Mirror Reflects Natural Light and Makes Master Bedroom Feel Larger

An oversized mirror hung on the wall beside the king sized bed reflects the natural light let into the space from the large window, making the bedroom seem larger.

Living Room With Bookshelves, Exposed Beams, & Arched Window

This living room combines rustic elements such as exposed beams, rafters, and trusses with traditional upholstered furniture, modern wood-and-cable stair railings, and a classic arched window that lets in lots of natural light.

Kitchen With Blue and Barnwood Cabinets, Hood, and Island

There’s a touch of retro -- but nothing old-fashioned -- about this bungalow kitchen, with its striking combination of rustic barnwood, robin’s-egg-blue surfaces, sleek countertops, and metallic barstools.

Blue and Brown Rustic Living Room

A blue and brown palette sets a cozy tone in this rustic-inspired living room. The darker hues and rich textures are a complementary tie-in with the home's forest setting.

Photo By: David Livingston

Blue Velvet Barstools Add Color and Seating to Gray Kitchen

Navy-Blue Bathroom With Mosaic Tile Floor in Shades of Blue

This small bathroom thinks big, thanks to a doorless shower with blue tile accents, glossy navy walls, an airy vintage console-style sink, and a floor of penny tiles in random, complementary shades of blue.

Dining Room With Crystal Chandelier and Zebra-Striped Chairs

This dining room mixes classic and contemporary: a crystal chandelier illuminates exposed beams and a rustic freeform table, while gray zebra-striped chairs and Greek key drapery borders somehow look just right together.

Dresser and Gold Mirror

Metallics can be a lovely, simple way to dress up a neutral area. Here, golden drawer pulls and an Art Deco mirror by Anthropologie add an elegant dose of shimmer.

Photo By: Suzanne Childress

Neutral Guest Bathroom with Lots of Texture

In the guest bathroom, designers added texture to the small space by bringing in wallpaper that sports neutral feathers. Then, they added real feathers and a textured mirror to the vanity to finish off the design.

About Suzanne Childress

Suzanne Childress is a San Francisco Bay Area designer melding classic and modern elements to create a space that is sophisticated yet subtly unexpected. READ MORE