The shiplap paneling behind the windows and cabinets in this kitchen instantly gives a friendly nautical vibe. Add lemon-yellow shades and clean-lined pendants and the whole room is ready for laid-back, beachy fun.
In this kitchen makeover, designers decided to go basic (and affordable) with the cabinetry, replacing old doors and painting them bright white. The more luxurious touches were saved for the marble-and-limestone backsplash, new appliances and lighting. The pendant over the sink is vintage bronze with brass accents.
The pendant lights in this open plan kitchen are made of wood and iron. Their unusual lantern-like look is a welcome contrast to the clean, mostly white design of the rest of the space. Pendant lanterns: Entwined Oval Driftwood by Shades of Light
This kitchen seems to be all white, but actually slight variations of the shade make the look warm and not too sterile. Off-white cabinets complement low-maintenance quartz countertops. The backsplash is marble.
This formerly dark and uninteresting kitchen gets a whole new life with beautiful blue cabinetry, delicate pendants and roman shades with a subtle graphic print. The backsplash is the star of the room: gray tiles in a herringbone pattern.
To add character to the kitchen of a dated 90s tract home, designers put in moldings, a pretty arched range hood, marble countertops and board and batten paneling on the ceiling. Kitchen sink and faucet: Kohler; Range: Wolf; Range hood: Sub Zero; Lanterns: Entwined Oval Driftwood by Shades of Light; Countertops: Fantasy Brown by Arizona Tile
A drum pendant with a shade offers affordable elegance, no matter your style, above an island or kitchen table. The filter on the bottom hides the bulbs and creates a soft glow, says interior designer Michelle Mentzer. You can find drum pendants with solid or patterned linen shades often starting at $125.
As seen on HGTV's "Renovation Raiders," this dining room was transformed with a contemporary look. Dusty blue walls dominate, but a black table, white upholstered chairs and a white pendant shade keep the style crisp.
Throughout this home, designers aimed for a look that was farmhouse friendly, but more polished than rustic. The open plan kitchen uses shades of blue to contrast the white and wood elements: navy barstools and a custom gray-blue for the pendants.
Painting the upper cabinets white, some with glass-front doors, does the visual trick of opening up the look of this kitchen and making the ceiling appear higher. Brass pendants and a graphic shade add a just-right punchy pop.
In order to keep costs low, almost every element in the attic was found in the garage, storage unit or at flea markets. To make them work cohesively, pieces were chosen in shades of white, blue, red and darkly stained wood.
Perfectly poised on a striped rug, the client's dog, Riley, takes in a view of this neutral traditional foyer with crisp white molding and doors. A drum-shade pendant light provides soft lighting for the adjacent stairwell.
A large skylight brings natural light over the neutral island countertop while a trio of pendant lights join the recessed lighting for illuminating the space at any time. The island stain adds a richer shade to the hardwood floor and barstool wood colors. Yellow walls add a soft touch of color behind built in white cabinets.
Wood pieces including a china cabinet, exposed ceiling beams and a polished island countertop pop against the monochromatic white design of this kitchen. Large black pendant lights over the island match a thick black window frame to bring a contrasting shade to the room.