To give more space to the living room, Karen and Mina, of HGTV's Good Bones, removed the walls that used to enclose the space. Now that the barriers are gone, this home has an open concept first floor with a line of sight from the living room into the dining room and kitchen. Each of these spaces, then received an elegant, contemporary design, creating a contemporary, updated space.
As seen on Good Bones, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak created an elegant bathroom from what was once a walk-in closet. The continued the reclaimed wood floors from the bedroom into this bathroom, and they use brown accents to create an elegant industrial design to match the rest of the house.
In this renovated guest bedroom, Karen and Mina repainted the walls and replaced the floors to give the space a fresh, neutral color palette. To create warmth in the space, Karen and Mina, of HGTV's Good Bones, used shades of brown, to make the room warm and inviting. They also added reclaimed wood accents and and an industrial chandelier to create interest and highlight the elegant, industrial design they were going for.
As seen on Good Bones, this home had no powder room on the first floor, so Mina and Karen added one. The vanity and mirror tie together to create that elegant, industrial style to match the rest of the home.
As seen on Good Bones, designers Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak added walls to this home to bring in more natural light to the space, highlighting the elegant, industrial design these ladies pulled off in this dining room.
As seen on HGTV's Good Bones, the kitchen in this space has plenty of storage and counter space. The upper cabinets in the space are stacked, decreasing the wasted space that is found in regular cabinets, providing this kitchen with more functional space. Butcher block cabinets, kitchen bar and stainless steel appliances add to the elegant design in the space.
To create more light in the space, the Good Bones team, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak, added two new windows in the reclaimed wood accent wall. This not only gives the space a focal point, but also allows more natural light into the space, making it feel bright and open. To add to the elegant, industrial design the team was going for, they added black and white artwork, a metal headboard, brown bed linens and dark end tables and lamp shades. To tie the space together and give it a pop of color, a green shag carpet adds comfort to this elegant, industrial master bedroom.
As seen on Good Bones, a former rundown bedroom is transformed into an elegant kitchen with butcher block countertops and a granite bar. There is plenty of counter space and storage in this kitchen, with upper and lower cabinets surrounding the room, and modern, open shelving to display unique pieces. To complete the space, stainless steel appliances were added to finish out the sleek look.
As seen on Good Bones, Karen and Mina wanted to continue the elegant, industrial style into this bathroom, so they carried the reclaimed wood floor into this space. Brown accents keep the space neutral, while continuing to complement the design of the space. In the shower area, designers used subway tile arranged in a chevron pattern to add depth to the space and brighten this neutral space.
An alternating step, ships-ladder connects family and guests to spectacular views from the tower’s “look-out”. On a clear day, the view stretches thirty miles across the New York City reservoir system.
The corner room of this Swiss penthouse is the perfect lookout point with wall-to-wall windows facing the icy blue lake and mountains covered in vegetation. Subtle details, like puddling curtains and a fur throw, add luxurious touch.
This farmhouse overlooking the Snoqualmie River Valley in Washington now has the open, airy feel of a fire look-out tower in a national forest. The wall that previously stood between the kitchen and dining room were removed, which allowed the family to add a continuous ribbon of windows around the space. These windows allow tons of natural light into the space and help make it more sustainable. As a tribute to the beautiful forest around them, the family had a custom kitchen island crafted specifically for this space.
Be on the lookout for vintage wooden crates with original paint or unique typography when flea market season is in full swing. Fill crates with shredded paper and seasonal fruit, such as citrus and pomegranate. The crate can become functional storage afterward.
Be on the lookout at flea markets and roadside tag sales for country pieces that are discarded, but actually have a lot of potential, says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques." This early 20th century wall cabinet has bone- and Bakelite-handled flatware that are used every day, and stored out in the open in pretty crocks.