Black paint with charcoal trim adds drama and transforms the exterior of this contemporary home built in 1974, previously painted a neutral tan brown color. “To make sure the house fit in with the really nice modern homes up in this part of the country, we wanted to go with a black exterior,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
Like the lounge and kitchen in the main house, the guest rooms at the Woodhouse Lodge are all decorated in designer Megan Pflug's unique take on country chic. This quaint and relaxing bedroom flips the color palette of the main room while retaining the major elements of its style. Here the white walls are accented by pops of dark colors. Modern design patterns on the headboard and throw give the space a trendy aesthetic while the wood texture of the ceilings and floors maintain the feeling of a cabin in the woods.
The large dining table was custom created by furniture designer Clint Harp. Hardwood floor and wood furniture compliments the country ranch style of the home. A dramatic chandelier features a beaded texture and pulls out the lighter tone of the table coloring. A light shade of blue on the walls adds subtle color without overpowering the room.
The homeowner of this French Country Home wanted to re-charge her space and bring in vibrant colors, girly patterns and bold statements. The traditional furniture of this living room was replaced with bright colored pieces, such as this couch with tons of colors and a bold design. Complimentary pillows were added to accent the furniture and give the space an even more stylish and elegant look.
The owner of this house wanted to revamp her French Country home with colors and textures that were more "her" after her divorce, so she had bright, girly colors installed in her dining room and throughout her home. The ceiling, once a traditional shade, has now been painted turquoise to match the rug and the dining room chairs. She then brought in neon yellow accents to brighten up the space, while the metallic wallpaper with a geometric design helps to continue that stylish, girly trend this homeowner so desperately wanted.
Stretched across a ridge in Austin's Spanish Oaks neighborhood, this contemporary Hill Country home was designed to overlook the valley below. The special feature of this home, the exterior entry, is a great combination of unique forms in rustic stone and smooth glass where you can see right into the house and out the back. The seamless blending of the exterior and interiors is accomplished by the exterior materials running right through the space and out the back, only separated by a full wall of glass at entry and back of foyer.
Atlanta designer Julie Holloway calls her signature style "bomoco" for its blend of bohemian, modern and country. There are plenty of design tips to incorporate into your own space, from the soft pastels of an Oriental rug that soften the seagrass rug underneath (and dispense with the need for a rug pad) to the whimsical art dead-center above the headboard to the imaginative mix of old and new in the acrylic chair combined with a rustic wooden desk used as a nightstand here.
Hidden light above the shelves keeps the spacious great room from HGTV Dream Home 2015 light even after dark. “On the darkest of dark days when it has been raining, it still feels light and bright and airy,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “I think that for this part of the country, it’s ingenious. It just has a really beautiful quality of life when you’re inside the home in this great room.”
As seen on Love It Or List It, Too the room was previously open on the garden facing wall, but had a shoebox for a kitchen and an underused bathroom. Jillian's solution was to blow out the bathroom entirely and insert a 30ft steel beam to support the already vaulted ceiling. With an extra 10 inches of space found in the renovation Jillian's team added a coffered ceiling to delineate the space adding intimacy and definition. The grid prints are of traditional Italian hunting scenes often found in family homes of Italian expats and are a nod to the grid design of the ceiling. A custom sectional was designed so that the homeowners could entertain many guests and take in a football game or two. The wrought iron wall hanging is actually from Egypt, but Jillian felt it gave a country feeling to the home. The components console is custom made. New french doors have been added to the patin entrance and a new gas insert sits on the far wall made of Venetian plaster and box posts, designed to draw the eye upwards into the grand vaulted space.
After a budget-friendly facelift, this Georgia farmhouse bathroom exudes French country charm with a jolt of color. Designer Michelle Mentzer painted the existing cabinet to save money, but added a new countertop with a high backsplash and curved detail on the sides. She replaced the carpet with limestone flooring and brightened the room with a vibrant red mirror, which is now flanked by shaded sconces. Instead of spending money on a linen cabinet., she placed an oversized basket on the floor to hold towels.
Reclaim the outdoor focal point with upcycled brick and barn doors. The biggest trick is to look for old barns, buildings and chimneys that aren't being used, suggests Tyler Davis, owner of Athens Building Co., which worked with designer Tami Ramsey of Cloth & Kind on this project. Sometimes you can spot them from country roads. Approach the owner and offer to remove them if they will let you keep the material. You can get free materials and help someone remove a potential hazard from their property.
From mud cloth to indigo and colorful wax prints, textiles featuring traditional African patterns, or inspired by them are finding a place in trendy, modern spaces all over the globe. Designers, artisans and creatives alike are finding that textiles obtained by way of the African continent, from countries such as Mali, Uganda, and Nigeria, offer strong graphic and geometric design along with vibrant, striking color stories. In spaces with a contemporary look, these designs are stylish and impactful while adding a global touch to the decor. Actor and designer, Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire, The Deuce) has taken notice of the power of African prints and created his own home furnishings line that incorporates them. ENITAN Vintage (http://www.enitanvintage.com/) offers storied pieces, where vintage and antique European seating is reimagined through Akinnagbe’s extensive collection of African textiles. “I wanted to preserve many of these pieces where I could, using influences from the Continent that also transcend space and time,” remarks Akinnagbe about pieces like this Victorian settee that’s upholstered in a fuchsia African Dutch Wax Print fabric.
This has got to be the neatest family in the country! Angela actually used a white sofa and white rug in the kids' playroom. Her use of white in this room balances the dark walls beautifully and doesn't allow the red to feel too serious or moody. True to form, this playful space features more black and white pattern, however this time on the ceiling with stick on appliqués: a fun way to get kids involved with designing their own spaces. This entertainment/homeschool/play area, also boasts a computer station tucked away into an alcove for homework without the distractions.
Garden designer Holley Jaakkola's gorgeous home in Savannah's coastal Isle of Hope community 15 minutes from downtown can often suggest a film set. This beautifully manicured, idyllic, old-fashioned 1850 home sits on a quiet country road where children in bathing suits ride bikes and the pace is calm and removed from the fracas of modern life. The home is separated from the water by that narrow road and the entire Isle of Hope community has a sleepy, lost-in-time attitude.
This kitchen channels both Spanish and Mexican styling with colorful walls, shelves and pottery. The large metallic mirror hanging over the range is a statement piece that brings more light and space to the room. Designer Emily Severinsen chose a deep orange wall color and carried it through to the pottery, which holds a variety of kitchen utensils. The green tea color on the range hood and cabinets is a refreshing contrast against the bold, rustic metal tile backsplash and cultural artwork. Natural elements like the sabino wood kitchen island and wooden ceiling beams add a country look, while the black modern stools rejuvenate the space. The oversized antique mirror makes the kitchen feel larger and more open.