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.
A bohemian vibe in this Malibu mobile home entices guests to sprawl out wherever they may and listen to some tunes or the roar of the waves. The custom daybed cushions lift to reveal hidden storage.
Blue has a lot going for it. The color can be soothing and serene when presented in a lighter shade (hailed as a near-neutral) or bold and commanding when done up like a male peacock, as shown here. In fact, the zippy blue paint color in this Houston living room is called Peacock Blue.
To allow the living room in this new Carpinteria, California, home to double as a media room, design firm Lafia/Arvin, A Design Corporation, chose floor-to-ceiling motorized drapery to make the transition to movie viewing seamless.