The homeowners wanted a relaxing place to return after a hard day's work, so the designers created a space that incorporated elements of Zen and relaxation-a rarity twenty six fee above the hustle and bustle of the entertainment capital of the world. The cherry finished ladder in the space adds shelving for spa essentials. Those essentials are combined with vintage Asian accessories to give the space an underwater vibe. To compliment that design, a school of 180 ceramic, gold-leafed koi fish were installed as a one-of-a-kind, three dimensional art piece.
Nothing says old world magnificence like the hand-painted cathedral ceiling and two-tier chandelier of this elegant gathering room. Looking up, the room emits a feeling of Italian renaissance and splendor, while the furnishings and accessories deliver a traditional and comfortable spin on old world style. The most spectacular piece in the room is the 16th-century fireplace imported from Cyprus. Designer Lori Venners added beige Knole sofas to pull in the gold hues from the ceiling detail while also complementing the chocolate-brown draperies and dark wood furniture.
The effective layout of this space gives it the full functionality of a non-studio apartment. Offset from the bedroom, the sofa faces the back wall creating an intimate seating area of its own. A cubicle shelf unit serves as a simple room divider between the living room and bedroom. Small, sleek accessories and decor make the space visually appealing while keeping it from appearing cluttered or busy. Tip: Use warm colors, like orange and taupe, to make the room look cozy without feeling dark. Design by HGTV fan bearkelley
A steamer trunk-inspired sideboard cabinet is a perfect place for displaying family photos and accessories — or tucking away spare blankets and dishware — in this contemporary living space. The table is crowned by a unique statement piece: a colorful modern painting. Placing identical lamps on the cabinet on either side of the painting keeps the arrangement feeling orderly and uncluttered.
The dressing room features the adaptation and repurposing of vintage Birdseye maple cabinetry circa 1950, obtained at an estate sale. Originally a built-in bedroom set, Designer Lauren Levant separated and rearranged the pieces to create the dressing room's closets as well as a new double sink vanity for the bathroom. She raised the clothes armoires onto a new continuous platform she built and lined with LED light for dramatic and efficient shoe storage around the full perimeter of the room. Between some of the armoires, Levant added hanging rod sections and accessory sorting solutions.
To add height to the space and add visual interest to the corner, a wooden book tower was added. This is an excellent way to allow your favorite hardbacks to serve double duty as accessories. The best way to showcase books in a timeless manner is to remove the book jackets, keep them stored away and let the true colors of the books shine.
You probably never thought your garage could be your favorite room in the house, but with the right storage accessories and decorative accents, it can be. On one wall of this garage, we created a super-organized mudroom to help the whole family stay organized and keep clutter out of the house. On another wall, we added a fun, functional craft area for kids and adults alike. Best of all, we left enough floor space to park a car.
Though pastels have been a staple in springtime clothing and accessories for generations, there are plentiful ways to perk them up in fresh and exciting ways. Consider layering spring greens and pale pinks with small touches of navy blue and then bringing in super-saturated tones such as acid green, hot pink and tangerine. Working as a neutral, navy blue keeps the overall look from becoming too bright and busy.
You can turn virtually any traditional entryway into a makeshift mudroom by utilizing your DIY skills. First, take an old dresser and dress it up with a fresh coat of paint. Then, use picture frames and chalkboard paint and add them to the center of each drawer front; these will serve as name plates, so each family member will have a designated place to properly store their winter gear and accessories. The case good itself will serve as an attractive piece of furniture in the foyer and take up minimal space.
This kitchen sink has a view of the distinct built-in living room shelving. An open wood bar counter connects the two spaces and adds visual interest to this vignette. Yellow and red patterned backsplash adds a pop of color to this otherwise neutral space, connecting it to the red wall and rich wood shelving in the living room. An intricate detailed entertainment center filled with interesting wood and earthy accessories provides the focal point for the living space and the view from the kitchen sink.
By keeping the accessories of this bathroom simple and straightforward, Pure Interiors Design could amplify the room's elegance with dramatic toile wallpaper and a fanciful gold-framed mirror. The brushed metal widespread faucet in a brushed silver tone complements the light gray marble countertop and white subway tile on the wall for a unified look. And the simple green-hued roses in the glass vase are simply divine!
Small nooks in this foyer were transformed from dead space into a home office and reading corner. A small writing desk is sized appropriately for the corner tucked by the stairwell. Neutral colors were selected for the furnishings to work better with the walls painted in Sherwin-Williams Country Squire and the dark wood beadboard trim. The space is made more lively with colorful accessories, which are easy to swap as color and pattern styles change.
This living room incorporates uniquely designed furniture to bring about a huge wow factor. The curved green sofa sets the stage for the room’s modern style, but also offers plenty of practical seating. The log-wrapped coffee table adds a touch of nature and makes for a wonderful conversation piece. A traditional-style side chair is paired with a minimalist side table. A large photograph, a tall vase of greens and a few accessories add the perfect finishing touches.
The new living room at the Betsy home is brighter and more open. By opening and extending the new kitchen in the back, the living room is filled with a lot more light. A brighter colored paint, mixed with a new white ceiling, and white moldings, adds to the brightness and warmth of the room. The coffee table, sofa and rugs were provided by Ikea, and the many accessories were purchased at West Elm, Future Perfect, Ikea, and Brooklyn Flea. As seen on HGTV's "Cousins On Call".
You can unify a shelf display by function, too. Mary Carol Garrity, author of Feather Your Nest: It's All in the Details and the owner of Nell Hill's, an accessories emporium in Atchison, Kan., likes to turn a shelf into a bar or a serving station. "Take out the shelf above to create more room, then top a tray with pretty cut-crystal decanters and glassware," she suggests. Design by Emily Henderson.
When choosing items that you own to fill a bookcase, think about creating a contrast, says Leigh Spicher, Ashton Woods' national director of design studios. In this Orlando model home, neutral book pages and accessories stand out against the dark wood of the built-in bookcase. "Sometimes our favorite decor is something we already own," she says. If you save money by using existing items, you can also add picture and display lighting to illuminate treasured pieces.
Designer Genevieve Gorder has a bone to pick with this room design. "My fear with this room is that the child will love it today but outgrow it tomorrow, and that's a waste," explains Candice. "Quality core pieces like the dressers are great starting points; they'll last forever and transition easily. I would have liked to see the theme established with more attention to the temporary accessories in this room rather than the more permanent construction elements."
As seen on HGTV's Flipping the Block, sisters Anicka Marshall and Shauna Williams created a mid-century modern theme in the master bedroom of Unit A on the Block in Glendale, California. The team had subcontracted out all of the construction work and focused their time and energy on the design of the room. A neutral beige/taupe wall color created a clean background for warm-toned furnishings and accessories, with orange, gold, and bronze used as accent colors. Classic baseboard finished the walls and made the room feel crisp and fresh.