Soft pastel tiles surround a flickering hearth in the living room of this charming cottage situated at the heart of Jamestown, a small island off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island. Ice blue walls, pale wood flooring and whitewashed millwork are breezy, cool and beachy, reflecting the homeowner's love of the ocean.
Just a little bit of brown can go a long way in a living room’s design. Cocoa brown and soft pastels are pretty accents in this living room that’s grounded by white walls. Designer Mariah O’Brien loves using white as a backdrop for a room with a variety of other elements like rich shades. “The white really makes an impact, as it’s a perfect backdrop for the other design elements we brought into the living experience," O'Brien says. Cocoa chairs and curtains add just a touch of brown to a room filled with pretty pastels.
A large black fireplace and mantel are framed by sheer curtains that surround a majority of the room. Low-slung blue chairs and large round chairs in pink create a comfortable seating area while a sleek metal floor lamp and matching table lamps give a more streamlined look.
A unique painted stripe pattern flows down a stairway leading to an eclectic living room designed by Bob and Cortney Novogratz. The candy-hued stripes on a plain white staircase add a hint of whimsy and fun. The living room is decorated with vivid throw pillows, a bold area rug and modern wallpaper.
The pastel colors on the desks are muted reflections of the bolder jewel tones used throughout the rest of the space. Each of these details add a subtle pop of color to brighten up their corner of the room.
Tropical elements infuse this transitional family room with texture and color. A large sectional sofa provides plenty of seating for family and friends, while a dining table offers a spot for informal meals and impromptu games.
Everything about this room voices its comfort and charm, beginning with its hint of green wall color and continuing with designer Ana Donohue's choice of furnishings, window treatments and accent pieces. The colors are soft, clear and harmonious--with an aesthetic that says, "You are home!"
A decorative tile fireplace surround brings a beautiful pattern to the bright, white design of this living room. The white mantle is livened up with indoor plants, metallic vases and a mounted gold mirror. White furniture blends beautifully with the room and showcases the pastel pillows.
Mint green, coral and soft blue create a pleasing pastel color palette. A large tufted coffee table with green stripes compliments the wall coloring. Coral striped chairs, green plaid chairs and a white sofa face into the centered coffee table. Decorative throw pillows and table lamps spread the pink hue from the chairs to the opposite side of the room for a finished design.