In creating this home office for her husband, the designer covered one accent wall in wallpaper with a repeating map pattern. An animal skin rug continues the adventurous theme. The desk and light fixtures are simple wood and brass to balance out the other elements.
Anthony Carrino and his cousin John Colaneri scour the streets of New Jersey with their family-based construction company looking to breathe life into old, dismal kitchens. Whether it's creating a vibrant contemporary design or a classic look, the Kitchen Cousins are always up for a challenge.
This simple traditional dining room is covered in natural light thanks to the large bay window and french door. A banquette offers plenty of seating, while storage stools function both as seating and storage.
Striking veining in this marble-clad master bath turns every wall into a focal point. A freestanding tub rests across from a walk-in shower surrounded by glass, echoing the many glass walls throughout the home. Every room is situated to take maximum advantage of the Pacific Ocean views.
Faux-finished wood cabinets add warmth to this small kitchen. A white subway tile backsplash and neutral countertops contrast the dark cabinets to keep the space feeling bright and open. Stainless steel accents, such as the sink, refrigerator and track lighting, reflect light to create a visually larger space.
This small living room was enhanced and visually expanded by covering the walls, trim and ceiling in different shades of seaglass tones and using properly-scaled furniture. Designer tip: A smart way to use one color consistently throughout a common area is to choose a slightly lighter shade than the wall color for the ceiling and a slightly darker shade for the trim.
This nautical-themed living room sticks to a blue, white and red color palette. The navy built in cabinet features brass hardware while matching open shelving above provides a spot to display various books and accessories including a model sailboat.
A new front porch and second story addition give the owners of this upstate New York farmhouse more room indoors and more ways to enjoy the outdoors. The design carefully echoed the home's lovely original architecture like the dormers.
A chocolate brown crib and wooden window seat storage warm up this creamy white nursery. The blue cotton rug reflects the size and color of the mural above to anchor the space. The window seat provides the perfect spot for reading and storing toys.
The banquette offers enough room for the whole family to eat together. Built-in planters house herbs for cooking and bring color to the white space. The windows keep the space bright and highlight the purple pillows in the widow bench. Black wooden chairs provide seating on the other side of the table.
Bring on the blooms with Mistral Yellow begonia. This sunny beauty is a type of Begonia boliviensis, which pumps out flowers all summer long. Showcase Mistral Yellow in a hanging basket or tall container. Plants form tubers that overwinter easily in the pot. Slip the pot into a non-freezing, cool, dark location for winter. Barely water once a month. Tubers start sprouting in spring, signaling it’s time to move the plant into bright light.
The “V” pattern of the Fiberon Horizon Ipe boards creates an eye-catching floor design. Using the same composite boards as top rails provides a striking contrast to the white posts and visually connects the space. The wide flat top rail also doubles as table-top dining. Add in the outdoor kitchen, and this deck is sure to impress.