This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has a den as well as an outside deck accessible from the living room and master bedroom. My client wanted an overall interior revamp with contemporary lines and asked for a subtle color palette in order to showcase her amazing taste in flowers and awe-inspiring art collection.
I chose organic lighting shapes, straight-legged furniture and a mix of geometric prints to bring together a contemporary design. The prints and furniture all feature the clean lines my client wanted, with the fabric patterns adding interest yet keeping the desired subtle approach as they are all in neutral colors. For the kitchen, I went with dark cabinets and white counters for contrast, then tied the look together with black, white and silver mixed tiles for the backsplash areas as well as underneath the cabinets.
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Kitchen The mixed black, white and silver tiles – small in size – add punchy pattern while providing the toned down appeal my client wanted. I kept the color scheme of the whole room in dark, white and silver tones with dark cabinets, white countertops and stainless steel appliances, giving floral colors and accessories an extra pop. I added a pair of large pendant lamps that work well not to hog the spotlight, but to draw the eye in with the rest of the kitchen pieces in the same color scheme.
Living Room Subtle neutral wall colors not only call attention to the large painting, but create a cozy, serene tone in the room. Pillows and textiles in neutrals, with striking patterns thrown in, create the right balance – drawing the eye while still making sure that the artwork is the focal point.
Bedrooms To keep the flow of the home’s interior design in the same style and feel throughout, I continued using a mix of printed neutral textiles in the bedrooms, again to provide interest while also keeping the focus on my client’s art pieces. To keep the style from becoming too repetitive though, I didn’t use the exact art placement styles in both bedrooms. For example, three thick-framed pictures stand out above the bed in the second bedroom, while a single piece of unframed artwork on the wall captures the eye in the master bedroom.
Bathrooms Textured surfaces add character and small bands of contrasted tiles give the bathrooms impact. The tile bands softly accent areas like the vanity mirror and shower stall to break up expanses of solid neutrals.
Den In the den, I chose to use more black rather than a larger blend of lighter neutrals than I did in the other rooms in order to better highlight a painting that contains primary colors. Although the wall colors in the den are still soft and subtle like my client wanted throughout the home, the amount of black shelving in the room makes the bright colors in the artwork really stand out.
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