This modern black-and-white living space in Brooklyn, NY, showcases a wall of framed monochrome photos with an elegant console table in the center. A red velvet armchair brings a pop of color to the space with a decorative throw pillow and plush faux rug beneath.
This small Brooklyn apartment features a transitional, textured living space, as seen in the large framed art with brass sconces, mirrored floor lamp, decorative area rug, pouf and cream-colored sofa with blue throw pillows.
Dark gray walls surround this Brooklyn apartment's modern home office. With a light colored ceiling and lots of natural light coming from the oversized window, the leather desk chair and dark desk and cabinets feel less heavy in the space.
This Brooklyn space offers a sophisticated blue and white master bedroom with a floral wallpaper accent wall and concrete exposed beam. Brass sconces flank the bed above matching white nightstands, with sheer blue window treatments beside the bed.
A floral-inspired pendant light hangs above the marble, round table in this modern breakfast nook. The small, modern kitchen with marble backsplash is situated beside a dark green buffet table with a marble top.
This transitional, Brooklyn living space features a well-traveled vibe with neutral textures and prints as seen in the large framed art with brass sconces above, the decorative area rug, patterned pouf and modern wood coffee table with stripes.
This refined living room showcases lots of art, from the brass sconces above the wood framed fabric art on the left side of the room, to the floor-to-ceiling black-and-white photography gallery wall on the right. Comfy, neutral sofas and velvet armchairs share a modern coffee table beneath a floral-inspired, pendant light.
This is a modern home on a private estate located at Seven Canyons of Sedona, Arizona. The space is created to fit the natural beauty of the site with large picture windows that help integrate the interior with the outdoors. The design offers an environment that incorporates natural materials. An expansive patio lounge and pool with stone and water features creates ample space for entertaining and enjoying cool summer evenings under the stars.
Designer James Farmer feels that when it comes to historic furniture, engagement goes a long way. "Remember what the pieces — a sideboard, a storage chest, a secretary — were intended to be. They were meant to be used! I like to use them today, whether for their intended purposes or to display collections. Whether it's painting the back of a secretary a nice color or filling a chest with toys, puzzles and books for the kids, the most important thing about living with antiques is continuing to use them. That takes the seriousness out of them."
Transom windows above exterior doors at the face and back of this Alabama house admit dazzling shafts of sunlight, while corresponding features above interior doors branching from the foyer offer architectural echoes of the intricate furnishings designer James Farmer chose for the home.
"Soft aqua and sepia-tone browns are a favorite combination of mine because they are very flattering for masculine and feminine personalities," southern designer James Farmer says. As seen in this wallpaper and window treatment, "Large patterns like an exaggerated damask and loose floral go so well together.”