A dainty pattern is a stark, but intriguing contrast to this bedroom's minimalist modern floor lamp. The neutral palette makes sure there's not a hint of competition with the Mediterranean vistas outside the glass door.
A 75-foot, competition-length pool is suspended over the water's edge, giving the illusion that the owners are swimming into the horizon. A travertine deck surrounds the feature and complements the property's various stone walkways.
Create an island with multiple levels and materials. This budget-friendly kitchen island mixes materials on its staggered surfaces in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner. Quartz, wood and stainless steel combine to make a stylish and functional island for the space.
Add pullout appliance storage to free up counter surface and maximize cabinet storage space. Diane Foreman of Neil Kelly Co. designed this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner. A layered caddy like this one adds a lot of utility, but even a simple pullout drawer can help makeover your space.
Use a high gloss paint in a color that matches your other decor on some of your cabinets to give your kitchen a luxury lacquer look. Use the same hardware throughout the kitchen to maintain a cohesive look, as designer Diane Foreman did in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner.
If your bathroom has a high contrast color scheme, find artistic lotion and soap bottles that reflect that. The accessories to the right of the sink are shiny and almost sculptural, adding a chiseled brilliance to the sleek lines of this bathroom, a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner, designed by Laurie Haefele of Haefele Design.
One of the easiest ways to give your cabinets a makeover is simply by switching out your hardware. “People say they add the jewelry when they add the hardware,” says designer Judith Wright Sentz of Judith Wright Design in Seattle, a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner. “We took special care to add really pretty hardware.”
A new backsplash is a wonderful weekend project, and doesn’t have to break the bank. Using mesh-mounted tiles, sold at Home Depot and Lowe’s, makes installing a backsplash a significantly easier project. This kitchen was designed by Diane Foreman of Neil Kelly Company and was a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner.
Using gray grout with white subway tiles accentuates the tiles and provides contrast if your cabinets are white, says Minneapolis homeowner Patti Wagner, a senior product designer for Target. Plus, they easily hide food splatters, she says. David Heide Design Studio, a design company also in Minneapolis, won a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition award for this kitchen.
This dining room features a gorgeous white coffered ceiling with modern starburst light fixture. The design is anchored with a gorgeous solid walnut and maple table that seats 10-12 comfortably for dinner and converts to a regulation-sized ping-pong table for friendly after-meal competition. A bright blue rug adds an element of color and fun to brighten the room.
As seen on HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother, team Jonathan had enough time and budget left at the end of the competition to do a light refresh of the dining room, too! The room features plum dining chairs, a leaf-veined patterned rug, built in dish storage and a yellow and gold pendant light.