Create empty pictures frames by shopping at garage sales and thrift stores to gather an assortment of picture frames varying in size, shape and texture. Remove any artwork or photos, then cut and remove picture wire using screwdriver and wire cutters.
At this home, move seamlessly from outdoors in courtesy of the stunning steel window and door panel that bisects a continuous stone wall. A gorgeous chandelier creates the illusion of falling stars lighting up the foyer.
This spacious kitchen uses patterns and textures to add visual interest to its neutral palette: a small-scale chevron stripe covers the back wall, lively without being overwhelming. Overhead, thick, rustic beams help move the eye across the room.
This Upper West Side studio began its life as a bland white box. Now, soft cream on the walls continues to the ceiling beams, adding depth and dimension to the space. The hand-painted pinstriped paint treatment is both easy to produce and easy to cover up, an ideal combo for a rental. Removable wallpaper by LABLstudio forms a focal point on one wall, and layered bedding exudes youthful, casual charm.
Alex Ray, of Five Senses Art Consultancy, was inspired to illustrate a move away from technology back to the basics of communication through an installation of hand-cast bronze letters and ancient symbols, as seen at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. An overhead view from the staircase shows the letters tumbling down a white wall where dark brown hardwood floors are accented by a yellow carpet runner.
Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines turned the once disastrous room into a bright, clean kitchen with new cabinets, wood floors, Carrera marble countertops and light gray paint with white trim. The old drop ceiling was removed, adding height to the room, and a wooden support beam was added. A subway tile backsplash, floating wood shelves and stainless steel appliances were also installed. Client Clint Harper added the finishing touches to the kitchen by making a beautiful island and vent hood out of reclaimed wood, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
The living room makeover included a restoration of the fireplace with the old green tile replaced with Carrara marble for a timeless look. The shiplap above the mantel was salvaged from walls removed during demolition.
When decorator Nick Olsen moved into his 525-square-foot studio in New York City, the walls were painted white, in keeping with small-space convention. "But the place just looked gray and dingy," says Olsen. And so, rather than just slapping on a newer, brighter coat of white, he painted the apartment's main room Oregano Green (Benjamin Moore 2147-10), in an oil-based metal enamel, to resemble lacquer.
"Although the apartment is small," says Olsen, "it's actually rather grand with 12-foot ceilings, huge windows and a high-relief fireplace. So I felt it would be a shame to tone it down with a pale color or white." For even more impact, he painted the doors glossy black and the trim white, and added a deep teal velvet sofa. Olsen didn't shy away from bright color in the 35- (yes, 35!) square-foot kitchen either, wallpapering the fridge in a bright spring pattern and painting the walls and the ceiling Sea Mist Green (Benjamin Moore #2041-50). "To make color work in a really tiny room like this kitchen," Olsen suggests, "paint the walls and ceilings the same color so you're eye doesn't stop at the ceiling line."
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper: With the wall removed between the kitchen and the living space, the two rooms are unified and the home's entry opens directly onto a central area for dining and entertaining.
Gold, coral and blue paint creates a fun color scheme over these painted hexagon cork boards. Piecing the boards together creates an artistic decoration for your dorm room wall and creates an easy and removable way to display photos and personal items.
In a move that takes advantage of the temperate LA climate, the walls of this modern home disappear to connect the inside and outside living spaces. Indoors, recessed lighting twinkles like stars at night.
Soft gray walls, marble flooring and a furniture-style vanity create an elegant spot for guests to freshen up. Heather Scott Home & Design removes the wall-mounted cabinet above the toilet, making the space feel much larger and brighter.