Upholstered barstools sit on one end of the long, irregularly shaped island for casual dining in the kitchen. The core of the kitchen is a highly functional "U" with easy access from the kitchen sink to the commercial-quality range and a pair of wall ovens. Exposed wood beams bring a rustic quality to the space, while dark brown cabinets lend to the classic feel.
Neutral walls and bed linens create a calm setting in this eclectic bedroom. Curtains patterned with blue, green and brown leaves add subtle decoration framing the large windows. A patterned yellow chair and two upholstered stool seats match the yellow throw pillow propped against the leather headboard. The unique striped base of the stools compliments the warm red glow of the hardwood.
A leather-textured and metal-studded ceiling, hand-carved ceiling medallion and sumptuous silk drapes with double-layered tassel and bullion fringe create a cozy corner for a hand-crafted game table and leather upholstered side chairs. Gas wall lanterns complement the soft glow of the three-tiered hand-painted silk Fortuny chandelier and help create an ambiance of luxury in this one-of-a-kind room.
This rustic living room with stone walls and fireplace is all decked out for Christmas. Stockings are hung from the mantel with care while decorative trees, decorations, candles, and greenery draw attention to the illuminated Christmas star above. Two simple upholstered chairs up front provide a perfect sitting area for holiday guests. Blue and white patterned throw pillows add some winter glitz to the otherwise neutral room.
Relaxed, comfortable upholstery gives this waterside living room a homey, beachy vibe. Throughout the house, white paneling and neutral walls provide a restful backdrop for the pale, beach-hued furnishings and accessories. Soft blue chairs create a cozy conversation nook in the bay window and connect to the similarly hued upholstered chairs in the adjoining breakfast nook. Matchstick shades filter the light and offer privacy without blocking the stunning views.
A darker, earthy green was selected for the walls in this room and a new rattan pendant replaced the old ceiling fan for a decorative touch. Two nightstands and a bench that was reupholstered in a kiwi green suede were added alongside a wood bed and 6-drawer dresser. A few shimmery art pieces add a little sparkle around the room and offset the earthy, natural feeling in the other pieces.
Keeping the space light and bright, Venetian plaster on the walls and a tongue and groove ceiling give this room the perfect texture and coastal feel. Pale blue accents found in the bed linens and throw pillows reflect the ocean hues surrounding the home, while a dark wood canopy bed and upholstered bench add beautiful contrast to the soft colors.
A neutral upholstered sofa and yellow patterned chair create a fun sitting area around a sleek transparent coffee table. Colorful patterns in framed art display additional color above the couch, complementing the various colors and patterns in the many accent pillows. Glass lamps with white lampshades sit on slim end tables flanking the sofa, blending into the white wall color.
In the dining room, the homeowners needed a space that could accommodate their many friends, so designers installed a bench seat that could do just that. The wraparound bench is upholstered in comfortable materials and accented with colorful pillows, while modern chairs provide additional seating. The word art on the wall is perfect for a kitchen, creating a double meaning, while the modern light fixture finishes off the space.
Designer Susan Brunstrum carefully followed her client's wishes when furnishing this two-story great room that features a wall of windows and an expansive brick fireplace. She employed a Ralph Lauren-type approach to selecting the dark brown leather sectional, beige club chair and upholstered ottoman that serves as a coffee table for the room. Especially fetching: the beach scene over the fireplace and the latticed piece behind it.
The open floor design of this modern living room and dining room plays heavily with daring geometric shapes. Wenge wrapping the walls and ceiling creates the geometric idea of a cube over the dining room while details like the X-based coffee table and cubed side table unify the design within the details. Softer textures like a silk area rug and leather and upholstered sofas soften the space to highlight the peaceful living environment.
This custom built-in settee resides in a space typically slated for bookcases. Since we had enough storage and this is an entertaining family: why not more seating? I also imagined this corner being the perfect spot to curl up with a good book, with a cozy fire going and a fave snack. I specified this piece be upholstered in white to blend in with the walls and also not compete with the sofa.
An in-home oasis, this bedroom is a private getaway separated from the rest of the house by only a thin curtain. In another moment of contrast, the bedroom is filled with soft, flowing elements, such as the upholstered headboard, bedding and jute fiber rug, all in juxtaposition to the brick wall that defines the back of the room.
An outdoor living room features a mix of design elements, from the reclaimed woods on the coffee table and ceiling beams to the clean, contemporary lines of the woven and upholstered seating. The space is sited to take advantage of the sweeping coastal views, and it also opens to the indoors via a wide retractable glass wall that slides into a pocket door. Traditional lanterns light the space, giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture.
As seen on HGTV’s Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott designed this living room to match the homeowner’s bright personality. The original cement flooring was stained a warmer color and dark gray paint was added to the walls, while the one wood-clad wall was kept as a feature. The large metal storage unit resembles an old set of lockers, which brings an industrial feel to the space. Two vintage side chairs and an old leather sofa were reupholstered in bright colors and prints, and a star-shaped light bulb installation was mounted on the wall as a finishing touch.
Gallery walls are a wonderful way to display your favorite art and photographs, but they can be a little intimidating, too. If you’re trying to create one with lots of color and varied frames, consider utilizing one accent color that helps to unify the space. In this living room, hits of a cheery coral are found not only within the gallery wall (in both art and frames) but also on upholstered pieces like the desk chair and ottoman. The consistent use of an accent color is what gives the space a cohesive, polished look.
Step outside this Boston penthouse apartment and feast your eyes on the private patio area that parallels its indoor loveliness. Simply designed patio furniture in gray metal, with bright blue upholstered cushions, is a comfortable addition to the space. The designers of Haddad Hakansson used large stone tiles for the floor and added a light blue stone wall for privacy. The blue colors used throughout is an outstanding choice to blend with the glass windows and outside environment.
A bachelor's request for a dark and dramatic dining room that is streamlined yet traditional and marries masculine and feminine results in this ode-to-blue space with an East Coast aesthetic. Deep cobalt blue walls, elegantly upholstered dining chairs, dark wood floors and a richly lacquered table and console are made exciting by the addition of ivory draperies, host chairs and china in a glamorous play on the time-honored pairing.