Elegant Family Home Boasts Unique Lights, Pops of Color

Inspired by her clients' love for French Acadian style, designer Kate Duckworth layered their space with warm neutrals, hardwood floors and glass fixtures. At the same time, bright pops of color ensure the space feels fun and lively for the growing family. 

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

Photo By: Vera Matson

White Foyer With Glass Pendants

To make this foyer feel as open and inviting as possible, the walls were painted white and accented by delicate glass pendant lights. A sturdy console table, glass-blown lamp and hardwood floors anchor the setting. 

Living Room Includes Accents in Green

The walls of this spacious living room have the palest green tint, which helps pick up the brighter accents of the color throughout the space. Twin built-in shelving units on either side of the fireplace make sure there's plenty of storage space. 

Fresh Accents Meet Rustic Touches

Pops of bright green throughout this living room recall a fresh, spring day. The chairs are antique, painted white and recovered with alligator print fabric for an unexpected edge. At the same time, a coffee table handmade from a wooden palette adds a rustic touch to the space. 

Open Concept Kitchen With Metal Stools

Across the way, a large blue-gray island gives the owners plenty of room to prepare dinner in the kitchen. White walls, cabinets and glass pendants uplift the design, while metal stools provide a nice shine.

Breakfast Nook With Yellow Flowers

For a light and fresh look in this breakfast room, the designers opted for a distressed wood-and-metal table paired with chairs. The banquette's green accent pillows help tie the area in with the nearby family room, which also features pops of green. 

Formal Dining Room With Neutral Hues

In this dining room, a round table creates an intimate, warm mood while refined lighting and an embellished buffet layer in a formal feel. 

Contemporary Powder Room

A powder room off the first floor gives guests a space to freshen up. Here, a simple sink instead of a boxy vanity is a delicate, elegant choice that pairs with a marble countertop and silvery mirror. 

Elegant Master Suite

This bedroom has a unique rounded shape with sets of French doors leading outside. Thick curtains give privacy at night; during the day, they can be pulled back to fill the space with sunlight. A tufted headboard and chairs add a luxe touch to the master bedroom. 

Spa Bathroom Showcases Clawfoot Tub

Highlighted by an open arched doorway, a grand soaking tub is the reward at the end of this passageway. Vanities on either side ensure the couple has plenty of storage. 

Shabby-Chic Nursery in Pink

A few floral accents and touches of pink make this nursery sweetly feminine for the homeowners' new additions. A spacious area rug underfoot keeps the room soft for twin girls on the move.

Next Up

Common Types of Mold in Homes

Mold comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. Learn how to identify the type of mold in your home and develop a plan of attack for treating it.

Light Bulbs: Know the Different Types

Fluorescent, incandescent, halogen and tungsten — learn where each bulb works best.

Types of Lighting Fixtures

Whether you choose a valance or pendant, there's a fixture for every need in your home

A Historic Home for a New Family

In a new Fixer Upper transformation, Chip and Joanna Gaines help a couple upgrade a 1927 brick Tudor, making it modern and family-friendly while retaining its elements of classic charm.