Modular Contemporary Living Room and Kitchen

This contemporary living room-kitchen combo features layered texture and pops of bright color in artwork and accessories.

Photo By: Claire Paquin

Photo By: Claire Paquin

Photo By: Claire Paquin

Photo By: Claire Paquin

Photo By: Claire Paquin

Photo By: Claire Paquin

Photo By: Claire Paquin

Photo By: Claire Paquin

Photo By: Claire Paquin

Photo By: Claire Paquin

Contemporary Gray Great Room With Large Sectional

This contemporary family room-kitchen combo gets its interest from layered texture and pops of bright color in artwork and accessories. A suspended track light fixture tops the modern dining table, dividing the space and creating distinct areas for lounging, cooking and dining. A large, contemporary modular sofa offers plenty of seating for family and friends.

Contemporary Living Space With Open Concept Design

Soft gray on the walls, sofa, rug and backsplash results in a streamlined space that's set up for maximum openness and efficiency. The modern dining table is topped with a suspended track light that provides separation and creates distinct zones for living and dining.

Bright Transitional Family Room With Marble Fireplace

From the clean-lined fireplace and wall-mounted TV to the oversized sectional sofa and acrylic table, everything about this room screams "modern family." Built-in shelves flank the fireplace, providing space to display bright accessories. Light colored walls and a shimmery rug allow bright-colored art and accessories to pop.

Transitional Open Plan Kitchen With Large White Island

This kitchen renovation stole square footage from an oversized powder room, resulting in a bright, airy space that opens to the dining room and family room beyond. The homeowner loves to cook, so the large island, with its sleek white countertop and ample storage, was a welcome addition.

Transitional White Kitchen Is Bright, Spacious

Ample white-painted cabinetry extends to the ceiling, maximizing storage in this transitional kitchen. Soft gray walls tie in with a gray subway tile backsplash, creating a pale palette that gives the space a clean, airy feel. Modern pendants with an industrial edge hang above a large island that offers additional storage. A row of windows above the sink fills the space with natural light.

Gray and White Kitchen With Clean, Open Feel

White cabinetry and gray walls blend to create an open, airy kitchen that's welcoming and light-filled. Industrial-style pendants hang above a large island that offers extra storage. White quartz countertops are sleek and functional.

Clean & Airy Transitional Kitchen With Island Storage

Ample cabinetry provides loads of storage in this streamlined, transitional kitchen. Stainless steel appliances and industrial-style pendants give the space a clean, modern feel, while hardwood floors ground the space and add warmth. Soft gray walls tie in with a gray tile backsplash, giving the overall room a clean, airy feel.

Transitional White Mudroom With Built-In Storage

In this renovation, designer Claire Paquin reconfigured a powder room and hall closet to make space for a mudroom the original house lacked. The clean, transitional space is light and bright, with all-white millwork and built-in storage that extends to the ceiling to maximize space. A fun, modern pendant continues the clean white color scheme.

Transitional White Hallway With Elegant Lighting

Soft gray walls, white millwork and modern art blend with traditional hardwood floors and a staircase with stained and painted wood rails. A pair of elegant light fixtures adds glamor to the space.

Bold Color in Transitional Home Office

From the deep blue walls, to the metallic globe pendant, to the diagonal hardwood with an inlaid border, this light-filled transitional office is full of interesting elements. Bright white millwork sets off the bold walls, and a work table stocked with art supplies takes the place of a traditional desk.