A bold blue island stands out against white walls and cabinets in this traditional, yet updated farmhouse kitchen. Classic pendants light the butcher block work surface, while recessed lights and ample windows provide plenty of general lighting for the space. Simple pulls adorn the cabinetry on the island and along the perimeter, complementing the room's farmhouse feel. Pale plank hardwood flooring completes the look.
Twin gray velvet sofas with faux fur pillows offer comfortable seating in this Hollywood Regency-inspired living room. A modern console table is elegantly designed with two twig-like structures on either side of the mounted television and a collection of candles and floral arrangements in the middle. A mix of natural light and recessed lighting illuminates the space. Designed by Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors.
White molding and metallic accents keep this navy dining room from appearing too dark and dreary. Nearby windows allow plenty of natural light to filter through the space, while a delicate gold chandelier and recessed lighting illuminate the dining table below. Trendy gray upholstered dining chairs are grounded by a bold orange rug that adds a pop of color and movement to the room.
This music room features a blue, coffered ceiling as well as abundant windows, both up high and at eye level, to provide ample natural light for music practic. On darker days, a funky chandelier works with recessed lighting to provide illumination. Framed album covers are used as decoration on the walls. Green armchairs, a piano and a drum kit help fill the remaining space.
This spacious living room includes a cozy fireplace seating area and plush sectional facing the mounted flatscreen. A sloped ceiling makes the room cozy, while a skylight, un-curtained windows and recessed lighting keep it bright and welcoming. A cowhide piece functions as ottoman or table in front of brown leather armchairs. A wooden cabinet below the TV allows for entertainment storage to be concealed and organized.
Floor to ceiling neutral mosaic tile in the shower and bath combo framed by a damask shower curtain, hung on the ceiling, visually expand the space in this small bathroom. Bright recessed lighting and a chandelier, along with a large mirror are also designer tricks for decorating a small space. The high end features like marble flooring and countertops, make this bathroom feel like a luxury retreat.
A color palette of white, espresso and red is carried through this home's hallway and bathroom and into a bedroom, creating a unified design style. Lit by recessed lights, the framed art in horizontal rows on the hallway wall adds visual interest to the narrow space. A built-in bookshelf sits just outside an adjacent bathroom that boasts a tile shower with glass doors.
A modern farmhouse kitchen was a fitting choice for the home, as it speaks to both the exterior and the pastoral setting. By painting the cabinets white to match the subway tile backsplash, the design team ensured that all eyes would be on the distressed blue island in the center. Two industrial pendants, recessed lights and large windows keep the space as bright as possible.
One reason this bathroom feels so elegant is its warm, inviting feel that is created by the lighting in the space. Recessed lighting keeps both sides of the space bright and ready to use, while the center of the space is lit by lights over the vanity and sconces littered throughout. The combination of these lighting techniques work together to make sure that these homeowners are never in the dark.
This Asian-inspired media room is both sleek and comfortable. The cabinetry, with recessed lighting, allows for easy access to media and storage, but is easily concealed when reading a book or entertaining guests. The zebra wood drawer faces and Asian-inspired coffee table provide a world traveler feel to the room. Faded burgundy sofas are arranged around a square wood coffee table accessorized with two small elephant statues.
This inspiration for this transitional, white bathroom was a vintage tourism brochure of Catalina Island. The beachy feel of Catalina Island is incorporated into the design with terrariums hung carefully above the oversized tub with thick, twisted rope Wicker Roman shades add to the casual, California design while complementing the lighter wood floors and bathtub caddy. Dark wood frames a large, leaning floor mirror and recessed lighting illuminates the room.
A coffered ceiling with beadboard adds character and texture to the homey cookery in HGTV Dream Home 2015. Recessed lighting and a perfectly-proportioned skylight create the ideal lighting combination in this bright, beautiful space. “I think everyone who comes in is astounded by the quality of the craftsmanship,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “The people who worked on this house are really proud of what they do, and it’s pretty exhilarating.”
White Calacatta marble countertops and subway tiles mix well with dark cabinetry in this transitional kitchen. Recessed general lighting and under-cabinet task lighting add to the room's bright and airy feel.
Effective lighting transforms this walk-in closet belonging to Khloe Kardashian into a stylish luxury space. Custom hanging rods illuminate every item while recessed ceiling lights feature an automatic, eco-friendly sensor.
Gray cabinets framed with white molding add visual interest to this small kitchen area. A tray ceiling with recessed lighting adds height to the space and brightens the room with white beadboard. A wood island juts off the the sleek counter space, providing a casual dining space and extra storage for wine bottles. Glass-front cabinet doors allow the yellow cabinet interior to shine through for a pop of yellow, which complements the yellow undertones of the tile backsplash.