Hyde Park Idea Home 2005
The roomy 16x20-foot family room and kitchen open seamlessly into each other for easy everyday living and entertaining. An oak floor in both rooms, colored with Cabot stain, visually connects the two. The soft gray color in this room gets a lively boost from the sparkling, mirrored-tile fireplace surround. A leather-topped coffee table offers a soft spot to prop feet, yet hides clutter below. Across the room, chrome-shaded lamps repeat and balance the fireplace's shine. Nature's driftwood and shells soften manmade metal and glass accents. Small touches of color and pattern add contrast without distraction. Pink and leopard-print pillows echo and balance the colors in the abstract oil painting that inspired this room's color scheme.