Black and White Playroom Designed to Encourage Joyful Play
Designed to encourage joyful play, this expansive play space is packed with fun features that will lift the spirits of all who enter it. The crisp white walls boast a Swiss cross pattern and are trimmed in black to highlight the architectural details of the room. The highlights of the space are the expansive stretch of cushions topped with colorful throw pillows and ceiling-hung rope swings.
The 150-year-old home is updated with clean white walls that highlight the elaborate moldings. Dark hardwood floors contrast against the walls, while a geometric light fixture adds a contemporary nod to the space.
Small Dining Area Combining Danish Table and Eames Chairs
A combination of modern Danish table and Eames chairs forms the heart of this intimate eating and gathering place. Window shades control the window light and a nearby hutch provides ample storage. Designer Jil Sonia McDonald incorporated the client’s own Scandinavian dining table into the design. The end result is a perfectly inviting dining area with natural light shining from the large window that sits at the center of the room.
Moroccan tile transforms an everyday staircase into a beautiful, bohemian display. At the top of the stairs, a woven wall hanging accentuates the well-traveled look and adds a dose of texture to the room.
Natural light reflects off of crisp, white walls and a whitewashed wood ceiling in this bright, cottage sun room. An eclectic assortment of pillows sit atop a white and black bench with a furry throw. Magazines are kept nearby in a wooden bowl for lazy weekend reading.
The navy blue waterfall edge countertop frames the beautiful blue-and-white hand-stamped tile on the bar. Wooden barstools with nailhead details have a modern Moroccan look that enhances the Mediterranean-inspired style of this bar area. A stone accent wall adds texture and interest to break-up the all-white walls and ceilings.
Modern Coastal Foyer Sitting Area With White Bench
Treated and stained driftwood stands on display as a sculptural piece of art that adds an organic textural element to this coastal modern foyer. A refurbished antique bench gets a bohemian update with indigo tie dye pillows. The photo of rippled sand calls to mind again the coastal inspiration for this space.
A stone accent wall defines the bar area and adds natural texture. Moroccan-inspired pendant lights hang at eye-level for a cozy, bohemian effect that visually lowers the ceiling height. Blue-and-white Spanish style tile sets the tone for the rest of the house and the cool-hued bar.
The all-white aesthetic creates a wonderful sense of calm, but that doesn’t mean small doses of high-energy color are unwelcome. It’s just the opposite, actually. Highly saturated color used sparingly always feels a little optimistic when paired to a fresh, crisp white.