A wood bed frame adds warmth to the cool gray tones in this bedroom. The tray ceiling is white and two shades of gray creating depth in the design. A gray bedside table with nailhead trim is highlighted by the natural light from the window. Metallic and faux fur decorations add texture and style.
The subtle shifting in the square mirrors adds dimension and texture to what is typically a flat surface. The mirror has been hung on a green wall and positioned behind a wood table on which are two yellow lamps, a small silver bucket with pink orchids and a small green tray of knickknacks.
A bold shade of red, this traditional dining room boasts a tray ceiling that draws the eye upward. Neutral chairs surround a dark wood dining table to keep the space from appearing to loud and busy. A large piece of artwork centers the room, complementing the deep red walls and adding another dose of color.
A large wall with slide-away glass doors provides lots of natural light in this spacious living room. A tray ceiling with a dark wood insert complements the dark-stained open shelving throughout the room. Ample shelving space provides a display area for decorative items. Two gray bucket chairs provide comfortable seating for relaxing and enjoying the stunning California view.
A wood floor at the top of the staircase adds warmth to the decorative gray and white walls and ceiling. As the stairs turn, an accent wall is wallpapered with a charcoal gray design allowing it to stand out subtly from the surrounding walls. A deep tray ceiling features white frame designs and surrounds a lampshade chandelier with crystal center.
Designer Kerrie Kelly updated this living space with a club-like look using color, texture and modern furnishings. The sitting area, created with four matching accent chairs in yellow and a center coffee table in wood, invites family and guests to gather for good conversation or perhaps a night of games. The cool gray tones of the tray ceiling, industrial light fixtures and whitewashed brick add dimension and contrast against the sleek furnishings.
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.
Gray cabinets framed with white molding add visual interest to this small kitchen area. A tray ceiling with recessed lighting adds height to the space and brightens the room with white beadboard. A wood island juts off the the sleek counter space, providing a casual dining space and extra storage for wine bottles. Glass-front cabinet doors allow the yellow cabinet interior to shine through for a pop of yellow, which complements the yellow undertones of the tile backsplash.
This gumball party wouldn't be vintage-inspired without some soda. "I used Mason jars with stamped lids for drinking glasses," says Kara Allen. "The straws were made out of paper—a perfect vintage-inspired touch." To add to the theme, Kara made "gumball" ice cubes by freezing red punch in a ball-shaped ice tray found at a bargain price online. Aside from the decor, Kara suggests including a theme-oriented activity for guests. "I thought that ribbon wands would be so fun for little guests to play with and they were also easy to make," she says. She attached colorful polka-dot ribbons to the tops of painted wooden dowel rods and placed them in a large mason jar filled with gumballs to fit in with the theme. Photo by Lyndsey Fagerlund Imagery