Designer Ana Donohue created a living room beyond compare by using a floating floor plan with beautifully designed furnishings that add texture and color to the room. Feast your eyes on the contemporary art that lines the walls while you admire the careful planning, selection and placement of each piece of furniture and decorative accent. The look is unique yet comfortable and inviting.
Plum painted custom millwork with blue tie-ins and traditional furniture provide a unique and inviting farmhouse style room to make guests feel comfortable and at home. “Purple is a really hard color to work with, but plum is purple with just enough brown in it to make it a little more on the new neutral side,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
This lodge inspired living room is a unique space, perfect for entertaining. Floor to ceiling wood makes the space feel warm, like a hunting lodge, but large windows bring in plenty of natural light, making the space feel brighter. Furniture with darker colors and textures, such as leather and wood, blend with pieces like the ceiling fan and light fixtures to make the space masculine, yet sophisticated.
An expert in salvage-picking, Nicole prides herself on being able to renovate and stage a home on a tight budget. Many of the furniture pieces she uses for staging are donated, salvaged from previous renovations or unique garage sale finds, as seen on DIY Network's Rehab Addict.
Once just an average guest bedroom, this space has been transformed into a rich, modern guest room with some wow factor. Setting out to create a refined space with a unique personality and elegant details, desigers grounded this design in a dark, bold floral accent wall, but they kept the space light and airy by using details such as white, modern nightstands, vintage furniture and plenty of natural light.
Minimal furniture and ample natural lighting in this uniquely shaped living room give it a spacious and light feel. A neutral leather sofa blends beautifully with the white surrounding walls and neutral floor rug. A burnt orange chair cushion, built in wood shelving unit and hardwood flooring adds warm tones to the bright design. A tall, curved floor lamp and guitar pick shaped coffee table add shape to round out the look.
The bathroom includes a chromatherapy tub and shower, steam shower, and gorgeous granite countertops. One unique shower feature: there is an overhead screen that can be set to replicate lightning, rain, fire, or even a summer day with clouds rolling by! Every piece of furniture and cabinetry was custom designed specifically for this suite, including the stained glass bathroom entry door.
Designer Julia Buckingham Edelman says a curated look extends from accessories to furniture. "Instead of the idea that all interior spaces have to match, my clients are allowing me a more creative and unique approach to their interiors," she says. We are taking more risks in mixing and matching style and design genres." Here, a white-and-silver palette unifies new and old items.
This family room features a diverse mix of fabrics, patterns and materials to create a globally-inspired, eclectic space. The deep midnight blue accent color on the ikat drapery is carried over to the hand-painted wooden plaques above the fireplace. The whole look is grounded with a large oriental rug and a classic-lined sofa. Accent furniture, including a unique hammered bronze metal coffee table, modern orange chair and classic wing-back chair complete the look.
In Hilary's design for this formal living room, as seen on HGTV's hit show Love It or List It, she brings in lots of patterns and textures to give the room a unique and complex look. The design takes advantage of old world luxury in pieces such as the chandelier hanging from the ceiling, the complex mantelpiece, the Victorian wingback furniture, and the intricate cabinetry. She then blends a mixture of patterns like stripes and paisley together for a completed look.
A soft palette of sage and parchment were used in this Living room with tailored but comfortable furniture to draw guests in. Mirrors, unexpected art and antiques provide unique accents to enhance the space. The oversized rectangular room was divided into two seating areas. Custom drapes in a subtle floral pattern flanking the French Doors and large windows are carried throughout the room to provide cohesiveness. Two custom sisal rugs are positioned in each sitting area to define the space.
As seen on Cousins on Call, this open floor plan lower level houses a kitchen, dining area, and living room for the family. John and Anthony have taken a more modern space and have added funkier details to fit the family's eclectic style. The unique detail above the dining table adds character and bohemian charm, while the wall behind the television, with its natural wood and open shelving, gives a nod to the Asian style. Plush furniture and myriad patterns help to bring out the eclectic feeling of the design.
This stylish Philadelphia studio utilizes every inch of space without making the room seem busy. The neutral walls and bedding keep the space controlled and balanced. "I tried to separate the space with organic textures, eclectic accessories, shiny metallic objects, soft draperies and unique lighting schemes," HGTV fan greendesigner says. To quickly hide the bedroom from the kitchen and dining area, he added tall draperies as an easy room divider. Tip: Downsize the furniture to expand the space — buy a loveseat instead of a large sectional. If you like to entertain, invest in small barstools: They take up little space and provide plenty of seating for guests.
Once a raw, industrial space, designers brought in glitzy design details to create a unique residential space. First, they raised the ceilings from eight foot to nearly eleven, creating a more dramatic space. Then, they installed a luxurious black and white tile floor and complimentary copper pendant lights that became the focal point of the space. Finally, they brought in rich, leather furniture and installed a glamorous wet bar to the space.
Favorite feature: The lighting, which is a custom installation of multiple pendants sourced on Ebay, is definitely what catches most people's eye —it’s the conversation starter that gets all the compliments. That design element set against the truly amazing view of the Long Island Sound and the New York City skyline make for a stunning visual. The custom bar is also exceptional with its luxurious materials, from the antique mirror in the back to the exotic wood cabinetry and beautiful Saint Laurent marble on the counter.