This contemporary living room features a see-through entertainment cabinet that doesn't take away from the textured accent wall. A yellow chevron rug rug adds a splash of color against a gray sofa and light coffee table.
Blue accents are used throughout the home to freshen up its neutral palette without taking away the rooms' chic calm. Here, a chaise is an easy way to make an awkward wall into a comfortable seating area.
This bathroom is as delicious as any spa with a glass walk-in shower and luxurious soaking tub positioned in the center of the room. The lower half of the room's window walls is opaque to allow privacy without taking away natural light.
A cottage-style bulb garden is bisected by a gravel pathway outlined with stone bricks. The texture of the hardscape lends to the cottage feel of the overall garden and doesn't take away from the beauty of the blooming yellow and white bulbs.
Feeling studious? Hide away in this Miami mansion's wood-paneled library with built-in ladder to catch up on some reading. Known as Palazzo di Mare, the home was rented by socialite sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian while they filmed their E! reality series, Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
White Shaker cabinets blend in with classic details in this kitchen, like the original crown molding and trim, for a cohesive look. Contemporary updates, like the stainless steel range hood and globe pendant lights, give it a fresh style without taking away from traditional elements.
The library is a beloved retreat for the homeowners, with lots of places to relax with a favorite book. The room is also a home office with a slim-lined desk that doesn't take away from the cozy feel of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
Repurpose a bar or garden cart into a rolling breakfast station complete with gourmet coffees and a variety of newspapers. It's the perfect time of year to loll away the morning over the paper, sipping hot java and noshing freshly baked pastries.
The headboard and pillows are custom upholstered with fabrics that were carefully selected to create a modern twist on this rustic retreat – and the metallic wallpaper behind is a dark but reflective statement, which plays with the light in the room, without taking away from the regal style.
Accessories are everything. This bedroom features a Hollywood glamor-inspired theme with gold patterned wallpaper. A lucite lamp is a perfect touch, providing personality without taking away from the wallpaper's charm. A simple photo and vase of tulips are all the room needs to feel personalized and inviting.
Opaque glass and steel walls divide the space without blocking any of the natural light streaming into the contemporary loft. The glass walls offer privacy without taking away any of the openness of the space. The exposed brick walls and oak flooring give the space a warm, organic feel.
A ceiling faucet trickles down into this bathtub bringing a waterfall effect to the room. The cup-like shape is a unique twist on the traditional bathtub look perfectly fitting for the crisp, Asian design. Frosted glass creates privacy without taking away from the bright look of the room.
Great seasonal style makes more sense (and is more cost-effective) when it can be adapted for year round use. Take away the themed Halloween pillows and decor and leave a pop of orange in pillows and side tables so your seasonal purchases can last all year long.
Ceiling beams break up the concrete, while an outdoor rug sets the foundation for comfort. Drapery provides coziness, but also privacy for this space, just off the master bedroom. Designer Bea Pila incorporated daybeds and sofas, as opposed to individual upright seating, to promote relaxation and connection. Tree trunk elements were incorporated to take away from a matched set look.
Storage is essential in any home but can be even more crucial in a laundry room. Designer Sarah Richardson doesn't want to take away from the floor space, so she designs the storage as close to the ceiling as possible. The shelved cabinets run horizontal above the washer/dryer unit and provide the perfect place to hold towels and other laundry essentials.
The homeowners wanted a luxurious master space for their elegant winter home that was layered in rich texture and metallics, but didn't take away from the open, calming view of the mountains and palm trees that surround the home. To appease these desires, designers wrapped the room in textured metallic grasscloth wallpaper and layered tonal fabrics that make the room rich with shine and depth.
In this corner of the living room hangs a piece of art that holds special significance for the family. Although not a particularly famous piece, the work has been in this family for three generations. Designers replaced the frame and mat with ones that would complement the colors of the artwork more. They then added a console and chair to ground the piece without taking away from it. The fresh flowers on the console help to make the colors of the painting pop.