With a little imagination—and an oil-based permanent marker—Levai turned dollar-store plates into truly one-of-a-kind tableware. Her simple vine pattern is a standout in gold on the plain white chargers.
These chairs are dressy yet casual with rich brown wood and red and white patterned fabric. Big red cushions with button detail add comfort to the space and the unique wood table in between offers character making this rec room fun and fabulous.
On a two-acre property in Glenco, Ill., a modern barn is built for year-round entertaining. A pitched roof, beams and skylights make for a stunning architectural display overhead in the open floor plan entertainment room. A low sectional and curvy chairs gather together for a chic conversation area, and around the perimeter of the room are fun recreations, like ping pong and foosball.
Children have active imaginations and can create their own form of play and art with nothing more than sticks, rocks, mud or other natural elements found in their outdoor surroundings. Take, for example, this trio of kids who are entertaining themselves with something as simple as a tree log.
Striking black walls provide a dramatic background in the Nordic-inspired guest bedroom. A midcentury-modern clock in white adds a focal point above the bed while bedding in a mix of gray and white stripes creates a cozy place to relax and unwind.
A modern lounge space is centered under a trio of pendant lights in this converted double-car garage. Modern gray sofas and matching wood coffee tables creates plenty of room to relax and connect with friends and family.
Using careful groupings of furniture and objects, you can create distinct niches, even in smaller spaces. Designer Michel Boyd uses an ultrasuede-covered couch and bookcase to create a reading nook in his home, and this chair and pillows framed by a cut-out portion of wall is its own unique vignette.
The serene, distant feel of Mikel’s space is a direct result of the color palette the designer has chosen. The home is a study in neutrals. Brighter colors are use sparingly and, unsurprisingly, to great effect. The large art piece that hangs in the entryway is not a huge departure from the color scheme of the overall living room. But with it’s small pops of bright orange and dark red, it easily stands out, bringing the perfect amount of life and energy to the room.
Instantly make your outdoor living room feel larger by outfitting adjacent spaces with furnishings in the same style and color scheme. While the covered area is meant for lounging and grilling out, the narrow area beside it has been designated for conversations in full sun.
For a fall picnic, creating a cozy atmosphere is key. All of the eclectic elements-fuzzy textures like flannels and wools, serving up fall treats like apple cider and apple cider doughnuts-come together to create that coziness. If the space permits, a bonfire would be the icing on the coziness cake!
The foyer of the Williamson home prominently features a portrait of beloved Mexican artist Frida Kahlo by artist Molly B. Right. Allison says of her two sons, Ben and Henry, "they've been around art since they were babies." When she was first beginning her career as a gallerist "there would always be art stacked around on tables." She admits "one time a soccer cleat went through a painting."
“My favorite part of the room is definitely the chair wreaths made of out free clippings I picked up from the local tree lot,” Nathey says. “I love how they turned out and feel like they bring warmth and whimsy into the space.”