A traditional staircase pairs with an upholstered bench and a distressed side table to create an elegant yet inviting atmosphere upon entering this home. A warm color scheme of creamy neutrals and rich browns creates a compelling sense of authenticity.
Designer Lori Rourk transformed a once-tired antique record player into a chic focal point by adding blown glass knobs and refinishing the wood. Inexpensive coastal accessories finish off the look and bring a real sense of character.
A former old-world bed was transformed into a coastal focal point simply by changing its surroundings. "I never dreamed that it would work in this environment," says designer Lori Rourk. "Once I placed it in the room, it became a focal point and was an unexpected delight."
Two French country-style armchairs are adorned with furry pillows and situated in front of large windows, creating an ideal spot for intimate conversation. In between the chairs, a metallic table boasts a metallic vase, adding an eye-catching splash of glamor to the space.
You can mix old and new elements to add depth and creativity to a room. For example, designer Lori Rourk paired a weathered antique column and coastal artwork with a shining new bar cart, which also adds in a variety of materials and textures.
Sleek, metallic finishes and clean lines combine with sumptuous textures and traditional architecture for a luxurious, transitional design in this living room. A soft, neutral color palette pulls the look together.
The furniture chosen for this tasteful dining room gives the space a French country-inspired look. An ornate chandelier and gorgeous crown molding add sophistication overhead, while a patterned area rug adds updated style underfoot.
Instead of buying all-new furniture to create a calm coastal environment in her living room, designer Lori Rourk transformed her existing furniture. "All of this furniture in its existing state was very dark and gloomy. I loved the lines of all of these pieces, so instead of buying new, I would recreate my vision to be light and airy," Rourk says.
A gold antler, a metallic sculpture and coffee table books adorn the mercury glass-topped table in this transitional living room, adding a glamorous gleam to the chic space. Furnishings are kept neutral so as not to compete with the metallic accents.
Swirled columns and understated archways subtly divide the foyer, living room and dining room in this elegant home. A neutral color palette carries throughout the spaces, tying them together and uniting the first floor.