"When you're working on a strict budget, cash doesn't usually extend to custom-made built-in cabinetry," says designer Anna Williams. "Instead, I've used a set of affordable and modern white bookshelves to create plenty of storage, without the expense." A bright abstract is a colorful focal point, while wicker baskets provide some hidden storage options.
A console table with sleek, updated lines is topped with a collection of white vases and framed artwork. The tropical-style basket is tucked below to provide additional storage in the hallway.
Designer Anna Williams, against a white backdrop of walls and bookcases, cleverly created a homage to this family by framing and displaying memories and mementos of their lives. Using canvas and white frames, she focused attention on the children's artwork and special family photographs with careful attention to placement and design. Guests will delight in their little slice of life!
The vintage headboard in this guest bedroom was spray-painted in matte gray to give it a graphic look against the bright white walls. Simple white bedding highlights the red and white striped throw, while chunky timber bedside tables provide a large surface for a guest to keep books, phones and knick-knacks. The tall white lamps were chosen to balance the tall windows and trimmed with red velvet ribbon for a custom look.
Clean white walls provide a cool and calming retreat from the tropical heat. The focus of the dining room is the colorful abstract paintings from a local artist, so the furniture is kept simple and understated. A round table allows for a better flow for traffic through the small area, while white replica Ghost Chairs are stylish and practical.
A mid-century storage unit keeps plenty of books, toys and supplies hidden while still looking stylish. A white metal desk paired with a Tolix-style chair provides a homework spot with the addition of some fun accessories like the black pharmacy lamp and dice container.
This cool black and white boys room is great for a teen and can be easily changed as tastes change. Pops of green are a fun addition that keeps the space from looking too serious.
Hardwood flooring connects the dining room with the kitchen in this open-plan living space. A hardwood table is on one side of the space, surrounded by six white wood chairs. A white vase filled with flowers is displayed in the middle of the dining room table.
Contemporary bird artwork was chosen to add a quirky touch to this bright, bold guest bedroom. The pinks, reds and oranges from the artwork were used in a color-blocking technique around the room, featured on the lamps, cushions and bedding. Designer tip: To keep a space with bright colors from looking like a kid's room, layer shades of the same tone throughout, like this room layers coral, orange and red.
For a simple and affordable gallery wall, a series of photos from the homeowner's travels were cropped to show just the graphic details. When the black-and-white photos are paired with affordable white frames, the result is striking. The turquoise chair was a splurge, but it is paired with an antique silver plant stand for a budget-friendly side table.
Getting through to the patio will never be the same now that designer Anna Williams uplifted this living space with custom cabinetry and comfortable furnishings. The gray and white color scheme softens the room and allows the view from the glass patio doors to take prominence. Especially noteworthy is the attractive gray and white area rug that warms the presentation of the more practical beige tile.