Change up your focal point easily and effectively by swapping out year-round art pieces with more seasonal ones. Here, a wood and fabric piece featuring a reindeer silhouette and rich, vibrant plaid instantly changes the space from a year-round place to sit and eat to a bold, inviting holiday hot spot.
Creating a tablescape requires careful attention to scale, texture and curation. Here, an eclectic vignette at a bedside draws in a stunning and large metal piece to provide impact and brightness, thin black sculptures that complement without overwhelming and a small-in-scale table lamp.
A round leather ottoman takes center stage in this traditional hallway. A dark console table with a pair of lamps on either end features a collection of books, small plant and a vertical piece of art to add visual interest to the space.
Black metal accents break up this all-white vanity area for a chic, modern look. A small air plant, a wooden ledge and wooden vanity drawers bring in natural elements for warmth and texture. The gold light fixture combines both contemporary elements, via the modern chandelier shape, and vintage charm, with the quilted crystal lights.
Mixing up the colors of a matching set in bright sherbet hues, as seen with this bistro table and chairs, works particularly well in a verdant outdoor setting. The heart-shaped chairs are sweet reminders of yesteryear, and the small round table can serve for a romantic dinner in the garden.
In this modern dining room, colorful abstract art takes center stage. A small black round table anchors the room while four white molded plastic chairs offer a sleek dining space for intimate entertaining.
There's no way to look past the eye-catching art at the heart of this dining room. The piece brings color and vibrancy to an otherwise-neutral design scheme. Industrial-style barn doors and lockers bookend either side of the space; each is utilitarian and art in and of itself. Using stools for dining chairs means more seating space: It's easier to cram more of them under a table, as they tend to be smaller than traditional chairs.
A wood-framed living room armchair is paired with a small, round metal side table to create a cozy spot to relax. A throw is ready for chilly nights and a vase of yellow flowers adds a punch of color to the neutral space.
A gray sofa and metal armchairs are positioned around a rustic round wood coffee table, which provides extra storage in the living room at the 2012 HGTV Green Home. A bold, multicolored art piece adds vibrant color to the room's neutral and gray palette. Lime green accent pillow pull from colors in the artwork for additional color in the space.
This contemporary entryway features a textured ebony accent wall featuring modern artwork, that provides stark contrast against the otherwise white walls. A metal and glass console table gives the area a unique edge, while a simple square wall mirror rounds out the overall look.
The owners' personalities peek through in the living room, thanks to an abstract painting and small sculpture on a pedestal. Against the far wall, a round mirror breaks up all the clean lines and reflects the natural light.
Make a monochromatic statement in an eating nook--this one abuts the kitchen cabinets--with a curated collection of plates. Designer Jennifer Foster with Eanes Foster Design found these old platters and round plates at an antiques store, and buying some in small sizes also saved money.
Coordinate small extras with your existing black and gold palette. Interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., placed matches with black tips into small apothecary jars, and arranged them on a gold bar cart. She selected other entertaining essentials, such as straws, in gold as well. Even the champagne bottle’s gold seal fits into the look, and pops against the black and white modern art backdrop.