For a tone-on-tone effect, the formal dining room is equipped with several tints and shades of spring green. This subtle change in color adds a layered effect that’s elegant and understated but tonally in check with the greens seen in the adjacent great room. Layering several shades and tints of the same color is an excellent way to introduce color into your home without the hues becoming too contrasted or intense.
This funky space would be great for a teen -- or even as a guest bedroom! Ribbons criss-crossed and attached to the periwinkle-colored walls allow the homeowners to place paper mementos all over the walls in varying patterns. And the postcards, photos and art can be added to or changed out at any time. A lace bedskirt creates a feminine feel in the room, and white bed linens feel crisp and comfortable.
Small nooks in this foyer were transformed from dead space into a home office and reading corner. A small writing desk is sized appropriately for the corner tucked by the stairwell. Neutral colors were selected for the furnishings to work better with the walls painted in Sherwin-Williams Country Squire and the dark wood beadboard trim. The space is made more lively with colorful accessories, which are easy to swap as color and pattern styles change.
According to Tze, the bedroom, “feels like a cloud,” a fact which played heavily into the couple’s decision to forgo adding art to the brick wall there. Instead, the bedside table stands in as the main artistic canvas, featuring pieces that are changed out regularly in keeping with Tze’s philosophy that “art is not permanent.”
The key element of this master bathroom is the natural light. The exterior metal panels allow sun to come in throughout the day while still providing privacy. The room changes from day to day and season to season depending on the sun's placement. The natural stone on the shower walls and bath surround complement the natural wood floor and cabinets for a cohesive overall look.
Changes in the master bedroom were chiefly cosmetic. Joanna Gaines, co-host of HGTV's Fixer Upper, brightened up the space with new windows and French doors and chose a color palette of blues and grays, with yellow accents, to give the space a soft look and relaxing feel.
A giant fish tank makes a stunning focal point, where the grand rear terrace steps down onto an expansive lawn. Not only does it provide a useful transition for the grade change, but it also bridges the home’s interior with the outdoors. The lit tank, with its hand-painted tiles and colorful koi, provides a whimsical dash to an otherwise muted landscape — and nods to the homeowner’s impressive collection of '60s Pop Art inside.
A dramatic change in the Rao home. With the back wall gone that separated the hallway and entrance from the living room, the room feels twice the size. Additional light flows in from the doorway entrance and the new open staircase. Added lighting on the ceiling and newly repaired windows fill this room with light and warmth. New furniture and flowers make the room feel comfortable, inviting, and warm. As seen on HGTV's Cousins On Call.
Briana and Buzz like to use the 8-by-10-foot upstairs landing of their loft primarily as Buzz's workspace; however, it needs to allow room for guests to sleep on the floor with air mattresses. By keeping the space utilitarian and mobile, Buzz can work in a clutter-free space that can easily be changed up to accommodate up to three overnight guests at a time.
Hammer Heads carpenter Carmen De La Paz says, "Another mistake that homeowners will often make is not taking into consideration the lighting in their home. The lighting in your home can completely change the colors, the feeling, the ambiance."
Designed to Sell's Lisa LaPorta adds, "There are really three main types of lighting: general lighting, task lighting and drama or accent lighting. You need a combination to have a really good end design."
A new window treatment can dramatically change the look of the whole kitchen, especially if you pair it with just a single prominent accessory in the same color. Here, the red shade is complemented by a vase and bowls, but you could also harmonize with that shiny red toaster or sunny yellow stand mixer you’ve been eyeing. Shown is the Bali® Soft Roman Shade from Blinds.com; the fabric is Bazaar Off Broadway.
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.
As the boys grow, their interest in activities is sure to change. And in the future, when one is heading off to college, the other will still have three years left in the room by himself. To add additional hangout space should the bottom bunk become no longer needed, the mattress of the lower bunk sits on a trundle which rolls out completely, creating an additional private space for lounging, gathering or doing homework.
More than a century after the first Christmas tree was raised in the Banquet Hall at Biltmore House, very little has changed. Relying on newspaper descriptions and estate records, the design team accurately recreates the look of the Gilded Age Christmas that George and Edith Vanderbilt enjoyed when they welcomed their first guests in 1895.
Mixing patterns brings interest to your outdoor space, especially when the color scheme remains consistent, no matter what the pattern. With a strict color scheme, says interior designer Danielle Rollins, you are more able to move items around for parties or just to change things up. Rollins prefers to use sturdy fabrics from Sunbrella on all outside spaces. Outdoor mirrors enlarge this covered patio space and a ceiling fan keeps things comfortable in the steamy South.
The scent of this woodland garden changes with the seasons, from the spring bulbs that burst forth beginning in April until the last blossom of the ‘Honorine Jobert’ anemones in November. A walkway leads through the gorgeous greenery, with seats and fountains along the way so that the owners can fully enjoy the scenery.
This L-shaped vertical garden, whose walls extend out 74 feet on one side and 31 feet on the other, is packed with approximately 5,000 plants. Priority was given to plants that could withstand the heat and humidity of New Orleans, where the garden is located, and that could be changed out easily with the seasons. Plants include Mondo grass, Mexican heather, Silverdust Dusty Miller Maritima, Compact Sprenger Asparagus Fern, Ruellia Dwarf White and a stream of annuals for color.
Geremia Design chose unique finishes for the kid's bathroom, including a penny tile and a copper subway tile. A reclaimed wood built-in cabinet complements the deep brass tones in the tile.
Copper tiles will patina over time, adding green tones to the design. It is a fun detail for a kid's bathroom, so they could watch the tile change in front of their own eyes.