An heirloom-quality pewter iron crib, silk crib bedding and antique silver furniture help this uniquely shaped nursery to sparkle. Artwork featuring a lion and a lamb coordinates with the plush animals around the changing table, lending a sense of cohesion to the space.
Designer Julia Buckingham Edelman says a curated look extends from accessories to furniture. "Instead of the idea that all interior spaces have to match, my clients are allowing me a more creative and unique approach to their interiors," she says. We are taking more risks in mixing and matching style and design genres." Here, a white-and-silver palette unifies new and old items.
Create a retreat just like you would an interior room by starting with furnishings. Consider your style and budget, along with how you’ll likely use the space. If your retreat is a cherished space for reading and hanging out with family, include plenty of seating options. For a retreat that provides an escape for morning coffee, you might just need one seat and a spot to park your favorite mug. Include container gardens to give the space a touch of greenery and nature that will minister to you, body and soul. These pots sport a mix of annuals: dwarf purple fountain grass with ‘Sweet Caroline Light Green’ sweet potato vine and Intensia blueberry phlox, dark Vertigo purple fountain grass, and Blushing Princess sweet alyssum solo and with Supertunias Royal Velvet and Trailing Silver. A pot of Diamond Frost euphorbia adds a just-right blooming accent to the coffee table.
The designers of this space used the cinematic inspiration when choosing the color scheme for the space. The silver material covering the furniture and the walls brings to life the sparkle and glamour of the big screen, while the artwork on each wall incorporates the family's passion for art.
An eye-catching wallpapered wall becomes the living room's centerpiece and sets the stage for pops of red throughout the space. Surrounding neutral walls and furniture provide the perfect balance against the colorful accents.
With a cushioned rocking chair, plush red sofa and two comfy armchairs, this family room can be used for reading, napping, catching up with friends or cuddling by the fire in the evening. The center coffee table is just as versatile.
The silver and navy 4-piece Twin Wall Storage Bedroom Suite from Hillsdale Furniture offers a great way to take advantage of unused wall space around your child's bed. When two wall piers are combined with a connecting bridge, you can create display storage for books, toys and collectibles.
Soft lavenders, a light gray-painted crib, sheer flowing curtains, a white with soft silver-patterned area rug, and a comfortable gray linen-upholstered rocking chair bring a cloud-like serenity to this newborns nursery.
This transitional dining room is designed using clean modern furnishings with a touch of traditional style. The draperies are a classic style made more modern by the silk and velvet scroll fabric. The finishing touch to this room is the modern take on a traditional chandelier. The cut crystals in a warm muted silver-leaf finish adds the perfect glow.
The wallpaper in this cozy cottage dining room is called Deer Damask. This graphic paper adds texture to the space, while giving a nod to this Nashville musician's Southern roots. On top of the wallpaper, designers added vintage furniture pieces, such as the china cabinet at the rear of the space or the dining table. They then added white dishes and vintage silver plates and pitchers to fill out the china cabinet and vintage glassware to put the finishing touches on the table.
Previously, the eat-in portion of this kitchen contained and old, outdated breakfast nook with banquettes. The homeowners loved this unique addition to their space, but it was in desperate need of updating, so designers scaled back the walls to create a larger space for the nook, then they modernized it with a bright wall color, silver leather covering on the banquettes, a modern table and a red, modern chandelier to match the walls. To help light the space, designers added double hung windows to let in plenty of natural light, making the space, bright, warm and inviting.
Removing all interior walls, designers transformed a dated living space with multiple small rooms into this open floor plan with a modern vision. The furnishings are metallic silver with touches of pink, fur and other textures.
Floor poufs are a low-price way to add seating without investing in larger pieces of furniture, such as a sofa or chaise, say Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with Wake + Loom Design. While you can find outdoor poufs for less than $50, you also can make your own fabric pouf ottoman in a pattern and palette that you prefer. Also, a garden stool is a versatile item that can serve as extra seating or a side table.