The smooth dark wood of the cabinetry pops against the light, neutral marble tile of the floor and bright, white ceiling. The beautiful cherry-colored countertop perfectly displays the unique Asian vases and the flowers, bringing a small touch of color. In the background, a rectangle table with square stools can be pulled out for seating or stored easily against the wall.
Call it a mirrored mirror -- this mirror within a double frame of mirrored tiles edged in wood reflects nicely on an artistic lamp with rectangular white shade on a marble-topped vintage wood credenza. A striped throw, in colors to match the wall art, in a woven basket puts coziness at easy access.
The elements of this restaurant perfectly blend together to make customers feel as if they are spending the day at the beach. The blue and white mosaic tile floor bring out the vibrant blue of the ocean, which reflects off the white walls and white marble bar, creating the illusion of sand and sea. Natural light pours into the space from a large door and two large windows, making the space feel bright and warm. Lastly, the octopus that is suspended from the ceiling put the finishing touch on the restaurant's oceanic ambiance.
Slip into this elegant, antique white tiled bathroom for a relaxing experience complete with an infinity edge bathtub. Bamboo wood panels line the vanity and bath area, while a stunning contemporary chandelier with dainty crystal accents hangs front he ceiling. A yellow and gray patterned wallpaper lines the vanity wall, adding a touch of color and texture to the space.
The shelves and frames for the custom barn doors in this kitchen have been stained to match the cabinets and the base for the kitchen island. The natural color of the wood is infused with a hint of charcoal to coordinate these details with the cabinets and the gray and white tile floor and wall. As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens.
In the master suite, designers created a warm focal point in the space with the fireplace. To create a bit of contrast, it was painted white with brown accent tiles to complement the tan walls. To help give the space a bit of privacy, curtains were hung on a wrought iron rods and half curtains attached to the large windows.
“I wanted storage above the hood since you can never have too much,” says homeowner Lynielle Long, who included just two sets of glass doors for glassware and china storage. A wall of marble tile set in a herringbone pattern is easily wiped down and adds subtle dimension. The countertops utilize two tones of quartz: “Blizzard White” on the counters and “London Fog” on the island.
The homeowners were ready to update their 80-year-old home in a historic part of Nashville. The old kitchen was impossibly small and impractical, but Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri remove walls to open up the floor plan, install sleek white cabinets that contrast against the multi-colored tiled backsplash and create a large island with plenty of prep space.
A light, bright kitchen makes the most of the basement space in this transitional home. The room features neutral walls, clean lines and white cabinetry. Wide windows take advantage of the views and bring in natural light. Quartz countertops, modern barstools and a glass tile backsplash give the room contemporary flair, and cabinetry extends to the ceiling to maximize storage.
The homeowners wanted a simple, modern bedroom design, so designers started with sleek, neutral tile on the floor and a complementary wood paneling on the wall. Then, they added a four post bed and pendant light to create height in the design. For comfort, designers added a silk rug and black and white curtains that help to diffuse the sunlight that comes in through the room's expansive windows.
The black and white tile backsplash in a traditional harlequin design provides an instant pop of contrast along one wall of this otherwise neutral kitchen for an eye-catching effect. By using these direct color opposites, the silver tones of the stainless appliances and brushed nickel cabinetry hardware blend with the rest of the kitchen, with the black tying in the color of the granite countertop. Design by AB Design Elements.
Outfitting a small room in white and reflective surfaces is a common designer strategy to lend the illusion of more space. But in this tight family bath, designer Hannah Dee of Hannah Dee Interiors used a splash of soft blue tile in another clever technique: “The accent wall brings your eye to the back of the room, broadening and lengthening the space—visually—making it feel much bigger than it really is.”
The marble of the kitchen island creates the focal point for this Fixer Upper kitchen. After Chip and Joanna removed walls and opened up the kitchen space, they had room to add this large kitchen island with extra seating. To accent the gray cabinets, Joanna chose a gray and white marbled tile that provided a durable solution for the family and really made her rustic industrial design pop.
In the master bathroom, designers created an oasis with a unique bathtub as the centerpiece of the showcase. Above it, a contemporary chandelier adds light on cloudy days and at night, while geometric prints on the wall add color to the space. The large picture window lets in plenty of natural light that makes the area feel warm and bright. This light is mirrored in the neutral wall color and the gray and white tile floor that was laid in a herringbone pattern to create a bit more texture in the space.
This unbee-lievably cute bathroom is both fun and elegant. Plenty of natural light comes into the space from two French doors that open onto a private balcony, while the cool patterned wallpaper brings life to the space. The clean lines of the cobalt blue sink with clean, white countertop make the space feel sophisticated and modern, while the gray penny-round tile adds a calming aspect to the busy walls, tying the design together.
This contemporary shower stall, designed by Claire Paquin, displays a pure and clean aesthetic with its gray and white marble walls and clear glass door. Especially fetching is the black hexagon tile flooring that was set both inside and outside the shower stall, providing a strong focal point for the rest of the design. The chrome showerhead coordinates with the double towel rack located adjacent to the shower door.
“Keep your details simple and clean and use the trendy stuff in accessories that are easier to change out,” says Christina Fluegge, owner of Greige Design. “I like to combine neutral materials so that spaces have contrast and texture without too much going on, so there’s room for variety.” In this bathroom, Fluegge used beadboard on the walls in colors that contrast slightly with the white marble countertops and sinks below. Underfoot, she chose a porcelain tile that mimics vein-cut limestone, but has more texture so that it doesn’t get slippery when wet.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once cramped, dated bathroom into a large, relaxing space reminiscent of a coastal beach house. She borrowed three feet of space from an extra bedroom to make room for a weathered oak vanity, freestanding volcanic limestone tub and walk-in shower with body jets and a rain shower head. Light blue wall paint and crisp white beadboard paneling add beautiful yet understated coastal character and are a fresh contrast to the dark blue marble floor tile.