Natural light sparkles against this living room's refinished wood floors and built-in wood features, making the space feel spacious and warm. Traditional furnishings keep with the style of the home's original woodwork, creating a cohesive space.
A slate tile walkway leads up to a charming Cape Cod-style house with loads of charm. Traditional gables and columns set the tone for the home's classic interiors, while a red front door beckons to guests and creates a fun focal point.
John Barrentine and Chuck Marquardt of the RED Real Estate Group recently sold this stunning Craftsman in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighborhood, and affirm that the discerning use of color, including classic red and yellow on an olive background, added immensely to the curb appeal.
Trying to pin down the style of Shauna Glenn’s house in Fort Worth, TX, is impossible—which is exactly why it’s so enjoyable to look at. There are trendy rugs and timeless furniture, contemporary art and classic light fixtures, and endless charm.
Shauna’s reasons for leaning traditional in the kitchen were purely practical: She plans to be cooking there for a long time. “Marble subway tile is never going out of style,” she says. Even so, the space has personality, with bistro barstools from CB2, Shauna’s collection of colorful drinking glasses displayed on the counter and a vivid runner by Annie Selke’s Dash & Albert.
Introduced in 1963, Schumacher's Queen of Spain wallpaper marries the old world-meets-new style that defines the Sharps' home. "We do love mixing classics with modern," says Patrick. "One easy way to achieve this is modern furnishings in an older home. We once owned a flat in San Francisco: built in 1890 with all of the moldings and the marble fireplace to prove it. It just gave us great joy to place the most modern furnishings in front of the old white plaster. Juxtaposition at its best."
It’s easy to see the appeal of Scandinavian design. Helga Jonsdottir’s home, located in the heart of Reykjavik is a classic example of this wildly popular trend. An aesthetic that hails from the Nordic regions of Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, this style is all about functional minimalism, but it’s not so stripped down that interiors feel cold and uninviting. They’re balanced with a bit of warmth, too and the Swedish call this lagom, meaning “just right”.
In La Jolla, Calif., a Prairie Craftsman-style home is completely remodeled. The inviting front porch has stone-based, wood-battered columns that lead to the front entry door. Stained cedar shingles with rows of alternating bands envelope the house, and the garage is relocated to the front of the house to make way for a backyard pool.
This Colonial-style home features a classic layout of the style, with five windows above, four below and a centered front door. The home's white clapboard siding is also indicative of its Colonial style.
Native and Florida-friendly plant materials frame the front of HGTV Smart Home 2013. Paying homage to classic shingle architectural style, the Florida home features a beautiful front porch, bright teal door and mosaic tile stair risers.
The exterior façade of HGTV Smart Home 2013 pays homage to classic shingle architectural style with a wide front porch and fiber cement siding designed to mimic the look of cedar or cypress shakes. Planted between the picket fence and the front porch to draw attention, needle palm will grow to a height of 4-1/2 feet and provide needed massing in the landscape.