This coastal-style master bedroom includes antique-style furnishings that lend a lived-in look and a canopy poster bed fashioned from mindi wood. A serpentine-front cabinet stands in as both a nightstand and clothing and linen storage unit.
This neutral traditional kitchen features a custom reclaimed tin stovetop range hood complemented by antique-white glazed kitchen cabinets. A round glass-topped dining table and an elegant crystal chandelier create a casual yet elegant eat-in dining space.
For authentic farmhouse appeal, use primitive art, such as affordable bird prints, around kitchen appliances and cabinets, says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques.” In true homespun fashion, the cabinets in this 18th century farmhouse in Connecticut are simple and not flashy. You can look for similar pieces at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore or other nonprofit home donation centers.
This two-in-one space features a large kitchen in conjunction with a laundry area that includes a washer and dryer. White Shaker-style cabinets evoke a traditional feel while blending with farmhouse features, like the apron-front sink and antique countertop scale.
A built-in breakfront cabinet and original refinished hardwood floors are among the period details that give this transitional kitchen its charm. An antique workbench gets new life as an island, and pale gray marble on the perimeter countertops and backsplash set off the island’s dark soapstone top.
The original window and built-in cabinets were retained since they are a desirable and authentic feature of the home's period. An antique table converted into a vanity with vessel sink adds a timeless touch. Subway tile lines the wall of this bathroom space, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
Make a monochromatic statement in an eating nook--this one abuts the kitchen cabinets--with a curated collection of plates. Designer Jennifer Foster with Eanes Foster Design found these old platters and round plates at an antiques store, and buying some in small sizes also saved money.
In this dining room, the light from a pair of chandeliers is captured in a huge eighteenth-century Italian mirror. The black Chinese cabinets tie into the black chairs and are in stark contrast to the light gray walls. A collection of antique candlesticks sit in the center of the table.
The kitchen is also large enough to accommodate a dedicated wet bar. "We wanted to include a lot of storage in this area to accommodate the owners glassware collection," says Kay. To best show it off, they chose glass cabinets and an antique mirror backsplash. "[This] adds some sparkle and light to this area of the kitchen."
Painted cabinets with antique-looking glass add to the lodge look of this space by Tami Holsten of Bear Trap Design. Freestanding storage pieces complement built-ins for the assembled-over-time look characteristic of country decor.
This spacious chef kitchen stuns with architectural details, from the old brick arched ceiling to the antique fireplace columns around the gas stove and double ovens. Dark wood tones on the large island and kitchen cabinets provide a rich warmth in the space, with a modern pendant light above a rustic, wooden dining table with neutral chairs.
In this kitchen from designer Barry Dixon, kitchen cabinets are constructed in limed oak on top and washed with buttermilk tones below. Concrete countertops are a soft mushroom color, and walls are tiled with acid-etched stone that is decorated with country herbs. The book stand, earthenware egg dish and amber glass canister jar are antiques.
Instead of hiding away serving ware in a closed-off cabinet, choose the prettiest pieces to display on open shelves. Here, wine glasses and platters join a collection of glass bottles and antique teacups to dress up a dining room.
The detailed rosette ceiling in the center of the room features inset antique mirrors framed in acanthus leaf moldings. The center ceiling medallion is embellished with a blue crystal chandelier. The archway leading into the family room is paneled and finished to match the cabinetry. On both sides of the arch, the designer centered two tall China cabinets with curved mullion doors.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson updated this boring dining room with stylish, mid-century modern decor. Vintage oval mirrors and blue floating cabinets are a chic complement to the refurbished antique dining chairs Sarah found at a local thrift store. New french doors replace the room's old windows to allow plenty of natural light in this bright, open space.
Add a fluffy white cushion to an antique chair, or any wood or metal seat, to give your room an instant touch of snowy elegance. Atlanta designer Robin LaMonte also placed glittery snowflake cutouts in the built-in display cabinet and filled in the spaces with greenery and jewel-toned items.
When renovating a bath in a historic home, designer Mark Williams had to work within a small footprint. “Baths were not as luxuriously proportioned back then so we had to get creative with storage solutions,” he says. “We built in a large piece—designed to look like an armoire—but is actually linen storage above, and a hamper below. The antiqued mirror insets in the upper cabinet doors make the whole space feel larger.”
The original window and built-in cabinets were retained since they are a desirable and authentic feature of the home's period. An antique table converted into a vanity with vessel sink adds a timeless touch. And though white subway tile did not make an appearance in the kitchen, rest assured that it's in full evidence in the remodeled bathroom, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.