This beautiful front yard pairs edgy, urban elements like concrete walls and gravel with succulents and the silvery green of fruitless olive trees. Clean, contemporary house numbers are the perfect finishing touch.
This 1950s home in San Luis Obispo, California needed a full landscape renovation. Now, low-maintenance plants, gravel and unique touches like offset concrete walls make it feel fresh and thoroughly contemporary.
For this small bathroom, designer Kriste Michelini created a luxurious hotel feeling by keeping the floor and wall tiles the same. The entire space is wrapped in a black tile that's offset with a wall-mounted vanity.
This contemporary kitchen features a black gas range with accompanying black over the range microwave. Natural Wood cabinets with black hardware and dark hardwood floors offset gray walls and a white tiled backsplash.
Black and white bedding and sleek furniture are offset by a striking accent wall in this bedroom. Both daring and sophisticated, the emerald green agate motif adds a splash of color behind the platform bed. Small houseplants add a hint of color in the corners of the otherwise neutral room.
The variegated shag rug at the foot of this upholstered bed feels both retro and updated in this transitional bedroom. Layered neutral bed linens offset the bright coral walls, while the heavy chandelier grounds the room.
This dining room, featured on HGTV Design Star, features a rich orange accent wall and heavy wood furniture. Light hardwood floors are offset by exposed brick walls, while a mix of seating keeps the dining area relaxed. White cornices frame the windows with airy white curtains.
A smoky gray ceiling and charcoal gray walls with a high-gloss finish create a dramatic, luxurious atmosphere in this dining room. A rough-hewn wood dining table offsets the sleekness of the walls with a punch of rusticity, and a whimsical white chandelier adds a touch of prettiness overhead.
Cast-in-place concrete walls support the roof structure of this stunning modern home, and the ceiling curvature brings focus down to the ocean view. Glass walls invite seamless indoor-outdoor living, while the use of a red motorcycle as an interior sculpture offsets the space with a burst of color.
An open plan makes this a combination kitchen and dining room area. The kitchen's dark wood cabinets and stove are offset by the modern white of the cabinets, built-in eating bench, curtains and chair covers and contrast nicely with the lime green walls. The eclectic lighting fixtures highlight the beamed ceiling.