An unexpected design element -- the brick floor laid in a herringbone pattern -- is not only unique, but a highly functional base for this mudroom. Turquoise walls provide vibrancy and interesting contrast, and the room is well-appointed to store shoes, coats and supplies.
Fresh and homey, here's an eat-in kitchen any chef -- and family! -- would adore. Crisp whites of the cabinets and kitchen island bring brightness, and are the perfect simple backdrop that lets the room's other design items --like the cherry red stools -- pop. Woven chairs and a butcher block table feel earthy, and an antique china cabinet displays colorful cups and accents.
Clean and bright, this well-appointed bathroom looks straight out of a high-end spa. Touches such as the hexagonal tile floor and marble countertops add to the richness, as does the large soaking tub. The unexpected chandelier brings an additional feeling of elegance.
Laundry is such a bore -- why not cheer up your washing space with a splash of vibrant color? The green against the white cabinets creates an extra air of clean. A nearby storage bench doubles as a place to fold fresh clothes and linens.
An asymmetrical gallery wall loaded with inspirational sayings, family initials, graphic sketches and giraffes brings lightness and fun to this eclectic playroom. Retro locker-inspired cabinets almost disappear against the white wall, keeping the space from feeling too busy.
A traditional touch gets a contemporary update: The movable ladder attached to these otherwise basic bookshelves is as functional -- allowing the homeowners to reach items up high -- as it is attractive. Adding plants and unique accessories along with the books arranged in varying ways feels personal and adds additional elements of interest.
Accessories are everything. This bedroom features a Hollywood glamor-inspired theme with gold patterned wallpaper. A lucite lamp is a perfect touch, providing personality without taking away from the wallpaper's charm. A simple photo and vase of tulips are all the room needs to feel personalized and inviting.
This kitchen and living room combo includes bright, fresh color, for a "happy" feel. The kitchen opens into a comfy living room which makes a perfect space for entertaining. A coffee table holds plants and stacks of books; nearby sofas and chairs are perfect for reading. The island in the kitchen is surrounded by basic white stools, and art in the nearby dining room sets a whimsical but classy atmosphere.
A black and white color scheme can be considered neutral, but in this dining room it's anything but. Funky patterned wallpaper plays off a differently patterned black and white rug. The farmhouse table pairs nicely with wishbone chairs, and a gathering of plants with antler horns gives the space an outdoorsy flair. A large hanging light fixture provides plenty of light, and a red tray on the table adds a punch of color.
Everyone always ends up gathering in the kitchen, right? So why not bring the living room in?! This open concept space does just that while still creating distinct and inviting spaces. The mixing of contrasting yet complementary materials -- a marble kitchen island top, woven chairs and butcher block table -- create nuance and depth in the fabulous family space.
Tones of white and gray create a soothing master bathroom straight out of a spa. The space feels both traditional and contemporary, borrowing elements from each style of design — such as the more traditional wainscoting and the more contemporary soaking tub. Hexagonal marble tiles are a unique take on a common bathroom floor material.
This is the perfect bedroom for a very smart, chic and fashion-savvy teenage girl — a posh white room with a nod to old Hollywood glamor. Fabulous gold and white vintage-inspired wallpaper showcases the tall accent wall behind the bed. The rest of the room is dressed with textural fabrics, vintage touches and gold accessories.
A simple and small bathroom becomes a spectacular space just by adding wallpaper that wows. Dark hardwood floors and white wainscoting feel traditional and grounded, allowing the patterned blue circles to play the starring role.
Nestling up to this contemporary kitchen island on cheery, cherry red chairs with a big cup of coffee is a great way to start the day. While the space is expansive, pendant lights bring down the ceiling without closing in the kitchen, working with the fun stools to create a room that feels intimate and homey. An ever-present plant and sunny lemons bring additional life and light.
When designed smartly, open concept floor plans can still include multiple living spaces that hold unique character while also blending into the whole. Here, neutral walls keep the background out of the picture, letting the spaces be defined by the color schemes of their furnishings and art. Pops of turquoise and coral work to tie the spaces together in a seamless manner.