A natural wood dining table suits the calm look of this room design and works beautifully with the natural look of the hardwood floor. Simple black chairs line the long sides of the table while cushioned arm chairs with black and white plaid upholstery are seated at the ends of the table. Framed artwork covers large sections of the white walls and a coffered ceiling finishes the look.
When Erin first moved in, the accent wall behind the bed was painted a loud orange tone, the previous tenant's homage to the San Francisco Giants that play just across the street at AT&T Park. To keep the space open and airy, she and Chris painted the walls a classic white (Benjamin Moore 01), then selected a palette of light grays, muted blues and creams. To add a personal touch in keeping with the airy aesthetic of the room, Erin added photographs with special meaning for her and her husband, Chris. "I don't like having photos of people everywhere. I like photos that are more landscape or locale-based, but hold personal meaning," Erin explains. "The photograph print of Outer Banks, North Carolina means a lot to Chris and me because that's where we first met, at a friend's wedding. I gave it to him for our first anniversary. I think it's the perfect inspiration piece for creating a bedroom that's calm, serene and all about Chris and me."
One of the quickest ways for a media room to take on a cluttered look is by using an ill-fitting, open storage TV stand. Since the family has a large DVD collection as well as gaming systems and controllers, concealed storage for this media room was a must. To create a tailor-made storage solution, a vintage wooden dresser was retrofitted as a game storage console and placed directly under the wall-mounted flat-panel TV.
Purple tufted bench chairs cap off the long wood table in this dining room. Along the sides, gold frames support the navy leather chairs. A light fixture hangs over the center of the table and projects design lighting onto the surrounding neutral walls, marble tile floor and white french doors.
Drawing on the vivid, high-contrast aesthetic of Hollywood film and TV sets for inspiration, this bathroom is updated with a color scheme of fire engine red, black and taupe. A reclaimed wood ceiling and shower stall contrast against the chalkboard-inspired walls and white tile and cabinets.
Color pops. Liven up a plain bedroom with an accent wall covered in fabulously peacock wallpaper. For the truly fearless, choose a contrasting color for the bedside tables and cushions. If you prefer to limit your pops of color to one place, choose a white or wood headboard and tables, and layer on neutral bedding.
Geometric wallpaper mimics the tone of the exposed brick in this contemporary living room. To work around a bend in the wall, a small table hides behind the low-lung sofa, maximizing space and offering storage. A coffee table made from reclaimed wood is a rustic accent on the white shag rug.
Redwood walls and ceiling are used to create a warm environment in this California ranch home. Cool whites and grays make a striking contrast against the redwood. A comfortable bed is flanked by wood nightstands and contemporary sconces, while a pair of armchairs and a chaise lounge provide resting spots throughout the space.
A feature wall tiled in a shimmering Mediterranean blue connects to the sparkling water outside of this Newport Beach home. A comfortable, casual sofa and a large tufted ottoman provide a cozy spot for TV viewing, while huge windows usher in loads of natural light. The white wood ceiling is a casual coastal touch.
In this wonderland of an apartment, look up! The psychedelic wallpaper on the ceiling covers the living and dining area and plays beautifully with the warm wood floors and white walls. Wallpaper: Valiant Ogee by Spoonflower; Dining pendants: Noir Star Pendant from Candelabra, Inc. and Rex Pendant from Arteriors Home
How to freshen up classic board-and-batten paneling: Paint all of it, as well as the window casings, dark gray (Porpoise by Sherwin-Williams). The rich blue of the chairs—scored at a vintage store—go beautifully with the color. “They seem grand but not stuffy or formal,” says Sonal. “We use one as the special birthday chair when cutting cake with family.” They’re paired with white plastic molded chairs from Overstock and an industrial table from RH. Instead of traditional fabric curtains, Lisa hung fringy macramé ones from RH Teen for an unexpected hit of texture. The rug is from Nourison.
A wood frame and rope boarder give this circular mirror a nautical finish perfect for a coastal theme. The turquoise bed side table adds a bright and pleasing accent color against the white and pastel yellow wall. A wicker headboard contributes texture to the sunny space.
Twin vanities on either side of the standalone tub have wooden bases handcrafted by furniture artisan Clint Harp. The bases have hand-turned legs and are stained in a dark finish to provide a warming contrast to the grey walls and white trim, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
The fantasy continues in the dining room. While the white walls and hardwood floors may be standard, even typical for a Brooklyn brownstone, what happens between them is anything but. In this room a surrealist light fixture designed by Paul hangs low over a thoroughly modern set of dining chairs. For a contrast from the metal furnishings, a vintage Norman Cherner armchair captains the table. On the floor, a hand-painted rug brings a big splash of color to the space which is presided over by even more fantastic sculptures of creatures, seashells and plants.
This eclectic dining room features white bookshelves with chains, a mirrored buffet table and two gold table lamps positioned in front of a black wall. A long crystal chandelier is positioned above a rectangular wooden dining table, while Louis XIV ghost chairs and a deep red area rug finish the look of the neutral space.
To make the most of the limited square footage of a New York City apartment, architect Michael K. Chen created a now-you-see-it, now-you-don’t “party wall.” By day all that is visible in the entry of the home is a wall of sleekly lacquered cabinets and drawers. But after dark, in the words of the architect, “the panels open to reveal a full bar with integral refrigeration and tap, and storage in a louche walnut burl with integral LED lighting. A display compartment has another dual personality, flipping from cool and white, to richly burled wood. A separate compartment reveals an integral custom humidor in milled cedar. Finally, integrated into the piece is a five-foot-long pull-out dining element that slides out, cantilevering from the storage volume on custom steel hardware, creating a micro dining room.”
An archway leads into this bright, country dining room as seen on HGTV Fixer Upper. Shiplap adorns the walls and the sliding doors of large buffet and hutch. A large, white wooden table is perfect for entertaining. Black chairs compliment the hutch door track as well as the lantern-style chandelier.
Using two smaller islands instead of one extra long one leaves additional open floor space for easy maneuvering through this spacious kitchen. A pair of pendant lights hangs over each island joined by a pair of natural wood barstools. A large subway tile backsplash creates a textured accent wall behind the white cabinetry.