This backyard renovation included the installation of a 100-foot stream down one side of the property and landscaping meant to give the feeling of a woodland escape. Says HGTV fan lross7577, "We don't have to travel far from our suburban home outside the city of Minneapolis to get a wonderful cabin retreat experience. We just walk out our back door."
As with all city gardens, space is at a premium, and in planning a great design, sometimes we are stuck with an eyesore. For this project, the landscapers at K&D Landscape Management built an outdoor pergola to mitigate the obtrusiveness of an structure that had to remain intact. With their magic wand, they transformed this piece into an attractive backdrop for the owners' outdoor grill, using the same fencing material that encloses the property.
Designers hoped to soften the edges of this industrial style office building in New York City, so they added a chandelier in the individual work spaces to help give light to the space. The table upon which the computers rest have a metal base, but the wood top helps to add warmth to that piece. In the back of the space, a conference room lies, decorated with bright photos and furniture that add pops of color and warmth to an otherwise cold industrial design.
"Smartly, the headboard allows the men's team to orient the bed to the view of the city versus back to the living room as the women and Dan have done," said Vern Yip, judge on HGTV's Design Star. The unique headboard is a shelving structure of open cubbies, perfect for displaying decor. The green striped bed cover adds color to the white shelves, walls and sheets. The shelving unit acts as a room divider, but the see-through element creates a spacious feel.
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection. The Samurai Collection features an array of samurai objects—helmets, masks, weapons and full suits of armor—dating as far back as the 7th century and amassed over the last few decades by the Barbier-Mueller family.
Proposals don’t have to be at the same time, or even in the same city. Nathan and Justin wanted to cherish and anticipate the element of surprise and proposed separately at different venues two months apart. Nathan wanted to recreate a theatrical proposal with a reunited cast from "9 to 5: The Musical" at the theater where they first met in Nashville complete with friends and Reba!
"The idea in this space was to conceal an ugly kitchen vent and create a focal point above the banquette, so I designed a modern version of a shoji screen. To make it more personal, I took words from an Arabic prayer the homeowner learned as a child and stenciled them on the Plexiglas using silver paint," says Betty Wasserman, owner and designer, Betty Wasserman Art and Interiors, Ltd., New York City, NY.
This three-level home, with approximately 9,235 square feet of living space, was originally built circa 1904 by C.O. Perry, a wealthy San Francisco banker. The home underwent a $30 million restoration to retain its original architectural detail while bringing the property into the 21st century. Secluded on Belvedere Island's southeastern crest, the Greek Revival-style masterpiece offers unobstructed 270-degree views that encompass the San Francisco city skyline, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Angel Island and the picturesque waters of the bay.
Of course, there are certain limitation to renovating in a big city and/or shared building. Whether it's a condo, loft or town home- parking rules, load-in limitations and noise ordinances will present designers, contractors and delivery people with a few extra challenges during your remodel. It's smart to budget a little extra money and time with this in mind.
Picnics aren't just for parks and other pastoral settings. Just because you live in an apartment doesn't mean you can't host a high-end picnic on a balcony or terrace. Take advantage of the light and green surroundings and echo those features in your tablescape. Here trend expert Nancy Fire sets the scene for a Cast Shadows-themed urban picnic at her home in New York City.
This contemporary home is situated in the tranquil Sonoran Desert setting of the Desert Mountain private golf community located in Scottsdale, Ariz. Floor-to-ceiling glass and steel windows give way to a soaring roof with massive copper overhangs and sweeping angles. The beautiful home and its architecturally significant roof lines are positioned to maximize natural daylight while minimizing glare and solar heat gain — all without distrubing the alluring views of the golf course, desert vistas and distant city lights.
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Perot Museum of Science and Nature. A top Dallas attraction, the Perot Museum of Science and Nature is a huge space—11 permanent exhibit halls, a traveling exhibit hall and a 3D theater—but it is so well-designed that it’s easy to navigate and never seems that crowded.
There’s a lot to be excited about when it comes to the new Black Panther movie. Black super heroes! Gorgeous CGI scenery! A-list actors showing off their Yale-thespian chops and gym time. And of course, a powerful message about a black utopia as remedy to inner-city malaise. Read on to find out how the design and art movement of Afrofuturism informs the film.
Breathtaking ocean, mountain and city views surround a luxurious home in Los Angeles, Calif. Grand decks and stunning floor-to-ceiling, fully retractable sliding walls of glass provide a seamless integration between interior and exterior spaces to create a quintessential SoCal living experience. A giant family room flows into the home's yard, beautiful infinity pool and spacious deck with fire pit, outdoor living and dining spaces complete with floating BBQ.
To update a wreath for the winter, use white paint and fake snowflakes, like New York City interior designer Eduardo Rodriguez of The Designer Pad did for this wintery tablescape. He upcycled pinecones, which are dipped in white paint for a shimmery effect, and arranged them in terracotta pots that he painted white and gray. The rest of the pots hold colorful candies and cookies for a casual Scandinavian-inspired winter get-together.
A New York City industrial loft was redesigned as a live-work space for a photographer. An entry vestibule leads to a reception area for clients. The walk-in closet connects to a bedroom. American white oak planks are used for the flooring, cabinetry and wall paneling in the minimalist space. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
Mikel Welch is a bonafide design celebrity. A Season 7 contestant on HGTV’s Design Star, Mikel went on to share his gift for transforming spaces on The Steve Harvey Show and The Real Housewives of Atlanta before joining the cast of Trading Spaces earlier this year. Mikel has used all of that talent and experience to turn a 650-square-foot apartment in New York City into his own Hamptons-inspired getaway.
To create the perfect city escape Mikel added in rural and rustic elements. In this case, the designer drew on his Trading Spaces experience with a DIY project. Mikel couldn’t get barn doors delivered in a small New York elevator, so he decided to build his own. “This is New York and we don’t have yards,” he says, “so I had to bring the wood up and build the doors in my living room.”