"Colorful produce is a fragrant and easy way to add style to the entry," stylist Matthew Mead says. "Inexpensive fruits like green apples, tangelos and lemons" add interest everywhere, from centerpieces to the staircase, and create engaging focal points, he says. "Berries and sprigs of evergreen add a festive touch." Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead
Arched Doorways in Traditional Foyer With Sea Green Walls and Hardwood Floor
Arched open doorways create stylish movement throughout the turns of this foyer design. A sea green wall color softly livens up the space. Hardwood floor is used in each room for a cohesive and polished finish.
The foyer welcomes guests and residents with a riot of color from the green, graphic print wallpaper. A casual wood table holds court in the center of the room, surrounded by poufs with a hint of gold sparkle.
This eclectic sunroom features paneled ceilings, custom Roman shades and peppy sage-and-white trim that makes the millwork pop. Modern chairs team with a woven sofa and reclaimed wood-topped coffee table for an effect that's casual yet effortlessly chic. The once dark and dated farmhouse is now open and airy, with a contemporary color palette and tons of natural light.
Hand-Painted Hallway Mural With Traditional Wood Ceiling Moldings
This lively hallway boasts floor-to-ceiling hand-painted murals, featuring crystal blue skies and dreamy bodies of water. Dark brown moldings accentuate the traditional tray ceiling, while a wrought iron railing leads the way to the staircase.
Green Asian-Style Hallway Encourages Peace, Tranquility
In this Asian-inspired hallway, sea green wallpaper covered with trees, birds and flowers encourages peace and tranquility. Round pendant lights above create visual interest, while identical drawers and mirrors create symmetry and balance.
Small Traditional Bedroom With Floral Privacy Curtains
Floral-patterned curtains create a privacy screen in this cozy bedroom. Tone-on-tone green walls add an elegant touch, and a white desk with built-in shelving gives added functionality to this small space.
Playful details abound - undulant baluster collars interject a sense of movement and rhythm to the stairs. Victorian, square section columns supporting the lantern transform to octagons with a wink to the Roman Doric Order.
All of the trim, brackets, balusters and columns were custom designed and then fabricated by millwork craftsman.
This completely custom guest cottage was built in only eight months time.
The woodwork in this striking foyer was inspired by a historical plantation in Virginia. Walls are striped with pastel green, while the hardwood floors are painted in a decorative diamond pattern. The antique walnut bench and framed artwork are more traditional pieces in the design.