Transitional Living Room with Cowhide Rug, Sofa with Chevron Pillows, Wall Art and Upholstered Coffee Table
A top trick by designers for making a living space feel more homey is adding a fun rug to the flooring, even when you already have carpet. You don't have to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on an area or antique rug to fill the entire space. Instead, look for one in a pattern that adds pizzazz, like this cowhide rug that designer Michelle Mentzer with Miles Design Group in metro Atlanta picked up at Ikea. She also got the pictures of landscape art and the chevron and plush accent pillows on a discount at HomeGoods.
Eat-In Kitchen Features Stone Walls, Wood-Beam Ceiling & Metal Chandeliers
This high-ceilinged kitchen feels warm and cozy, thanks to the warm color palette and multi-bulb chandeliers. The stone walls are unique and rustic, while the cabinets and appliances are contemporary and state-of-the-art. A kitchen island and kitchen table -- plus kitchen stools from Orient Express -- provide ample seating for an extended family.
Powder Room With Framed Mirror, Silk Wallpaper & Marble Countertop
This bath's vanity is the picture of elegance. A crema marfil marble counter and vessel sink are displayed on a simple but beautiful custom made iron base. A fresh orchid adds a pop of year-round color in this otherwise neutral space. The ornate sconces are mounted atop silk wallcoverings and bookend a rattan-framed mirror.
View of Sitting Room Features Cream Chairs & Stone Walls
The view into this sitting room from the patio shows comfortable chairs set to enjoy the theater of the outdoors through large windows. Whites and neutral tones make the space comfortable and echo the scenery all around.
Bathroom Features Freestanding Bathtub, Marble Floors & Neutral Roman Shade
This bathroom, featuring a white freestanding tub, was designed for the lady of the house and has beautiful views for miles out the windows. Simple marble floors let the soaking tub take center stage, and the ornate silk window treatments and dainty ceiling light add a touch of femininity to the room.
Hallway With Modern Art, Funky Black Pendant Lights & Arched Doorways
A gallery featuring pieces from the owner's art collection accentuates a downstairs hallway. Arched entryways give the space a feeling of grandeur, while funky black pendant lights echo the artist's creativity. White walls, ceilings and carpet create a backdrop that lets the art and lights be the stars.
Dramatic Dining Room in Deep Cobalt Blue With Ivory Drapes
A bachelor's request for a dark and dramatic dining room that is streamlined yet traditional and marries masculine and feminine results in this ode-to-blue space with an East Coast aesthetic. Deep cobalt blue walls, elegantly upholstered dining chairs, dark wood floors and a richly lacquered table and console are made exciting by the addition of ivory draperies, host chairs and china in a glamorous play on the time-honored pairing.