After guests have passed through the entryway, this stunning living room is their first view of the house. While the space is simple, it has unique features that give it elegance and style. The neutral colors of the walls and the fabrics give the space a fresh, calm feeling, but the designers selected different textures of fabric to add depth to this space. The light, linen sofa is nicely juxtaposed with the heavily textured side chairs, and the patterned curtains add a touch of personality. All of these fabrics work together to create a simple, unique design with a light, fresh feel.
Details such as soft neutral textures, a fun Zebra print pillow, a Moroccan wedding blanket pillow and some greenery make this modern living room feel fresh and inviting. A black support beam adds a cool, industrial detail to the clean, white space. The tall, built-in shelves allow for decor display while keeping the room open and uncluttered.
In the living room, designers used deep purples and rich fabrics to create contrast in the neutral space. Textured wallpaper on the fireplace surround adds dimension to the space, while neutral furniture adds seating. Four coffee tables work as one unit, but can be separated and moved to different areas of the room to add functionality to the space. Finally, a purple rug and elegant statues finish the room's design.
The crisp white tones in this elegant master bedroom create a clean welcoming vibe. Textured fabrics, such as the plush area rug and headboard, give the room structure, with a modern round light fixture overhead.
Dark colors and textured fabrics create this modern, rustic living room. The velvet blue sofa and sheepskin throws add an eclectic feel to the space, with leather accented pillows, a striped black-and-white area rug, and dining space nearby.
Enter into this regal master bedroom and let its ethereal soft aqua and neutral color palette of instantly calm you. Opulent finishes and layers of textured fabrics enhance the luxurious mood, particularly its signature feature: a traditional canopy complete with gold-leafed finials.
When used purposefully, white can become part of a bedroom's landscape. Designer Chris Barrett highlights this bedroom's adjoining garden by starting with white walls and adding textured fabrics. A green toile headboard, bedskirt and chair look perfectly at home in this streamlined room.
The window seat int his cozy sitting room offers extra seating and is a great place to curl up and read a book. Blue and white pillows, textured fabric on the window seat cushion and gorgeous silk striped drapery panels make this area inviting and sophisticated.
Keeping personal connection in the design, the homeowner wanted to incorporate the dining table and chairs she had inherited from her grandmother. The chairs were recovered in a warm, visually-textured fabric selected to harmonize with the open-plan living-dining area. The set is supported with a custom-sized wool rug below and a “sculptural luminary” above.
Two full walls of windows and the open design of the rooms gives this slender home a spacious feel. Long light strips give a warm, modern glow to the industrial concrete flooring. A polished wood table is surrounded with textured fabric chairs, while orange dishes echo the touch of orange from the throw pillows in the background living room.
Keeping this long, open space uncluttered and modern utilizes the available room to make it feel spacious. An industrial concrete floor pairs beautifully with the wood ceiling and warm modern lighting radiating from the light strips. A wooden table reflects the wooden ceiling, while neutral, textured fabric chairs surround the centerpiece plant which adds life and color to the room.
Layers of patterns—snowflakes, stripes, plaids, and more—help add energy to a large space, indoors or out. And, don’t forget about texture: Choosing fabrics and furnishings with fuzzy, nubby, touchable surfaces helps create interest, as well.