The dark wood cabinetry, neutral tile backsplash and beige walls help make this cozy kitchen a warm and inviting atmosphere. A built-in wine refrigerator is the perfect accompaniment to bar seating and provides additional countertop space for entertaining. Design by Beth Haley
This pint-size kitchen lives larger than it actually is thanks to a mix of materials and a receding jewel-toned paint color. Painted wood, stainless steel, exposed brick and warm pine flooring come together beautifully to create a functional kitchen that’s anything but blah. Concealed storage keeps it looking uncluttered and a multitude of drawers ensure spices and utensils are within easy reach.
Lots of ideas worth copying in this master bedroom from James Michael Howard. The artwork hung from thick brass chains are a new approach to displaying artwork and the mix of elegance and comfort in the heavy curtains hung at the bedroom entrance both soften and enunciate the room’s beautiful lines.
Mirroring the black of the shelves is this painted feature wall. The wall is topped with a white, Cameroonian Juju hat on festive display. Combined, they provide the perfect backdrop to the sleek, modern fireplace that keeps the couple warm through the colder months of the year. A New York luxury, the bio-fuel burning fireplace was installed by Tanika and Brian to complete the look of the space.
With vertical shiplap cladding the walls and sunlight pouring in the through the skylights the space ran the risk of feeling cold and sterile but aged wood floors set in a herringbone pattern remedied the situation. The reclaimed wood was salvaged from a 100- year old factory by a company called Authentic Reclaimed located in Georgia and add an old-world charm to the flexible studio.
While the living room sofa is a striking shade of pink, the wood furnishings temper that pastel color. A close-up view of the coffee table showcases the wood elements that define so much of this home’s decor. The warm neutral is used in different shades throughout the home’s two stories, often layered in combination to give the space an even more warm, inviting feel.
Modern candle holders add a visual focal point to the coffee table during warmer months and brings warmth to the seating area. When temperatures turn cool the coffee table converts to an outdoor fireplace to extend living into chilly evenings.
Ensure that outdoor hang-out zones are comfortable at any temperature by incorporating warm and cozy elements wherever you can. Here, oversized pillows on the rocker and piled on the deck invite leisurely lounging, and a plaid wool throw not only looks pretty, but offers an extra layer of warmth. Of course, there’s also the hot tub to really warm up!