Instead of remodeling your whole kitchen, just refurbish your countertop to add a dramatic sweep of color, says Erika Woelfel, VP of color for Behr Paints. This neutral kitchen gets a pick-me-up from Behr’s Mountain Blueberry paint on the island topper (plus Marsh Grass on the upper row of cabinets). Woelfel recommends using a high-gloss or semi-gloss enamel for kitchen surfaces.
This unique kitchen layout combines form and function — an oval-shaped island and a curved breakfast bar work beautifully together while providing ample counter space for food prep. Tall ceilings drizzle a stunning variety of pendant lights for a perfect finishing touch.
Warm neutral tones and streamlined furnishings help this large great room flow as one. The custom two story chimney is made with organic wood and stainless steel accents and becomes an easy center piece for the whole home.
Light and airy, this bedroom is a true retreat. The fireplace is the focal point with a faux finished steel floor to ceiling surround. It is flanked by floating shelves to provide airiness and a place for favorite books and pretty collections. Floor-to-ceiling drapery heightens the room and has a blackout lining for deep sleep.
Fresh pink patterned drapery, a stunning wool Moroccan area rug and a modernized mantel make this living room a happy and elegant conversation space. Originally a colonial style mantel, the new look was achieved with drywall and beautiful bright white plaster, which reflects natural light into the room and creates a fresh and modern feel. Designers emphasized the area with a chocolate brown accent wall above. Flanking the mantel with matching cabinets brings balance and adds storage.
Opening this sunroom to the kitchen floods both spaces with natural light. Ombre curtains coordinate with the waterfall coffee table painted in Bridget Beari Colors high gloss Petula. The cozy white sofa allows for comfy viewing of the backyard.
Designer Susan Jamieson explains "painting the door frames black keeps the eye moving and expands the view to see beyond the architecture to the outdoors".
This entryway offers a dramatic and memorable welcome. Stunning chevron flooring, textured wallpaper and a mod oversized light fixture really make a meaningful impact. A signature statement of designer Susan Jamieson is to paint handrails in a bold high gloss black that adds a graphic punch and works with so many styles.
To update a dark and dated kitchen, the space was opened up into the adjoining sunroom, expanding the space and introducing plenty of natural light. Color and whimsy are added via bright glass orb pendant lights and yellow chair cushions that really pop.
The wide zig zags on this living room's shades leap out at the eye like another piece of artwork. Other details that could be overlooked, like the stair's angular trim, get to be part of the action too, thanks to their crisp contrast against white walls.
Contemporary meets modern in this living room with minimal furnishing. The fur area rug adds texture to the space while the gray walls keep it grounded. A bar cart sits to the right of the small entertainment center.