Designer Barbara Westbrook likes to go deep and dark in the dining room, since it's most often used at night. "I want you to feel embraced when you walk in," she says. The gray-brown shade on these walls is one of her favorites. To balance it, she lightened up the chairs, carpet, shades, and artwork.
This big open-plan kitchen is the official hangout for a family of four and their friends. They custom-fit the space to their needs, with lots of drawer storage, a peninsula that doubles as a dinner table on weeknights, and a stainless-steel worktable island.
To reinforce the bath's period style, the homeowners added thick trim above the wainscot and swapped in a salvaged pedestal sink. | Sconce: @potterybarn | Paint: @behrpaint Flint Smoke (walls) and Absolute White (trim)
In this kitchen remodel, the owners installed windows salvaged from a nearby house, DIY upper cabinets to match base ones found on Craigslist, and a vintage sink donated by a parent. The family's English lab, Hunter, guards the back door.
A tall ceiling painted light blue draws the eye upward and creates the illusion of more space in this charming living room. And a barn door in a deeper hue takes up less space than a traditional door with hinges.
The owner of this 1920s home outfitted her cottage with a white, overstuffed sofa and chair, a large vintage festival sign attached to a frame of old shutters, and an ottoman made from an old box with vintage grain sacks used as cushion fabric.