Designers created a stand-out space in the entry with an architectural inset and unique wallpaper that elegantly and subtly contrasts with the rest of the home's white-washed walls. The inset provided the perfect space for a thin desk, giving additional function to the extra square footage. Finally, a gilt, starburst mirror gives the area a little more texture and interest, while a red rug adds a splash of color.
The exposed beams called for a "rustic" feel that was relaxed and fun. The designers added the sisal rug and neutral tones in the furniture. The color was brought in through the artwork and bookshelf. Overall the mix of midcentury furniture, minimal dining table, lighting and great artwork makes the room fresh but a relaxed space to gather with friends and family.
The reason for the large, painted stripe behind the clients' white-framed painting was so it "popped" off the white wall. Before that was done, the painting got lost and did not have the contrast it needed.
The secret to a beautiful dining room is the lighting. The vintage crystal chandeliers in this dining room demand attention and create a sense of formal sophistication. To ensure the chandeliers are the focus of the room, the architectural elements and walls are painted in in neutrals and whites. A playful patterned rug invites the family to gather at the dining table and continue in the traditions of entertaining.
This living room is perfectly designed to complement the long shape of the home. The orange wall color is echoed by orange curtains on the opposite white wall as well as an orange area rug. Dark cabinetry flush with the wall to provide a dark contrast to the color scheme. A soft gray loveseat is decorated with floral throw pillows complementing the orange details as well as the coffee table plant.
As seen on HGTV's The High Low Project, a fur pillow beneath a clear coffee table adds texture to this contemporary living room. A dark yellow sofa with patterned blue and red throw pillows provides color against the white walls and gray rug. The flow of the living space was kept open to keep it from feeling crowded. Bar stools provide a space for dining as well as extra seating for guests
Mint green walls give a soft base to this living room and provides a beautiful complimentary color to the coral details. A coral chandelier with natural stick texture hangs between ceiling beams over the large tufted coffee table. A pair of armchairs echo the coral shade in their wavy striped pattern. A simple white sofa is brought to life with decorative throw pillows, and a large textured area rug covers the floor.
This elegant traditional bedroom has a number of beautiful touches, from the coffered ceiling to the Federal-style rug. The walls and fireplace surround are painted in a creamy white as a backdrop to the furnishings. The floral-patterened window treatment and bed canopy add a fun visual element to the space and a tufted chair in front of the fireplace creates a sitting area under a large wrought iron chandelier.
The owner of this French Country home wanted to redesign her house to better fit her girly style, so she added some bold, stylish pieces to her living room. The milk-white deer head, the pink chair, animal hide rug and clear coffee table make a unique statement in the space, while the traditional fireplace, nude canvas chairs and elegant sconces keep the classy tradition of the French Country style alive in her home.
Acrylic casing holds chipped wood pieces, creating a unique top for this coffee table. The natural wood is a great textural addition to the contemporary surroundings. A blue rug with white spots grounds the space and coordinates with the blue velvet sofa. Hourglass-shaped stools with velvet seats line a bar next to the living area.
A spare approach to the furnishings in this apartment living room allows the architecture, space and light be the rightful stars. The natural light fills the room and highlights the spacious room. Low-back gray sectionals add a dark color contrast to the white walls and neutral rug. Heavy fabrics on the throw pillows bring pleasing textures to the design, and the tree adds a pop of natural color and warmth.
In this boy's room, designers anchored the space in white walls and a marble floor to make the space feel larger, while an accent wall with geometric wallpaper brings a bit of fun to the space. To add a bit of personality in the space, designers brought in a green rug to give the feel of a soccer field, while a custom painting of a soccer player hangs on the wall.
Don’t forget the floor. In this kitchen, a black-and-white carpet runner matches the plates and dishes on display in the cabinets above. A small area rug with a pattern or palette that matches your dinnerware is a simple and easy way to create a cohesive look in your kitchen. Designer Michelle Mentzer says another go-to styling choice is to add a plant or flowers for a bit of greenery.
This master bedroom was designed to be a relaxing retreat by using a monochromatic gray color scheme with small accents of teal and green. The crisp white bedding against the charcoal tufted velvet headboard creates contrast in the space, and the bed becomes the natural focal point. Above the bed a damask stencil was used in the accent colors to continue the pattern of the rug throughout the room.
Sticking to only one time period can be a little dangerous when it comes to buying second-hand furniture. You may end up with a space that looks dated rather than curated. To pull together an eclectic look be willing to mix in your flea market finds with pieces that are new (or new-ish). This 70’s dining room table feels retro cool paired with crisp white resin chairs and super-saturated turquoise rug.
The formal dining room in this English cottage is outfitted in the traditional style. Rich, wood furniture is the highlight of the space, along with a traditional oriental rug and traditional artwork. To lighten the space and make it feel warmer, however, designers took advantage of the ample natural light spilling into the space from the French doors. By blending white walls and traditional furniture, designers have created an elegant, updated space that is both warm and inviting.
As seen on HGTV's hit show Love it or List it, this beautiful country chic living room includes muted tones of turquoise and white to compliment the tones of nature present in the artwork on the walls. The long row of windows brings in an abundance of natural light, while the floral rug and the fresh flowers help to further bring the outdoor into this comfortable living room.
Fresh pink patterned drapery, a stunning wool Moroccan area rug and a modernized mantel make this living room a happy and elegant conversation space. Originally a colonial style mantel, the new look was achieved with drywall and beautiful bright white plaster, which reflects natural light into the room and creates a fresh and modern feel. Designers emphasized the area with a chocolate brown accent wall above. Flanking the mantel with matching cabinets brings balance and adds storage.
In the open design of this home, a stylish modern sitting room is situated next to the wood-saturated kitchen. A modern white leather sofa shines with natural light from the large windows on the back wall. A tufted leather chair and neutral shag rug define the perimeter of the area while keeping it open and connected to the rest of the home. A turquoise serving tray and green throw pillows add small pops of color.