A photograph of flowers on a dark background by Whitney Ott bursts forth in a black-and-white great room designed by Barbara Westbrook for the Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens in Atlanta. Other dramatic details in the room include the candelabra.
Black and white floral artwork beckons visitors to a sophisticated living room designed by BAMO. Contemporary artwork joins with classic pieces and antiques in the Hong Kong home for timeless and elegant interiors.
Polygonal pieces help break up the typical rectangles and squares found in most rooms, says interior designer Kelley Lentini of House of Nomad, a Charlotte, N.C.-based firm. In a living room, a geometric brass and glass coffee table from Four Hands creates multidimensional interest.
A soft neutral color palette is highlighted by warm textures, including the flokati area rug, gray velvet sofa and linen curtains. Brass accents bring metallic gleam to the space, which also features classic artwork.
This custom built-in settee resides in a space typically slated for bookcases. Since we had enough storage and this is an entertaining family: why not more seating? I also imagined this corner being the perfect spot to curl up with a good book, with a cozy fire going and a fave snack. I specified this piece be upholstered in white to blend in with the walls and also not compete with the sofa.
With the concept of “weightlessness” and “optical illusion” in mind, this living room hits all the right notes. The furniture gives the illusion of floating atop the blue rug, which mimics water. The soaring picture windows, reminiscent of an aquatic viewing tank, invite on-lookers to take in the beauty of this other-worldly environment.
If youâ€™re looking for a spot to express your creative side as a family, your coffee table may be the perfect place. Protect the surface with a table cloth or a large flat weave rug by placing a drop cloth or roll of craft paper beneath it. Next, lay out painting or crafting supplies with a cohesive color scheme among vessels.
The former eyesore that was the fireplace is skinned with stucco and painted white, simplifying the lines and overall look. A simple wood mantel was installed that ties in with new reclaimed-wood ceiling beams and a new wood floor.
This holiday season, celebrate time-honored luxury and classic, refined decor with a sophisticated equestrian aesthetic. A foundation of neutrals makes room for festive layers of checks, plaids and stripes––the staples of a country Christmas.