After, this bright, white space features hardwood flooring that was hidden under the dated vinyl. The original backsplash tile has been cleaned, and a black border bridges the gap between the tile and the new Cararra marble countertops.
After Sheila Bridges was done with it, however, the room was anything but bland—she turned the reception area into a welcome room for dogs and their walkers, then dubbed it, “Le Salon Des Chiens.” Wall art celebrates the relationship between humans and canines, while a dog tub and a table covered in treats tops it all off. This mudroom is truly a pet’s paradise.
After removing existing cabinetry and fixtures, the room was tiled to the ceiling to play up the natural light and pretty view. By installing a wall-mounted vanity and toilet, they appear to “float” above the floor which adds a more spacious feel. The towel warmers in this cold climate were a no-brainer.
Now it’s unrecognizable! Eve Robinson Associates took the room’s lighting and ran with it. The new space, christened “A Room of One’s Own,” is bright and magical, draped in a soft pinks, creams and metallics—the perfect tribute to Virginia Wolf’s renowned feminist text.
“Our room is filled with ethereal strength, form and function,” says Eve. “It embodies the lives and achievements of our everyday heroes—women.”
As seen on Beach Flip, contestants Melissa and Mahdi completely gutted the existing kitchen and removed a dividing wall to open the space to the living room and dining area at the renovated Coastal Calm condo. They installed new cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and a new tile backsplash.
The most imposing aspect of Brian’s design is probably the golden, hand-crafted cherry blossoms that hang all the way down the staircase to form a 30-foot suspended mobile. In the midst of admiring the mobile, it’s easy to miss the smaller details: Grass cloth wallpaper, hand painted faux paneling and the baby blue custom carpet, which—when looking down from the top floor—“looks like a fan,” Brians explains to HGTV.com.
Brian made it feel part of the living space by extending the wallpaper into the nook, then arranging a low-slung banquette and small ottomans around a generous table. He kept the corner from feeling too cluttered by opting for a transparent table base to keep the footprint light. It’s the perfect spot for extra dinner guests, catching up on emails or game nights with friends from the neighborhood.
The well-lit bedroom turned out to be the perfect space for Paloma Contrera’s Spring Awakening study. Wallpapered panels (by deGournay) and luxe silk curtains give the space a vibrant, aesthetic.
“The room is a study in color used in a very mindful way, and showcases my signature modern-meets-traditional style,” explains Paloma.
Pappas Miron Design loved the terrazzo fireplace so much they decided to integrate it into the room’s eclectic decorations. The team pulled inspiration from a mix of periods to create “Palazzo Terazzo,” a luxurious sitting room. A cream boucle on the ’70s styled custom-sofa paired with the tufted antique lounge chair creates a calming and beautiful space.