The area rug, as well as the lounge chairs, are custom pieces designed by Habachy Designs. The oval shape of the space posed a challenge, so the rug was made to accommodate the design. African and Asian decor throughout the home add a worldly touch.
Tylor's camera challenge tip? Create a faux chair rail with painter's tape. The HGTV Star judges weren't wowed by this lackluster addition in the transitional living room design. Cris took a stab at creating the trio of painted canvases above the sectional.
Anthony Carrino and his cousin John Colaneri scour the streets of New Jersey with their family-based construction company looking to breathe life into old, dismal kitchens. Whether it's creating a vibrant contemporary design or a classic look, the Kitchen Cousins are always up for a challenge.
To make a spatially challenged dining spot feel larger and brighter, consider hanging an oversized mirror above the sideboard or directly across from any windows. This will help bounce light around the room, create the illusion of more space, and also help capitalize on any exterior views.
The elevated, diagonal ridge beam that projects out on the leading edge of the wooden structure posed a challenge for the design team. Custom steel connections and careful planning made the outdoor layout successful in creating a cozy lounge for the homeowners and their guests to enjoy.
A long and narrow bedroom can be a challenge. Designer Angelo Surmelis created two distinct spaces: a cozy bed area and a separate entertainment area just for relaxing. Angelo's Tip: Create multiple functional zones in a large room for a hotel suite-like feel.
A 100+ year old bungalow in a very historical neighborhood. This home had not been remodeled in many years. The challenge was to bring it up to date with modern conveniences without losing the cozy feel. This old sun porch was converted into a breakfast room.
In imagining the look of this living room, the biggest design challenge was its narrow shape and the low windows. Furniture couldn't go up against the walls, as it would block windows and doorways. The solution: Use the rug to center furniture in the middle of the space.
This 100+ year old bungalow in an historical neighborhood had not been remodeled in many years. The challenge was to bring it up to date with modern conveniences without losing the cozy feel. The old sun porch was converted into a breakfast room with room to seat eight.
This beautiful modern kitchen features high-end appliances and a sleek design. The client came to SieMatic's showroom in San Francisco and selected the kitchen finishes based on small samples alone. The challenge was to design and manage the kitchen project from many miles away - via phone and email.
Being able to see the kiddos watch TV while you make dinner is great, but sometimes the crazy-popular open floor plan can pose a few design challenges. Here are a few ways to make sure your rooms feel intimate and inviting without sacrificing those sight lines!
Trying to find a bed that was a centerpiece without being overwhelming was a challenge but designer Kim Scodro was able to settle on this 24k gold encrusted bed. Subtle hints of gold give it enough sheen to call the eye without being over the top.
A completely curved kitchen created a challenge for designer Mary Anne Smiley but she was able to turn it into an interesting and inviting space. With limited room to work with, the kitchen island doubles and a breakfast nook on the other side for an efficient use of space.
Around areas such as a fire pit, pavers are more solid and safer to walk on than gravel. Officials with Southview Design, based in Minnesota, also note that in colder climates, pavers are less likely to crack, although it can be more challenging to clear snow and ice.
Designers of this small kitchen had an added challenge: Homeowners who didn't see eye to eye stylewise. He liked all things modern; she adored vintage charm. Starting with a white base, designers were then able to layer in chef-grade, modern appliances and pretty vintage accents, keeping all parties happy.
The designer's overall vision was to create a clean and simple landscape plan to preserve the minimal style of a contemporary mid-century home design. The challenge was to find complimenting species of plants that would accent the design of the home, while maintaining the simplicity that the homeowners requested.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, the biggest challenge Chip and Joanna Gaines faced with the master suite was a tiny bathroom. The footprint of the bath was expanded into what had been a service closet to create this spacious luxury bath with twin vanities and a marble tiled shower.