"Smartly, the headboard allows the men's team to orient the bed to the view of the city versus back to the living room as the women and Dan have done," said Vern Yip, judge on HGTV's Design Star. The unique headboard is a shelving structure of open cubbies, perfect for displaying decor. The green striped bed cover adds color to the white shelves, walls and sheets. The shelving unit acts as a room divider, but the see-through element creates a spacious feel.
The fireplace is converted into a two-sided design, now servicing both the dining room and the adjacent living room. New arched doorways in several locations help provide a unified look throughout the home.
For this renovation, Joanna and Chip were able to come up with a floor-plan and a decorating scheme that effectively merged elements of two basic styles to create an updated coastal feel with rustic accents. "The goal here," said Chip, "is we want the Jacksons to feel like they're on vacation every single day."
The bed folds up and is concealed by faux cabinet doors, in natural finish, when the bed is not in use. The large coffee table, which can double as a game table, was custom made by woodcraftsman Clint Harp and features herringbone inlays.