This French country kitchen designed by Katheryn Cowles features cream painted cabinets and a granite-topped kitchen island. The diamond-pattern stone backsplash ties together all of the colors of the kitchen while a crystal chandelier lends an elegant touch.
Wide, traditional moldings with a glossy white finish add classic style in the traditional entryway of this Brooklyn townhouse. Dark-stained treads on the stairway and a dark handrail pop against the bright white trim for a crisp, pleasing contrast.
The clean, simple lines of the architecture and furniture, including a stately wood front door and rectangular console table, keep this foyer stylish and elegant. Soft yellow walls brighten the transitional space.
A double vanity with a seating area creates a hotel-like atmosphere in this spacious bathroom. A modern bathtub and glass-encased shower keep things feeling fresh, while large framed mirrors above the vanity enhance the spacious quality of the room.
A mix of patterns in a neutral palette adds visual texture and tactile appeal to this eclectic living room. Gingham curtains dress the windows, while a contemporary sofa is paired with graphic-printed throw pillows. A gold vase adds a metallic note to the space.
Mediterranean Outdoor Space with Arches, Beamed Ceiling and Stone Floors
Wooden ceiling beams and handmade copper lanterns break up the concrete facade in the al fresco living spaces. One-of-a-kind pieces, such as tree trunk bases, avoid the matchy-matchy look and add unexpected elements. Floor inlays of grey shell stone add texture and ground the furniture.
To create a tailored look in a simple, monochromatic kitchen, designer Teri Thomas chose a valance and Roman shade in the same fabric. She used a custom-printed fabric from Galbraith and Paul for both the shade and its box-pleated topper, says contractor Duane Johns of Advanced Renovations.
Clean white walls and a vaulted ceiling give this living room a spacious and airy look. On either side of the fireplace, two woven chairs with faux-fur throws become stylish seats for guests. The real star of the space, though, is the blue velvet sofa, which ties the eclectic design together.
Contemporary Meets Rustic in an Apple-Green Kitchen
Contemporary stainless-steel appliances, industrial-style lighting and a metal dining set give this kitchen an edgy flair, while the wood ceiling beam, open shelving and natural stone provide a rustic feel.
Instead of springing for a built-in island, consider a freestanding one made from recycled materials. Case in point: the Industrial Recycled High Bench Table, shown in Shabby Chic White, $1,999, designed by Will Marx for GHIFY. Handmade in Brisbane, Australia, of native Australian timber, the design was inspired by the architecture of Queensland. Says GHIFY, “This island is one of our signature designs, which has been hugely popular as a kitchen island for added counter space, as a high bench dining table for the eat-in kitchen and as a workbench/desk. It is a timeless industrial recycled styled table that can be custom-built to any size, color or finish. Each table comes with a 10-year warranty.”
Breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Washington surround this sleek and modern, window-lined living room. A bright blue velvet sofa combines with white leather Barcelona chairs mimicking the natural color palette of the outdoors while a transparent coffee table relates to the windows.
Fun robot prints hang on baby blue walls adding a whimsical touch to this modern boy's room. Bright white wrap-around cabinets create tons of storage space without taking up too much room. A cherry red lamp pops against the blue walls and helps bring out the colors in the fun, underwater bed linen.
Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Large Wood Island
Modern barstools add a twist to the more traditional style of this bright white kitchen, blending well with the walnut island with soapstone countertops. An abundance of natural light highlights the white perimeter cabinets and the stainless steel appliances.