Tamara’s bedroom is a far cry from the high-energy of the living area. Away from the bright colors and energetic patterns, this is a space designed for relaxation. The dark gray walls set an intimate mood, overlaid by black and white accents that continue the calm feeling. Warm pops of pink from the bedding provide contrast. The art in this space is simple and focused, a tribute to the designer, her husband, and the home that they share.
Make fruity ice cubes for a summer treat that's tasty and refreshing. Simply fill an ice cube tray with water, then drop in raspberries and slices of lemon, lime and orange. Once frozen, the infused cubes are perfect for adding flavor and cooling down a glass of water or fresh-squeezed lemonade.
The Hotel Clermont's lobby bar features a 1970s scalloped mirror behind the bar that Reunion Goods & Services designer Laura Flam says is one of the special, secret details that makes this boutique hotel such an atmospheric treat for design fans. "The ground floor lobby bar and lounges take you on a journey through several color and pattern schemes, and present many nooks and crannies for people to settle into" says Flam. " It’s my favorite area we designed in the hotel because there is something for everyone, and it leaves moments to be discovered even after recurring visits."
In open floorplans, use the island to separate the kitchen area from the living area. Then if you already have a mid-sized appliance or bookshelf, take a cue from designer Diane Forman. A 24-by-15-inch Sub-Zero wine fridge makes up the end of this bar in her 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner. It creates a raised divider that hides the bustle of the kitchen from the living area while keeping kitchen utensils at hand.
Elizabeth has solved many issues involved in downsizing to a smaller home by making great, strategic use of the space she does have, as in this living room area off of her sons' bedrooms where a study/work area has been factored into the space without sacrificing style.
What's cooler than a cooler? A galvanized metal bucket, of course. Fill one with ice and bottles of your favorite brews or sodas. Another party perk? It's easy to see when supplies are dwindling, so you can stay on top of restocking duties.
Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri completely remodeled and updated former home theater into a new, modern family friendly entertainment lounge for Khloe Kardashian Odom and LaMar Odom, as seen on HGTV's Cousins on Call. This lounge features it's own candy bar, custom California redwood shelves and pillars, a 13-foot sofa, cinema surround sound by Pro Audio Technology and AV by Joseph Cali Systems Design, Inc. The side pillars that house the speakers and the shelves are cut from a California Redwood tree. The candy bar in the back of the lounge contains 8 different self-serve candy drawers and a Big Chill retro fridge.
If you do lots of cooking at home, you need a look that wears well through heavy use, which is why the simple, rugged aesthetic of an industrial kitchen remains popular. Now, Big Chill has introduced the Classic Series, a professional stove and hood specially made for industrial-style kitchens. The set is constructed of heavy-duty stainless steel, comes in six colors, and is finished with mixed textured metals.
Vintage styles are making a big comeback with the help of companies like Big Chill, which developed its Retro appliance line as a fresh take on the hot colors of the 1950s, according to co-founder Orion Creamer. You can buy Retro fridges, ranges, microwaves and dishwashers in eight standard colors: Beach Blue, Pink Lemonade, Cherry Red, Buttercup Yellow, Jadite Green, Black, White and Orange. (Custom colors are available, too.)
Silver-plate pieces can generally be found for around $20, especially at yard sales. Pick up an ice bucket or champagne chiller, fill with a bottle of bubbly and tie on a bow to create the perfect hostess gift that can be enjoyed at holiday parties for years to come.