A gorgeous seashell chandelier grabs attention and adds great texture and neutral color to the stark white setting of this living room. A blanket-draped sofa is finished with a patterned throw pillow. Two coffee tables break up the black floor space with the wood tops complementing the natural decorative elements by the window.
The beautiful oak floors, white walls and grand ceiling height provided a great envelope for a sparse yet cozy design. Using a black, white and gray palette, the furnishings complement rather than compete with the architecture. A fur throw pillow adds a small and subtle texture addition, and the graphic blanket contributes pattern to the solid space.
Since bedrooms are not usually as large as common areas, try to keep your holiday accent colors to a minimum. Avoiding overuse of color will keep the look from becoming overwhelming. Here, medium and dark reds were used to update the neutral furniture with the simple addition of throw pillows and blankets.
This sweet bedroom is a dream for a little girl who loves to play and read. Pale pink walls, a woven rug and a chalk-painted bed add loads of charm. Roman shades were fashioned from Pottery Barn drapes so all the window treatments would match. Hand-me-down baby blankets were repurposed as throw pillows for the pint-sized window seat.
The front of the nightstand drawers features a unique textured look with gold accents shining between. The thin mirror frame pulls out that gold accent while a black bed frame brings a darker element to the white walls and light hardwood. The rug, blanket and throw pillows brings a mix of textures to the design.
It's easy to picture this living room as a family's primary gathering space. The large sofa is durable yet attractive, and throw pillows and blankets in multiple patterns add to the sense of casual comfort. Because the room and sofa are neutral, it's simple to execute a design change when the homeowners desire — just switch out art and pillows for a fresh, new look.
A uniquely shaped burgundy headboard and long, burnt orange curtains are tied together with squiggly striped throw pillows on the white bed linens. A lavender blanket draped at the foot of the bed complements the soft lavender armchair. A hanging light fixture, thin floor lamp and and small circular table add gold accents to the design echoed in the gold detailing of the wallpaper.
A play area on one half of this family room is perfect for keeping children entertained while adults can relax in the other half. A navy couch and brown leather chair contrast against the light yellow and white walls. A built-in fireplace with gray tile surrounds adds a great masculine detail to the design. Throw pillows, a blanket and fun wall art keep the space colorful.
"The peach hyacinth is all about a timid subtlety and gentle beauty that Casey mainly interprets through a treatment to simulate the look of watercolor applied to the bedroom walls. Her translation is successful," said HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip. The striped blanket and upholstered headboard add darker blue complements to the walls, and the red throw pillows add a splash of accent color to this transitional bedroom.
With a picturesque backdrop, little is required to create a party setting. Many parks or outdoor venues provide picnic tables and long benches or chairs. To add glamorous touches to your picnic, cover the table with a colorful fabric like this suzani print and layer it with a solid white tablecloth. A Moroccan wedding blanket or cozy throw on each bench creates a warm, comfortable place for guests to dine.
The sleeper sofa has come a long way in the last few years. Many new sofas and sectionals feature a high-quality mattress so the sleep experience is better than ever. Make the bed with high quality linens- freshly laundered sheets, a fluffy comforter or duvet and LOTS of blankets go a long way to making guests feel like they’re in a 4-star hotel room. Throw in a few extra pillows, too- so they can prop up to comfortably read or watch TV.