Monday, November 21, 2011

Household Basic - Gallery 7

White paint updates brick walls and ceiling beams in this coastal South Carolina home. The furnishings and textiles channel a French country look with antiques and an array of printed fabrics.

This master bedroom has an abundance of windows in order to take in coastal views. Large-scale print wallpaper and matching bedding gives the space a cozy feeling, while a woven rug and Roman shades balance the dramatic blue print.

This South Carolina nursery is full of bold, contemporary flourishes, from hand-painted sky blue stripes on the wall to a faux-zebra rug. Thick white curtain panels and an overstuffed swivel chair give nursery necessities a luxurious update.

This small deck didn’t offer the outdoor living space the homeowners wanted in their Southampton cottage, so they added a bluestone-and-brick patio.  Simple wooden furniture with blue-and-white striped details gives this outdoor room a classic, nautical feel.

A vaulted ceiling, a wood-burning fireplace, and an ocean view make this California master bedroom a true sanctuary. A calm, yet coastal color palette of warm neutrals and cool blues echoes the sand and surf beyond and gives the bedroom a cozy vibe.

Three cool shades—emerald green, rich turquoise, and deep marine blue—create the base for this Malibu Beach, California, living room. A woven cotton rug, two leather ottomans, and vibrant accessories create a casual, coastal living space.

A vibrant blue rug both anchors and inspires this California living room. An oversized, creamy white couch is covered with pillows in shades of blue to create a comfortable seating area. Two large, linen poufs make for extra (and movable) seating. A tiled coffee table feels exotic and coastal.

A pair of glass-front French bookcases is lined with cheerful wallpaper for pretty, functional storage space. The clean lines of a Parsons-style desk topped with organizing trays lend a tidy vibe, while turquoise desk accessories infuse the workspace with energy and excitement.

This compact kitchen feels larger than it is because of its color scheme of neutrals and whites. A large farmhouse sink and a breakfast bar give this kitchen its cottage charm.

With easy-to-clean painted wood floors, a worn, vintage bench, and plenty of storage hooks, this small entryway becomes a mudroom with coastal charm.

Custom floor-to-ceiling cabinets maximize storage in this Cat Island, South Carolina, cottage. White walls, white cabinets, and white Carrara marble countertops make the room feel sleek, clean, and contemporary.

A pair of industrial pendants from Belgium illuminates the oversized marble-topped kitchen island, which welcomes activities from slicing and chopping to doing homework. Large, upholstered kitchen stools are comfortable and look invisible next to the island

A custom headboard is the star of this master bedroom. The room’s colors are toned down, but the mix of patterns definitely isn’t. An animal-print rug and a floral fabric on the headboard are an unexpected pairing, but the effect feels natural in this retreat.

This formal living room isn’t too stuffy -- children and pets are welcome too. The natural-fiber area rug withstands wear and tear. The furniture has a variety of finishes -- from stained wood to white-washed to gilded -- giving the room a collected feel.

This North Carolina home’s kitchen cabinets and backsplash allow the bold fabric choices in the breakfast area to shine. Colorful accessories, cookbooks, and dish towels, keep an all-white kitchen from feeling stale or industrial.

An unexpected mix of colors, patterns, and textures makes this North Carolina dining room a luxurious yet playful space. Ornate gold-and-orange toile wallpaper is balanced with a graphic, green trellis pattern, and vibrant art and dramatic silk drapes -- all in equally bold shades -- reflect the mixed, not matched, sensibility of the homeowner.

A light-blue shade on the cabinets and island complements the sea-inspired backsplash and softens stainless steel appliances and dark countertops and floors. The hint of iridescent shimmer of the tile backsplash sets off the blue cabinetry and sandy trim ceilings and inspired the color palette for the rest of the house.

Lemon yellow wall color paired with royal blue painted floors makes this small kitchen a charming, vintage-inspired space.

A laid-back mix of hand-me-down furniture gives this porch a charming vibe. The main priority in this space is comfort, so soft cushions and plenty of throw pillows are a must.

The oversize dining room table that was once a Ping-Pong table is a playful note in the buttoned-up space of this South Carolina beach house. Linen covers on the host and hostess chairs add an earthy, organic tone to the beachy palette, and large open windows draped in gauzy linen add a delicate touch to the room and let in sea breezes and fantastic light.

Just a splash of the unexpected here and there – such as the hot pink bean bag chairs and bold lamps – is a great way to introduce some brightness in an all-white room. 

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