Modern Outdoor Living Room With White Paper Lanterns
For a multifunctional outdoor living room that would serve as a family gathering space and a meeting area for the owners’ clients and colleagues, landscape architect Mark Tessier created an accordingly varied lighting scheme. Traditional outdoor lighting illuminates the area without making a statement, while style enters from above and below, via a flickering fire pit and paper lanterns of various sizes hung randomly throughout the space. “After dusk, these lights cast a warm, inviting glow festive for simple or elegant gatherings any time of the year,” says Tessier.
Chic White Bathroom with Red Chair and Sleek Cabinets
Keep it simple. By using a modest color palette with just a pop of color from the red chair, this bathroom demonstrates simple elegance in a small area. If possible, avoid buying window treatments to create an illusion of more space. “A minimalist look eases the budget,” says Stephanie Andrews of Atlanta-based Balance Design.
Modern art and lighting bring touches of fun to an already entertaining space. This contemporary home features earth tones throughout punctuated by bold hits of blue, including the draperies in this game room. Foosball, ping-pong and more turn the room into a great hangout for the whole family.
Rich shades of brown pair with creamy white and soft beige for a warm, inviting atmosphere in this contemporary bedroom. A custom headboard extends out to create built-in shelving on either side of the bed.
Blue and green accents are a colorful extension of the living area's natural palette. The colors are used in other rooms as well and pair so prettily with the shiplap paneling and white oak beams. High ceilings help the space feel huge.
Throughout this home, designers aimed for a look that was farmhouse friendly, but more polished than rustic. The open plan kitchen uses shades of blue to contrast the white and wood elements: navy barstools and a custom gray-blue for the pendants.
A built-in banquette with easy-to-clean striped fabric is the perfect kid-friendly choice for a cozy breakfast area. Drawers underneath provide extra storage, and a beaded chandelier makes for a striking focal point.
Designer Leanne Ford keeps this country kitchen feeling sophisticated with a striking dark gray and white color palette, accented by stainless steel lights and appliances, as seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords.
Dark cabinetry and a three-sided vanity give weight to this spacious, elegant master bathroom. White marble with gray veining continues from the floor onto the tub surround and into the walk-in shower. A chevron-patterned stool provides a comfortable spot at the double vanity.
Opposite the sofa, two sapphire blue armchairs denote a more formal sitting area for entertaining guests. When paired with a copper side table and high-gloss pillows, the gems make an especially chic statement.
Light blue and gentle green provide contrast to the antique wooden furniture in this dining room. All colors are pulled together in a multicolor landscape painting that makes a strong statement in the traditional design style.
Soothing blue walls appear to recede, making this coastal-style bath appear larger. Built-in shelving takes advantage of an awkward corner next to the tub while a long double vanity provides ample counter space.