Illuminate key sections of a peninsula or island by using stylish lamps normally reserved for other parts of the home. Atlanta designer Jo Torrijos selected white table lamps from a national home goods retail chain for the renovated kitchen in her modernized Craftsman bungalow.
Because of the orientation of this house, the dining room doesn't get a lot of light. To mask that fact, the designers elongated the paneling and then used a high contrast dark blue on the walls to accentuate the ceiling line.
Scenes of 1960s London create a toile pattern on the walls of this kid's playroom. A modern yellow chair with a retro feel and bold accessories enhance the vintage look. Image courtesy of Yukari Sweeney.
An unexpected and quirky owl — in the form of a pillow — adds cheer and whimsy to this living space. The unique color combination of yellow and turquoise creates a space that feels bright and retro, while nearby blue-and-white accessories that feel more traditional create a room that's perfectly eclectic.
Tall cabinets and plenty of drawers create ample storage for an organized and elegant vanity. Multiple mirrors are mounted in the space, reflecting the light from the sconces and creating the perfect spot for getting ready or freshening up.
Floor poufs are a low-price way to add seating without investing in larger pieces of furniture, such as a sofa or chaise, say Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with Wake + Loom Design. While you can find outdoor poufs for less than $50, you also can make your own fabric pouf ottoman in a pattern and palette that you prefer. Also, a garden stool is a versatile item that can serve as extra seating or a side table.
A deep navy blue sofa adds a rich tone to the room against the white painted brick walls. A faux-texture gray area rug encompasses the sofa simple wood coffee table and midcentury modern, mustard yellow chair. A black and white modern art piece is balanced against the wall to fill some space while retaining the minimalist feel.
The subtle floral design on the wallpaper creates a beautiful neutral backdrop for this transitional bedroom. Neutral and yellow details on the bed linens combine the wallpaper tones with the bright yellow armchair. A gray upholstered headboard features yellow stitching for an added pop of color.