To add life to the living room, the area rug was replaced with colorful carpet squares that also added pattern to the space. The brown pillows were swapped for colorful prints picked up on the cheap from a show house sample sale. To help accommodate up to three guests comfortably, the tiny coffee table was placed into the storage space to make room for a trio of modern nesting tables. For a wallpapered look, an 8-foot-by-4-foot sheet of 3/4-inch foam board was covered with wallpaper and fastened to the wall using double-sided tape.
To create a sense of intimacy in the homeowners' large master bedroom, designers used a seating vignette. This space has two plush chairs that bask in the glow of the light let in from the sliding glass door, while the curtains give the area privacy and help control the light. A final addition to the sitting area was an upholstered, mirrored coffee table that adds just a little extra comfort to the luxurious master bedroom.
An expanse of wenge wood plays with the recesses in the drywall to create a voluminous and open airy space with grand geometric elements. Eye-catching pendant lights, hung at assorted heights to create a mobile-like chandelier, are prominent centerpieces hung over assorted seating, from sofas and chairs to a long, leather bench around a chic glass coffee table, ideal for casual conversation or quiet reflection in this peaceful living environment.
A large blue velvet sectional and a pair of modern red chairs face in toward a glass coffee table over a traditional patterned area rug. A mix of bold colored and polka dot throw pillows decorate the sofa. A second seating area designed under the large window uses a a tufted leather sofa and matching armchair. A similar mix of throw pillows is used tying the two spaces together. A pair of cow hide fabric chairs and a mounted half-table add to the eclectic vibe of the design.
Eye-catching pendant lights, hung at assorted heights to create a mobile-like chandelier, are prominent centerpieces for this geometric and striking contemporary living room. Constructing walls on different planes and reveals along the ceiling create different depths within the space, creating an effortless flow and adding to the home's peaceful living environment. Assorted seating, from sofas to banquette, around a chic glass coffee table is ideal for casual conversation or quiet reflection.
The vision for the space was to create a livable, functional space for the homeowners. Their love for modern design paired perfectly with the quaint cottage architecture and geography of the home. By removing the one wall in the space that used to define the kitchen, the designers were able to open the floor plan up and maximize the square footage and natural lighting. The living area features a comfy gray sectional paired with modern black chairs and coffee table. A geometric rug anchors the space and adds interest and dimension.
An outdoor living room features a mix of design elements, from the reclaimed woods on the coffee table and ceiling beams to the clean, contemporary lines of the woven and upholstered seating. The space is sited to take advantage of the sweeping coastal views, and it also opens to the indoors via a wide retractable glass wall that slides into a pocket door. Traditional lanterns light the space, giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture.
An over-scaled sofa and cozy club chairs are combined with two sandblasted pine coffee tables in the HGTV Dream Home 2013 great room. The space provides a front-row seat to South Carolina's Kiawah Island through glass doors that offer a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors. In keeping with beach house interiors, the furnishings were chosen for both beauty and durability.
After grabbing a bushel of oysters from your local seafood market, be sure to stash a few away for decor on your table. You can place them in a few of your favorite coffee mugs or even a champagne glass to dress them up as a centerpiece. For added fun, put a few flower petals or lace some ribbon in the container for a unique display of the main dish.
A black and white kitchen opens to contemporary sitting and breakfast areas that incorporate colorful accents and varying textures. White waterfall marble counters cover the island’s black cabinetry, as glass pendants hang above. In the sitting area, velvet chairs in a deep cobalt color, accented by pillows with bold geometric prints, sit in front of a trio of large windows. A smooth lucite coffee table is topped with shaggy, sheep’s wool, and is anchored by a neutral rug. Mirrored panels in the nook reflect the room’s natural light, and the white table and mid-century dining chairs add subtle modern touches to the classic space.
This bedroom brings the outdoors inside. A chandelier over the bed is made from painted antlers, and the furniture is rough-hewn. Tan, white, and green plaids in the bed linens and window treatment lend to the rustic feel of the space. A rustic wood chair and coffee table offer the perfect sitting area for relaxing and enjoying a good book. Houseplants lend to the natural element while a green glass bedside lamp helps illuminate the space and tie in the color scheme. A natural jute throw rug anchors the entire area.
Colletti designed this open glass container for use on a coffee table. The moss on the left is Irish moss (Sagina subulata), a lush-looking groundcover with a fuzzy texture. The red center plant, Hypoestes, works as a focal point. Colletti loves baby tears (Helxine soleirolii, in the lower right corner of the container). It's growing next to a creeping fig (Ficus pumila) in the lower right corner. Sheet moss was used in the upper right corner. “The plants are the stars,” Colletti says, “so the top dressing is minimal; clean lines accent a home décor display.”
“The trick to tackling a huge room like this is to divide it up into zones and that's just what this design trio does so well,” says designer Candice Olson. “There is an area to take in the view; a sprawling wall shelf that doubles as both display and seating; (great for those big LA parties); and a main conversation grouping that floats in front of the fireplace. I think the wall art is the strongest element in this space. Large tree-motif panels suit the grand scale of the space, as does the ingenious bubble-wrap wall hanging backed with a very current fretwork graphic — someone’s going to Design Heaven for that move. And can we talk about the pink ducks?! The 3-D element of these wooden sculptures animates the massive fireplace wall but this team doesn’t stop there. A quart of neon-pink paint has these ducks kicking sand in the feathered faces of their pink flamingo cousins. It’s this touch of the unexpected that prevents a serious room like this from looking too somber and that can make a good design a great one. As strong as the wall art is, I feel the decorative elements placed along the wall shelves and mantel are suffering from a case of "Honey, I shrunk the accessories." Big rooms need big accessories — lamps, candlesticks or pedestals, ceramics and mirrors — all large-scaled to suit. I would have opted for a huge, free-form, wood coffee table. Glass tends to visually disappear and is a better choice to help keep the feeling open and uncluttered in small spaces.”