Crisp Neutrals Abound in Renovated, Contemporary Home

This spacious family home needed a pro push to catch up with modern life. Goodbye, toffee-colored walls and dark, dreary details; hello, bright white walls, velvety grey and organic furnishings and stylish, sexy accessories.

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Photo By: Chad Mellon Photography

Stylish Modern Living Room With Navy Accents

Transformed in simplicity, the modern living room exudes style and class. A stylish navy hue joins low-key neutrals for a casual elegance in the living room furnishings, while abundant light pours in a wall of windows to create a serene and welcoming space.

BEFORE: Living Room

The living room before redesign was cold and uninviting.

BEFORE: Stairwell

The entry and stairwell before redesign were in need of definition.

Classic Black Accents and Stairwell Gallery Wall Make for Majestic Entry

The entry now has a stairway of beauty, with an ascending gallery wall of high-impact modern art overlooking the space. The casual pillow on an understated bench below draws the blue in the paintings and the foyer is defined by the stairwell's black skirtboard and handrail contrasting with the white balusters and wall.


The entry before redesign is in need of a contemporary update.

Entry's Contemporary Console Table a Delicate Choice

A simple black-framed mirror over a contemporary console table in delicately washed wood and brass graces the entry of this modern home.

Geometry-Heavy Living Room Corner Confers Modern Art-House Vibe

A pair of beautiful Scandinavian-style armchairs with white pouf footstools furnish a corner in the transformed living room. White decorative wall panels punctuate the gray walls, and blue batik throw pillows provide a cheerful patterned accent.

BEFORE: Living Room Sofa

The living room before redesign featured an enormous black leather sectional.

Texture and Pattern an Inviting Addition to Low-Key Living Room

An L-shaped sofa in gray linen is accented with throw pillows in leather and blue-patterned fabric in the reinvigorated living room. An enormous tufted leather ottoman serves as a coffee table. Sheer navy-and-white curtains and a neutral wool rug with nested navy diamonds make their own contribution to this delightful assembly of texture and pattern.

Navy Settee Lends Timeless Elegance to Casual and Contemporary Living Room

A navy velvet settee with nailhead trim and an interrupted back is an elegant accompaniment for one of the living room's oversized windows. White-and-navy curtains flow around the settee, which is adorned with throw pillows in blue-patterned fabric, neutral and leather.

BEFORE: Kitchen and Breakfast Nook

The kitchen and breakfast nook before redesign were pushed to the exterior walls and not well-integrated.

Radiant Breakfast Nook Features Rustic Elegance

The reimagined breakfast area has style and purpose with white tufted chairs and a rustic table of barnwood and metal. A navy open-weave pattern on the window treatments makes a sharp statement and a contemporary drum-shade chandelier contributes elegance by way of teardrop-shaped crystals within a black metal frame.

Chef's Kitchen Makes a Statement in Contemporary Neutrals

Mercury glass pendants attend a large kitchen island with stunning tufted wingback stools in gray. A tiny marble subway tile adorns the range wall with white cabinetry complementing the white island top and black countertops providing counterpoint with the black island base.

BEFORE: Primary Bedroom

The primary bedroom before redesign is waiting for its transformation.

Soft Primary Bedroom Offers Tranquility and Taste

A pair of slate blue tub chairs guard the bed in this tasteful primary bedroom. A tufted headboard in a neutral fabric with nailhead trim is flanked by a pair of black nightstands. Instead of wall sconces, beautiful mercury glass lamps with black paper drum shades light the space.

Beautiful Barn Door a Warm Touch in Cool, Contemporary Bedroom

The primary bedroom is awash in fresh neutrals with the notable exception of the gorgeous barn door access to the ensuite bathroom, which is finished in a warm stain that highlights the character of the wood. A pair of mercury glass lamps with black drum shades and a standing black-framed mirror capture the attention in this restful and light-filled sanctuary.

Primary Bedroom Offers Room for Relaxation in Slate Blue Tub Chairs

The primary bedroom is graceful and inviting in appealing textured fabrics and an understated palette. A pair of slate blue tub chairs in soft velvet at the foot of the bed invite repose.

BEFORE: Primary Bathroom Tub Alcove

The primary bathroom's tub alcove before redesign featured a graceful arch worth retaining.

Sail Into Calm on Warm Driftwood Details in Enchanting Primary Bathroom

The primary bathroom invites wows in a whisper with its graceful use of texture and tone. Pale gray walls and floor provide the backdrop for a white freestanding tub attended by a driftwood chandelier in the bath alcove. A driftwood face-framed vanity is topped in white. Black-framed mirrors and black faucets lend support to silver cabinet hardware and a hammer-finished silver garden stool.

Marble Corner Shower Provides Spa Treatment in Handsome Primary Bathroom

A streamlined shower hardly interrupts the space in this graceful primary bathroom. Large-format marble tile is paired with a simple mosaic for the niche-backs and floor, and a half wall is incorporated to keep the room open.

Primary Bathroom Alcove Promises Soaking Tub Serenity in Private

A driftwood orb pendant light overhangs a contemporary soaking tub in a private alcove in the primary bathroom. A hammer-finished silver garden stool offers room for a wine glass, and a flat-screen television ensures an entertaining escape.

BEFORE: Primary Bathroom Shower

The primary bathroom before redesign is ready for class.

Marble Corner Shower Uses Half Wall to Share Its Light With Primary Bathroom

A clerestory window sheds natural light on the corner shower, which is tiled in a stately large-format marble and incorporates a half wall to share its light with the room. A white-topped double vanity with driftwood base lends warmth to this tasteful primary bathroom.

Styling in Style in Primary Bathroom's Dignified Vanity Alcove

The primary bathroom's vanity alcove is equipped with a white dressing table topped in gray and a stylish black-and-white music stool. White molding bounds the gray walls and floor.


The loft before redesign was an uninspired game space.

Both Calm and Cheer in Beautifully Attired Young Person's Loft

Metallic gold feathers float across a sea of gray on an accent wall in this young person's loft. A wide white cabinet provides ample space for items of distraction and recreation. A footless gray denim sectional and pair of white fur stools are joined by an assortment of cozy throw pillows, inviting Netflix binges and late-night gossip.

Lush Textures in Muted Tones Perform in Young Person's Loft

A handwoven teardrop basket holds additional throws for the casual sectional next door in this designer-defined "little ladies' loft."

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