Monday, November 21, 2011

Household Basic - Gallery 8

In this beachside bunkroom in South Carolina, a pop of solid color against the small-scale print anchors the space while still keeping the mood light and the look cohesive. The rug picks up on the other blues so that the patterns can coordinate, not clash.

This porch off the master bedroom in South Carolina is outfitted with a pair of suspended beds for afternoon naps, cocktails, or just hanging out. Brightly colored blues and greens echo the water and sea grass of the beach setting.

A simple worktable makes this space on an outdoor porch a perfect mudroom with a chalkboard, space for muddy boots, and old crates for handy storage.

With a childproof gate and a few toys, this simple porch area becomes a perfect playroom.

A striped, slipcovered settee is the perfect size for this young gentleman. The photo display is a montage of family shots copied onto wooden plates and hung on the wall with simple hooks.

The Douglas fir flooring creates a simple base for the steel staircase, modern Parsons table, and Eames chair.

This kitchen in Oakland, California opens right into the living and dining rooms.  Wood floors and cabinetry contrast with the white walls, and sleek marble countertops for a balanced effect. Industrial lighting makes this space feel more like a downtown loft than 1900s craftsman home.

This colorful living room feels cozy and collected because its furnishings and decor are just that -- collected from various vacations. A bright yellow tapestry with fuchsia accents complements the velvet settee and Oriental rug perfectly.

This low-maintenance deck is made from Trex, a composite of wood and plastic that needs no refinishing and doesn’t splinter or rot. A hose, brush, and soapy water are all that are needed for cleaning. With a poured concrete patio and varnished-rattan furnishings, this backyard oasis takes care of itself.

A colorful Mexican tile mosaic brings color to this covered terrace. Beehive shaped lanterns add a Euro-chic touch, and the weather-resistant patio furniture allows for year-round alfresco dining.

Light blue toile ceramic tiles above the stove top gives this Florida kitchen a sunny, European feel. A swirly chandelier in cream keeps the kitchen fresh rather than stuffy. Kitchen cabinets are painted the color of sand to complement the array of blues in the Bahia granite countertops.

Silver-leafed wallpaper provides the basis for the colors and finishes in this ladies dressing area. Silver polished accessories brighten up a cream-colored vanity, and an antique French chair with a brown and gold distressed frame, is the perfect equalizer between the two tones.

A modern Lucite table disappears beneath an abstract Richard Casey painting, antique Vietnamese candlesticks, and stylized leaves that fill an old iron cachepot. A French provincial arm chair adds another international element to this mixed-media foyer.

Two custom Empire-inspired etageres and a handsome limestone fireplace serve as a dramatic backdrop for elegant evening gatherings in this symmetrical formal living room.

A decorative glittering mirror gets full attention amid rough textures. Surrounded by elements in natural shades, such as the color of this basin, it evokes a feeling of grandeur.

Create a contrasting look by mixing ornate, Louis-inspired French chairs with a clean-lined, forged-metal table. Surround them with pieces in black and gold to pull out the colors.

Mix heritage colors such as gray, oyster, and off-white, with rich berry tones for a luxurious appearance. Team with furniture in zingy orange for a contemporary edge.

Combine tweed and silk on your sofa for a pleasing change of texture. Team with a velvet chair and cushions in a range of fabrics for a sensual mix.

Give your daughter room to dream with whimsical touches and classic charm. Feminine details bloom against soft green walls, creating an enchanting suite fit for your present-day princess.

A mismatched table and chairs suit this outdoor dining space’s worn yet elegant style, and no coastal porch would be complete without a woven hammock.

This kitchen shows its playful side with bursts of green in the backsplash and wainscoting.

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