Dark trim, dark hardwood flooring and a mix of furniture styles create subtle whimsy in this transitional playroom. A peacock blue wingback chair pops against the mostly neutral palette and connects the space to the high-gloss blue room beyond. A curved ceiling adds sophistication.
Transitional Kitchen with Breakfast Bay, Water View
A breakfast bay with wraparound windows provides sweeping views across Long Island Sound. The kitchen of this 12,000-square-foot luxury home in Greenwich, Connecticut, features white cabinetry and a large center island. Custom shades roll down to provide privacy and filter light.
With its sleek, curved ceiling, dark hardwood floors and built-in wet bar, this lounge-like game room is designed for entertaining. Rows of doors open the room to the sweeping water view and bring in loads of natural light. A TV above the fireplace pairs with comfortable seating, allowing the space to function as a media room as well.
The most imposing aspect of Brian’s design is probably the golden, hand-crafted cherry blossoms that hang all the way down the staircase to form a 30-foot suspended mobile. In the midst of admiring the mobile, it’s easy to miss the smaller details: Grass cloth wallpaper, hand painted faux paneling and the baby blue custom carpet, which—when looking down from the top floor—“looks like a fan,” Brians explains to HGTV.com.
Among the home's expansive outdoor spaces is this delicious outdoor kitchen. To keep the chef and guests happy, the covered area includes a large, stainless steel grill, a bar, a fireplace and a sitting area.
Enter designer Richard Rabel, who transformed the space into a luxe entryway. His aesthetic was inspired by memories of chasing peacocks around his grandparents’ property as a child. Here, lush hues of blue and green paired with metallic golds and silvers create a moody and modern space. Organic motifs in the Japanese style pull the whole look together.