If you're looking for a spa-like feeling, try muted greens with more gray undertones than white. This color is fresh, understated and really evokes a feeling of cleanliness. Skip popular kid tones like pink and blue, and instead try shades of aloe which work well in spaces for boys and girls alike.
An oversized abstract painting can serve as an artistic headboard. It’s a trick that is particularly effective in a room like this one, which has a detailed feature wall with trim, says Kristen Yonson, co-founder of SwatchPop.
Bright yellow walls catch the natural and artificial light to create a bright atmosphere in the open floor design. Marble countertops and the woodgrain cabinet finish keep with the light and spacious look. Keeping the countertops and walls free of clutter accentuates the modern style and allows the surrounding mountain view to provide natural decor.
This small bathroom packs a big punch of style. The eye is immediately drawn to the textured paint pattern on the walls. The paint technique resembles wood, well-complemented by the dimensional wood wall art. A simple mirror and traditional dresser bring familiar lines to balance the lively walls.
Designer Alexa Hampton’s living room, called “Olympia Folly,” exudes neoclassicist style with fabric-draped walls and a ceiling painted by Chuck Fischer to look as if it was tented. She merged rich fabrics and patterns, including animal skin, along with temple artwork, a Klismos chair and even a Roman helmet. The room was in the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City.
Don’t be scared. The secret to success is using a black with a tinge of blue, so the darkness has depth. An expanse of it is easier to pull off on built-ins or behind open shelves, where you can layer white objects and plants to break up the color. This is Black Blue by Farrow & Ball, or try Dark Night by Sherwin-Williams.
Leanne loves to incorporate natural elements into all of her designs, so the stone wall was a no-brainer. To achieve the light stone look that she desired without blowing the budget, Leanne and Steve decided to grout wash the stone wall. "I feel I might have invented a new technique," Leanne said. "For budget, we couldn't get a beautiful white stone, but we could smear some grout over it."
A painting by artist Math Bass creates a focal point above a mirrored console on this west-facing wall. The nearby dining table by actor-turned-interior designer Billy Haines is topped by Alex Israel’s “Risky Business," a cut glass replica of the famed egg from the 1983 film of the same name. The homeowner's art collection is showcased throughout the renovated penthouse.
This open concept room has a beautiful flow between kitchen, living room and dining room. Bright white walls (including painted brick) and ceilings keep the space feeling bright, while walnut floors provide a grounding warmth. In the living space, a zebra-print chair and neutral Flokati rug jazz up the clean and simple lines of the room. The fireplace serves as a focal point for the space.
By cutting the center of the cabinet door fronts out with a jigsaw, painting the back panel fire engine red, then inserting chicken wire as decorative detail, the designer added both extra storage space and a high-energy focal point in this bathroom. Chalkboard-painted walls provide a perfect way to leave notes for guests.
A white stairway is the setting for a collection of contemporary art, both framed and canvas. The painting of Mick Jagger is an oil on canvas by Alexi Torres, an artist from Cuba. In the white frames, acrylic and ink paintings by Lindsey Porter are on paper from Nepal. The collages are by Isabelle Gautier and Vesela Baker, and the framed black-and-white piece is by Gee Gee Collins. The railing and floors are hardwoods in the Home for the Holidays designer showhouse in Atlanta.
This beautiful four poster bed features custom cotton sateen duvet and shams designed by Vern Yip, and the walls are hand painted by artist Michael Boudreault. Vintage Baker dressers supply 12 drawers, providing plenty of storage.