Layers of light are as important to designing a welcoming outdoor living area as they are to indoor spaces. So, just as you might include recessed overhead lights, lamps and wall sconces in your living room, outdoors you can plan to brighten walls, landscaping elements and even overhead. In this project, landscape architect June Scott installed small directional lights in a large tree to create what she calls a “moonlight” effect. Additional fixtures graze the walls, “creating shimmering patterns.” She supplemented with candle lanterns around the perimeter — an easy and affordable option that works in any space, no wiring required.
The couple turned a small upstairs bedroom into a nursery to accommodate their growing family. The neutral colors make it a sweet place for a baby, while the light pouring in from the window and the chandelier on the ceiling makes the space light.
Stone Double Fireplace in Contemporary Master Bedroom
A double-sided stacked stone fireplace is a stunning focal point in the center of this elegant master bedroom. Comfortable chairs sit on one side for a cozy seating area, while a platform bed is situated between picturesque windows with beautiful views.
With a new baby girl in the family, Chip and his team were charged with the important job of making sure that the Howells' princess has the perfect palace. Chip and his team added complimentary colors, such as pink and purple, as well as multiple patterns and textures to make this place sugar and spice and everything nice for this baby girl. The luxurious crib and additional toy storage is a must have to help make the nursery clean and inviting.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed a depressing room into a bright and festive nursery for the Purks' baby on the way. The old wall paneling was removed and replaced with light blue painted drywall with white trim.
This contemporary kids' bedroom is the perfect place for sleepovers and playtime. A bright palette of red and white mixed with an array of playful patterns created a sophisticated yet youthful retreat.
An antique brass chandelier hangs above the dining table with Windsor chairs. The wallpaper and floor-to-ceiling curtains, along with the collections of blue toile plates, give this dining room a romantic, vintage feel.
Transitional Bedroom With Dark Walls and Red Canopy Bed
Inspired by Lake Tahoe's brilliant fall colors, this eclectic guest room has anything visitors might need to feel pampered and special. Exposed beams and a high ceiling allow for the use of a dramatic four-poster bed. Delicate, sparkling chandeliers hang at the perfect height for task lighting.
The Country Club at DC Ranch features a beautiful, rich lounge area with comfortable, neutral furniture, rustic woods and a traditional brick fireplace. Separated by curtains is the wine room with an original oil painting by local artists Sue, Jen and Doug Diehl.
Stacked stone walls, a wood planked ceiling and lantern sconces create a warm, welcoming front entry. Patterned glass on the sidelights and transom window gives the front door a distinct Craftsman look.
The large amount of space in this elegant bedroom allows for a comfortable seating area. Tufted love seats are situated by a lucite table, and the window behind is framed with a lovely gold curtain. A neutral dresser is brought to life with mirrored drawers, and beige carpet unites the room.
Green and White Contemporary Kitchen With Green Backsplash
A 9-foot long window was added over the sink in this charming contemporary kitchen, creating lots of natural light in the space. The mood is kept bright and fresh with white cabinetry and a mottled green backsplash.