You don't need to invest in a fancy and expensive rug to get a polished look — think outside the box. Buy a few mats and tape them together to form one larger rug. Choosing ones with variations and multiple colors makes it easy to hide any seams.
Stacked books and mix of white objects make for an eclectic tabletop collection in this glam living room. The bold black and teal walls make a major statement as does the large gold and crystal chandelier.
Black cabinets, gray countertops and slender pendant lights give the HGTV Green Home 2011 kitchen a sleek, polished feel. A yellow island and mosaic tile backsplash add a splash of color to the open kitchen.