Just a little bit of brown can go a long way in a living room’s design. Cocoa brown and soft pastels are pretty accents in this living room that’s grounded by white walls. Designer Mariah O’Brien loves using white as a backdrop for a room with a variety of other elements like rich shades. “The white really makes an impact, as it’s a perfect backdrop for the other design elements we brought into the living experience," O'Brien says. Cocoa chairs and curtains add just a touch of brown to a room filled with pretty pastels.
With a gated entry and cobblestone drive, this 10,000-square-foot custom home is loaded with luxuries. Two parking pads provide space for guests, while a four-car garage is split between two wings of the house. Stone accents on the facade and a terra cotta tile roof are among the home's Mediterranean touches.
Bar & Lounge: Stunning European Villa in Los Angeles, Calif.
Sophisticated and high class, the bar and lounge area is the perfect place to entertain adult guests. The beautiful craftsmanship of the wood walls and custom hardwood floor add a luxurious feel to the space.
Shades of brown are an excellent way to accent feminine details in a living room’s design. In this living space designed by Mariah O’Brien, the seating area has soft and organic details, like purple florals, that are grounded by warm tones of light brown and chocolate.
Mediterranean-Style Theater Room With Paneled Walls
Stained wood paneled walls and wainscoting give a classic, traditional look to this theater room. A watercolor painted recessed ceiling adds dimension and interest. Wall sconces cast a softer glow than overhead lights to match the cozy, warm vibe of the space.
Mediterranean Kitchen With Large Rustic Island and Pot Rack
Designed by "HGTV Star" contestant Anne Rue, this rustic Mediterranean kitchen features a grand flagstone hood surround, a custom-designed, reclaimed wood pot rack, and contrasting inset cabinets with exposed hardware.
Wood-Paneled Library in Mediterranean-Style Estate
Period details abound in this two-story, wood-paneled library, part of a 3.5-acre Mediterranean-style estate located in the heart of Beverly Hills. Known as The Beverly House, the property was designed by Gordon Kaufmann and built in 1927. In this library, the design of the sculpted, cathedral-height ceiling mirrors the pattern of the custom carpet underfoot. Carved panels lend architectural detail and visual interest to every inch of the massive space, while warm wood tones, a crackling fireplace and accent lighting lend coziness and warmth.
White Mediterranean Eat-In Kitchen With Arched Windows
The stately lines of this Mediterranean kitchen are highlighted with the light and dark palette: dark colors for the island and range hood, whites and creams for the backsplash, walls and cabinets. In the breakfast nook, arched windows are a graceful touch.
Stunning Mediterranean Kitchen with Recessed Lighting
Recessed lighting brings tons of light into this Mediterranean kitchen boasting dark wood cabinets and paneling. Neutral, stone tile floors balance and brighten the masculine, dark tones that surround the exquisite space.
Spacious Tuscan Bathroom With Extravagant Bathing Area
Stately stone columns rest atop the gorgeous stone bathtub surround in this Tuscan-style bathroom, luxuriously sectioning off the bathing area while expertly coordinating with the flooring for a cohesive look. The rich, earthy hues used in the space are evocative of the Mediterranean landscape portrayed in the stunning painting above the tub.
Stunning Mediterranean Living Room With Large Entertainment Center
This spacious living room features neutral and brown tones paired with pops of orange, as seen in the throw pillows. A large entertainment center serves as the focal point for the space, while tile floors, a double tray ceiling and arched windows complete the look.
Mediterranean Living Room With Arched Windows and Stone Fireplace
Arched doors frame this bright and airy living room, which features a large stone fireplace and glass coffee table. The decor takes on a Mediterranean vibe with its earthy blue and brown floral upholstered furniture and pillows, and the bronze urns with green ivy that sit on the mantel.