“A room that’s all neutral needs impact,” says designer Shea McGee, and this grand custom headboard does the trick. To suit the minimalist look the Park City, UT, couple craved, it’s upholstered in solid-color linen. Stacked framed nature scenes on either side enhance the serene feel while also filling all that space above the nightstands.
“An enormous mirror can help a small area feel larger and a dark space appear lighter,” says Seattle, WA, blogger Sabrina Tan of Gypsy Tan, who hung this brass-framed one from CB2 in her entry. That, plus head-to-toe outfit checks on the way out the door.
“I wanted to break out of the typical nautical theme,” says designer Jenny Keenan of this beach home on Sullivan Island, South Carolina. An XL vintage chandelier made of capiz shells has jellyfish-esque luminescence. (For a similar one, try the 30-inch capiz shell pendant from RH.) Jenny paired it with patterned blue pillows — not a seahorse in sight! — and had a coffee table made by Grey Area to resemble a surfboard, with bright stripes and a shellac finish.
This home, located in the Caribbean, fittingly features a bamboo tiki bar with accenting rattan furnishings. A picture from the 1970s of the home thatched is featured behind the bar, which was taken by Slim Aarons. The interior designer was sure to include the home's historic past in her design.
This sitting room features a neutral wall covering with teal, navy and light blue furnishings that bring a colorful tropical vibe to the space. On the wall, is a photo taken by Slim Aarons in the 1970s giving the space a vintage feel.
The entry of this vacation home, located in the Bahamas, is sure to impress with its walls of Coralina stone. Adding to the tropical-style of the home, the bohemian peacock chairs and palm branches bring the tropics inside.
Tropical Sitting Room Wows With Blue Bohemian Peacock Chairs
The star of this tropical-style sitting room is the pair of blue peacock chairs. The beige walls provide the perfect backdrop to the blues and whites seen in the furnishings. The palm leaves provide an extra dose of tropical vibes and are a great color compliment to the blue and beige colors.
Spacious Open-Plan Kitchen With Dining and Living Area
For a family home, open, flowing spaces offer plenty of room for together-time, without ever seeming cramped. “Large bi-fold doors from the kitchen and living area lead onto a landscaped garden creating the perfect link from inside to out for this family,” says architect Robert Wilson. “The glass doors ensure natural daylight reflects though the living space across the polished floors, creating a wonderfully bright space.”
Everything about Nikia’s style is effortless — a casual elegance that the designers worked hard to translate into her home. Small touches, like the evolving layers of geometric pattern that go from the table legs to the lamp base to the lamp shade create a subtle but palpable mix of simplicity and sophistication. On the couch, “M” — a lucky black cat named for the letter formed by the shape of his head and ears — sits across the room from the portrait that he didn’t model for, but could have.