A picture rail atop the white wainscoting in this Hollywood living room houses an eclectic array of similarly framed art, giving the space graphic punch. Conservative damask wallpaper is paired with furnishings both contemporary and traditional. The result is a glam space with a Hollywood Regency vibe.
This oversized tan armchair has blue piping, a coordinating teal and turquoise pillow and sits next to a potted fern. A large white-framed picture of a sun over a body of water uses the same color scheme but with a pop of orange, red and yellow.
This antique distressed bedroom dresser is a stylish addition to the light, airy space between picture windows and subtle, polka dot patterned curtains. The ornate mirror paired with the dresser fill the space beautifully, while the red chair with striped pattern upholstery helps frame the space.
A gold mirror adds a reflective touch over the vanity in this small bathroom. A framed graphic owl picture compliments the style of the graphic pattern on the gray and white wallpaper. A small vase of yellow flowers adds a touch of color and sweetness to the crisp design.
A picture-perfect pool house creates an ideal spot to entertain in the backyard of this rural home. The pool house is sheltered from the elements, yet open, giving guests a spot to lounge out of the sun or enjoy a meal. Lush greenery frames the bucolic scene.
In this traditional green bedroom, a table lamp is positioned on a small marble table, next to which is a padded chair. The room also features an oversized wood bed with an ornately-carved headboard. Six gold-framed pictures hang on the wall.
A tile border outlines the split wall in this beautiful traditional bathroom. White paneling provides a break between the neutral floor tile and the neutral wall paint given a marbled look from the elegant hanging chandelier. A copper faucet is echoed with metallic picture and mirror frames. The dark vanity adds a contrast to the bright, warm space.
The homeowners also maintain a residence in Tokyo, and the low-slung furniture in the master bedroom of their Sonoma County, Calif., retreat gives a nod to Asian design sensibilities. Accents such as the framed fabric and woven pendant lights were chosen for their subtlety, creating visual interest without detracting from the stunning views through the picture windows.
A sleek fireplace surround houses a flat-screen TV and serves as the focal point for this living room. A neutral sectional and two matching chairs frame the space, and a low coffee table and end tables accent the room's streamlined design. Large picture windows highlight the high ceiling and provide natural light throughout.
This coastal style living room features a bamboo shade and floral patterned curtains framing a lovely picture window revealing a beachy setting. A cottage style side table displays a quaint lamp, coral, and vintage glass bottles, lending to the coastal vibe of the space. A comfy sofa with white throw and floral and solid pillows invites guests to relax and enjoy the setting.
A creamy oversized chaise paired with rust-colored throw pillows provides the ultimate in comfort at the home theater of HGTV Dream Home 2010. Artwork is limited to black-and-white photography of the local landscape. Pictures, taken by carpenter David Brown, were printed and framed locally – a smart-chic way to dress the warm cork walls.
In this eclectic living room, white and brown-patterned chairs complement the white fireplace, on which is displayed a glass vase of red flowering plants and a framed piece of art. Throw pillows in colorful patterns bring pops of color throughout, while the unique sunburst mirror, modern chandelier, and bright picture window give the space a light, airy feel.
With antique French and English touches, traditional design is a picture of elegance in a room nicknamed “The Classic Corner” by designer Patricia McLean for a Home for the Holidays house in Atlanta. A French gilt mirror is surrounded by antique botanical prints by Abraham Munting and Dutch landscapes with gilt rope frames. The French gilded candlesticks were wired as table lamps to give height to the cream-painted chest.
Out the door and in a few short steps, owners of this French-inspired home can take a dip in a lovely swimming pool of a straightforward design. Mark Scott and Associates' landscaping in this exterior area draws focus to the back of the home's structure by placing a scattering of simple and shrubbery and grasses next to the pool and patio. The result frames the picture of this home's perfection.
Love It or List It's Hilary Farr completed this bedroom redesign with a palette of complimentary natural colors. She pulled in natural elements, such as the natural wood headboard, newly refinished wood floors, and natural bedside tables, to accentuate the relaxation guests feel as soon as they enter this room. Touches like the framed pictures above each night table and the added bedside lights help to modernize the space to meet the needs of a busy family.
Host of Vacation House for Free, Matt Blashaw, designed this bedroom with the beach in mind. The coastal design is carried out through the natural, beachy colors he uses, such as the aqua blue of the ocean and the coral of the reef. He then used natural materials, such as the wood framing around the windows and the wood end tables to bring the outside in even more. The finishing touch is the picture of the sand piper above the bed.
Keep your decor in proportion. In this designer model home, everything in the bathroom is grand, from the oversized spa shower and clawfoot tub to the picture window and adjacent wall. When you have a sizeable wall in a prominent spot, fill it with a massive canvas painting or framed artwork. Whether it’s your own original art, an affordable painting from an undiscovered artist at a local arts festival or a piece found at a thrift shop, flea market or home decor store, you can find large artwork for all budgets.