In this girl's room, designers used bright colors and fun prints to bring life to the space. The walls are painted a turquoise color that makes the space feel bright, while bold, green accents create contrast. To complete the space, a funky, geometric art piece is hung next to the bed, and mirrored nightstands reflect the furry white rug, making the space feel brighter and more open, creating the perfect girly oasis.
A neutral upholstered sofa and yellow patterned chair create a fun sitting area around a sleek transparent coffee table. Colorful patterns in framed art display additional color above the couch, complementing the various colors and patterns in the many accent pillows. Glass lamps with white lampshades sit on slim end tables flanking the sofa, blending into the white wall color.
This eclectic guest room in the HGTV Dream Home 2014 has anything visitors might need to feel pampered and special. Exposed beams and a high ceiling allow for the use of a dramatic four-poster bed. A wall-mounted television offers guests their own private spot to enjoy a favorite show. In order to connect the two spaces, interior designer Linda Woodrum positioned the vibrant abstract art in the adjacent bathroom so it could be enjoyed from both rooms.
Sarah Fishburne, Director of Trend and Design at The Home Depot, suggests when selecting paint colors, make your choices easier by taking hues from fabrics in the room, such as from accent pillows or a patterned chair. For example, this living room's wall color was selected using the accent pillows on the sofa and the art above the fireplace.
This home in Decatur, Georgia outside Atlanta has five boys all under the age of 5, which means lots of mess. Designer Gina Sims solved that "problem" by creating an adult nook in the kitchen where the boys' art supplies are hidden away in the buffet. Sims advising going up when it comes to design and other elements you want to keep out of kids' reach. "The wine storage went up the wall out of reach, and we added impactful art, lighting and window treatments to draw the eye up," says Sims. Sims was also strategic in her choice of materials for the seating. "The plastic molded chairs are easily wiped down (or hosed off!) and the machine made (read: inexpensive) rug has lots of color and pattern which hide stains," notes Sims.
In this design featured on HGTV's Color Splash, a classic Victorian dining room gets a novel makeover that combines modern and antique pieces. This eclectic dining room boasts orange walls and a bright blue sideboard that tie in with the colors in the art work selected. A fireplace with adjacent firewood and wine storage sits to one side of the room. Playful decorative items grace the rustic wood dining table, which is also accompanied by plexiglass chairs.
Away from the office the home continues to expand, stretching into this beautiful dining room. Here, as in the living room, the couple's modern tastes complement the industrial bones of the space for an enticing combination. Black continues to be a strong accent color here, included through a pair of sculptural table lamps and one very statuesque planter. The glass top table and patterned, silver-metallic pendants solidify the modern aesthetic alongside art on both walls.
This small backyard has all the amenities of a larger space and all the appeal of a contemporary design. The clean lines that make up the water feature, the hot tub and the retaining wall give the space a contemporary feel, while the home's location in the midst of a mature hardwood forest help this outdoor living space to remain true to the home owner's wishes for a space with an "arts and crafts" feel to it.
Clean lines and contemporary furniture mix with traditional lighting and Mediterranean design details in this California dining room. Curved lines create harmony in the space, from the arched doorways to the recessed ceiling dome to the round mirror above a modern console. Black and white art is a theme that carries through other rooms in the home's 11,000-square-foot interior. A wall-size pocket door opens this space to one of a series of outdoor courtyards.
Pops of coral stand out in this living room’s black and white color palette. Designer Mariah O’Brien loves to begin with a white base, adding bold hues in the form of accent walls and accessories for a striking palette. Mariah’s secret? “The whites I like to use showcase the colors, upholstery, fabrics and art in the room without competing with the wall color. If and when our clients need a little change, it is much easier to change out the window treatments, pillows and accessories than to have to repaint an entire room,” says O’Brien.
A long storage table turns this awkward wall into a functional space to store books, wine bottles and tabletop accessories. A bar stool fits under the unit to create a makeshift desk, and colorful art and a wooden sculpture hang above the table to add interest to the mostly neutral space.
This striking Malibu home has a wide-open floor plan that emphasizes the view outside the glass rear facade. An open-plan kitchen is divided from the living space by a peninsula with a modern waterfall countertop, matching that of a central island. Modern art bridges the kitchen and living room, while a cozy seating area takes advantage of a sunny space by the dining terrace. White walls and floors provide a neutral backdrop, keeping the focus on the view.
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.
The living room epitomizes the style of this home. Strong architectural details are complemented, not covered, by tastefully understated gallery walls. And once again the white walls and wood floors are the perfect backdrop for the home’s boldest color statement—an inviting velvet sofa in a soft, pink blush. Though small accessories, sculptures and pieces of art accent the room throughout, the biggest pattern statement in the room is made by the wood floor, the repeating diamond geometric blends seamlessly into the room while creating visual interest from the floor up.
Tamara’s bedroom is a far cry from the high-energy of the living area. Away from the bright colors and energetic patterns, this is a space designed for relaxation. The dark gray walls set an intimate mood, overlaid by black and white accents that continue the calm feeling. Warm pops of pink from the bedding provide contrast. The art in this space is simple and focused, a tribute to the designer, her husband, and the home that they share.
The design for the Sacred Pepper Bar wanted to focus on creating a timeless, classic space that expertly blends organic and modern materials to make a unique space. The serpentine banquettes, Pecky Cypress ceilings and custom branch art contributed to the organic fee to the space, while the bubble wall, agate stone bar stop and clean lines added the modern feel the owners desired. These elements combined to make a trendy, yet classy space-perfect for a night out on the town.
Small but oh-so-convenient, the onsite changing room of this pool house ensures a quick dip when the mood strikes. It is curtained off from view, but the powder blue interior walls echo the colors of the swimming pool. The line art and rustic bench are nice touches for the space as well.
A key factor in creating a dramatic dining space is grounding the area with a rug. Black and white is a color combination that works well with virtually any palette, and its stark contrast is helpful in breaking up the monotony of a strong dominant color. Here, the black and white was used and repeated on the floor and also on the wall with vintage graphic art.