This elegant sitting room boasts a royal air with a lovely white and cream color palette. Inward facing sofas padded with plush throw pillows create cozy seating in front of the white fireplace with accent panel extending from the mantel. Glass and metallic tables add airy decor to the room while hardwood floor and crossing wooden ceiling beams add a warm foundation. Gold curtains pull pack to reveal outside access through glass doors.
Depicted by a simple box shape and the large central dormer, this style of colonial home is called the Foursquare. Its full-width porch and low roof with a deep overhang are also in keeping with this post-Victorian design. The simple white and green color scheme ties into the style of the home.
A beautiful neutral color scheme gives this bathroom a sophisticated look to pair with the modern design. The built in cabinetry adds a dark wood accent to the space and frames the sconce-lit vanity. A sleek white bathtub is tucked in the corner and a shag rug finishes the space with a touch of texture.
The goal for the sitting area was an airy, relaxing space, so designers stuck with the neutral color palette, bringing in chairs covered in luxurious fabrics. White, sheer curtains help to diffuse the natural light let in through the windows to achieve the desired feel, while silver foil striped wallpaper adds a touch of glamour to the cozy space.
Mixing textures and prints is the name of the game when staying with a neutral color palette. Britany designed this high-contrast black-and-white bedding to coordinate with the python-printed leather headboard, and finished the look with black-printed draperies for a one-of-a-kind master bedroom makeover as seen on HGTV Design Star.
This long, narrow room in an urban apartment required a carefully thought-out design to create separate yet coordinating spaces for the kitchen, dining area and living area. The main living space is situated perpendicular to the wall to help counteract the narrowness of the room. A black, white and gray color scheme unites the separate spaces.
This living room with a slight nod to modern living within a traditional space creates unexpected texture and interest in the space. The artwork, lighting and overall look of the room evoke an updated yet timeless feel of sophistication. Especially lovely is the color scheme, which allows the pop of orange to play against white walls in a harmonious flow of hues.
Keeping a muted color palette in a room is a sure-fire way to ensure a sense of serenity, especially in a bedroom. Harmonious shades of aqua and white bounce around the room with eye-catching textural and pattern changes. A soffit provides the perfect placement for recessed lighting above the bed.
Fun and full of color, this eclectic dining room from designer Jil Sonia McDonald will undoubtedly be a house favorite. The room's gray-and-white curtains stay true to the overall eclectic look of the room while also taking the color palette down a notch, providing a nice balance to the bright orange and greens. The bench seating doubles as storage space, and the modern style china cabinet is perfect for storing the dishware and utensils.
Designer Justine Sterling designed this young bachelor's bedroom with modern and contemporary design in mind. A soft gray color palette with punches of orange pair well together and provide the client with his wish of a more modernized space. Natural wood furniture, adjustable table lamps and crisp white bedding complete the stylish design.
To create an open, bright space that is still true to the design in the rest of the renovated Spanish Colonial, designers used white as their base color to reflect the natural and artificial light in the space, making it light. To accent the neutral color palette, Spanish tile was added to the backsplash and base of the walls, while a brick floor laid in a chevron pattern helps to add warmth to this bright space.
Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's "Sarah's Summer House," used the sun as the inspiration for the bright colors in this guest bedroom. The recycled white-painted pine paneling on the walls gives a neutral backdrop to the colorful fabric schemes. The division in the windows brings charm into the space, while the brass bed adds a robust element to the summer cottage bedroom.
Cristina and James love to host, so connecting the kitchen to the living room was a top priority. They also longed for an island, and now they have a place to set out platters of food and gather when friends come over. The color palette is timeless — white with a teal island (Blue Peacock by Sherwin-Williams) plus leather counter stools from CB2.
This large, black-and-white master bath is great for a couple who love a lot of space. A soaking tub sits across from a double vanity with plenty of counter, cabinet and drawer space. Black-and-white subway-style floor tiles add a touch of traditional appeal to the space. The bathroom opens up to the master bedroom, which has a coordinating color scheme, adding the sense of an even roomier area.
Consider adding two or three oversized ornaments or embellishments to your Christmas tree. This is the best way to pull together a color scheme and play with pattern mixing. Designer Britany Simon created these black, white and red poinsettias from solid-colored felt and patterned cottons. Once added to the tree, they become the first thing guests notice then help draw the eye around the room to other coordinating design elements.
This sitting area off the entry features objects and artifacts from the client's travels around the world. Different design styles come together to create an eclectic feel, which is kept feeling soothing and clean by the white and neutral color palette. Ample seating space make this a perfect spot for entertaining and lively conversation around the fireplace.
This Brooklyn apartment features a bright, open-concept living space and small, stylish kitchen. The black-and-white photo gallery wall acts to divide the space with a shared round table and three fabric dining chairs bridging the gap to the small, modern kitchen. Hardwood flooring in the kitchen pairs well with the gray color palette and shiny pearl backsplash.
Designer Kristie Barnett shows she's a color-palette pro and a talented decorator to boot when she turns a boring brown dining area into an elegant masterpiece for her client, an artist. The stunning white high-backed chairs highlight this traditional dining room. The once-brass chandelier was given a makeover and now shines forth with a wrought-iron finish.