Did you know that Dallas, Texas—home to HGTV Smart Home 2019—is also birthplace of the integrated circuit (aka microchip)? This big little invention was conceived of by Jack Kilby during his time at Texas Instruments.
They say you only get one chance to make a first impression and this entrance definitely has a WOW factor. From the dazzling, oversized light fixture to the quirky wall decor collected from all over the world, you are instantly engaged as you walk through the dramatic steel and glass doors. The adorable faux sheep were custom crafted in Paris for the homeowner and set a playful tone as cuddle little greeters for guests coming and going.
The holidays are the perfect time to go a little over the top with your decorating. Big statements like masses of baubles draped across a mantel or a reindeer figure standing in the middle of a seating area help create a truly special scene. Just keep your “wow” moments to one or two per room or area—otherwise your holiday fun could veer into “Santa’s Workshop at the mall” territory.
Initially the home included a solid wall where the architectural screen wall now stands. By doing a screen wall, the team was able to expand the stairwell without impeding into the dining room space. “It’s a statement on its own,” says build manager Dan Faires. “It’s a vertical dark wood slatted wall, but it’s not heavy.”
This architectural screen wall with vertical slats of wood that have been ebonized helps define the dining room and allows light to filter in from the adjacent stairwell to the upper level of the home.
Designer Julie Holloway brings a bold, rich look to the second floor bedroom bath with this romantic wall covering that, along with the bamboo blinds, continues the story of "nature" that reoccurs throughout this idea home.
Consumers are demonstrating their extreme oenophilia by super-sizing it with magnums and other large bottles which are highly favored in restaurant celebrations or when entertaining at home. This Spanish Aalto PS is made from Tempranillo grapes growing on 60-100-year-old vines and comes in 1.5L, 3L and 5L bottles.
Justin knew he wanted his proposal to Nathan to involve musical theatre, as that was how they met. After several emails and phone calls, he got the producers of An "American In Paris: The Musical" to agree to let him propose on stage after one of their Broadway performances in New York City. The cast even stayed for a group photo. It never hurts to ask.
No one would blame you if you mistook this Charleston home for a chic pied-a-terre in Paris or New York. Owner Janet Gregg is a world-traveler with a sophisticated design eye. She has transformed every nook and cranny of her stylish Charleston, South Carolina apartment into a feast for the eyes like this hallway lined with art and featuring two chairs for a pop of color and place to perch during one of her frequent cocktail parties.
A remarkably generous, well-appointed bathroom that you pass through from the kitchen to the master bedroom make this much more than an afterthought. With walk-in shower and washer and dryer and a clean fresh white-and-soft-gray color scheme,, nothing feels downsized in this glam bath.
Color reigns in this statuesque selection of a native tall prairie grass. Windwalker big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii ‘PWIN01S’) unfurls powdery blue leaves that turn shades of plum and purple in fall. In autumn, burgundy seed heads stand even taller above the tinted leaves. Windwalker has a strong upright form that retains its shape through winter. Cut clumps back to 3 inches in early spring before new growth begins. Plants grow 5 to 6 feet tall and up to 2 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 5-8.
Fixer Upper hosts Joanna and Chip Gaines transformed this living room by opening up the space, creating a better flow into the dining room. By moving the air conditioner to the attic they were able to open up the hallway behind the wall and move the door from the dining area to the living room. The original hardwood floors were kept and refinished, and a window in the dining room was replaced with French doors.
These vintage doors are a clever transition from Angela's daughter's bedroom into her art studio. Angela found the doors, lacquered them and had them put on a track system in order to divide the two spaces. Notice that just beyond the doors in the hot pink studio, the trim color is white as opposed to the tone-on-tone application we've seen throughout the home. Bright white borders on the deep pink tone define the color even more. Another cool trick? When your case goods don't actually match, have them painted the same color simply for continuity. Neither of the tables, chests or dressers in this space were sourced together or at the same time, however the crisp white finish on each makes it look like they were destined to live in the same room.