Crazy for Color: Pastel Details in Contemporary Home

Pastel-colored furniture and accessories provide a pleasing visual contrast against a backdrop of whites and neutrals in this spacious, open home. Jewel tones are particularly effective in the gray master bedroom, and bright pink oversized swivel chairs help liven up the family room.

From: Amy Elbaum

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Photo By: Amy Bartlam

Funky Pendant Lights in Neutral, Eclectic Kitchen

Originally, there were two large chandeliers hanging over the kitchen's island, so to update the space to fit the homeowners' design style, designers replaced them with three funky pendant lights that extend from the kitchen island down to the dining table.

Neutral Kitchen with Secondary Dining Area

To give the homeowners a secondary dining area, designers added a small kitchen table to the end of the island. Designers used the chairs the homeowners had already and mixed them with funky lighting and a vintage buffet that was refinished in a royal blue to add a pop of color to the space.

Pink, Oversized Swivel Chairs in Small Family Room

A small family room is nestled at the end of the kitchen. To bring this space to life, designers brought in a pair of bright pink, oversized swivel chairs to help make the small space cozy and welcoming.

Abstract Art and Seating Vignette in Hallway

The walls at the end of the hallway that leads to the guest bedroom were a great place to add artwork and a seating vignette. The abstract, graffiti style art comes from a local artist designers found at the Santa Monica art fair.

Eclectic Formal Living Room with Art Gallery Feel

To create the formal living room, designers chose key pieces of unique furniture to define the room. Then, they completed the design with an eclectic mix of art, objects and photography to give the living space a gallery-like feel. To give the space a more completed look without blocking the natural light, sheer drapers with a subtle pattern was added to the windows.

Eclectic Statement Pieces in Formal Living Room

Designers chose bold statement pieces such as this mirrored coffee table to help create an eclectic, gallery style feel in the formal living room.

Eclectic Formal Living Space with Curated, Art Gallery Feel

Designer Amy Elbaum mixed the couple's existing midcentury collection and artwork with bold new pieces, creating a welcoming space with a curated, gallery feel.

Built-In Walnut Shelves Add Contrast to Eclectic Living Room

The home already had built-in walnut shelving, so designers left them exactly as they were for a bit of contrast in the eclectic, gallery style living room.

Doorway Draws Playful Contrast to Elegant Dining Room

The dining room was awkward and small, so designers covered the walls with a fun, gold malachite wallpaper and addd a linear chandelier to distract from the odd lines on the space and draw the eye to the center of the space. To bring in a bigger sense of richness, designers brought in bold purples to accent the gold wallpaper. At the entrance to the space, a surfboard and photography add a playful contrast to the formal, elegant dining space.

Simple, Uncluttered Entry

The home's entry flows into the formal living room, so designers went with a simple design to give the space an open, airy and uncluttered feel. A simple, modern bench with muted colored pillows, soft colored artwork and a gray rug define the space and usher guests into the home's living room.

Neutral Entryway with Soft Colored Artwork

To create the perfect, eclectic entryway to this home, designers started with the cool artwork and matched the bench, pillows and rug to its soft colors, creating the perfect warm welcome to anyone who enters the home.

Hot Pink Mirror Adds Pop of Color to Entryway

To add a pop of color to the simple design of the entryway, designers repurposed a stainless steel framed mirror that the homeowner already had and sprayed the rim hot pink.

Functional Office Space with Plenty of Storage

The home office space needed to have plenty of storage and function, so designers added a lacquer and stained oak custom built-in unit with open shelving, cabinets and drawers, as well as a usable workspace for the desktop computer. When the computer is not in use, the free-standing desk provides another work space. To warm up the space and create a contrast from the monochromatic colors, designers brought in a brown, swivel, office chair for a comfy place to sit.

Brown, Vintage Chair with Aged Leather Warms Monochromatic Office

The vintage chair with aged, brown leather warms the monochromatic work space.

Funky Chair in Home Office

To add another seating option to the office space that is located just off the master bedroom, designers brought in a funky lounge chair-the perfect place for a break or for curling up with a good book.

Dark Colors Make Enormous Master Bedroom Feel More Intimate

This huge master bedroom space was an enormous, somewhat overwhelming space, so designers decided to bring textured wallpaper to the half wall behind the bed. They then painted the rest of the walls a similar, dark color to create a more intimate and inviting space. To divide the room, a separate seating area in front of the bed creates an additional relaxing space for the homeowners in their master suite.

Jewel Tones Add Contrast and Color to Gray Master Bedroom

To make the large space feel more cozy and intimate, designers brought in a large, padded headboard in navy blue leather. To accent this new piece, turquoise lamps were added to the nightstand on either side of the bed-the jewel tones of the accents and the bed frame creating a nice contrast between themselves and the gray walls.

Jewel Toned Accents in Gray Master Bedroom

Jewel toned accents help to bring color to the large master bedroom.

Jewel Toned Seating in Master Bedroom

To give the homeowners a more usable, less overwhelming space, designers brought in a jewel toned sofa, white chairs and a faux animal hide rug to add subtle color to the large master bedroom space and give the homeowners an extra place to relax in their master bedroom.

Oversized Accent Pieces in Massive Master Bedroom

Because of the soaring ceiling heights in the master bedroom, designers used darker colors to create a more intimate and inviting space. They also brought in larger accent pieces such as this oversized mirror and dresser to help make the room feel less overwhelming.

Gray Half Wall Separates Master Bedroom from Bathroom Space

To separate the master bedroom from the master bathroom, a half wall was installed to establish the boundaries for both spaces.

Luxurious, Silk Rug in Master Bathroom

Instead of a traditional bathmat, designers brought in a soft and luxurious silk rug to warm up the space and continue the Zen vibe.

Zen Master Bathroom

The master bathroom's original design had a very Zen vibe, so designers continued the feel in the space by adding several new bamboo furniture pieces to the space.

Faux-Shagreen Buffet and Seating for Eight

The round table and patterned, upholstered chairs seat up to eight people. To add storage, designers brought in a buffet that is covered in faux-shagreen to add some nice texture against the wallpaper.

Black and White, Modern Backyard and Patio

Originally, the pergola in the backyard was light gray, but designers painted the piece black to add contrast in the outdoor space. To keep with the modern design of the house, designers used white, plastic oversized lounge chairs, an area rug and coffee table to give the space an indoor/outdoor look.

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