SPG Architects’ Pawling House in Pawling, N.Y. features a loft-like living space with soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. The open plan situates the dining room opposite the large kitchen. Modern wall art, an intricate glass chandelier and a colorful tabletop add pops of color in this clean white space.
Contemporary, Organic Living Space is Full of Light
Vaulted exposed wood beams are paired with three massive pendant lights to bring the 17-foot-high ceilings down and create a cozier environment. Simple yet comfortable furniture surrounds an oversized gray coffee table, while neutral floor poufs provide extra seating when needed.
The clients, 10-year-old twins, helped designer Alisha Gwen create the fun shape of this custom, blue velvet-clad headboard. In the space, the girls’ favorite hues of blue and purple inspired the palette. Layered patterns and fun furnishings mix to form a tranquil bedroom with equal parts whimsy, function and style.
Contemporary Back Porch With Cushioned Chairs & Fire Pit
You can choose to rock or sit stationary on this contemporary back porch. Black and gray striped cushions are accented with red floral throw pillows, adding bright pops of color to the natural setting. A circular fire pit is decorated with black tile that reflects the flames.
Contemporary Gray Living Room With Fuchsia Accent Chair
You may have seen whisper gray pop up in your favorite home design stores as a new neutral that's fun, elegant and lighthearted. This color works well with most color combinations, but thrives with saturated colors like fuchsia, coral and indigo. Te patterned pillows on the gray couch work well with the framed pieces of patterned wallpaper and the metallic dresser.
Contemporary Teen's Room With Loads of Personality
Bright blue walls, bold prints and a mod Parsons desk combine to create a fun, contemporary space for a teen to sleep, study and hang out with friends. A hanging chair makes fun use of a corner niche, and an acrylic desk chair is stylish and functional. Designer Claire Paquin pulled colors from the bright polka-dot bedding and carried them throughout the space.
A black bed frame and white duvet make a chic combination in this girls' room, promising to grow with the teen even into college. Colorful pillows not only allow her to easily try out new styles, but their bohemian flair also perfectly complements the nod to Paris on the wall.
This bath commode area shows how wallpaper with a large pattern can be used successfully in a small space. The cool blue background and crisp white trim and floors keep the area from looking closed in; the little glass table provides an additional surface without overwhelming the space.