The fastest way to add a little "prep" to your style is with a bit of trim. Designer Tobi Fairley adds white piping to the dining chairs and black trim to the lattice-print drapes for some classic preppy details. A modern rug, table and chandelier keep the room feeling updated.
This inviting kitchen features white cabinets paired with black countertops and a white tile backsplash. Lucite counter stools line the kitchen island and create a casual spot for eating, while a pendant light illuminates the space from above.
Leaving no space unturned for entertaining purposes, this foyer turned wine bar is accented with rustic wood elements and vintage collectables. Guests can grab a barstool and stop for a drink as soon as they're inside the door.
This adorable nursery feels alive and oh-so-fun with lots of bold, graphic prints and personality-filled accents like the rug and the zebra above the crib. The floor space is kept open thanks to two built-in bookshelves, and a large window all along one wall fills the room with light.
The niche between the two bookshelves is the perfect spot for the crib; in later years, a headboard will tuck neatly up against the wall. The gold polka dots on the back wall are brought out by the spherical gold pendants in the center of the room.
Black walls give dramatic dimension in this dining room, especially when paired with the large vividly colored painting. To counter them, the ceiling and the rest of the decor is kept simple and subtle.
Upon entering the foyer of the 2014 HGTV Dream Home, slate tile is underfoot and stately urn pendant lights are overhead. The wide space is illuminated by a row of windows and sliding doors that open to the courtyard patio.
The industrial exposed beams and ductwork in this loft space show its roots, while a tiled black accent wall shows what it's up to now! Reclaimed hardwood floors create a warm, lived-in base for the space, though the accent wall continues to look shiny, modern and new.
Black-painted walls give this nook a cozy vibe while complementing the narrow rustic bar waiting to welcome guests. Wall shelves offer convenient storage, while a collection of vintage mirrors visually enlarges the space.
Natural light illuminates this transitional dining room, showing off a pair of black metal display cabinets with barware and interesting collectibles. Gray and white upholstered chairs are positioned around a light wood table, while wide plank hardwood floors finish the look of the space.
Textile designer, Khristian A. Howell, says, "Put your feet first. A dramatic and easy way to change things up in a room is by bringing in a great rug. Sheepskin rugs are so wonderful for the winter months. They feel wonderful under foot, and bring lots of warmth into the room, while keeping a light airy feeling."