Create small groupings of like items that work well together and show your personality and interest, says Clinton Rice of Clinton Rice Design in Atlanta. By varying the height of decorative objects and grouping books for dramatic pops of color, Rice created a cohesive, classic bookshelf that is still functional.
A large tile hearth top breaks up the white coloring of the base and mantel. Tiers create a layered mantel decorated with rows of pottery for a quintessential southwestern look. Tribal wall art adds a pop of vibrant color to mix with the muted tones and neutrals in the design.
The matte finish of the black buffet allows it to stand out against the white wall without being too overpowering in this bright room. Southwestern style pottery is tucked in the middle, open shelves of the piece drawing the eye to the pop of color and pattern. Lighter pieces on top of the buffet keep the space looking open with bright yellow flowers adding a lively finish.
Don't let this seemingly ordinary wine rack from Pottery Barn fool you. It's where you mount it that makes all the difference. Try the side of an upper kitchen cabinet to create storage in a space that would normally go unused. The second best part? This Single Modular Wine Rack won't break the bank.
A grove of olive trees plays host to an intimate dinner party set around a large wood table. A bright centerpiece and white linens create a casual table setting for alfresco dining. Crisscrossing string lights and floral chair cushions are charming accents.
Just off the sandy shore, this deck features a wood sectional and coffee table, creating an elegant seaside sitting area. A large navy umbrella provides shade for the sofa, complete with cushions and pillows in colors inspired by the stunning beach scenery.
This galvanized tray from Pottery Barn is the perfect way to plant out your kitchen herb garden or create a festive holiday centerpiece of gourds and berries. Any design-conscious gardener would love this on their table. $49.50; Pottery Barn
Furnished with a comfortable sectional sofa and matching ottoman upholstered in neutral fabric, this covered patio is perfect for outdoor soirees. For evening entertaining, two sconces and candles with rattan holders provide illumination.
Afraid to invest in built-in systems for the trend-chasing teens? Try removable modular systems such as these hanging options from Pottery Barn Teen. Available in different colors and styles, these can be rearranged as easily as hanging cloths.