Although many homeowners invest the majority of their home design budgets into their kitchens, it's the area of Chris' condo where he spent the least. By working with the brown and black tones of his existing granite countertops, he used color to give the otherwise basic, modern kitchen a personalized look. Glossy-black penny round tiles bought for $8 per square foot were used on all wall surfaces to add architectural interest and sheen. To help the pantry door visually recede, he had it painted the same shade of black as the tiles. Since the adjacent living room is wrapped in a black-brown grass cloth with a metallic backing, he carried the look over to the bar area to tie the two spaces together. All together, Chris' kitchen decor came to $1400.
Bar and Billiards Combine in Contemporary Living Area
What bachelor pad would be complete without a spot for games and drinks? In this recreation room off the hall, designer Raegan Ford used a pool table and wine rack to give her client space to relax, and then added leather barstools and a modern blue rug to make the design feel a little luxe.