Bathroom in the bedroom. I love the surprise element of having a bedroom open completely to a shower. It creates a playful, intimate vibe perfect for a rental or vacation property, as in this gorgeous North Carolina carriage house.
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.
Spacious linen sofas and a strict organic-colored palette bring surprising calm to this mountainside living room. Even the large architectural beams appear soft and subdued.
This is definitely not for everyone, but if you’re looking to create a fresh, airy home, consider a concrete floor painted white and sealed. It creates a crisp backdrop that really allows light to bounce around and allows natural elements like verdant plants and natural wood to really show their character.