Because this kitchen is so open, the owners can cook dinner and still converse with loved ones in the other room. Three glass pendant lights hang over the island and ensure that the space is bright for meal-prep and conversation.
Luxurious, Contemporary Kitchen with Live Aquarium
A live aquarium creates a focal point, a conversation piece and an utterly unique backsplash in the kitchen of this New Zealand luxury estate. Black cabinetry and stainless steel appliances are neutral, allowing the aquarium to provide color in the space. Wood tones on the floor and on the island's butcher block countertop ground the space and add warmth.
The bed tucks neatly into a niche between two stacks of built-in shelves in this bedroom, a neat design move that saves floor space. Faux fur pillows, a rustic wood bench and antlers mounted above the bed all nod to the home's Lake Tahoe location.
The house's main level centers around an open air living and dining room that seamlessly joins with patios and the gorgeous infinity pool. On either side of this space is a bedroom; the master suite perches on the floor above.
If you have solid but unremarkable builder-grade cabinets, the simplest route to a high-end look is adding some height with crown molding. Interior designer Sarah Macklem of The Yellow Cape Cod tackled this project in her own kitchen with striking results.
Located just off of the kitchen, this wet bar features ample cabinet space, including ones with a glass front that neatly showcase glassware. A marble tile backsplash is arranged in a herringbone pattern to create texture..
All of the original windows were retained and given new window treatments. The hardwood floors were restored and all of the original shiplap exposed and painted white. Unpainted wood ceiling and exposed wood beams help distinguish the space and provide a warming accent, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
Contemporary Neutral Open Plan Kitchen With Dome Pendants
The kitchen contrasts hickory wood floors and exposed wood beams with airy details like white walls, countertops and a backsplash. Dome-shaped pendants and angular barstools with round seats are a fun mix of shapes in the open concept space.
Luxury Contemporary Sitting Room with Brass Coffee Tables and Crystal Chandelier
A sophisticated luxury salon designed by Drake/Anderson for the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House brings together classicism and modernism wrapped in saffron, umber and ocher hues. The contemporary room has a crystal beaded and sequined chandelier, an upholstered velvet sofa in ocher and 19th century chairs covered with geometric fabric. The coffee tables are asymmetrical with brass and tiger’s eye gemstone. Statement pieces include abstract art and a bronze sculpture. The room opens to a mirrored bar.
Modern French Living Room with Wooden Door Used for Table, Sofas and Art
A room designed by Siham Mazouz, author of “How the French Live,” includes a Moroccan carved wooden door that was turned into a table with industrial-style casters, along with two green sofas and various art.