From: Dickson Realty
Luxury Portfolio International®
Walls of Windows in White, Contemporary Bedroom
The bed in this contemporary bedroom is angled to absorb the rugged desert terrain through vast picture windows. The secluded Reno, Nevada, home is situated on seven acres in an exclusive gated community. A white, waffle-weave coverlet is simple, drawing attention to the exotic Danish mahogany floors.
Bright White Contemporary Dining Room with Cozy Window Seat
Built-in bookshelves create a colorful display of books along the wall in this bright, white contemporary dining room. A white window seat creates the perfect, sunny spot to cozy up with a book or enjoy a cup of coffee.
With custom-built storage and a brown and white color scheme, the master closet is a stylish and functional extension of the master bedroom and bathroom design of the HGTV Smart Home 2014. For seasonal clothing, two pull-down valet poles are handy additions.
Contemporary White Kitchen Featuring White Cabinets and Green Marble Counters
Pulling inspiration from the trees and shrubs outside, the blue-green marble counter tops make this kitchen look soft and inviting. All-white billowy window treatments plus cabinets, trim and walls add to the sense of subtle comfort of the space. A picture window completes the space.
A closer look at the top of the dresser reveals a chic black-and-white lamp, picture frame and jewelry stand. Though their colors complement the youthful butterfly wallpaper, these accents will easily grow with the girls as they enter their teen years.
Yellow and White Contemporary Mudroom With Baskets
A place for everything and everything in its place: This contemporary mudroom carries out that motto in colorful style. White baskets easily organize smaller items while sunshine yellow paint brightens up the interior of the shelf's lower compartments.
Designer Justine Sterling transformed a low-ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial to create a studio. It’s a walkout basement with two windows providing decent light, but it was very ugly with exposed pipes, a horrible acoustic tile ceiling and old sticky vinyl flooring. At roughly 450 square feet, there was a good amount of space to create a project room for the children. The room is now a lively children's workspace.
An open floor plan and high ceilings creates this airy and spacious, contemporary great room. Gorgeous hardwood floors extend from the kitchen into the living area unify the spaces. Neutral tones make for a peaceful vibe, while bold artwork adds a welcome pop of color.
Great Room With Blue Sectional and Dormer Window Skylights
This great room takes advantage of a great lake view through oversize sliding glass doors. It includes a large blue sectional sofa centered on an in-wall fireplace, and the high ceiling includes dormer windows for additional natural light.
Where crisp white cabinetry and a cool marble backsplash make the kitchen feel light and airy, a custom walnut range hood adds natural color and warmth to the space. Raw leather drawer and cabinet pulls offer natural texture as well.
The use of pairs creates symmetry and order in this urban apartment. Chests add much-needed storage, mirrors pull light into the space and upholstered stools add pull-up seating to the living and dining areas. The framed art above the banquette — a photo of a floral arrangement from the homeowners' wedding — adds a personalized touch to the space.
An unusual light fixture brings stylish personality to this eat-in kitchen where a bright yellow banquette and barstools fill the room with energy. For extra storage, there are drawers under the bench, so clever!
Spend an afternoon in a furniture store or browsing online and you’ll quickly realize that sofas come at all prices, from a few hundred to many thousand dollars. The good news is that you can get a great sofa at every level. “Quality is not necessarily indicated by price, contrary to what people may believe,” says Cindy W. Hodnett, Upholstery and Style Editor for Furniture Today. “You can find an affordable, high-quality sofa—and the exact opposite is true as well.” Part of what determines the sofa’s price is the type—a sleeper sofa, or one with “motion” capability or leather upholstery could cost more—but you should also consider how you’ll use the sofa when deciding how much to spend. “A sofa you plan to make the centerpiece of your living room in your dream-house might be worth more of an investment,” says Max Bar-Nahum, director of custom upholstery at Dr. Sofa, a furniture services provider that offers disassembly (and reassembly), upholstery, repair, and custom design and build. “On the other hand, if you know your tastes change often, you’ll be moving in a couple of years, or if it’s the sofa you’ll put in your playroom for your kids to hang out on, you might not want to spend too much over your budget.”