In the living room and foyer of the HGTV Dream Home 2016 in Merritt Island, Florida, a photographic mural of surfers covers one entire wall. It's an imaginative way to fill the room with life and unique personality.
What used to be an old, unattractive outdoor utility room is now a new surf bar and party room that sits next to the porch of this home. Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri transformed the space on HGTV's Cousins on Call.
Why we love it: Bluebeard brings on the late season color with royal blue blossoms. Flowers cover branches so thickly they form a blue haze, which is why it’s also known as blue mist spirea. Flowers in late summer and early fall provide a convenient food source for migrating butterflies. Shrubs grow 2 to 3 feet tall and up to 4 feet wide.
HGTV fan lizardshop got creative to give her son the beach-themed room he craved. Using an old-fashioned projector, she traced the surfer and wave design onto the wall then filled it in with latex paint. Custom-made to coordinate with the bedding, mini surfboards are the perfect accent.
A hanging green surfboard is the focal point in this lime green kid's bedroom. A photo collage, a guitar and accessories in the homework area add personal touches. An oversized, striped Roman shade provides privacy when needed.
This fun, southwestern chair features a bold blue and orange pattern. Natural light from the window highlights the fun colors. Metal letters spelling 'surf' are stacked on the wall for unique decor and instant personality.
A portable sauna is made of western red cedar that is naturally rot resistant and antimicrobial. The Surf Sauna is built to accommodate two to eight people and although it's built for winter surfers, it can be used for other activities beyond surfing. The hardware and chassis are made from galvanized and stainless steel, according to the New Hampshire-based company.
The exercise room also includes a digital incline trainer treadmill for a good cardio workout, with a screen for surfing the web, watching TV, or working out anywhere in the world (like running on the beach in Malibu).
The balcony of this penthouse in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida was damp and slippery from the sea air and morning dew before the owners installed ForeverLawn synthetic turf. Now all surfing takes place on the water only.
Opening on to the living room, the colors of both rooms blend beautifully as they rely on black, white and gray to support the decorating scheme. A wall mural of a vintage surfing scene can be seen from the kitchen.
The owner of this bedroom—a 4-year-old little girl—knew exactly what she wanted: a surfer girl theme with bright colors. A wash of blue, orange and yellow, plus a mix of bold patterns and fun accents deliver in an epic way.