. A large area rug excites with its traditional design and amplifies the maroon and purple details throughout the room. Built-in bookshelves add a sophisticated library feel and provide ample room for antiques and collection display.
To create this soothing area of the room, designers used items that the homeowners currently owned or were given to add a frugal touch to this area of the nursery. Two vintage trunks, used as storage for the abundance of baby items, are stacked to create a side table as well as help create the travel theme. The comfortable glider, a gift for the parents to be, adds a soft place for middle of the night wake ups and afternoon readings, while chalk trays keep books at arm's length, creating a chic space for feeding and reading.
The flowing copper illustration of fish and other deep sea creatures appealed to designer Keita Turner's clients in Brooklyn, N.Y., for their son’s nursery because of the pattern’s fun, whimsical and modern style. The Underwater World wallpaper is by Pattern People and from Hygge & West.
This dark gray living room is perfect for entertaining. Designed with Art Deco influences, it features a brown sofa with nailhead trim, a stylish end table, a metal coffee table, hardwood flooring, and a wooden console table that supports a big-screen television. The room also features a large picture window and a black baby grand piano.