Bungalow with a Punch of Color

Punches of colors, textures and patterns invigorate this open concept living space adding character and depth.
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October 19, 2015
From: Judith Balis

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Photo By: Boise Home Photography

Living Room With Two Tufted Sofas and Wood Coffee Tables

Punches of colors, textures and patterns create a grand living room. The symmetry of the room — including matching tufted sofas and two identical wood coffee tables — allows for the different elements to mix without the room feeling too busy or cluttered. A jute area rug brings the look together.

Soft Gray Living Room With Large Window, Traditional Fireplace & Tufted Sofas

Sunlight pours into this spacious living room, which is well-appointed for watching TV, enjoying the fire or simply lounging. The room is marked by its matching tufted sofas and dual circular coffee tables. Aqua-toned armchairs add a special punch of color.

Living Room With Cream Tufted Sofas, Turquoise Armchairs & Circular Wood Coffee Tables

Colors, textures and patterns work together to create a living room that feels put together and complete. Punches of turquoise and orange -- and the horizontally-striped window treatments -- are eye-catching in the otherwise neutral space. Matching wood coffee tables and a woven rug ensure the room feels earthy and comfortable -- perfect for gathering, watching TV or just enjoying a sparkling fire.

Living Room Features Beige Sofa & Turquoise Armchairs

When designed smartly, open concept floor plans can still include multiple living spaces that hold unique character while also blending into the whole. Here, neutral walls keep the background out of the picture, letting the spaces be defined by the color schemes of their furnishings and art. Pops of turquoise and coral work to tie the spaces together in a seamless manner.

Transitional Open Plan Kitchen With White Cabinets

This kitchen's crisp, clean white design shows just how much a bit of color can make an impact. Aside from the turquoise chairs and red stools and pillows, the addition of lemons and sunflowers provides a cheery, bright yellow that can be changed out by the day — and those sunny-hued things can be functional, too! In the fall, why not try orange bell peppers paired with chrysanthemums?

Eat-In Kitchen With White Cabinetry, Kitchen Island, Red Barstools & Butcher Block Table

Fresh and homey, here's an eat-in kitchen any chef -- and family! -- would adore. Crisp whites of the cabinets and kitchen island bring brightness, and are the perfect simple backdrop that lets the room's other design items --like the cherry red stools -- pop. Woven chairs and a butcher block table feel earthy, and an antique china cabinet displays colorful cups and accents.

Open Concept Room With Kitchen Island & Butcher Block Dining Table

Everyone always ends up gathering in the kitchen, right? So why not bring the living room in?! This open concept space does just that while still creating distinct and inviting spaces. The mixing of contrasting yet complementary materials -- a marble kitchen island top, woven chairs and butcher block table -- create nuance and depth in the fabulous family space.

Contemporary Kitchen With White Cabinets, Kitchen Island & Bold Red Barstools

Nestling up to this contemporary kitchen island on cheery, cherry red chairs with a big cup of coffee is a great way to start the day. While the space is expansive, pendant lights bring down the ceiling without closing in the kitchen, working with the fun stools to create a room that feels intimate and homey. An ever-present plant and sunny lemons bring additional life and light.

Mudroom With Brick Floor, Turquoise Walls & White Cabinets

An unexpected design element -- the brick floor laid in a herringbone pattern -- is not only unique, but a highly functional base for this mudroom. Turquoise walls provide vibrancy and interesting contrast, and the room is well-appointed to store shoes, coats and supplies.

Powder Room With Blue Patterned Wallpaper and White Wainscoting

A simple and small bathroom becomes a spectacular space just by adding wallpaper that wows. Dark hardwood floors and white wainscoting feel traditional and grounded, allowing the patterned blue circles to play the starring role.

Staircase Landing With White Storage Bench

This view into a transitional home shows a storage bench at the top of a staircase and a guest bathroom. Both are well-appointed with simple and stylish design elements.

Bathroom Features Slanted Ceiling, Single Vanity, Large Mirror and Green Accessories

The beauty of a neutral space is its ability to morph quickly with a change of accessories -- in this case, grass-green towels and rug. And neutral doesn't have to mean boring -- touches such as the backsplash with circular tiles and a subway-tiled shower with cutout storage area make this bathroom quirky and unique.

Laundry Room With Green Walls, White Cabinets and Storage Bench

Laundry is such a bore -- why not cheer up your washing space with a splash of vibrant color? The green against the white cabinets creates an extra air of clean. A nearby storage bench doubles as a place to fold fresh clothes and linens.

Bookshelves Featuring Movable Sliding Ladder

A traditional touch gets a contemporary update: The movable ladder attached to these otherwise basic bookshelves is as functional -- allowing the homeowners to reach items up high -- as it is attractive. Adding plants and unique accessories along with the books arranged in varying ways feels personal and adds additional elements of interest.

Transitional Spa Bathroom With Chandelier & Soaking Tub

Clean and bright, this well-appointed bathroom looks straight out of a high-end spa. Touches such as the hexagonal tile floor and marble countertops add to the richness, as does the large soaking tub. The unexpected chandelier brings an additional feeling of elegance.

Neutral Master Bathroom With Freestanding Soaking Tub

Tones of white and gray create a soothing master bathroom straight out of a spa. The space feels both traditional and contemporary, borrowing elements from each style of design — such as the more traditional wainscoting and the more contemporary soaking tub. Hexagonal marble tiles are a unique take on a common bathroom floor material.

Large Master Bathroom With Double Vanity and Soaking Tub

A large bathroom in shades of white and gray is anything but basic. Unique takes on classic bathroom elements — such as the spindle-legged vanity and hexagonal marble tile floors — create an extraordinary space. Adding a large soaking tub completes the spa-like experience.

Classic White Vanity With Marble Top in Neutral Bathroom

Small clusters of accessories stand out magnificently in an otherwise-monotone bathroom — or in any space! Try adding a colorful painting or a wood tray to a white or neutral room, and watch those elements shine.

Bathroom With Large Mirror & Marble-Topped Single Wood Vanity

The backsplash in this bathroom is the star of the show. Its circular white tiles are presented uniquely with black grout -- the contrast is striking, and dark grout doesn't show dirt and stains as readily as light.

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