It’s easy to relax and shift your focus back to nature when all the distractions are pared back. The waterfront cottages are comfortable yet minimalist, in true Norwegian style. Using rope instead of wood molding along the ceiling’s perimeter is a cute nautical touch.
An industrial style lamp brings task lighting above this handsome gray chair to create the perfect spot to catch up on homework, reading, or just relax at the end of the day. A simple round mirror brings light to this corner of the room and plays off the geometric angles and patterns found throughout the space.
The home's entry flows into the formal living room, so designers went with a simple design to give the space an open, airy and uncluttered feel. A simple, modern bench with muted colored pillows, soft colored artwork and a gray rug define the space and usher guests into the home's living room.
Clean, elegant lines keep Danielle Rollins' outdoor spaces both beautiful and functional. Rollins prefers to use tablecloths in her outside spaces in suitable outdoor fabrics for a polished look. Simple plants in vessels that can be used both inside and out is a great solution to overwintering.
To avoid a messy demolition, a floating cork floor was installed directly on top of the existing tile. When updating bathrooms, designers stress the importance of choosing materials which fit the era and architecture. Cork was a popular material used in the 1950s, the decade in which the property was built. Should the home be put on the market, the historically accurate materials will help with resale.
Midcentury Modern inspired nightstands in white flank the bed in this stunning master suite. The antique-inspired mercury glass lamp adds sparkle and a touch of whimsy to the bedside table and add a note of elevated sophistication.
Steele's home is illustration that you don't need to pile on the objects to show your personality. With a mix of vintage items, idiosyncratic artwork and judicious editing, this artist has made a space that feels both chic and clutter-free.
The homeowner/designer took a "less is more" approach to the kitchen redesign, opting for Scandinavian inspired simplicity. Gleaming white floors and cabinetry punctuated by black countertops and light fixtures let the large steel windows showcase the lush landscape beyond. The original ceiling was low and made the galley kitchen feel claustrophobic. Removing the drywall to reveal the sloped roof line injected some modernist magic back into the space.
The all-white aesthetic creates a wonderful sense of calm, but that doesn’t mean small doses of high-energy color are unwelcome. It’s just the opposite, actually. Highly saturated color used sparingly always feels a little optimistic when paired to a fresh, crisp white.