"Bamboo has been around for a long time, but what we are seeing lately is an explosion of colors and styles," says Dean Howell, president of Atlanta-based MODA Floors & Interiors. While technically a fast-growing grass, bamboo is as hard or harder than most hardwoods when dried. Newer products called strand-woven bamboo, a highly engineered product using the inner fibers, are twice as hard as traditional bamboo flooring. Dean says that in addition to the common thin-banded styles shoppers have become accustomed to, bamboo is offered in wide-plank styles that mimic the look of classic hardwoods. As with all wood flooring, it's best to keep bamboo out of moisture-prone rooms like kitchens and baths.
Gray tones and a check-like design on the rug compliment the coffered ceiling with gray panels. A rich purple velvet sofa is decorated with pastel throw pillows. Tufted lavender chairs complete the seating arrangement around the low, cube coffee table. Metallic finishes accent the polished design.
Natural and stained black wood create a striking contrast on this mid-century modern buffet. A large round mirror helps to visually expand the minimalist living room, while a mix of contemporary and organic accessories decorate the space.
The home's interior has an industrial farm feel with floating metal shelves, exposed wood beams, dark stained wood floors, a high-contrast palette and — of course — lots and lots of shiplap. This is, after all, Fixer Upper.
To add texture to the living room, designers brought in an oversized chaise lounge into the space to provide some extra seating. For color, art was added as well as a teal vase and a teal pillow. Neutral, patterned curtains were added to finish the space.
The living room of the newly renovated Magnolia House bed and breakfast has been completely transformed. Walls were removed to open the space, new windows and flooring were installed and shiplap walls now brighten up the space, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
The devil is in the details in this newly redesigned living room. Designers at Brio Interior Designs wanted to showcase the couple's wanderlust in their home's update, so they included elements of the couple's travels in this Midcentury Modern renovation.
An exposed-beam ceiling, wood-paneled walls and a wicker-frame sofa add an organic element to this neutral transitional living room. An antique cabinet draws the eye while mustard-yellow swivel chairs add welcome color to the room.
A pair of cozy armchairs nestled in front of the fireplace offer a welcome spot for relaxation in this neutral living room. The transitional space features a wood ceiling and organic textures throughout.
This pristine pair of swivel chairs was passed down from Micah’s grandmother. They’re a perfect way to inject a little generational history into a young family’s home. Family heirlooms are always a good idea. You’ll notice that below the white painted crown molding is a white picture rail. In many older homes, the walls are plaster as opposed to drywall. Plaster is much harder and more difficult to repair; therefore, a piece of molding/rail is used as a surface to attach hardware and wire, and then your artwork to. Preservation is key in caring for older homes. The Stansells cleverly repeated the teal color on the drapery panels, but used white sheers on the window’s interior for semi-privacy while still allowing light in.
The family room boasts a collection of vintage furniture, finds and artwork curated to reflect and meet the needs of this young, modern family. The triptych above the sofa, a product of one of the Stansell’s art installations, manages to bridge all of the room’s colors successfully. The 1970s settee was recovered from a barn and brought back to life with the brightly colored teal upholstery. Whitney’s current most prized possession is the Candice Greathouse photograph above the fireplace.