The designers of this unusual dining room kept the palette neutral, and added visual interest via a splashy, hand-painted pattern on the walls. They also layered textures like wood, stone and glass.
White walls in the living room are a backdrop for this homeowner's finds from around the globe. On the floor, layering a smaller rug on top of a big one is a good way to add texture and color to the large space.
Hints of pattern pop out from neutral backgrounds in this pretty living room: chevron stripes on the fireplace, printed accent pillows. The gray ceiling helps the big space feel more intimate.