Low furniture and white walls visually expand this small bedroom. A tufted gray bed has textured bedding and a pop of color with orange pillows. Sleek white nightstands flank the bed, while a cactus table lamp nods to the Palm Springs surroundings.
This project is all about classic elements with pops of color. Black and white is set as the foundational pallet, with bold color and pieces accenting the space, leaving your senses feeling excited and happy.
Using soft neutral tones with pops of color created a comfortable casual space. The designer says she fell in love with the horizontal stripe linen fabric on the window treatments, but wanted to keep the panels looking casual and decided to use a basic rod pocket treatment on the panels to keep the fabric from becoming too formal.
In this work area, designers continued the industrial design of the building by adding metal shelving to the back of the space and metal overhead lights to give staffers a more focused source of light. They even left the brick exposed, adding to the effect. To soften up the harshness of a truly industrial style, thought, designers added a brightly colored striped rug and other pops of color throughout the space.
Because the backdrop and furnishings of this New York City living room are styled in soft, monochromatic hues, designer Kathie Chrisicos was able to infuse pops of strong color in the art and accessory selections. Especially fetching is the abstract art behind the sofa in an orange-red hue, along with the vase of orange, yellow and pink roses that enlivens the coffee table. These colors add depth and drama to the design.
Pops of lavender and gray create a thread that draws the eye around this serene, transitional living room. A coffered ceiling adds architectural interest, and modern lines on furnishings give the space an updated, contemporary feel. Broad windows usher in loads of natural light.
To give the family another dining option, designers created a casual eating area with access to the home's wine cellar. This space is a little more fun, with a more modern table and chairs and colorful floor tiles. The space also has access to the home's al fresco entertaining space through a set of French doors, which could be left open so the room could serve as overflow space for a large party.
To maintain the farmhouse feel, designers kept the wainscoting that already existed in the space, but updated it with a coat of paint that continues the neutral color palette into the dining room. A vintage, farmhouse table further continues the design, while the chairs surrounding it have been painted black to make them seem more modern. The sliding barn door separates the dining room and kitchen from the rest of the house, maintaining the vintage style. Finally, color is added to the space through the aqua pendant light and the broadway letter B light, completing the updated, farmhouse design of the space.
The second of the two guest rooms is designed to be a little more youthful and fun with pops of blue and purple. Although smaller than the first, the modern design and abundance of natural light, makes the space feel plenty spacious, while a trundle on one of the beds helps to accommodate more people.
This transitional kitchen features a glass and marble backsplash, quartz composite counter and traditional hardware.
To keep the home as original as possible, the cabinets were painted a clean white. Foot-friendly cork covers the floor and vintage paintings hang above the sink.