Opulence and finery is on display in this cream and blue bedroom, which features a teardrop crystal chandelier, heavy drapes and a velvet chaise. The ceiling's pale blue hue and white molding top off the elegant design. A wall of windows and a claw-foot antique bed with heavy blue and beige bed linens adds to the luxurious feel.
For this apartment renovation, designer Amy Elbaum relied on simple furnishings and neutral colors for the dining area, coordinating with the kitchen and living room in the open concept space. White walls and gray drapes create a backdrop for the modern dining set that features chrome as the tie-in element. A bubble chandelier completes this stylish look.
The color of royalty flies in the face of the all-too-typical white-wall approach in a bedroom. Instead of patterned drapes and beige carpeting or an area rug, turn to the walls and bed to highlight your love of color. Combining dark and light purples keeps this space fresh and fun.
Nothing says sophistication like the right color choices in a room, and for Amy Elbaum's design, she put unusual color combinations together for a beautiful, timeless effect. The navy sofa and soft coral chairs are stunning against the white walls and drapes in this living room, and the scalloped coffee table adds dimension and drama to the space.
Overlooking this open floor plan highlights the transitional, timeless design. White walls support the bright, open look of the room. The traditional dining area features a long table and mixed decorative seating. The contemporary style living room is framed with a large gray sectional. Long neutral drapes, hardwood flooring and a crystal chandelier connect the spaces.
A factory cart coffee table and reclaimed barn wood hung over the fireplace mantel add natural texture to this casual living space. A large brown sofa with white trim and a wing back chair provide a comfy place to sit back and enjoy the fireplace. The trio of windows are adorned with floor-to-ceiling indigo-blue drapes and bamboo blinds.
No space for a mudroom? Convert a closet into the perfect space to sit and take off shoes or do a last minute double check in a mirror. Make it transitional like this one with gold pull drapes, matching cozy bench with blue and white accent pillows, tan woven baskets that fit snugly in the under bench storage and an elegant gold mirror.
I am a firm advocate of the "good fences make good neighbors" philosophy and have also noticed how effective a fence can be in keeping door to door salespeople at bay. I also like how the white picket fence and pergola (all built by my husband) draped with fragrant jasmine visually defines the parameters of my garden.
Lands of contrast, flickering lights, paisleys and palm trees along the Nile are just a few of the motifs that inspired Charlotte’s design. Straying away from the traditional blue and white color palette, she instead draped the bedroom in shades of periwinkle and cream. Tropical and worldly touches placed throughout create this beautiful “bedroom of visual memories (a place to dream).”
A uniquely shaped burgundy headboard and long, burnt orange curtains are tied together with squiggly striped throw pillows on the white bed linens. A lavender blanket draped at the foot of the bed complements the soft lavender armchair. A hanging light fixture, thin floor lamp and and small circular table add gold accents to the design echoed in the gold detailing of the wallpaper.