Step into a Mondrian painting and it might feel something like this chic modern apartment. Blocks of vibrant color—purple, yellow, red—saturate the walls, crisp punctuation to the creams and white of the furniture and flooring.
Seen on HGTV's Design Star season 7, Kris Swift and Bex Hale create a bold bedroom with multiple seating areas—but perhaps it's too bold? "I'm trying to make sense of it with my eyeballs," judge Genevieve Gorder quips as she enters the room. "They chose a really tough color."
Hooks by the door help to capture backpacks, coats and scarves before they can clutter up the rest of the house. The reclaimed wood wall hints to the rustic-modern design elements featured throughout the house. It's also practical, keeping the wall clean and ding-free in this high-traffic area.
Rich purple walls create a sense of depth in this contemporary home office. A patterned rug with a tie-dye look complements the walls, and other furnishings are kept neutral so as not to make the space feel overdone.
Thanks to an open floor plan, the funky dining room is the epicenter of this contemporary downtown loft. A purple accent wall outlines the dining room and kitchen, while a mix of lighting helps to define each space. The blown glass pendants above the dining table add sculptural elegance.
A swath of bright purple graces one plane of this modern home's exterior, drawing attention to a side garden. The renovated house features a commercial garage door, metal siding and new exterior lighting.
A monochromatic look can be bold and budget-friendly. Consider matching your curtains to the walls, as seen in his metro Atlanta model home by the designers with Monte Hewett Homes. Since time is money, you can save time by not worrying about finding a complementary color or pattern for the drapes.
This European-inspired kitchen features the latest in appliances. The Miele coffee center and wine refrigerator are the focal points and flank the sleek Poggenpohl cabinetry. The Swarovski crystal chandelier brings shine to the space, while the wood stools and wood-like porcelain tile flooring accents bring visual warmth. The final touch is LED lighting underneath the kitchen island that highlights the quartz waterfall countertop.
This kitchen is all about symmetry, with double doors flanking the double fridge, exotic-wood cabinets lining two walls and a wood drop ceiling to match a wooden floor insert. Deep purple walls keep the modern space from being cold.
This contemporary master bathroom has an Asian aesthetic with screened doors and bamboo accents. Black tile lines the shower, and stainless steel accents are apparent throughout the space. A splash of purple on the vanity wall provides a hint of color in the otherwise neutral space.