Open Design and Bright Colors Maximize Space and Style

Designer Brooke Wagner uses crisp colors and casual, open design to make the most of this small living space.
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October 20, 2015

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Photo By: Ryan Garvin

Neutral Living Room Spills Outdoors Through Retractable Windows

Retractable windows open this living room to the backyard, doubling the size of the living space. A mix of indigo-colored patterns add visual interest, though the overall palette remains neutral, keeping the focus on the natural surroundings.

Open Plan Living Room With Exposed Wood Beams

Space is maximized in this home by opening the kitchen and dining area to the living room. Indigo throw pillows boasting mixed patterns adorn the brown leather sofa and white armchairs. Reclaimed wood beams add texture and warmth overhead.

Crisp White Kitchen Features Blue Accent Barstools

The white walls and ceiling keep this kitchen bright and open, while exposed beams add texture and provide a break in the stark coloring. Blue barstools pop against the white island countertop and cabinets. Black perimeter countertops provide natural separation in the room.

Transitional White Kitchen With Cone Pendant Lights

Blue upholstered barstools add a pop of color in this stylish white kitchen. Cone pendant lights with a sleek gold interior are centered above the island, and small decorative elements sit on floating shelves and countertops, adding personality without clutter.

Bright Kitchen Dining Nook With Built-In Banquette

Dining space is maximized with this charming dining nook just off the kitchen. Built-in banquette seating accommodates more people in a smaller space. Darker gray and blue hues look beautiful against the bright white background. A large chandelier adds elegance without distracting from the calm, stylish design.

Master Bedroom Features Herringbone Textured Accent Wall

Shades of gray and white create a calm and stylish look in this master bedroom. A herringbone accent wall brings texture to the design behind a gray upholstered headboard and layered throw pillows. Two stone-based lamps add a unique touch, and light from the window and French doors creates a natural brightness.

Transitional Master Bedroom With Textured Gray Accent Wall

A high ceiling opens up this bedroom, and a textured accent wall adds interest behind the bed. The white and gray color palette creates a calm feel and cohesive look throughout the room. Reclaimed wood beams emphasize the vaulted ceiling.

Sunny Rooftop Patio With Cozy Gray Sofa and Graphic Accents

A covered patio creates a more intimate space while still being outdoors. This rooftop patio features a gray sofa decorated with patterned throw pillows, striped window treatments and a graphic rug. A wood coffee table adds a light element against the rich gray tones.

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