Designer Thu Vu uses simplified mouldings and trim to create coffered ceilings with shallower cross beams to help soften the appearance of a modern, very linear room, like this project by Roca Homes and Irpinia Kitchens.
The foyer in this home is bright and open. Head up the stairs to the open bonus room on the upper floor, or straight ahead to the open concept living area. The grey wide plank laminate flooring keeps this home feeling fresh and is resistant to wear and tear. The stairs are lined with a white painted poplar railing.
For an instant upgrade, Henderson recommends flooding the space with as much light—natural and artificial—as possible. “There is nothing worse than cooking in a dimly lit area,” Henderson says. “ | archdigest.com