Photo By: Ginesta Immobilien, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Eclectic Bedroom With Suitcase Nightstand and Hide Rug
In the bedroom of a beach house on the Indian Ocean, designer Nelly Reffret took a creative approach to the project’s extremely tight budget. She says: “I searched for bargains and only selected items that I knew would work perfectly in the space. The headboard is a discontinued Ikea style, which I painted in a sandy color. I found the suitcases on the curb during trash collection (you know that saying about someone's trash being someone's treasure...).” When combining a variety of furniture styles, she advises allowing size and scale to guide your choices. “Before starting to decide on a look, it's important to check what will fit in the space: width and depth matter. Scale is another important factor. Too many large pieces and the room will look cluttered; too many small pieces, and there will be no sense of cohesion, no sense of ‘grounding’. Having one item of large scale next to smaller items can create an interesting focal point to the room, just like the headboard does in this bedroom.”
A Floral Painting and Firewood Complement A Villa Home's Gardens Through Interior Design
The living room of this Point Lorna, California, villa home features interior details which allow accents of the verdant courtyard gardens to carry throughout the house. Here the chartreuse of a floral painting complements the sun-lighted flowering branches framed by a window, while below, a fireplace is lined with firewood, its texture reflected in plush wicker lounge chairs decorated with soft teal pillows that match the greenery peeking inward through a glass door.
An Open Air Living Room Lighted By Solar Powered Candelabras
The open air living room in this Point Lorna, California, villa home spills out toward a courtyard terrace. Plush sofas and wing back chairs dominate the interior, where seating is accented with plush lilac pillows to complement vases of flowers decorating a low marble coffee table. The cylindrical vases throughout the room complement modern solar-powered candelabras overhead.
Walls between the kitchen and hallway and the kitchen and dining room were removed, the range was moved and an island was added for family meals. “This family of four was thrilled to have their kitchen open out to the dining area with a large peninsula,” designer Anjie Cho reports.
A unit of built-in cubbies stretches from the floor to the ceiling in this bathroom, providing ample storage space for towels and other bathroom essentials. The cubbies coordinate beautifully with the door and vanity, which are a similar hue of rich gray.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the new kitchen is located where the old, small living room previously was. The walls on the first floor have been removed, creating an open modern floor plan with views to both the living room and dining area. Updated kitchen cabinetry, new appliances, a decorative tile backsplash and the elongated central island make the new kitchen the center of life on the first floor. Finally, new window treatments, colorful pillows and updated recessed and pendant lighting give a modern and fun vibe throughout.
Inspired by texture, this charcoal bedroom by B.D. Jeffries Design Group for a Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta takes a glamorous turn with sleek gold-leaf accents, including the papier mache vessels on the walls. Horizontal stripes and sharp angles add visual interest to the composed, tranquil space.
French doors from the master suite lead to this spacious outdoor seating area. A mix of seating and matching tables are the perfect place to curl up with a cup of coffee or relax at the end of the day with a glass of wine.
Attention to the outdoors continues in the master bathroom, where the shower opens onto a private balcony. Glass doors allow the owners to soak up the views and natural light from anywhere in the room.