As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, this kitchen gets a contemporary facelift with Jillian Harris's design. The sleek lines of the cabinets give the space a clean feel, while the chairs add a bit of personality to the space. The neutral colors of the walls, cabinetry and countertops give the space a light feel, and the pendant lights above the dining table add a little more personality to this neutral, classic space.
For flexibility in a small space, consider creating a bar from a cart or cabinet on wheels, as designer Leanne Ford did here: You can move it out of the way when you need the extra room. When styling your bar, “mix your bottles and glassware with special odds and ends that have meaning to you,” says Ford. “That will give the space some character and turn your bar into something special for you and your guests to enjoy.”
Contemporary cabinets and stainless steel accents highlight this functional loft-style kitchen with a two-tiered metallic island. Industrial-style orange pendant lights bring a pop of color to the space while a beautiful arrangement of red roses add warmth. The far wall is decorated with a black and white photo collage, adding an element of surprise and visual interest to the space. Hardwood flooring anchors the space and gives it a cozy feel.
This kitchen channels both Spanish and Mexican styling with colorful walls, shelves and pottery. The large metallic mirror hanging over the range is a statement piece that brings more light and space to the room. Designer Emily Severinsen chose a deep orange wall color and carried it through to the pottery, which holds a variety of kitchen utensils. The green tea color on the range hood and cabinets is a refreshing contrast against the bold, rustic metal tile backsplash and cultural artwork. Natural elements like the sabino wood kitchen island and wooden ceiling beams add a country look, while the black modern stools rejuvenate the space. The oversized antique mirror makes the kitchen feel larger and more open.
During the renovation of a kitchen, dining, and living area, the team at Chioco Design incorporated strong, pared-down design elements, including a clerestory window above the wall of cabinets and a blackened steel vent hood. Instead of choosing bright colors for the space, or even an all-white palette, they used a selection of muted shades that keep the focus on the architecture. “The muted colors in this space offers a neutral palette for which form and light are the main contributors,” say the designers.
Wood walls are accented by white cabinets for a clean and warm look in the Francis family's newly renovated kitchen and living room in Atlanta, Ga. By knocking out walls in the existing kitchen and closing in the deck, the Francis family will now have a central space to share meals together and will also give Tricia a better chance to watch the kids while she's in the kitchen, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room.
In this mudroom from Tanya Collins Design, an antique pine armoire, painted teal, boosts storage and creates a focal point that enlivens the otherwise neutral scheme. The built-in cabinets near the door, big enough to house bulky items, are painted the same shade as the walls so that they blend into the background. A framed chalkboard-paint wall serves as a central spot for memos and messages.
Brown mosaic tile serves as a springboard for this bathroom's casual-chic design sensibility, while twin mirrors visually widen the space. The guest bathroom, from the 2012 HGTV Green Home, has beautifully finished wood cabinets and floors to warm up the room and red accents add a bright pop of color against white walls. The signature tile is a frosted glass micro-block in a tortoise shell-inspired shade. The upper-floor space also features interior windows opening to the adjacent tairwell.
The end of the kitchen island is covered in the same hand-scraped solid White Oak planks as the refrigerator and freezer to complete the homeowners' request for something organic and unique. The planks are arranged in a chevron pattern to add a fun detail to the island and refrigerator and freezer. To offset the weight of the cantilevered countertop that extends from the island's base cabinets, brass poles were added to the outer corners of this piece. These brass poles match the brass fixtures in the rest of the kitchen, creating a continuous design throughout the space.
This stately bookcase is befitting the award-winning residence of the chancellor of North Carolina State University. Designed by Design Lines, Ltd. and built by Rufty Homes, it was constructed as four boxes that were then set flush in-wall. We especially like the faceplate overlay with the black lacquer finish that serves to frame the bookcase. Note how it was also used on the baseboard where the cabinets are set, anchoring it to the room.
