Visual interest abounds in this eclectic dining room thanks to six Lucite seats, two chunky velvet armchairs and a tree trunk-inspired table. By keeping each piece within a black-and-white color palette, designer Courtney Blaymore could draw even more attention to the modern art on the wall, which makes for great conversation at dinner.
The large artwork in this sitting area breaks the plane created by the blocky paneling and reaches up the wall's white upper half. Blue accents are in keeping with the room's serene feel, but bring in sumptuous color.
The open cabinets in this gourmet kitchen are filled with a few select items: houseplants, artwork, pretty dishes. The careful choices—that aren't necessarily kitchen oriented—give the space the cozy warmth of a living room.
A plush brown suede chair and coordinating ottoman is paired with two silk floral print pillows in this contemporary living room. Behind the chair is a large indoor tree and a window covered by thick neutral toned drapes.
What interior designer Tiffany Brooks calls the most exciting piece of art in the home, imagery of a vintage oak tree found at the Smithsonian with rings that show the age of the tree were replicated by an artist with the colors inverted, so the artwork almost looks like an x-ray of an oak tree ring.
The neutral palette of this contemporary dining room becomes the ideal foil for the homeowner's colorful artwork, which pops off the gray and white walls. An imaginative tree branch chandelier sparkles above the table.