A light color palette and floating shelves keep the mood in this kitchen open and bright. The oval-shaped island features a metal bottom for a little edge with a crisply contrasting white countertop and barstools.
Marine blues and turquoise and geometric patterns pop in an Alabama living room with mid-century touches. Atlanta designer Perry Walter brought in round objects, like the side table, and animal accessories, like the turquoise cockatoo statue.
Vintage curved white leather chairs are spunky seating in a living room by designer Perry Walter. There's a play of pattern and vibrant hues of turquoise, marine blue, palm green and accents of tangerine. The pouf is made of white Moroccan leather.
The vision for the space was to create a dining area for six. To achieve this, designer Perry Walter installed a L-shaped banquette that is perfectly scaled for the Saarinen-inspired table. Midcentury modern armchairs pair with the bench seating to accommodate more guests.
Glass drops on this elegant chandelier offer a stark juxtaposition to the surrounding lands of wine country seen through the oversized picture window in this stairwell. Designers Dawn Carlson and Carol Perry of MAS Design chose elements for this home that either complemented nature easily or strongly contrasted it.
Color is an easy way to add luxury to a room on a budget. These sea blue walls conjure a luxurious coastal feel you can add to any home, no matter how far you are from the beach, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle.
A round glass table is an ideal choice for small spaces because of its compact shape and its barely-there appearance. If you are looking for glassware, you often can find pieces at thrift shops run by charitable organizations for 50 cents or a dollar each, amassing a great collection for less than 10 dollars that is curated by you, says Michiel Perry, founder and curator of Black Southern Belle.
A stone fence on an 2.5-acre Atlanta estate, called Rivermeade, by Harrison Design, adds a design element without blocking views of the natural meadow behind the property. The residence has been featured on the tours by the Atlanta Botanical Garden and The Cultural Landscape Foundation, and was featured on a TV show, Tyler Perry’s "For Better or Worse" sitcom.
A semi-tarnished champagne bucket or used water pitcher can make a chic and unique flower vase, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle. If you have a covered porch or patio, don't be afraid to buy indoor pieces and spray paint them with outdoor protectant, she adds. Also, you can create a bar cart by buying an existing side table or thrift store steal and gluing a tray you already own to the top it. Then paint it or stamp it with your initials or a welcome message for guests.
To get the look of this high-end bar cart on a budget, start with a basic metal or wire shelving unit, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle. Spray paint it your desired color. To add the lattice and bamboo trim, use a piece of vinyl diamond lattice, which you often see on outdoor decks and fences. Use bendable PVC pipe that is spray painted to match or in an accent color, for the trim.
This three-level home, with approximately 9,235 square feet of living space, was originally built circa 1904 by C.O. Perry, a wealthy San Francisco banker. The home underwent a $30 million restoration to retain its original architectural detail while bringing the property into the 21st century. Secluded on Belvedere Island's southeastern crest, the Greek Revival-style masterpiece offers unobstructed 270-degree views that encompass the San Francisco city skyline, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Angel Island and the picturesque waters of the bay.