Difference makers: Simple elements change the game in home design
Above: Ready to Read
Books make a difference by adding history to a space and reflecting the family that lives in the home. This built-in bookshelf in the den is centered by a “window” to the kitchen and the breakfast room beyond.
An arched brick doorway gets a special paint treatment to blend with the painted cypress beams to draw your eye from the family room to the living room beyond.
Think you can’t enjoy the great outdoors while you are taking a shower inside? Think again. All you need is a privacy wall and a little creativity. Here, a custom barn-style glass door was created for entrance to the expansive shower in the master bath.
A bold use of color—on an accent wall or even on a throw pillow—significantly changes the dynamic of a room. In this sunroom, cabinets in a quiet weathered-wood faux finish allow the glossy orange tile backsplash to steal the show.
A trio of shaded chandeliers is perfectly aligned in the master bathroom and adjoining walk-in closet to keep the look clean and consistent.
This room works visually, thanks in part to a pleasing symmetry. Seating in varied textures, including a velvet sofa and pairs of chairs in linen and leather, is part of a pale palette that brings the art collection to the forefront.
It’s Your Tone
Staying true to the same hue creates a cohesive space. The color scheme for the living room was derived from an antique tapestry that now hangs above the tobacco-hued velvet sofa. Two club chairs are covered in saddle-colored leather, and underfoot is a pair of patterned rugs seamed together to create a custom piece to fit the space.