A snakeskin area rug gives personality to this bright and stylish living room. A white coffered ceiling looks down on a large wood coffee table. A neutral sofa with woodgrain arm panels and a pair of matching chairs face into the table. Midcentury modern chairs with black leather cushions complete the seating collection. Natural light streams in from windows framed with long gray curtains.
A red sofa shines in this transitional living room design. Striped arm chairs featuring neutral, red and blush tones help tie the red into the calm, neutral surrounding. A glass covered table with natural wood design is the perfect support for a colorful and fun coffee table display. The bay windows are framed with curtains and covered with roman shades for control of natural lighting in the room.
Intricate pattern and interesting textures give character to this elegant formal dining room, part of a luxury Beverly Hills Mediterranean estate. Mirrored walls are framed with graphic patterns that play off the terra cotta tile floors. Rich, earthy hues in the wall treatments and flooring continue onto the furnishings. A wooden door panel features heavy carving, part of the rich detail that comprises the interior of this elegant home.
This dining room from designer Vanessa-DeLeon is flanked with column-framed arched doorways and accentuated with an eclectic mix of the formal and rustic to create a dramatic and unexpected look. Banquettes in black crushed velvet sit at both ends of the wooden dining table, while eight sturdy leather and antique gold barrel dining chairs make up the rest of the seating in the space.
A traditional-style fireplace sets the stage in this cozy living room. On top of the mantel, a pair of fluted columns reach up to the ceiling. Matching columns also frame the French doors that lead out to the screened porch. Two neutral loveseats face one another to make entertaining easy. A brown tufted ottoman sits in between a set of upholstered armchairs and a rich wood coffee table.
Opposite the mirror vignette, a gallery wall of framed art, including prints from Georgia O’Keeffe alongside some of Matthew’s photography work, sits above a beautiful vintage credenza. As a DIY moment, Amy added brass knobs to the honey wood credenza. Changing the knobs is one of her favorite secrets for transforming vintage pieces for a modern space.
Home decor blogger Amy Buchanan started with a yard sale table and layered in finds, such as a tobacco stick star, a pinecone garland and a frame from an old dresser. Ticking ribbon and wooden Christmas trees painted to look like old grain sacks are in keeping with the farmhouse theme. "I love collecting vintage items throughout the year, then mixing them together to create rustic and farm-style vignettes," says Buchanan, who blogs at AttaGirlSays.
The master bedroom was converted into a luxurious, serene haven with a color palette consistent with the rest of the apartment. A light wood floor was used in this space for an airy feel that is softer than the marble in the rest of the home. A white area rug complements the upholstered bed frame and modern white nightstands. Chrome pendant lights add a hint of glamour and just the right amount of accent light.
Exposed wood ceiling beams and a dark hardwood floor add a touch of warm tones to this cool and breezy light pastel color scheme in this bedroom design. A soft blue and yellow floral pattern decorates the bed curtains framing the white bed linens. A bench at the foot of the bed pulls the pastel blue out into the room. Plush furniture shines in the sunlight of the window nook.
Stunning plush sectional, armchair and ottoman in red upholstery and leather excite in this all encompassing basement. Transitionally styled, the space features a home theater with built-in cabinets and fireplace, a wet bar with and additional table and seating, all framed within several different types of wood and stains to match the unique floor. Dropping portions of the ceiling creates a comforting room within a room feel.
Large wood coffee table lettering spells out "LIVE" as the focal point of this room design. Faux shutters frame the windows, adding a creative look to the large wall. A cozy sofa is finished with a blue striped fabric and ruffled skirt. Orange throw pillows pop against the pale coloring of the sofa and pull out the rich tones in the patterned rug. Word wall art keeps with the motivational theme of the coffee table.
The troubles of the world drift away while sitting on these sleek, contemporary chaise lounges perched on a sun shelf providing poolside comfort and style. LED lighting provides a cooling, ambient glow to the pool while a fire/water bowl and fire table gently warm the ambiance of this outdoor living space. A custom wooden trellis with sits atop a cozy lounge area and outdoor sofa, framed by cascading, elegant curtains in rich brown fabric.
A custom designed table made from Italian porcelain flooring with a glass tile inlay is flanked by comfortable metal dining chairs with striped blue cushions in this outdoor dining area. The view from the table is expansive and opens up to hillsides covered in eucalyptus and palm trees and a comfortable lounge area with additional seating. The hillside lounge area is framed by two taupe pillars, a brick patio and a brown wood guardrail, emphasizing the neutral color palette of the garden.
Immerse yourself into this stunning patio oasis and the troubles of the world drift away. Contemporary chaise lounges perched on a sun shelf providing poolside comfort and style. LED lighting provides a cooling, ambient glow to the pool and infinity spa while a fire/water bowl, fire table and geometric see-through fireplace gently warm the ambiance of this outdoor living space. A custom wooden trellis with sits atop a cozy lounge area and outdoor sofa, framed by cascading, elegant curtains in rich brown fabric.
The Redondo Beach House in Southern California consists of eight shipping containers along with traditional stick frame construction. Designed by Peter DeMaria of DeMaria Design, the result is a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath that maintains its original corrugated steel walls and wood floors. Airplane hangar doors are a major standout element, and redefine bringing the outdoors in. If you’re a fan of shipping containers but can’t afford an architect, DeMaria also operates Logical Homes, a reasonably priced line of pre-fabricated container homes.
In the sitting room, designers created a bright, yet cozy space for the homeowners and their family. The painted shiplap walls and ceiling keep the space feeling bright, while the wood beams in the ceiling and the frames of the chairs bring warmth to the room. For an added bit of color, the chairs were given gray cushions and the fireplace brick was painted gray to create a focal point in the space. The heaters in the ceiling add to the warmth in the space and enable it to be used on even the coldest of days.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson borrowed 15 square feet from the adjacent guest bedroom to carve out space for this chic bathroom vanity. To give the room a first class feel, Sarah added a large silver-framed round mirror, a mosaic tile backsplash and a floating, custom-built wood cabinet with sleek modern hardware and plenty of extra storage. At the far end of this spa bathroom sits a cozy soaking tub with a built-in ledge perfect for holding candles or a glass of wine. A small, linear gallery wall adds color to the monochromatic space and boosts the room's spa-like ambiance.
When Lance Jackson and David Ecton with Parker Kennedy Living saw this French mirror in their client's master bedroom, they knew it had to fill the expansive space above the fireplace and wood mantel. "We moved it because the ceilings were so high. I wanted it to be a statement piece in that room," says Jackson, co-founder of the Atlanta interior design firm. Both the mirror and the framed art, also from the homeowner's collection and previously elsewhere, are good examples of how to reuse existing items in interesting ways. Consider using an oversized dramatic mirror with a petite painting or photo.