To create visual interest within your Christmas garland, choose ornaments in an array of colors, sizes and textures. Here, shiny, matte, sparkle and textured baubles are paired together for a stylish array that really packs a punch.
Create fun holiday cheer at the base of the stairs by wrapping empty boxes with playful wrapping paper and ribbon. Take it a step further by placing a furry blanket underneath for that comfy and cozy Christmas feel everybody loves.
This cool living room is a study in chic contrasts. There's a wide range of textures, from the brick fireplace to the shaggy Moroccan rug to the nubby armchair and knotted ottoman. Presiding over the hearth, a buffalo looks dashing surrounded by black and white stripes.
Interior designer Ana Claudia Schultz (https://anaclaudiadesign.com/) has an eye for good design. Born in Brazil and raised in Miami, this designer made the move from her Brooklyn apartment to her first home in the idyllic town of Hyde Park, New York. About two hours north of New York City, the space she lovingly refers to as her “forever home,” offers a sparkling view of the Hudson River and, from another vantage, a fairytale forest. The home is striking from the moment you arrive, painted in a brick red hue. And upon entering you are met with layers of unique elements that work together effortlessly, guided by Ana Claudia’s confident design eye.
Contemporary Eat-In Kitchen With Colorful Dining Chairs
This kitchen features white cabinets paired with a full-height blue glass tile backsplash. Open shelving displays neatly arranged dishes, while colorful chairs are arranged at a custom dining table made from a pine top and steel legs with rollers. Black leather stools at the wood-topped island provides extra space for seating.
The open plan living room is grounded by a refined color palette of navy blue, black and pops of red. Over the sofa, a painting of a lion mane’s mushroom adds a modern, rustic touch to the living area. The mushroom silhouette continues with two bright Verner Panton Flowerpot Lamps. The table lamps bring a 1960s vibe into this modern living room.
This sitting area is just a sliding glass door away from joining up with a patio. And there are two sides to choose from! Inside, the room is colorful and cozy, with a layout and furnishings that are modern art museum worthy.
The embrace of color continues in this bedroom vignette. The gold frame of this Venetian X-bench is echoed in the palm fronds hung as sculpture on the wall. Dark red cushions stand out beautifully against the teal wall.
Teal walls are the center of attention in this room. In addition to turning the entire room into a jewel box, the color beautifully highlights the strong architectural bones of the space. Here the clever play with color on the walls highlights the arch of this alcove while the interior is emphasized with wallpaper featuring bright florals against a dark backdrop. Completing the picture is a comfy, pink velvet parlor chair.