This modern staircase winds down to a clean, open foyer with white walls that carry throughout the home, unifying the space. Overhead, a four-paneled skylight features unique millwork that supports a hanging lantern with modern styling. A bold painting provides a punch of color.
Adding a single piece of original artwork is always a great way to start (or complete) a room design, and can take a family room from basic to stunning in the time it takes you to hang a picture. To highlight the unique artwork, keep other wall art to a minimum, and paint the walls white or another neutral hue to provide a backdrop for the art.
For the bathroom of a longtime customer-turned-friend, designer Katie Gagnon created a unique storage unit for the space between a pair of pedestal sinks. “This was a long-term project, and we spent a lot of time curating the perfect pieces for her ever-evolving space,” says Gagnon. “This storage cabinet was one we had custom made by an artisan we work with. The door is a vintage salvaged piece that had the original paint sanded off and we added an iron cremone bolt for some contrast and visual interest.”
This unique outdoor space combines a tall wood fence, which makes for a private and cozy atmosphere, with a sleek and modern stone wall to create a luxurious poolside for an adventurous client. LED accent lights and funky light fixtures are added in unconventional places and bring some excitement to the space.
Behind the island, rows of drawers keep kitchen utensils neat and organized. A minimalist light fixture hangs overhead, drawing subtle visual interest to the ceiling without competing with the views ahead.
Adorned with a graphic wallpaper this eclectic bedroom complete with portrait of Abraham Lincoln features industrial accents and vintage pieces of furniture. The caged industrial light hangs from the ceiling illuminating the vintage chair and glass encased bookshelf.
A sink basin carved from solid marble and a custom-designed shower opening are among the standout features of this elegant master bath. Marble floor tile laid in an intricate, graphic pattern and elaborate millwork combine to give the room a formal feel, but an eggplant-colored ceiling brings intimacy to the space.
Claire Paquin carefully blended her design ideas with the unusual architecture of this home for a stunning look. For example, in the hall at the top of the staircase leading to the master suite, she placed colorful modern art facing each other on two blank walls to balance the weight of a large slatted half wall that otherwise commands the space.