The traditional foyer opens up to an elegant living and dining room. An houndstooth runner adds emerald green color to a rustic wood table, which is surrounded by distressed wooden chairs and Parson chairs. Set into a sophisticated bay window is a comfortable seating arrangement of wingback chairs.
A variety of patterns, from the graphic stair runner to the striped accent wall, create interest and texture in this dining room. Using the same soft brown and cream palette throughout keeps the look cohesive. A round dining table is surrounded by leather chairs in soft earth tones.
A multi-colored floor runner leads visitors into the heart of the home, stopping just before a green console table. With the brilliant blue ocean framed in the window above, the architects effectively created a vignette that the owners could enjoy even when its too cold to swim.
A simple yet sophisticated foyer welcomes guests to this 1930s Mediterranean villa in Los Angeles. By limiting the decor to a marble-topped table and worn neutral runner, the designers ensured that all eyes would be on the room's interesting architectural details, like the coffered ceilings, carved faces and Spanish-style staircase.
This small home office space features a white desk and upholstered chair with black nailhead trim. Navy accents, such as the glass vases on the desk and a runner with white flowers, provide a pop of color, while a gold leaf table lamp adds unexpected flair. Large windows offer natural light and a sprawling city view.
The long, large dining table is a beautiful fit to the spacious, open style of the room. The softer look of the wood finish blends with the neutral tones used throughout the design. The dining chairs feature a light neutral upholstery with a nailhead trim. A knit runner adds a homey, textural element while a uniquely shaped chandelier finishes the farmhouse style look.
Set up two tables for this party: a crafting station and another table for bites and sips. With the focus of this party on crafting, dedicate a large surface for guests to make their ornaments. Transform your dining table into a visually-appealing craft station and arrange chairs around it so guests are comfortable while working on their handmade ornaments. Dress with a simple white tablecloth, then layer with a fabric runner in coordinating colors for visual punch.
As guests make their way to the table, they’re greeted with a beautiful Parisian-inspired setting, from vintage lace runners to a collection of quirky settings and serveware for a found-objet look. We especially love the eye appeal of the varied heights of the serving trays and décor.
With her son favoring blue ornaments, Aniko Levai of Place of My Taste challenged herself to come up with a creative new palette for her holiday decor. The stunning result incorporates faux flowers with fresh greenery in a Goodwill-found vase, pomegranates and those striking blue ornaments. Runners of thick, black wrapping paper stood in for a more traditional table covering for a modern result.
The open entryway of this Cape Cod-style waterfront home features whitewashed, paneled walls, a curving banister and a rattan console table that speaks to the home's casual, coastal mood. Pale hardwood floors and a neutral carpet runner on the stairway combine with the white walls and trim to create a clean, crisp, neutral backdrop that's both restful and stylish.
A modern white grand foyer designed by Melanie Turner Interiors for a Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens in Atlanta features paneled walls and contemporary artwork, of faces, by Sally King Benedict. The staircase has a sisal stair runner. The entryway also has a settee, a twig cocktail table and a screen with fabric in a Cubist design.
The lines of this crisp, clean living room and entry guide the eye straight through the wide, arched doorway to the beautiful water views beyond. Paneled walls are painted white, as is the millwork, creating a soft backdrop to the pale aquas and earthy tans in the furnishings and accessories. A traditional carpet runner ascends the stairs, while a rattan console table adds to the homey, beachy vibe.