Let the eye wander from this beautiful marble fireplace all the way up to the ceiling where ornate gold molding echoes the gold frame of the mirror hung above the mantel. A black floor calls even more attention to the room's walls and ceilings.
A hand-painted black and white floor adds an unexpected, edgy feel to contrast the elegant, detailed gold molding on the ceiling. Streamlined white and gold chairs and a tufted gray sofa are situated around a sleek, reflective black coffee table. A traditional gold mirror hangs above a marble fireplace for added contrast to the contemporary sitting area.
This vibrant, transitional living room is filled with colorful accents, from the oversized art above the wood-burning fireplace to colorful collectables in the wall of built-ins. A white, tufted ottoman sits in the center of the room, just a few steps away from an oversized, ornate mirror and green, indoor plant.
A monochromatic room can still have a warm look when you layer textures and architectural details. The living room off this kitchen features a sitting area of comfortable chairs and intricate mill work surrounding the fireplace. An ornate white glass front hutch in the corner connect this space with the adjoining traditional kitchen.
A large mirror sits on a white, limestone fireplace in this transitional living room. Neutral tones offset more ornate furniture, like an ornately carved coffee table, to create a space that is characteristic of transitional design.
Exposed dark wood ceiling beams add color to an otherwise all-white living room. A brick fireplace, tufted coffee table, oversized white sofa, and ornate framed mirror add character to the space's clean look.
In this living room, ornate details like the fireplace and molding are offset by sky-high ceilings and a light-as-air color palette of creams and gray. Blush pink curtains add a hint of romance and femininity.
This transitional neutral living room features several custom and unique pieces such as the hand painted cabinet that sits in the corner against a rustic interior stone wall. An eclectic candle collection and ornate metal artwork draw focus to the white, traditional mantel that occupies the center of the room.
Soaring ceilings with exposed dark wood beams set the scene in this Old World-style living room. A grand red-and-white tile fireplace warms the room from one end, while an ornate mirror is positioned opposite the couch to visually widen the room.
At the entrance of this light-flooded living room, guests are greeted by a wooden ladder filled with small potted houseplants. The hardwood floors are covered with a large gray area rug and compliments the cushioned sectional sofa in darker gray with a faux white rug blanket. An ornate chandelier with floral flair hangs above the white brick fireplace.
Lavish decor enhances this Victorian style master bedroom to a romantic oasis where the long blue drapes with gold metallic design puddles on the marble floor. The white chandelier and ornate fireplace mantel add character and charm amongst the mix of colors and heavy patterns.
Deep teal and lavender colored walls support this luxurious lounge space, with an ornate tiered chandelier, white crown molding and a custom built-in china cabinet for glassware. Elegantly textured sectional sofas and a tufted ottoman support the design and pair nicely with the original fireplace painted with a high gloss black paint.
White walls and high ceilings accented by arched entryways set the stage for a multi-layered design moment. The seating is the star in this space with two side chairs upholstered with handira - traditional Moroccan wedding blankets. Behind them a beaded Yoruba Chair showcases a colorful pattern. On the sofa, an Indian Kantha quilt covers the seat cushions accented by Indian block-print pillows. Add to that an ornately carved wooden coffee table, a beautifully decorated fireplace mantle and loads of art and accessories, and you have a perfectly designed desert oasis.
Through a colorful doorway and past a tastefully appointed parlor is a breathtaking living room. The dark stained floors, which run through the entire house, were laid by Julio, who taught himself the skills he needed to accomplish the job. The white masks that hang from the far wall are his creations as well. The masks offer a modern way to bring classic Angolan art home. The ornate fireplace, one of four hearths this home boasts, is original to the space, as is the decorative scrollwork that runs across moldings and ceilings in this room. The way that Kenza and Julio have maintained the architecture of the home, is a reminder not to remove or cover up original fixtures, but to instead accentuate them. Filling a traditional space with modern furnishings creates a unique contrast of styles that can add layers of sophistication to a room.