Sometimes the absence of color works more than any bright color scheme. For this room, designer Caitie Smithe of Walter E. Smithe Furniture & Design picked an upholstered bed in a neutral fabric, sleek metal nightstands and a dresser in a clean wood finish. "A sophisticated design in a girl's bedroom not only looks cool and stylish but will also grow with the girl as she becomes a teenager," Smithe says.
To create a space that would grow with its owner, designers chose furniture pieces that were both classic and fun. Each piece of furniture adds a vintage touch to the space that is sweet enough for a little girl, but also mature enough for a young woman.
The neutral palette of this country porch creates a calm, relaxing feel. Stylish dark wicker furniture provides plenty of seating. Recessed lighting, yellow accent lighting, string lights in the yard and a fire pit combine to keep the space well-lit and warm.
Vintage European furniture creates a stylish, uncluttered look in this mid-century modern studio with white walls, ambient light and a hardwood floor. A cozy throw and sheepskin pillow add an element of softness to the space.
Plush, comfortable furniture encourages a warm, cozy atmosphere in this family room. Metallic accents and chic accessories counterbalance the coziness with a sense of opulence, ensuring the space is fit for entertaining or relaxing.
Moroccan influence creates a beautiful and unique look in this transitional kitchen. A decorative ceiling panel supports colorful pendant lights hanging over the large island. Unique chairs with graphic-patterned backs add a great contemporary touch to the traditional built-in furniture.
A family of five needed a relaxed yet beautiful living space using items they already owned and wanted to incorporate into the overall design. Designer Sarah Wittenbraker created this stunning living room doing just that; she achieved a stylish, eclectic design by mixing furniture pieces of contrasting styles.
A color palette of blacks, browns and neutrals ensures a calm, relaxed feel in this master bedroom. Midcentury modern furniture pieces give the room eye-catching style, and damask curtains add an unexpected touch of poise. A furry area rug adds texture underfoot, while a glass orb chandelier adds whimsy overhead.
The large center island features cubbies for open storage, cabinetry for hidden storage and turned legs that give it the look of a piece of furniture. The black contrasts against the white cabinets throughout the rest of the kitchen, but the same neutral countertops are used to create a cohesive look.
The living room of this apartment has comfortable modern furniture that is both stylish and functional. From this space, there is a great view of the city below through the glass doors that line the room and allow in plenty of natural light.
With two-story ceilings, stunning views of the outdoors and stylish furniture, this great room is an ideal place for entertaining. Black tile floors provide contrast against the light walls and furnishings.