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 classic 1920s style bungalow still has many iconic architectural features even if some, like the fireplace, are no longer operational. The single shelf above is perfect for displaying a few of Nikia’s favorite works of art including an affirmation in simple words and a painting that bears a striking resemblance to a member of the family. Nearby, a banana leaf palm throws in a spot of natural color and a subtle homage to classic L.A. style.
Joanna, of HGTV's Fixer Upper, brought in these unique, industrial display shelves to add style to this modern sitting room. To finish the space, she added word art that matches the family's personal style.
On the other side of the fireplace, more colorful sketches accompany a selection of images of one of Nana Yaa’s grandmothers, whom she cites as one of her favorite people and a constant source of inspiration. On the floor, stacks of books piled high become another design moment, celebrating Nana Yaa’s love of the written word. This designer shows that books don’t have to be messy. They can become unique style moments in an interior.
Gray steps are livened up with rich color from a striped, southwestern runner. Orange knobs on the end of mounted hooks and an orange background in the framed word art compliment the orange tones of the rug. The trio of hooks create an easy spot to drop off everyday items.
The white walls and wood floors of this hallway are given a contemporary flair with a display of art. A thin, gold table holds a circular flower vase and covers a crystal formation. Three glass cases display matching purple, pink, orange and neutral diamond cut-outs in rows. A yellow slate is covered in black font words and numbers to finish the art display.
The white walls and hardwood floor in this hallway are decorated with a contemporary art display. A thin gold table covers a large crystal formation and supports a circular flower vase. Pink, orange, purple and neutral diamond cut-outs in direction changing lines are mounted in glass cases next to a yellow panel with black words and numbers.
In the dining room, the homeowners needed a space that could accommodate their many friends, so designers installed a bench seat that could do just that. The wraparound bench is upholstered in comfortable materials and accented with colorful pillows, while modern chairs provide additional seating. The word art on the wall is perfect for a kitchen, creating a double meaning, while the modern light fixture finishes off the space.
A bright dining area is the perfect place for the Gaspar family meals. A new pendant light illuminates the dining table and a poster with the word "kitchen" in many languages is a festive, modern art piece.
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This bedroom positively glows with style. The mantel is a great area for display, featuring a variety of the girls’ favorite accessories and even a few plants beneath a bright, neon sign, spelling out the words, Say What! Most importantly, the room showcases the girls’ talents with their art and gymnastics medals on display, proof that you can highlight children's accomplishments and collections without sacrificing style.
"The idea in this space was to conceal an ugly kitchen vent and create a focal point above the banquette, so I designed a modern version of a shoji screen. To make it more personal, I took words from an Arabic prayer the homeowner learned as a child and stenciled them on the Plexiglas using silver paint," says Betty Wasserman, owner and designer, Betty Wasserman Art and Interiors, Ltd., New York City, NY.