Exposed wood ceiling beams add texture to this neutral transitional living room. An oversized sectional sofa and area rug define the sitting area where a flat-screen TV is mounted above a marble fireplace. Tall arched windows fill the room with natural light.
The large island in this transitional kitchen makes an attractive option for casual dining. Black barstools provide welcome contrast to the richly veined white marble that makes up the island's waterfall countertop and matching range backsplash.
The homeowners set out to refresh their 1960s ranch-style home with a clean, airy new vibe while still celebrating the home’s unique architectural style. A light, romantic atmosphere is evoked through the beautifully dressed canopy bed and cozy siting area, which pairs a soft linen sofa and nesting end tables.
Natural light is lovely for creating a warm, inviting environment, but when you're ready for some shut-eye, those rays need to be controlled, says Flanigan. In addition to framing window openings with color and texture, drapery allows you to have direct control over your lighting experience. Invest in high-quality drapery and line your panels with blackout material. This ensures you get sleep at any hour of the day while also protecting your furniture, rugs and art from damaging UV rays.
A stone wall and rough-hewn ceiling beams add and Old World sensibility to this transitional dining room. The neutral palette is dressed up with colorful artwork and plush navy-blue dining chairs. Wine storage built in to the room makes choosing the right vintage for meals a snap.
The artwork's bright colors stand out radiantly against the neutral foundation of this living room's furniture and rugs. Unexpected textures—velvet, metal, even the houseplant—bring further visual interest to the space.
A curvy bench with intricate carvings brings a classic touch to this elegant and timeless master bedroom. Swing-arm light fixtures flank the dark green tufted headboard, which makes a dramatic statement against the tall white wall.
Two cream-colored chaises create a stylish spot for sunbathing. Just behind the outdoor lounge, bi-folding doors lead into the pool house, which boasts a living room, dining space and open kitchen.
Clean white cabinets are paired with European-inspired bar pulls for a elegant, contemporary look. A bold punch of color comes from the stylish, functional island, which provides prep space and eat-in dining.
Since the master bedroom features sweeping ceilings, the elegant curtains are hung high on the wall to match the scale of the room. Comfortable chairs are arranged for TV watching and with lots of natural light and floor lamps for reading.
Determined to revitalize their 1920s home versus tearing it down and starting new, the homeowners wanted a design that would remain true to the home’s traditional architecture while bringing in contemporary elements. Reclaimed wood ceiling beams adds a rustic quality to the living room, which pairs classic and modern furnishings together for a timeless, polished look.