With its light gray palette, this living room could have found itself in Bland Land. Except, that is, for the inspired use of texture and color that bring this space to life. From the smooth, leather chesterfield sofas to the woven bamboo shades, the room is filled with visual interest, while the brilliant pops of orange add whimsy and a feminine touch.
“Our fireplace was painted white when we moved in, and we figured that was the only option,” says Katie. Redoing it, hearth to mantel, in the same terra-cotta shade as the accent wall opposite it pulls the room together. Cranking up the cozy: custom-size natural woven window shades by Graber and creamy white paint (Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore) on the other walls.
Children's rooms offer a chance to be playful, more so than in adult spaces such as lounges and living rooms. For a touch of whimsy, a table lamp made of stacked teapots with a woven seagrass shade is at home atop the side table next to Orly's rocker. The playfulness is appropriate for a nursery, and the organic shade fits perfectly with the all-natural aesthetic geared toward adult guests.
Design is all about the details. The backsplash tile flows into the kitchen window to give it a clean, seamless stopping point. The small granite sill on the window is perfect for a small plant and easy to clean! A simple woven wood shade from The Shade Store adds a finishing touch to the window. The dark granite, Marron Cohiba, in a brushed finish, shows off its natural, organic texture. A color palette in a taupe scheme with dark accents and beautiful wire brushed hickory floor give the strong, rustic vibe that reflects this homeowner’s personality and taste.
A painting contains all the shades in this living room: blues, browns, greens and tans. The neutral color palette creates serene visual harmony between the transitional furniture, woven rug and dark wood coffee table.
A pair of Louis XVI club chairs flank a striped daybed adorned with textured throw pillows. The woven area rug, bamboo Roman shades and palm fronds lend a tropical feel to the more traditional furniture.
This alfresco living room combines the comfort of home with the simplicity of the great outdoors. Woven patio furniture enjoys the shade under a custom pergola, while large columns and an outdoor fireplace add a luxurious touch.
Strong colors deliver the dramatic feel that homeowners wanted in their master bedroom. The jumping off point for the palette was the orange velvet curtains. More orange accents were woven in throughout the room, balanced out by shades of blue.
The round pedestal table with a weathered base and wood top sits center stage in the dining room. A coastal-style, hand-woven area rug with different shades of white and sky-blue adds pattern and softness underneath the dining table.
A striped area rug softens the rustic hardwood floors in this boy's nursery. Classic Roman shades dress the windows, while woven baskets are used to quickly store blankets, pillows and toys. A tall giraffe adds a whimsical note.
A metal shade protects this contemporary outdoor kitchen and dining room in Los Angeles. Stacked stone covers the barbecue's facade, adding a natural element that tones down the modern home's sharp geometric lines. The outdoor table with woven chairs seats six.
This homeowner loves high style, but she is also thoughtful about investing in something that will last. The marble console and polished nickel faucet in this bathroom could be mistaken for original. The large-scale wallpaper and woven wood Roman shade keep the space fresh and updated.