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."
The pillows on the bed in this teal girl's room match the pillows that accent the pink "sofa," creating continuity in the space, while a green lamp and green patterned throw and matching pillows accent the teal walls and white details.
This bold eclectic living room has a tiger print sofa, modern white and gold coffee table with artistic accessories, teal green grasscloth wallpaper, and magenta curtains alongside mirrored window accents.
Two nooks flanking the fireplace house coastal accessories, like driftwood and a surfboard, evoking the Miami Beach atmosphere. Long, contemporary sofas topped with teal and white pillows make for a cozy conversation area.
This modern condo features a great room with gray sectional sofa, wall art with gold portrait lights, a pair of teal wingback chairs, a kitchen with bar top, and a loft living space with cable railing.
No piece of furniture in this open concept living room matches, but they all work together, creating an eclectic look. A teal, velvet chaise, black, leather couch, cowhide benches and fabric chairs provide various seating options and contrasting textures.
The most stunning vignette in this living space is the deep, jade sofa that really pops against the teal walls. This bold statement piece, along with the contrasting art and sconces that hang above it creates an elegant focal point in the space.
A cool gray palette set the scene for the open, contemporary living room. Sliding glass doors open up to a terrace with views of Miami Beach. Matching sofas flank the fireplace and oversized abstract art, while teal pillows add a touch of color.
Low horizontal furnishings not only create clean lines in this contemporary living room, they guarantee unobstructed city views out the French doors. The room's neutral palette gets a color infusion thanks to the large plant in the corner and some teal pillows on the couch.
A closet can be much more than storage! This one features a cheerful palette of yellow and teal, matching the colors of the master bedroom. And the closet's big enough to fit enough a sofa, with natural light filtering in from a window behind it.