Photo By: Sarah Busby; Styling by H. Camille Smith
Small, Functional Eclectic Kitchen
In the kitchen, designers kept the small space feeling bright and open by starting with white walls. They installed slender paneling white paneling to add texture to the space, while "L" shaped cabinets with butcher block countertops add storage and counter space. A slender kitchen island with barstools provides additional functionality in the space with extra counter space and seating. Finally, black and white art create a focal point in the room, while a blue rug gives color and warmth.
Bright Sunroom Features Yellows & Green In Pattern & Seating
Bringing yellows and greens from outside livens this bright multi-functional sunroom with exciting patterns and plenty of natural light. Inspired by the homeowner's photo of an enclosed porch, the sunroom is a perfect place to relax after working the garden or entertain guests in the evening.
Mirrors, chrome and reflective surfaces bounce the light from this Colorado penthouse's ample windows, creating a light-filled, airy space. The home office has a decidedly glam feel, with nightclub-worthy arm chairs and a sleek rose gold desk.
Are you worried about returning your rented home to original condition? Lean artwork on the wall instead of mounting it. Finally, Ana says, “Add lots of personal items and artwork so it feels like your home. Temporary or not, you should feel great in your space.”
“Use the existing lightbox and replace current ceiling lights with a pendant or chandelier of your choice,” Ana suggests. In the kitchen, she added a pendant that matched the floor lamps and looked great off center.
An open floorplan can be tricky, but Ana used a long neutral sofa to separate the living room from the dining room and kitchen. For rentals in particular (and open floorplans), proper lighting can really enhance the ambiance, so Ana placed floor and table lamps throughout the space. Now, this room is bright and cheery, and the lamps add a homey touch.
Proportions and scale are two major details to focus on when it comes to decorating a rental. “It’s important, because you want your space to look and feel like a home,” explains Ana. Instead of investing in custom furniture, improvise: “If you need a piece that’s larger than the off-the-shelf options, get two and arrange them accordingly,” Ana suggests. In the living room, she placed two tables side-by-side to fill out the space.
This bathroom shower features tiles created by a local artisan. The built-in shelf features two green and cream-colored tiles made by clay stamps, and highlight pictures native to the home's coastal geography.
Custom color cabinets, reclaimed wood shelving, smoked glass uppers, matte black and brass finishes, and postmodern pops make this space completely unique. It's a fun space that's meant to be fresh, inviting, and playful without sacrificing any amenity!
Dark Blue Kitchen With Dramatic Black Marble Backsplash
Whereas the rest of the condo is light and airy, the eat-in kitchen is dark and moody. To create this dramatic look, designer Caitlin Murray painted the cabinets blue and brought in a gorgeous, black marble backsplash.
Living Room With a Velvet Sofa and Copper Tin Ceiling
This eclectic living room evokes glamour with a mix of styles, shapes, colors and tones. The custom blue, velvet sofa is the focal point and balances the room with an elegant chandelier highlighting the copper tin ceiling.