The designer and client was likely aiming to conserve visual space while making a contemporary impact with this glass staircase.
Marrying a waterfall and a table kills two birds with one stone, particularly handy if you’re short on space. This construction is unusual and unexpected, which is exactly the reason it’s compelling.
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Have you ever considered a waterfall in place of your sink faucets? The designer had a unique vision here, and I think it works. It's controlled by foot pedals, so you don’t have to worry about your hands touching germs after they’ve been washed.
Sculptures in the home can be a compelling accessory with texture and personality. These branches certainly do all three. Paired with the bright wall unit, they command some serious attention.
This couch demonstrates a more subtle leap of faith, one that can work successfully in any home. Add a spot of color by draping a bright throw over the middle of your couch, then add pillows over it as it were part of the couch itself. At first glance, it looks as if the couch has different-color cushions down the center, providing visual dimension and texture.
We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, and this designer clearly intended to create a happy and energizing environment through bold floral wallpaper, lacquered red cabinetry and colorful accessories. It makes an impact and somehow manages to feel both traditional and contemporary at the same time.
This kitchen is on the complete opposite end of the spectrum from the previous one. You can’t help but appreciate a minimal kitchen that cuts down on unnecessary clutter. Or can you? Would this design float your boat, or does it go overboard?
This kitchen marries elements from both previous designs. It has a fairly minimal aesthetic yet sports a bright yellow countertop.
Fireplaces usually come in fairly typical shapes and sizes. This designer took a leap of faith by making one extra, extra wide.
Walls filled with artwork and photographs make for focal points that truly personalize a space. But how would you feel if that wall were right over your bed?
This dining room explodes with life in the company of a life-size rearing horse.
Displayed knickknacks invigorate a space with personality. However, they're not usually seen in the kitchen in place of dishware storage. I like the unexpected effect and the added color, but I wonder if aesthetic is winning over functionality with this idea.
A shower smack dab in the center of the bathroom is definitely a design leap of faith, even if a clear enclosure ensures that it doesn’t visually impede the flow.
Mixing patterns and color is all the rage right now, and this space takes it to a new level. It is expressive and balanced, and shines with personality. Is it a step too far, or do you like the eclectic nature?