Photo By: Charles Matter for Rise-Media, NYC; Interior Décor: Bryan Eure | EureHome
Photo By: Trent Bell
Photo By: Susan Gilmore Photography
Photo By: Trent Bell
Photo By: Tessa Neustadt
Photo By: Douglas Graneto Design
Photo By: Art Gray
Black Lacquered Dining Room
The dining room is brimming with drama thanks to lacquered walls and exposed beams. Powder blue Louis XVI chairs soften the strong personality of the jet black walls, while an art deco pendant and sideboard mirror help bounce light around the room.
The green walls of this family room offer the perfect backdrop for a family's favorite art work. Comfortable gray couches, ample throw pillows with mismatched patterns and colors and a rustic wooden coffee table enhance the room's cozy ambiance.
Decorated Outdoor Space with Cedar Table and Turquoise Lanterns
Take advantage of a privacy screen or wall separating your patio from neighbors. Hang lanterns, which can cast a glow at night without taking up floor or table space on a patio. Thrift shop for used wire lanterns or globes, spray paint then any shot of color you desire and add candles. A hanging glass lantern project is one that even beginner DIYers can handle.
In addition to modeling, Phoenix is the owner of the blog Model Liberation and Black Girl Beautiful, a skin and hair care site and shopping event designed to celebrate the hair, skin and lives of women of African descent. To ensure that her home in sunny Los Angeles is a celebration all its own, the model and entrepreneur turned to the design team at AphroChic to create a space that was equal parts, serenity, self-care and magic.
Everything about Nikia’s style is effortless — a casual elegance that the designers worked hard to translate into her home. Small touches, like the evolving layers of geometric pattern that go from the table legs to the lamp base to the lamp shade create a subtle but palpable mix of simplicity and sophistication. On the couch, “M” — a lucky black cat named for the letter formed by the shape of his head and ears — sits across the room from the portrait that he didn’t model for, but could have.
Just through the archway this intimate dining arrangement is perfect for gathering with small groups of friends. The clean aesthetic of the living room continues in more neutral tones. Warm woods are paired with creamy white walls, a classic combination punctuated by the patterned blue of the cotton area rug.
Transitional Neutral Open Living Room With Chandelier and Ornate Art
Exposed wood beams, an ornate chandelier and artwork give this space an open, airy feel. A stone and wood mantel and fireplace bring warmth, while bold, colorful throw pillows add visual interest to the room. Minimal window treatments paired with multiple windows bring in plenty of natural light, complementing the neutral color scheme of the painted tongue-and-groove ceiling. Ornate, traditional furniture provides a nice contrast to the mix of modern and formal seating throughout the area.
A beautiful master bedroom with the perfect reading spot. Turn on the gas fireplace, grab a book, and curl up! The round upholstered ottoman is a great choice for a small seating area, because it can work as a footstool, tea table or additional seating.
Dark gray walls pair with and amber-colored ceiling, creating a comfortable, masculine living room. An eclectic mix of furniture, from the orange suede sofa to the leopard-printed armchairs, make a cozy conversation area. A built-in bar is perfect for entertaining, while a southwestern-inspired area rug grounds the space.
A relaxed oversized chaise is the perfect spot to take a break, read a book or steal a nap midday. Floral curtains flank the window and inject bright color into the gray living space. Built-ins provide plenty of storage, both open and hidden.