For part of the final challenge on HGTV Design Star season seven, contestant Britany gave this once functionless dining room an eye-catching makeover. The wallpaper and wainscoting create a high-end look that nods to Britany's trademark graphic style.
Skulls fill this creepy dining room decorated by HGTV fan nyclq, who chose a black-and-white theme. She topped a gauze table runner with a delicate branch centerpiece that holds skull tea lights. The skull theme is carried through to the buffet table, featuring black candelabras and a mummy skeleton. The bright orange drapery panels are the only pop of color, which adds a dramatic touch to the space.
The prior design of the space was traditional, but the homeowners wanted to incorporate a modern look. Classic architectural details, like the bright white coffered ceiling and sophisticated moldings, pair with contemporary elements, from the dangling chandelier to the graphic-patterned wallpaper. Hammered black chairs combine with a long rectangular table, perfect for entertaining or family dinners.
The black and white base of this home's palette serves as a springboard for imaginative layering of bright colors and bold patterns. Here, a tiny nook over the kitchen becomes a vibrant home office with tropical green wallpaper.
The formal dining room receives an abundance of natural light from the transom windows above. Herringbone-patterned wood flooring is reclaimed barn wood from a local barn, while a long, sleek glass table pairs with comfortable leather chairs. Oversized abstract artwork brings bright color to the room.
In a move that's almost sculptural in effect, a dining table is positioned in the center of a series of rooms with open doorways. Black accents throughout the home help give definition to the sea of white.
With an interest in street art, designer Cecilie Starin turned to surfer and muralist Ian Ross, whose designs are inspired by kelp, for the eye-catching wallcovering in "Street Soiree," the dining room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Ross spray painted 17 yards of canvas for the wallcovering, which is complemented by black lacquered paint and a black-and-white striped ceiling.
A black and white color scheme can be considered neutral, but in this dining room it's anything but. Funky patterned wallpaper plays off a differently patterned black and white rug. The farmhouse table pairs nicely with wishbone chairs, and a gathering of plants with antler horns gives the space an outdoorsy flair. A large hanging light fixture provides plenty of light, and a red tray on the table adds a punch of color.