Use eight decorative candle holders as a stand in for a traditional menorah. Use a larger, separate "Shamash" candle to light the votives each night. Position the votives on either side of the Shamash.
Designer Heather Hogan Roberts likes using succulents because they are resilient plants that require little maintenance. The homeowner already had this arrangement in another room, so Roberts made it a key item in her coffee table makeover. The living room already had the sphere fixture, but the Ivy and Vine design team spent $42 on a canvas and paint to make the artwork.
The living room was updated with fresh wall paint in sage green and new hardwood flooring. The ceiling-height corner window grouping, which had given the home a dated look, now becomes a key feature with new cedar wrap that gives it a more natural and refined look.
This hallway features the same soft blue wall color that is featured throughout the adjoining master bedroom, offering a soothing vibe to the space. Colorful artwork hangs on the wall, while a decorative metallic half moon table showcases a modern glass lamp.
In the living room makeover, designer Heather Hogan Roberts incorporated bursts of blue. She also took cues from fashion, such as using African beads that the homeowner purchased previously at a antique market to accessorize a console table, instead of an outfit.
While bold-colored or high-contrast spaces rely on high-energy color or pattern to create a more-is-more look, subtle spaces rely on a mix of interesting materials. To disrupt the monotony of this room’s color scheme, travertine and gold leaf were introduced through a transitional side table.
A lush centerpiece and decorative place settings fill the natural wood dining table. The spherical shrubs feature a dark green coloring while folded napkins add a lighter shade. Gold details in the centerpiece and the runner give a shine to the table. Tufted dining chairs with nailhead trim are a sophisticated touch to polish off the refined design.
The mix of end tables keeps things interesting in this living room. Here, an oval-shaped end table with a mirrored top features a decorative bowl with green filler that ties in with the green design in the nearby chair.
The elephant end table, purchased for $40 at a thrift store, is one of designer Heather Hogan Roberts' favorite finds. “They add a fun little flair to the room,” she says. She adds that pieces like these are easy to paint to fit any decor and are sturdy enough to go outside as well.
This neutral table is livened with a graphic pattern and marbled coloring. A colorful abstract canvas mounted above adds vibrant hues and artistic chaos to the smooth, light trinkets decorating the table.