Since the renewed basement space was meant as a comfortable playroom for the owners' two boys, designers wanted to create a space where toys are a bold, colorful part of the design rather than items that need to be hidden away in a bin. To achieve this, the space's existing shelves were repainted and repurposed as display space for the boys' toys, providing them easy access to their things, but also allowing the space to honor its purpose.
Augusta, Georgia-based designer Brittany Cason Johnston created this incredible master closet with luxurious floor to ceiling closets and a distinctive wallpapered ceiling—a fun new trend in home design.
Using two cream-colored sofas and chairs as a base, designer Veronica Solomon layered the living room with small, patterned pillows. These accents, along with the wallpapered backdrop, add subtle visual interest to the space and make it look even more stylish.
NYC-based designer Patrick gives this reading nook a sophisticated, seasonal update with fall-color accessories. Pumpkin-orange roses, a richly-colored tapestry pillow and cranberry-colored drapes warm up the space but can easily be swapped for icy winter tones or bright hues for spring.
These homeowner wanted to transform his wasted basement space into a useful, sophisticated space for relaxing and hanging out, so designers created a modern, masculine space for the homeowner to entertain his friends. In one area, a pool table is displayed prominently, while in other parts of the space, a home gym, bar area and living area take the focus. Throughout this basement, though, the design is consistent, and the flow is elegant.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the Jowett family's multi-purpose, open concept dining room/kitchen combo lacked a focal point. By moving the stairs to the basement, designer Hilary Farr was able to redefine the dining area and create a focal wall with built in shelving.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the Jowett family's multi purpose, open concept dining room/kitchen combo lacked a focal point. By moving the stairs to the basement, designer Hilary Farr was able to redefine the dining area and create a focal wall with built in shelving.
Popular Ponce City Market Italian restaurant and market Bellina Alimentari is a go-to destination for delicious fare. Now owner Tal Baum has branched out with Aziza, a modern Israeli restaurant debuted in summer 2019 with an exotic interior evoking Baum's Israeli childhood from Atlanta-based design firm Smith Hanes.
This simple basement design is perfect for a home gym. The concrete walls are softened by an accent wall of orange and white painted diagonal stripes. Rubber floor matts soften the floor for working out, and letters painted on the wall allow for an easy way to keep track of workout sessions.
When using fresh flowers, don’t worry about waiting until they all bloom. Plants in various stages can make an interesting focal point on a tabletop. “I like the texture of the buds and the softness of the blooms mixed together,” says Athens, Ga.-based designer Monica Stewart, who owns The Misfit House.
Incorporate pops of pink in your bookshelf by using similarly colored flowers or decorative accents, says Laurel & Wolf interior designer Kimberly Winthrop. On these shelves, the California-based design firm used art pieces and florals to target bright spots of color among the white shelves and books, which they turned inward for a clean, cohesive look.
A common trick of the trade is to juxtapose modern shapes with more classic ones — which is what Dallas-based designer Elaine Williamson did when she chose these mod, Jonathan Adler fixtures to counterbalance the elegant sophistication of a bathroom's carrera marble countertops. The mirror works as a mix between the two styles — mod with sophisticated lines.
Sky blues, seen on the round ottomans with layers of looped fringe, give a relaxing air to a guest house living room. An acrylic cocktail table contributes to the serene space accented with other circular objects, such as the metal sconces. The timeless room was designed by Tristan Harstan, a New York-based designer, for a Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta.