Accessories are an easy way to boost style and add personality to any space – whether its with metallic table lamps, a gold starburst mirror or a rustic bench covered in paisley upholstery. Contestants in season 8 of HGTV Star chose from these accessories to energize their designs.
A bold fire engine red front door opens to the home's welcoming entry with mudroom area. Hooks on the wall for hanging outdoor items like coats, jackets and umbrellas and a custom built-in bench that provides a spot to change shoes make the entry organized and user-friendly. Removing walls and enlarging an existing narrow hallway that cut the entry off from surrounding spaces really opened things up and improved flow in this first floor of the home.
This chic space, as seen on HGTV's show Love It or List It Too, has many luxurious details. The tufted headboard adds comfort, while the soft linens and crocheted throw continue to add style and comfort. The padded bench at the foot of the bed adds extra seating, while its mirrored legs and frame make it a stylish addition to the space. The modern chandelier adds light while giving the space more style and personality.
In the foyer of this cozy, yet spacious cabin retreat, a sliding barn door and wood-paneled walls introduce visitors to the home's rustic ambiance from the moment they step inside. A narrow niche houses a built-in bench, a perfect spot to perch and pull off your boots. Draperies dress the windows that flank the front door, and the panels draw to offer nighttime privacy. A wagon wheel-style chandelier adds sparkle while keeping with the cozy cabin feel.
Stone crowns atop columns lead the way to a giant chess board made of prefab 2x2 concrete squares with exposed pebbles. Taking inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, designer Margie Grace of Grace Design Associates. Inc., has red roses on one side and white roses on the other. Fourth of July roses, which are speckled and look like they're being painted for the Queen, are in pots behind the benches. "If it's your fantasy, just go there," says Grace. "Don't do it by halves."
This modern space serves multiple functions, with a seating area, sleeping nook and built-in bench with storage. Because the house sits in a special zoning area, the designers were unable to increase the square footage of the existing house, instead building a separate structure that connects to the old house by a deck. The home runs on solar power, recycles gray water and captures rain water in cisterns. All interior doors are built from recycled flooring.
The light-filled breakfast nook in this modern-Victorian kitchen features a playful mix of bentwood chairs that evoke the mood of a Parisian sidewalk cafe and a built-in, space-saving, farmhouse-style bench. The table combines styles, too, with a modern pedestal base and a reclaimed wood and industrial metal top. The oversized pendant fixture adds drama and its own industrial flair.
Homeowners wanted a light, open space in their family's basement, so designers opted for a neutral color palette to make the space feel bright. On the opposite wall from the couches, designers created an inset for the large, flat-screen TV to create depth in the space, while on either side of the television, flat, modern sconces add additional light. Dark wood shelving in the corner optimizes storage space, while dark wood panels behind the sconces project light and a dark wood bench provides additional seating.
Even though the spaces are visually connected, the exposed beams in the kitchen and the exposed brick floor help to keep the spaces separate. The dining room continues the rustic charm with the elegant farmhouse table and bench seating, but Joanna infused the rustic style with a modern twist-the patterned rug. This rug helps make the space more fun, as well as tying it to the black hutch, a stylish and functional piece where the family stores their dishes. As seen on Fixer Upper.
The open floor design of this modern living room plays heavily with geometric shapes. Wenge wrapping the walls creates the geometric idea cubes while details like the X-based coffee table and large rectilinear windows unify the design within the details. A sliding wall gives way to a pass through to the kitchen, and softer textures like a silk area rug, leather bench and linen sofas soften the space to highlight the peaceful living environment.
An expanse of wenge wood plays with the recesses in the drywall to create a voluminous and open airy space with grand geometric elements. Eye-catching pendant lights, hung at assorted heights to create a mobile-like chandelier, are prominent centerpieces hung over assorted seating, from sofas and chairs to a long, leather bench around a chic glass coffee table, ideal for casual conversation or quiet reflection in this peaceful living environment.
This music room features a baby grand piano and tufted black leather bench atop a luxurious white cow hide. An audience of two can sit in the taupe armchairs which feature nail head bordering, while a musician can choose either an electric guitar or piano with which to perform. Floor to ceiling white curtains, a maroon set of drawers, and gold wall art complete this look.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, the entrance of this newly remodeled home has been given an elegant, modern makeover with rustic accents. The wall that used to enclose the stairs has been knocked out, transforming the feeling of the space from claustrophobic and closed-in to open and inviting. The modern stair rail gives a bit of flair to the space, while the series of black and white photos throughout the stairway and entryway make the space elegant. Rustic accents, such as the bench in the front hallway make the space warm and inviting.
Chances are, you still need to live in your house during holiday season, so you don’t want to obscure essential areas with decorations you’ll have to move to use the space. Here, the design team kept accents like vintage snowshoes visible but tucked out of the way, so they’re not at risk of falling over or blocking access to the entry and bench.
This pink and yellow bedroom is a sweet escape for any girl. The pink and white patterned bedspread is accented by the elegant, quilted pink and yellow shams. The yellow in the shams ties in to the pink vase and chair that bring more color into the space. At the end of the bed, is a green bench that complements the pillows on the bed as well as the throw pillow in the chair. The curtains framing the French doors help to tie the space together.
Upholstered, elegant dining chairs with high backs provide a transitional design element to this dining room by designer Valerie Ruddy. Borrowed from the look of the classic wing chair, the chair style here is given a modern and sleek update. To one side of the room, a bench serves as a bridge within the open-plan design and can be used for entertaining groups without obstructing views. With an abundance of comfortable and plush furnishings, this dining room is just right for entertaining family and friends.
A sitting area and plush decorative benches at the foot of the bed take this bedroom from comfy home to a sumptuous experience, plus the butter and gray color palette gives the room a restful vibe. Cindi MacPherson of the Interior Partners says that master bedrooms and bathrooms that they design have coordinating colors and fabrics, another detail that adds to an extravagant feel.
This girl's bedroom is designed to be elegant with a classic feel, yet very girly. Lots of textures give richness to the room, and the beautiful raspberry and blue tones create a space that is one of kind. The color of the built in unit is continued around the room in the baseboards and moldings. A thin-line patterned wallpaper creates an accent wall behind the crib wall while an upholstered desk bench and solid accent panel create a bolder color saturation on the opposite wall.