Yes, we will invite ourselves over for brunch. This light-filled space is punctuated by just-right doses of color -- oh-so-trendy indigo-blue and effervescent minty-green give a nod to the nature just beyond the ample windows.
Classics (like blue) are good, but a twist makes them better. In this kicky living room, sunny-yellow, warm coral, and botanical-green give a blue-and-white combo a run for its money. The result? A vibrant room we want to pin on at least seven different boards.
This picturesque porch was made for glasses of iced tea and shooting the breeze on summer evenings. Black rockers echo the home's dark trim and connote throwback comfort in a slightly more modern silhouette, amplified by ikat pillows in black and white.
A bright and airy palette amplifies the abundance of natural light in this bedroom. Gold accents shimmer against warm grays and creamy whites, and the simple palette puts an emphasis on pretty patterns and punches of blue.
Blue has a moment -- nay, several moments -- in this friendly kitchen. The robin's egg backsplash, azure cabinets, and stoney-gray-blue countertops play up the many faces of blue. Soft whites, rich woods, and dark bronze accents warm the cool colors. Furniturelike cabinetry details, beaded board, and beamed ceiling project comfy cottage style.
Feminine elegance stays away from all things frilly to create a look that's self-assured and polished. White walls and trim work frame the room, while a clean-lined sofa in luxurious velvet grounds the space. Brass and antiqued gold sparkle and peachy-pink accents soften the space. A lush rug, the woven baskets, and a potted plant relax the tone and welcome visitors to sit down for a cosmo.
It's so simple, we can't stop staring: a juicy watermelon-red vanity set against a white-on-white backdrop. The secret to its success? Simplicity (white plus one color), a little texture (that mirror! that sconce!) and a hint of sparkle (hello, crystal knobs).
Substantial stripes make a bold welcome right from the get-go. Rendered in chocolate and white, they're less stark than a black-and-white combo. A colorful antique rug underfoot also helps soften the look.
Step away from the white cabinets! Even a baby step towards color can make the difference between average and pin-worthy. Don't get us wrong, we love clean-white cabinets, but a more colorful rendering makes us head straight for the "pin it" button. The barely mint green cabinets in this kitchen are playful, but still subtle enough to retain an air of sophistication.
In lofty rooms, good design can be tricky, but this living room aces the test. A substantial platform sectional is large enough in scale to suit the space, but simple enough that it doesn't scream for attention. The textural chandelier adds visual interest overhead, emphasizing the room's height.
Applause for mixed materials. In this kitchen, crisp-white surfaces are punctuated by black trim and stainless steel. The wood floors, island, and accent cabinetry warm up the look, creating a vintage-meets-modern style.
Indoor comforts in an outdoor setting? Yes, please! Cool, comfy seating, pretty accessories, breezy curtains, and a fireplace set the perfect stage for cocktails before a barbecue or settling down to watch the sunset.
Clever and good-looking? Sold. This bathroom defines industrial chic. Concrete finishes, exposed brick, and an oversize window convey a warehouse-turned-loft aesthetic. A clever design plan ensures optimal function: A half wall packed with storage hides the commode, and frosted window panes allow natural light to flood the space -- without causing bathers to become exhibitionists.
Every once in awhile, a room comes along that's a real jaw-dropper, and this luxe bedroom certainly meets the qualifications with the tufted bed, super-soft fur throw, and Dorthy Draper nightstands. Need we go on? We would be remiss if we failed to mention the blush-pink rolled-arm sofa and the flame stitch carpet.
Like a good lemon dessert, the strong yellow in this kitchen is tart without being sour. Dark gray countertops and light fixtures, along with white walls, balance the bright color, while oak floors and butcher block on the island continue the warming trend.
Sandwiched between a living area and the kitchen in an open floor plan, this clever banquette carves out a distinct eating area in an open space. Weathered wicker chairs suit the aged farm table, while the metal Tolix chair adds just the right amount of industrial charm.
Eclectic can be oh-so-wrong, but it can also be oh-so-right (i.e. this living room). Mixed materials -- a woven chair and aged leather sofa, along with the hide pouf and gold coffee table -- and cheeky accessories (that ceramic horse head!) present a daring, fun design that's amplified by persimmon reds and navy blues.
Warm and cool, neutral and colorful, modern and classic -- this living room is a study in opposites, proving that decorating can be a delightful buffet where you can pick and choose what you love for a completely custom combo. Cane-sided swoop arm chairs pair with a transitional gray sofa, clean-lined tables, and a sleek mixed-metal-and-glass light fixture. Rich, warm colors in the pillows advance against the mostly neutral surfaces.
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