When space is at a premium, you’ll do anything you can to squeeze out the most inches. A corner sink with a black lacquer vanity in this California powder room saves valuable floor space. The split mirror is a particularly nice touch.
Embrace the power of whitewashing. Speaking of white, using a watered-down white paint on wood elements in your home creates a warm, Shabby Chic look that always feels cozy.
In the dining room of this Illinois home, Jennifer Kranitz of Chicago-based firm PROjECT used silk drapery as the backdrop to a pair of African portraits, allowing the subtle shimmer of the fabric to create a contrast with the chains used to hang the artwork and balance the drama of the Mongolian fur ladder back dining chairs and Oly bubble chandelier.
Here, the color is used as an accent in pillows, many of which sit atop custom storage benches. Meanwhile, a duck-egg blue dapples an area rug and covers the front door to help break up and balance the mostly white room.