Young newlyweds were looking to transform their home into a chic, sophisticated space for both relaxing and entertaining friends and family.
The renovations were all about creating spaces for entertaining. A few walls and doors were reconfigured to create an enclosed media room in the basement, with this teal velvet sofa as the focal point of the room.
This light and bright home office features a stylish sitting area with teal velvet sofas, a long metal coffee table and patterned area rug. A floating wooden TV stand is positioned under the flat screen television, while a desk area is located next to the window.
Large windows allow natural light to illuminate this home office, showing off the wall-to-wall built in desk and natural wood floors. A sitting area features a teal velvet sofa and metal coffee table, while a wooden ceiling fan is positioned above.
One of my favorite people and repeat clients came to me with a brimming-with-potential-blank-slate of a room that she wanted to use as her creative workspace. We wanted a feature wall inspired by graffiti. After some brainstorming, my client decided that the focal points of the mural would be a singular fist and kente cloth, signifying power, empowerment, and culture. To set off the mural, we painted the adjacent walls a dark slate gray. Color cues were taken from the mural and carry its energy around the room. We worked with Joybird to create a custom, rich, Kelly Green couch to provide her with a space to read and rest. The teal rug compliments the green and blue tones in the mural and brings the color into the center of the space.
Designer Kerra Michele Huerta and her team got right to work, using plants, textiles and comfortable furniture to inject some life and warmth into this new build. Because the living room flows into the dining area, she used layers of neutrals to create a sense of cohesion between the two spaces. She then pulled in jewel-toned pillows for a pop of color!
In this teal, girl's bedroom, a bright, pink sitting area is the perfect way to complete the space. The pink "sofa" here is crafted out of fluffy, pink cushions that can break down into five separate beds should the need for a slumber party arise. Complementing the fun colors in the space are elegant bead lamps that give the space a glamorous feel and flower pop art, adding chic detail.
This open sitting room features colorful accents, like the plush teal sofas and yellow armchairs, paired with modern polished concrete floors. The tall ceiling boasts three large windows, allowing natural light to filter into the space, while several hanging metallic globes lend a decorative touch.
Picking the right piece of art can be crucial to a space. This photo actually expands the feeling of the living room and works with the graphic nature of the teal sofa, contemporary ottomans and crisp, exciting pillows. The simplicity of the space is brought to life through the bold details.
This former foyer was converted into a family room by removing the exterior door and adding a rustic stone tiled fireplace. A teal sofa and throw draped over a pale yellow midcentury modern armchair add pops of color to the space, while a brown leather bench serves as a coffee table.
Designed by Heather Hilliard and Fleur Keyes, this coastal sitting area in the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase Garden Room features a teal sofa and woven armchair placed around a light-colored coffee table of metal and wood. Tall curtains with a neutral striped pattern help to frame the space.
This living room combines styles into an eclectic collection of color. A pair of armchairs in gold velvet and a teal blue sofa provide a depth of color in the space. A fireplace with herringbone pattern tile surround and a crystal chandelier provide dual focal points.
This sweet little girl's nursery will also be used as a guest room when the family has guests stay the night, so designers added a plush, teal velour sofa that anchors the long wall of the nursery and doubles as a sofa bed when the need arises. To add symmetry to the space, bookcases on either side of the sofa add toy storage, and sconces add light to the space, while not posing a tip-over threat to the little one.
When decorator Nick Olsen moved into his 525-square-foot studio in New York City, the walls were painted white, in keeping with small-space convention. "But the place just looked gray and dingy," says Olsen. And so, rather than just slapping on a newer, brighter coat of white, he painted the apartment's main room Oregano Green (Benjamin Moore 2147-10), in an oil-based metal enamel, to resemble lacquer.
"Although the apartment is small," says Olsen, "it's actually rather grand with 12-foot ceilings, huge windows and a high-relief fireplace. So I felt it would be a shame to tone it down with a pale color or white." For even more impact, he painted the doors glossy black and the trim white, and added a deep teal velvet sofa. Olsen didn't shy away from bright color in the 35- (yes, 35!) square-foot kitchen either, wallpapering the fridge in a bright spring pattern and painting the walls and the ceiling Sea Mist Green (Benjamin Moore #2041-50). "To make color work in a really tiny room like this kitchen," Olsen suggests, "paint the walls and ceilings the same color so you're eye doesn't stop at the ceiling line."