If you have solid but unremarkable builder-grade cabinets, the simplest route to a high-end look is adding some height with crown molding. Interior designer Sarah Macklem of The Yellow Cape Cod tackled this project in her own kitchen with striking results.
Located just off of the kitchen, this wet bar features ample cabinet space, including ones with a glass front that neatly showcase glassware. A marble tile backsplash is arranged in a herringbone pattern to create texture..
All of the original windows were retained and given new window treatments. The hardwood floors were restored and all of the original shiplap exposed and painted white. Unpainted wood ceiling and exposed wood beams help distinguish the space and provide a warming accent, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
Contemporary Neutral Open Plan Kitchen With Dome Pendants
The kitchen contrasts hickory wood floors and exposed wood beams with airy details like white walls, countertops and a backsplash. Dome-shaped pendants and angular barstools with round seats are a fun mix of shapes in the open concept space.
Luxury Contemporary Sitting Room with Brass Coffee Tables and Crystal Chandelier
A sophisticated luxury salon designed by Drake/Anderson for the 2018 Kips Bay Decorator Show House brings together classicism and modernism wrapped in saffron, umber and ocher hues. The contemporary room has a crystal beaded and sequined chandelier, an upholstered velvet sofa in ocher and 19th century chairs covered with geometric fabric. The coffee tables are asymmetrical with brass and tiger’s eye gemstone. Statement pieces include abstract art and a bronze sculpture. The room opens to a mirrored bar.
Modern French Living Room with Wooden Door Used for Table, Sofas and Art
A room designed by Siham Mazouz, author of “How the French Live,” includes a Moroccan carved wooden door that was turned into a table with industrial-style casters, along with two green sofas and various art.
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.
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.