This all-over white living room earns a touch of softness from a plush gray velvet sectional with nailhead trim. A mirrored glass metallic coffee table sits at the center of the sitting area, while a large window just behind the sofa allows for taking in the city landscape.
This quaint living room boasts all the comforts of a traditional home. With elements including exposed wood beams, vaulted ceilings, and shiplap walls my personal favorite detail is the stained wood trim around the windows. True to tiny home form, this space is also multifunctional. The TV wall conceals a full-size Murphy bed that can accommodate guest overflow.
Wood details throughout this dining room enhance the country look and feel of the design. A set of white chairs alternates with a set of brown chairs around the long dining table. Detailed trim framing the doorway and windows echoes the detailing on the large wood china cabinet. A neutral rug complements the creamy walls and continues the theme of mixing dark and light.
Colorful, patterned wallpaper covers the walls in this Art Deco-inspired living space. A saffron orange sofa with custom pink silk ribbon trim grounds the room with playful throw pillows and sits atop a grass green wool and silk blend area rug. Two windows let in lots of natural light and feature embroidered linen curtains with watermelon pink roman shades giving this space a vibrant jewel box vibe.
This windowed dining alcove brings a lot of visual interest to a small space. The reclaimed wood table is surrounded by rattan chairs in neutral tones on the sides. At the head and foot of the table are slipper chairs with green and white patterned backs and white leather seats, with wooden legs and nailhead trim. The most eye-catching element is a pair of artistic metal chandeliers on chains.
The white base in the public spaces of this home help to make it bright and welcoming. The white base color on the walls and trim reflects the natural light that streams in from the windows on all sides. To add warmth and color to the hallway spaces and the living room, designers added charcoal patterns, which tie these spaces together with the powder room and bar areas.
Imagine how easy it would be to cook a meal in this contemporary kitchen that is a testament to a functionality and clean lines. From the modern stainless steel gas range to the gorgeous black granite countertops on pristine white cabinetry, this kitchen allows couples to work side by side creating their culinary masterpieces in style. The small banquette area in the corner of the room offers craftsman-style molding that is echoed in the window and door trim.
This beautiful, eco modern kitchen is the focal point for the house. With natural elements, such as the live edge wood shelving, the natural green and yellow of the walls and the wood trim around the doors and windows, and the modern touches like the clean lines and smooth edges of the cabinets and the countertop, this design perfectly encompasses the homeowners' desire for a kitchen that reflects their love for nature as well as their attraction to the modern design style.
The parlor previously had an old fireplace with a window on the right side, which created a room that lacked symmetry. The old fireplace was replaced with a new ventless gas fireplace, and second window was added to make the room feel more balanced. The parlor's fireplace now includes a Cincinnati mantel from a local salvage company and locally-made tiles in the same navy blue as the trim. “Previously the fireplace was not functional,” says project manager Dan Faires. “We added this gas fireplace that warms the space and adds ambiance, a nice asset for this parlor.”
A large, central kitchen island is a versatile, functional feature that rests at the heart of this Chapoquoit Island home. The kitchen and adjoining breakfast room feature whitewashed walls and trim, with white-painted cabinetry giving the space a clean, yet homey feel. Leaded glass in the cabinet doors is a traditional touch that lends weight to the design and connects with the home's traditional, Cape Cod-style architecture. Broad windows and glass doors usher in loads of natural light and take maximum advantage of the sweeping water views.
The owners of this 1930s historic home in Phoenix, Arizona wanted to redesign their space to be fun, eclectic and durable. They needed storage solutions to help keep the family of five organized, so designers added built-in shelves and a built-in drop station to help with that. To add charm to the home, designers brought in trim to finish out the fireplace and the windows, while a brown leather sofa and other simple, fun furniture pieces help to make the space livable and inviting for parents and kids alike.
Joanna and Chip Gaines have transformed the living room by removing the support header and opening up the space, creating a better flow into the dining room. By moving the air conditioner to the attic, they were able to open up the hallway behind the wall and move the door from the dining area to the living room. The original hardwood floors were kept and refinished, and a window in the dining room was replaced with French doors. The walls were painted a neutral medium gray with white trim and ceilings.
When decorator Nick Olsen moved into his 525-square-foot studio in New York City, the walls were painted white, in keeping with small-space convention. "But the place just looked gray and dingy," says Olsen. And so, rather than just slapping on a newer, brighter coat of white, he painted the apartment's main room Oregano Green (Benjamin Moore 2147-10), in an oil-based metal enamel, to resemble lacquer.
"Although the apartment is small," says Olsen, "it's actually rather grand with 12-foot ceilings, huge windows and a high-relief fireplace. So I felt it would be a shame to tone it down with a pale color or white." For even more impact, he painted the doors glossy black and the trim white, and added a deep teal velvet sofa. Olsen didn't shy away from bright color in the 35- (yes, 35!) square-foot kitchen either, wallpapering the fridge in a bright spring pattern and painting the walls and the ceiling Sea Mist Green (Benjamin Moore #2041-50). "To make color work in a really tiny room like this kitchen," Olsen suggests, "paint the walls and ceilings the same color so you're eye doesn't stop at the ceiling line."