Everyone hangs out here anyway so why not make it a destination room! The cabinets are custom crafted by Benchcraft Custom Woodwork, out of Rift Sawn Oak finished in a warm grey stain. The accented island in grey creates the perfect backdrop for the The Artistic Tile Estrella Silver Blend, adding sparkle and dimension.
The Perimeter Stone is Pietra de Cardosa and the island stone is Blanco Karibib edged in a reverse bevel.
The bright red Currey Pendants add a touch of whimsy amidst the neutral sophistication while in contrast, The Dorrivracht faucet adds a bit of edginess.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson borrowed 15 square feet from the adjacent guest bedroom to carve out space for this chic bathroom vanity. To give the room a first class feel, Sarah added a large silver-framed round mirror, a mosaic tile backsplash and a floating, custom-built wood cabinet with sleek modern hardware and plenty of extra storage. At the far end of this spa bathroom sits a cozy soaking tub with a built-in ledge perfect for holding candles or a glass of wine. A small, linear gallery wall adds color to the monochromatic space and boosts the room's spa-like ambiance.
Although this space is small, designers used the architecture of the building as well as elements in their design to make the space feel larger. For example, stately wood paneling leads the eye all the way up to the high, pitched ceiling, while the ceiling height, arched windows let in plenty of natural light so that the space feels magnificent. Then, designers brought in rugs and art to create defined spaces within the office so that the room has flow and purpose. Finally, designers used strategically placed metallic pieces, such as the desk and filing cabinet, to reflect all of the gorgeous light in the space, creating a functional space with a grand feeling.
For the lady of the home, designers created a dressing room. The ceiling in the space is outfitted with the custom, cherry millwork that runs throughout the rest of the home, while a chandelier hangs elegantly in the center. A wall full of drawers and cabinets give the owner plenty of space for her clothes, while an adjacent wall has shelves to house her shoes. To make the space even more elegant, designers brought in a cozy leather couch, a pair of fuzzy ottomans and a soft, plush rug. Finally, a piece of Prada artwork ties the space together.
This bathroom stared out with a huge roman raised tub, orange floral wallpaper, and a dark enclosed shower. We removed the tub surround and added a free standing tub, We softened the space by adding floor to ceiling drapery behind the tub. This created privacy as well as some softness to all of the tile and hard surfaces in this room. The walls got a textured wallpaper that added some subtle color and another texture to the space. The shower was a complete overhaul and got a new window, brand new tile and a frosted glass panel for some privacy while still keeping the overall feeling open and light. The cabinets got a paint job and added casing around the mirrors to create more of a custom feel.
As seen on Home Town, homeowner Amber Hayes' Laurel, MS existing kitchen was completely outdated with old cabinets, appliances, and wallpaper. Even the natural wall flooring and bead board walls were covered up with by dark tile and paint. After the renovations, Amber Hayes' Laurel, MS kitchen now features a spacious bar opening up to the dining room, new butcher block countertops, a new tile backsplash, and refinished wood floors and beadboard ceilings.
Designers wanted the kitchen to be both elegant and functional, so they continued the modern look into this space. Clean lines and sharp edges keep the room looking clean and neat, while the blue-gray tile and rich hardwood floor make the space warm and inviting. To accommodate the homeowners' everyday as well as entertaining needs, designers included plenty of prep and storage space with counters and cabinets on two walls of the space and a large kitchen island with an eat in option. To add to the elegance of the space, designers added stainless steel appliances and stainless steel pendant lights, giving the room a little extra sparkle that highlights the natural light that comes in through the door and windows.
For the bathroom of a new home in Westchester County, NY, architect Daniel Contelmo created an elegant vanity that is as rich in storage as it is in style. “It’s packed with various storage options, equally divided for the couple who shares the bath,” says Contelmo. Among the amenities are a built-in hamper, a linen closet, plenty of cabinets and drawers, lighted custom-framed mirrors and a central shelving area that offers display space and visually breaks the long limestone counter.