Monday, November 21, 2011

Household Basic - Gallery 2

Whitewashed furniture, like the bedside table and bench at the foot of the bed add soothing casualness to this Seaside, Florida master bedroom. Vaulted, wood-paneled ceilings lend a sense of drama to the room.

Not to take away from the breathtaking views from this third story porch, black-and-white accessories are dotted throughout this soothing outdoor room. Ionic columns add a classic and elegant vibe with their slender shape and scroll-like ornaments.

This sleeping porch in Seaside, Florida is screened and curtained for comfort. Blue-and-white fabrics in varying patterns make this the perfect room to cozy up for a nap.

Butcher-block countertops add beach-cottage charm at a good price in this kitchen in Seaside, Florida. Buttery walls and cabinets feel warm yet open when the room is flooded with natural light.

This open air covered deck serves two individual purposes with both a sitting area and a place for dining. A striped indoor-outdoor rug is layered over a seagrass rug to define the two spaces. The classic architecture of this Seaside, Florida home

A simple teak dining table and chairs makes this North Carolina deck the perfect place for a sunset meal. Like a cap’s visor, the flipped-up roof edge provides extra shade and pushes the rain’s drop line away from the house.

Open stair treads allow natural light to pass through, reducing the need for energy-guzzling artificial light. Built-in bookshelves maximize space and give this stairway personality.

A high, truss-supported cathedral ceiling keeps the living room cooler by allowing ocean breezes, welcomed in by the room’s French Doors, to flush out hot air. Watery blue furnishings and plenty of white paint give this old world architecture modern style.

Wood paneling and a vaulted ceiling gives this Bailey Island, Maine bedroom a cozy, vintage feel. Simple striped bed linens and blue and green accents are playful and suit the coastal setting.

A mixture of wood paneling, whitewashed brick, and painted green walls ensures that this coastal cottage feels both authentic and current. A sofa with a blue shell print and navy accents anchor the room.

Don’t forget about the ceiling when you’re wallpapering your dining room. Continuing a stripe past the walls gives the room a tent-like effect.

This customizable storage unit is perfect for walk-ins and dressing rooms. Plush velvet curtains add texture and luxe appeal to the space, and a floral area rug makes this a fun space to use.

A vibrant flocked mirror and a patterned rug give this living room a funky edge.

Surprising, quirky touches give this hallway a modern twist. Add an austere print with a cheeky update or a flash of drawing room carpet on the underside of a table.

This sleek dining area pairs an ultra-modern table with traditional stick-back chairs. To infuse the space with personality, the legs of the chairs were painted a fresh coral. High gloss paint helps unite the chairs with the sheen of the tabletop.

To turn a monochrome sitting area into a stylish, retro space, create a faux-wainscoting effect. Divide the wall with molding, and paint the bottom portion a bold color.

The living room of this suburban Atlanta home showcases a mix of old and new, fine and whimsical, sleek and rustic. A metal frame updates the classic Louis XVI chair, and a carved wood desk plays off the acrylic coffee table.

Gray-flecked marble tile adds a textural quality to the kitchen’s white walls. Omitting upper cabinets allows for a wall of windows that let in ample light. The kitchen layout ensures that people can gather without bothering the cook.

Driftwood console tables painted in the same shade as the wall color and glass lamps in a similar hue create a cohesive look.

A nature-inspired metallic sculpture and tall framed mirrors reflect the light coming in through the windows.

Whitewashed cabinetry, marble countertops, and a generous island make this southern kitchen functional and charming. Don't forget to accessorize the walls of your kitchen as you would your dining room -- a mantel-like oven hood is a great place to start.

The dark finishes of the floors and the island's top add warmth to the creamy white kitchen. A pair of antique wooden chandeliers over the island completes the look and lends a sense of age to a brand-new house. 

A skylight and large open casement windows open this master bedroom to backyard views and sea breezes. A funky pendant lamp and pink chair bring interest to this relaxing space.

Oversize windows and a skylight invite sunshine into this all-white, Santa Monica, CA kitchen. For contrast, wooden floors are stained in a custom mix of ebony and dark walnut shades. 

A bar with black stools opens the kitchen to the comfy living room. Fresh green cabinets, accent pillows with natural themes, and fabrics with interesting textures make this living room a comfortable space to enjoy the company of friends and family.

This cabin kitchen uses warm wood tones and simple design to create a cozy space. An heirloom-style black china hutch is the focal point, and a funky pendant lamp emphasizes the mountain flair.

High ceilings make this bunk room feel more spacious even though it sleeps four boys. A vintage bathroom door that reads "gentlemen" separates the boys' bedroom from the bath, and no space goes unused with floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases.

This large, airy kitchen opens right into the living room where friends and family tend to congregate. Rustic wood ceiling beams add warmth to the all-white cabinetry and sleek zinc countertops. Store glasses and dishware on open shelves so kids and guests feel welcome to help themselves.

In this peaceful guest bedroom, two twin beds with fresh white linens, sheer curtains, and a calming color palette create the perfect place to enjoy a coastal vacation.

Kick back on this cozy, coastal porch. An overstuffed sofa in a durable fabric makes this space an easy transition from beach to bedroom. 

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