Patterns pop up in surprising places in this sleek living room: on the side of an armchair, underfoot on the rug. Keeping everything within the same cool gray-and-white color palette lets the lively prints fit within the serene setting.
In this handsome bedroom, unfinished wood paneling makes a textured accent wall behind the bed. Blue linen is a pretty choice for the window shade, bringing depth and color into the space.
The layout of the living room accommodates different activities, creating a true multipurpose space. The primary seating area includes an intimate arrangement of the sofa and two armchairs for gatherings of family or friends. The sofa has a comfortable view of the television, which is mounted above the fireplace, for nights when the homeowners choose to stay in and watch a movie. A bistro-sized table and chairs near the window offer a space to have a drink, play cards or even work on a laptop with a view of the TV.
Designer Annie Lowengart balances the use of bold color in this home office by painting the back walls of the cabinetry lime green while keeping the doors, shelving and trim a crisp white, mimicking the balance of color in the wallpaper by Katie Ridder. A playful pink sconce adds a touch of feminine to the space designed to be shared by a couple who work in the California tech industry.
With a crisp white kitchen serving as a backdrop, this dining room punches with color thanks end chairs upholstered in Schumacher's Chiang Mai Dragon fabric and lime green panels and side chairs covered in blue leather. The green in the end chairs is echoed in the drawers of the chest, which serves as a sideboard.
Clean white French doors open the contemporary living room to the backyard. A traditional wood table displays favorite books and accessories, while abstract art brings modern elements to the space.