Living Room With Striped Rug and Colorful Throw Pillows
Keep in mind that your furnishings should be in proportion not only to the actual size of the space but also to the perceived size — which can be affected by such elements as paint color or extensive areas of glass. In this project, the latter came into play. “The floor-to-ceiling windows make this small space feel larger, and to keep that open feeling the furniture needed to be scaled appropriately,” says architect Leslie Arnold. “Choosing furniture that was open at the bottom — i.e. pieces that do not go all the way to the floor — ’enlarges’ the room by allowing the entire floor to be visually unbroken. The simple, solid colored upholstered furniture allows the brightly colored rug and wall art to be the main focus of the room.”
A square tufted ottoman serves as a coffee table and optional seating in this light-filled, family-friendly living room. The cheery blue and white color scheme is punctuated by pops of yellow, and a stylish mix of pillows adds color and comfort.
The green walls of this family room offer the perfect backdrop for a family's favorite art work. Comfortable gray couches, ample throw pillows with mismatched patterns and colors and a rustic wooden coffee table enhance the room's cozy ambiance.
John and Anthony, from America's Most Desperate Kitchen, took a small, outdated kitchen and opened it into the living room to create an open, contemporary space that is perfect for cooking, dining and entertaining.
Modern White Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances
Borrow a couple of quick and easy ways to infuse style from this high-end designer kitchen in Florida’s Alys Beach community. Create your own cruet set with oils, salt and pepper and other often-used ingredients using pretty bottles and jars, and display them within arm’s reach on a beautiful cutting board. Then, fill an otherwise unused corner with a favorite painting or small photograph.
Traditional Small Kitchen with Island, Dining Table and Artwork
Adding a small tabletop atrium to your kitchen can give it an organic, earthy feel. In this kitchen, designers with homebuilder Lennar carry the vibe through the room with a textured tray on the console and earth-toned pastas in glass containers on the back counter.
A chalkboard wall is a great way to give that farmhouse feel, and it's a budget-friendly way to have interchangeable artwork, says Texas designer Janna Allbritton with Yellow Prairie Interior Design. If your penmanship isn’t perfect use a stencil. A pro tip is to use a level to keep lists and special messages straight, she adds.
Kitchen With Large Center Island and Industrial Pendant Lights
The newly configured kitchen has a large center island, crisp white cabinetry with contrasting black hardware, new stainless steel appliances and custom vent hood. Joanna Gaines found vintage wooden corbels at a local salvage shop for the perfect finishing touch.
On the lake side of this newly renovated home, designers incorporated a patio into the home's entertainment space. The large back patio space includes a dining table with an umbrella, making the space usable even on sunny and drizzly days, as well as a lounge area with a view of the lake. Leading off from the patio, a landscaped walkway gives the homeowners safe passage to the lake below.
Mid-Century Modern Kitchen With Bold Black-And-White Tiles
Bold black-and-white tiles stretch from the sleek marble countertops to the ceiling in this mid-century modern kitchen. Walnut cabinets give the island warmth while complimenting the custom made range hood.