"Here contemporary reads as cold. All those severe straight lines, chrome, plastic and Plexiglas could stand to be tempered by a few flowing lines and the use of natural materials like wood and stone," said HGTV's Design Star judge Candice Olson. The contemporary living room showcases a black, triangular chair, a clear, plastic coffee table and white cubicle storage shelving. A gray shag rug adds texture to the smooth lines.
A lacquered red dresser offers a bold pop of color against the neutral oak wall paneling and a place to store office supplies. An ultra-modern chair sits atop the sisal rug and plays off the geometric lines of the paneling with a triangular back and seat.
In one area of the apartment, designers added a bold, Midcentury Modern table atop a brown and white zebra print rug. Around the dining table, four copper chairs add a splash of pizzaz, while the white, fur throws add a bit of comfort. Finally, two accent pieces-the black pendant light and the triangular mirror-finish off the funky space.