This home office was created using a nook in a hallway, making it the perfect spot for a private writing desk. Antique binoculars create an unusual art display while a traditional side chair upholstered in black velvet provides elegant seating.
A beautiful collection of plates handmade by a New York City artist are hung above the dining room buffet to create a stunning focal wall. Two elegant chairs flank the buffet for extra seating when the homeowners are entertaining.
The kitchen appliances disappear into this custom art wall, which adds vibrant color and energy to the non-traditional kitchen. The wall is clad in reclaimed barn wood, and artist Rob Stenberg painted the design on the panels. Touch-latch cabinetry keeps the wall looking more like an art installation than kitchen cabinetry. A custom hemlock block island looks time worn and was fabricated by the homeowner.
With antique French and English touches, traditional design is a picture of elegance in a room nicknamed “The Classic Corner” by designer Patricia McLean for a Home for the Holidays house in Atlanta. A French gilt mirror is surrounded by antique botanical prints by Abraham Munting and Dutch landscapes with gilt rope frames. The French gilded candlesticks were wired as table lamps to give height to the cream-painted chest.
Make a monochromatic statement in an eating nook--this one abuts the kitchen cabinets--with a curated collection of plates. Designer Jennifer Foster with Eanes Foster Design found these old platters and round plates at an antiques store, and buying some in small sizes also saved money.
The high style of this living room recalls Hollywood in its heyday. Deep, soft upholstery contrasts the clean lines of the coffee table and art deco desk. While mostly neutral grays and beiges were used throughout, the purple Murano glass lamp and the eggplant-colored pillow add a bit of color.
We're not pretending that this stunning white kitchen designed by Lucy Earl, co-owner of the Michigan design firm Jones Keena & Co, is anything other than the highest end, but the pairing of elegant white cabinetry with vintage-inspired hardware is a lesson any homeowner can learn. "When the hardware is as big as this," explains Earl, "it becomes an important detail." The long polished nickel handles add a dramatic and glamorous touch to the kitchen. "We were going for a 1920s icebox look," notes Earl when discussing her choice of cabinet hardware from Christopher Peacock, "you can get a similar feeling by buying the small latch hardware they used in the 1920s," she adds.
The open layout in this traditional Dallas art deco home creates a fresh and active hub around the kitchen. Crisp surfaces bring the space into a new era. A marble and white kitchen island with brown wood supports has built-in sink in this white kitchen, which includes wall and under-counter cabinets, three pendant lights, hardwood flooring, and stainless steel refrigerator.
This traditional dining room features a round wooden dining table atop a traditional rug. The gorgeous glass chandelier brings additional elegance to the room, while the horse wall art creates a unique focal point in the traditional space.
Mary Margaret, who studied art history at the University of Georgia, is an artist who offers a fresh take on traditional botanicals by finishing her colorful images of flowers and plants with a glossy coat of resin. Many of her paintings are displayed in her home, including these camellias in the couple's bedroom.