Living Room With Black and White Stripe Rug and Curtains
The black and white stripe pattern in the rug and curtains is bold and striking. The bright green accessories and greenery appear even more vivid against the black stripes and bright white shiplap walls.
Black patio doors pull the eye toward the brighter green bench, plants and pillows. The architecture of the door almost fades away, drawing attention to the outdoors. Black stripes from the rug and artwork and the simple metal light fixture add to the effect.
A simple collage of the homeowners' favorite keepsakes creates a statement in this cottage-style living room. Designer Tip: Collages do not have to be just pictures. Try mixing in mirrors, children's handprints, artwork, silhouettes, announcements, monograms and favorite sayings.
Cottage-Style Living Room With White Brick Fireplace
Reclaimed barn wood provides the ideal accent for the white painted fireplace and gray mantel in this cottage-inspired living room. Custom cabinetry flanks the fireplace and carriage lights are installed above the mantel for a true design statement.
Open Kitchen Offers Views of North Palm Beach's Little Lake Worth
Keeping the kitchen open allows for unobstructed views of Little Lake Worth in this North Palm Beach, Fla., cottage. The white cabinetry, countertops and vaulted ceiling minimize the visual clutter, keeping the attention on the beautiful blue lake waters just beyond the French doors.
There are a lot of patterns in the open concept living room, but because they're all kept within a similar palette and are balanced out by white walls and furnishings, the overall look is attractive, not overwhelming.
Contemporary Dining Room with Reclaimed Wood Bench and Table
A reclaimed dining table and benches are rustic accents in this contemporary dining room. Bright colored table settings and a bold, black and white striped curtain pops against the white walls and neutral toned furniture.