As seen on HGTV's Renovation Raiders, this stunning living room has been transformed into a media-free oasis, which is contemporary with a rustic feel. The deep blue walls evoke relaxation, yet there are plenty of cozy elements, including several throw pillows and a pretty blue and white area rug.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, homeowners Kari Camelio and Rebecca Donohue both wanted a home with an open floor plan, lots of space for entertaining and a yard with a swimming pool. The master bedroom has a minimalist look with a contemporary platform bed, matching nightstands and modern lamps.
A traditional touch gets a contemporary update: The movable ladder attached to these otherwise basic bookshelves is as functional -- allowing the homeowners to reach items up high -- as it is attractive. Adding plants and unique accessories along with the books arranged in varying ways feels personal and adds additional elements of interest.
A contemporary, glass chandelier and a black, graphic rug mix with the rustic, stone fireplace for a blend of styles. The symmetry of a pair of mirrors, a pair of Chesterfield sofas, and a pair of art deco tables keep the room balanced and elegant.
A trio of pendant lights featuring mixed 3D shapes are layered at varying heights to fill the space of this two-story open staircase ceiling. Wire railing secures the space while keeping with the open feel of the design. Black metal balusters and hand railing fit the contemporary style with a touch of industrial influence.
Thanks to an open floor plan, the funky dining room is the epicenter of this contemporary downtown loft. A purple accent wall outlines the dining room and kitchen, while a mix of lighting helps to define each space. The blown glass pendants above the dining table add sculptural elegance.
A sluiceway reminiscent of irrigation canals carries water around the Wyoming home, recycling water back to the front pond or allowing it to seep back into the water table from whence it came. The rustic meets contemporary barn combines logs with glass chinking that creates a unique reflective look.
An outdoor living room features a mix of design elements, from the reclaimed woods on the coffee table and ceiling beams to the clean, contemporary lines of the woven and upholstered seating. The space is sited to take advantage of the sweeping coastal views, and it also opens to the indoors via a wide retractable glass wall that slides into a pocket door. Traditional lanterns light the space, giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture.
Although vinyl siding sometimes gets a bad rap for quality, contemporary siding represents a huge upgrade over early versions that didn’t perform very well. Plus, it’s a sound investment, because you’ll recoup around 80% of your project costs in added home value. It’s usually worth it to pay more for thicker siding because it’s less likely to sag, and it’s always worth it to pay for an experienced contractor, because proper installation is critical to avoiding warping and buckling.
This family of five needed a lot of counter space for preparing their feasts but wanted to keep it sleek, classic, and space to enjoy all the high-end amenities, so the family added Viking appliances to their space to handle the needs of the large brood. The white Thassos countertops of the kitchen island are double thickness for additional durability for the family of five while adding the contemporary flair that the family was looking for.
In lieu of red, pink can be a lovely, contemporary design-forward way to bring festive color to your home. We love how the pink bow on this wreath cleverly draped on a shower door is echoed in the pretty pink bow-ornamented package outside the bathroom door here.
Symmetry can be so pleasing to the eye — and that's especially true in this beautiful great room. High wood ceilings supported by metal beams make the space feel airy and light, while stone walls bring a rustic, Old World feel. Contemporary white linen sofas provide a perfect spot to watch TV or enjoy the warmth of the fireplace.
A two tiered country style rolling table add warmth against the cool toned gray carpet and bright white walls of this home. The table and the framed artwork add a cozy element to the contemporary design. A sliding glass door leads out to a gray-tone wood balcony with open striped wood railing.
Clean lines and contemporary furniture mix with traditional lighting and Mediterranean design details in this California dining room. Curved lines create harmony in the space, from the arched doorways to the recessed ceiling dome to the round mirror above a modern console. Black and white art is a theme that carries through other rooms in the home's 11,000-square-foot interior. A wall-size pocket door opens this space to one of a series of outdoor courtyards.
This contemporary style great room, created by licensed contractor Chip Wade, combined the Overdykes' original living room with the screened in porch to create a fresh updated living space that features a neutral color palette complemented by built in storage for the kids' toys and an area devoted to entertaining with custom wine storage, a gas fireplace, and three TVs, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room.
The deep blue hue of the kitchen island adds contemporary intrigue to the bright and traditional look of the surround room. Bamboo chairs with black and white seats and line the island bar. Pendant lights fixed between exposed ceiling beams hang over the simple fruit centerpiece display.