Refined Contemporary Residence Designed for Entertaining

Each space in this refined residence takes on contemporary design in a different way. From the wood paneling in the masculine billiards room to the crystal chandelier in the glamorous master bedroom, each area takes on an atmosphere of its own. Designer Claire Paquin created a welcoming home, full of cheery pops of color.

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Photo By: Donna Dotan

Contemporary Gray Family Room With Stone Fireplace

This family room features pale gray accents –– like the wall color and suede sofa –– paired with pops of bright turquoise and deep purple hues. A charcoal and white patterned area rug leads the way to a rustic stone fireplace, finishing the look of the space.

Contemporary Family Room With Turquoise Lamp and Metal X-Based Stools

This light gray family room features a sleek black console table with a turquoise lamp, purple accessories and two metallic leather stools tucked underneath.

Contemporary Gray Family Room With Aqua Accents

This vibrant family room features a beautiful gray hue seen in the soft wall color, suede sofa and patterned area rug. Pops of bright aqua and deep purple in the satin curtains, throw pillows, wall art and end table add a fun vibe to the space.

Contemporary Family Room With Turquoise Curtains

This light gray family room earns pops of bright color from turquoise curtains and two purple and white upholstered armchairs. A contemporary end table sits between the chairs, while large windows allow natural light to flood the space.

Geometric Bookshelf in Modern Living Room

This light gray living room features a funky geometric bookshelf decorated with books, vases and other colorful accents.

Transitional Brown Dining Room With Bay Window

This transitional dining room features a long rectangular dining table, perfect for entertaining family and friends. Wainscoting adds a classic touch, and a bay window provides ample natural light.

Wood Paneled Game Room With Sleek Pool Table

This spacious game room features all-over wood paneling, a vaulted ceiling and medium grain hardwood floors. A metal pool table is positioned in the center of a rectangle made from gray stone tiles, and a gray wingback armchair provides a place for relaxing in between games.

Transitional Living Room With Gray and Black Armchairs

This living room pairs together traditional wood paneling with contemporary touches, like two gray and black armchairs. A round black metal table is positioned between the chairs, while framed black and white photo prints hang above.

Transitional Living Room With Black and Gray Console Table

This living room pairs together traditional all-over wood paneling with contemporary touches, like black and white artwork. A black cabinet with a heather gray front features a bar tray and several stacked books, while a white lampshade sconce hangs above.

Transitional Gray Bedroom With Glamorous Chandelier

This sophisticated master bedroom features charcoal gray walls paired with pure white design accents, like the bed linens, platform bed and tufted bench. Mirrored nightstands sit on either side of the bed, while a glamorous chandelier hangs above the bed.

Contemporary Master Bedroom With Dark Brown Dresser

This master bedroom features deep gray walls paired with neutral accents, like the soft carpet. A contemporary dark brown dresser provides plenty of storage space, while mint green vases and ocean blue wall art provide finishing touches.

Charcoal Gray Master Bedroom Sitting Area

This sophisticated master bedroom features charcoal gray walls and light gray curtains paired with a neutral area rug and two armchairs. A bronze geometric accent table sits between the chairs, while surrounding windows flood the space with natural light.

Transitional Gray Bedroom With Beautiful White Bedding

This chic master bedroom features a charcoal gray wall color paired with pure white accents, including the bed linens, tufted bench and soft carpet. A crystal chandelier and metallic mirror add a touch of glam, and an adjacent sitting room provides a spacious place to relax.

Master Bedroom Sitting Area With White Shelving

This sophisticated sitting room is located just off of the master bedroom, providing a spacious place for relaxation. White shelving lines the taupe colored walls and frames in a black fireplace, while soft, neutral furniture –– including a tufted coffee table and two swivel chairs –– allow for adequate seating options.

Neutral, Light-Filled Basement Kitchen

Neutral walls, clean lines and white cabinetry characterize this transitional kitchen, which provides maximum function in this basement-level space. Wide windows take advantage of the views and bring in a surprising amount of light. Sleek quartz countertops, modern barstools and a glass tile backsplash give the room contemporary flair.

Built-In Desk in Transitional Kid's Room

This built-in desk in a kid's bedroom gets a fun pop of color with bright wallpaper that's hung only on the backs of shelves. A modern upholstered stool and bright yellow desk lamp turn the small space into a functional study area.

Functional Built-Ins in Kid's Bedroom

A built-in nightstand backed by decorative beadboard provides stylish, functional storage in this transitional kid's bedroom. An upholstered headboard with two rows of nailhead trim is custom-built to fit the space, and reading lights above are a practical addition. Dinosaur-printed bedding, acid green pillows and a matching chevron rug add kid-friendly flair.

Stylish and Contemporary Dresser in Master Bedroom

Chic gray walls form the backdrop for a two-toned dresser in this contemporary master suite. Neutral colors and metallic surfaces continue the room's stylish, contemporary theme.

Transitional Kid's Room Is Stylish, Functional

A room-sized, chevron-patterned rug brings a fun punch of color and pattern to this neutral kid's room. Built-ins offer plenty of storage space, while contemporary lighting is both stylish and functional. Fun fabrics on the window and bedding add a dose of kid-friendly style.

Mosaic Tile Backsplash in Transitional Basement Kitchen

An earthy yet glamorous tile backsplash brings a punch of style to this transitional kitchen. White cabinetry extends to the ceiling to maximize storage. The small kitchen makes maximum use of the basement in this contemporary home.

Transitional Kitchen Maximizes Basement Space

A light, bright kitchen makes the most of the basement space in this transitional home. The room features neutral walls, clean lines and white cabinetry. Wide windows take advantage of the views and bring in natural light. Quartz countertops, modern barstools and a glass tile backsplash give the room contemporary flair, and cabinetry extends to the ceiling to maximize storage.

White Walls, Fun Fabrics in Kid's Bedroom

This neutral kid's room proves that a space doesn't have to be colorful to be fun and playful. Built-in cabinets flank both sides of the bed, creating functional and stylish bedside tables. An upholstered headboard with two rows of nailhead trim is custom-built to fit the space, and reading lights above are a practical addition. Dinosaur-printed bedding and a pair of acid green pillows bring punch and kid-friendly flair.

Traditional Upstairs Hallway Is Open, Airy

Plenty of light and an open, airy feel characterize the upstairs landing of this traditional home. Stained wood rails pop against the white millwork, while a custom-painted niche in the ceiling draws attention to the contemporary crystal chandelier.