Designed to be a family room area where all the neighborhood kids will gather on movie night, this space needed to be durable and beautiful. The window seat with its easy-to-clean laminated fabric creates a cozy and sunny reading area and allows for additional movie viewing. The custom-made media cabinet hides all the kids toys, board games and AV equipment.
The dining room seating in HGTV Dream home 2015 was given a mix-and-match approach in order to keep the space from feeling too stiff. “When you’re playing with a dining table that has six or eight chairs, that’s a lot of legs and a lot of wood,” explains the home’s interior designer Linda Woodrum. “We were trying to find a way to soften all of that wood, so we have this upholstered piece that’s one part of the seating area, two wooden chairs across from it, and two upholstered chairs at the end.”
A vintage stove with a flip-up top is full of old-fashioned charm. White walls and counters become a blank canvas on which to layer bright colors and textures like the subway tiles, even the wooden spoons!
This once-drag bungalow is enlivened with a new gable dormer and petite front porch, turning it into a charming summer cottage with a storybook appeal. The design team added a small master suite to the original structure that provides privacy for a lush garden at the back of the house. A sage green picket fence ties in with the exterior trim and adds to the charm.
A wood paneled ceiling, white farmhouse sink and an island with traditional table legs give this kitchen a casual, cottage vibe. Leather barstools and iron pendants are more rough around the edges, but coordinate effortlessly with the dark hardwood floors.
Woven baskets in this family room are perfectly for stowing away toys or books for quick clean up. For a personal touch, as well as design contrast, a large horse portrait fills the wall behind the sectional.
To reflect the beautiful beach views, subtle blues are mixed with a soft neutral color palette. The upholstered headboard provides a simple backdrop to the striped and patterned pillows. Two dressers flank the bed, providing much-needed storage.
Shaker-style cabinets are installed floor to ceiling to provide much-needed kitchen storage. The lower cabinets are a brilliant navy to contrast with the bright white cabinetry and countertops. The space is grounded by porcelain flooring, a durable and easy-to-clean choice perfect for families with pets.
One of the hottest trends in kitchen design right now is “tuxedo” cabinetry — or two-tone cabinets, usually a darker color on the bottom units with a lighter shade or white on top. Black and white is a classic combo, but gray and white or blue and white create a similar, but softer effect, as in this kitchen. “The two-tone color scheme complemented the stained original pine floors in this over-100-year-old home. And going lighter on the upper cabinets kept this smaller sized kitchen feeling light and open, without sacrificing storage,” says designer Carla Aston. You can get this of-the-minute look with one can of paint — if your cabinets are already white, just paint the lower ones.
Simply elegant, a canopy bed is the centerpiece of this expansive master bedroom. The sitting area pairs a linen sofa with a tufted ottoman and wingback chair for a cozy, relaxing spot to read a book or sit and chat. Two area rugs help to define the separate areas of the space.
White Galley Kitchen With Honed Black Granite Countertops
Though located in a tight space, this galley kitchen is highly effective; space is maximized with high cabinets and multiple drawers. The all-white color scheme and bright windows provide a sense of openness, and the cabinet-front refrigerator seamlessly blends with the rest of the cabinets. Honed black granite countertops and a matching stove backsplash provide contrast within the space.