As seen on HGTV's Love It Or List It Too, Designer Jillian Harris modernized this west coast home by removing a pillar that sat in the middle of the entrance. She painted the walls with Behr Cotton Knit and installed engineered hickory hardwood flooring with Tremblant stain. Jillian added much needed life to the fireplace enclosure with a tile called Contessa Picket. Tying the room together are custom cushions and a custom sofa fabric called Bengal Bronze.
When you're installing Christmas decor, add elements that range in height; this will keep the room balanced. This family room's range in heights starts with a pair of wreaths flanking the fireplace, then moves down to the mantel decor and a few red accessories added to the built-ins and coffee table. Throw pillows, a vintage tricycle and floor cushions complete the look.
A custom designed table made from Italian porcelain flooring with a glass tile inlay is flanked by comfortable metal dining chairs with striped blue cushions in this outdoor dining area. The view from the table is expansive and opens up to hillsides covered in eucalyptus and palm trees and a comfortable lounge area with additional seating. The hillside lounge area is framed by two taupe pillars, a brick patio and a brown wood guardrail, emphasizing the neutral color palette of the garden.
The open design of this contemporary kitchen paired with a white and neutral color scheme give this room a very spacious look and feel. A large curved island allows for extra seating and eating in tall cushioned bar chairs, while a dining area to the side offers a more intimate dining feel. The dark dining table is a beautiful contrast to the bright whites and neutrals of the space.
Enhance the look of any island by adding stylish brackets, or corbels, to support the countertop. Choose weathered wood corbels for a casual rustic touch, or accentuate a traditional kitchen with ornate brackets. Metal supports create an industrial look. To complete the look, add comfort to wooden barstools with cushions or apply nailhead trim to existing stools. In this kitchen, Terracotta Design Build chose chunky, wooden corbels to give this traditional island a hint of rustic texture.
“When people are outside, the beautiful teak and the cushions become the background for people and their dressed up clothes and their food and wine,” says Linda. “I like that kind of approach to outside, because you’re also looking at landscaping and the sky. The furniture is beautiful and durable, and it works in this area of the world. You want it to always look good and really be comfortable.”
This coastal kitchen and dining area features a long wooden dining table under an iron light fixture. White-painted wood chairs with patterned blue cushions surround the table. Blue bar chairs with nailhead finish provide extra seating facing the adjoining kitchen, while a blue subway tile backsplash in the kitchen provides a bright splash of color against the white cabinets. A wood inlay floor ties both spaces together.
The garden courtyard terrace of this Point Lorna, California, villa home is decorated with subtle pool furniture in neutral tones that complement the property's minimalist design and allow the natural surroundings of the lush garden, with its verdant floral and topiary features, to color to the space. Wicker chairs and chaise longues feature plush striped cushions which highlight the earth tones of the building's facade while blue umbrellas reflect the daytime sky and swimming pool below.
Bergère chairs are iconic to classic French interiors. Known for their deep, wide seats, loose cushions and padded armrests, bergère chairs continue to remain popular both for stylistic and comfort reasons. For this makeover, to put a fresh spin on a pair of bergère chairs found at an estate sale, their wood frames were stripped, then refinished with black oil paint in a semigloss finish.
Designer Emily Henderson plays into her love of eclectic styling by mixing various patterns, furnishings and accessories to create a light and airy living room with feminine charm. For more casual appeal, she added some oversized patterned throw pillows by the sofa. They're perfect for floor lounging, gathering 'round the coffee table and other cozy cushioning. Plus, they're an additional visual accent against the stark, white sofa and hardwood floors.
Mark a point of both sides of the base fabric 9-1/4” from the bottom of the second cushion cover. Insert the short edges of the pocket fabric under the fold of the base fabric with the top of the pocket starting at the marks you’ve made. Pin and sew in place on the base fabric fold.
Five wicker chairs with cream-colored cushions are seated around a low coffee table. The seating area overlooks the surrounding plant-life and Horseshoe Bay, and a set of French doors leads back into the lakehouse. A challenge to the overall design of this home was to blend the casual lifestyle of lake living with an over-arching aesthetic that was at once both vernacular and sophisticated. Jay Corder and his team reinvented and crafted rough materials to successfully blend these competing notions.
A white design base gives this bedroom a bright look. A headboard panel mounted to the wall adds subtle texture over the white covers with faux fur throw pillow. A pair of nightstands feature textured green sliding cabinet doors. Red and orange throw pillows add vivid color to the bench at the foot of the bed and compliment the wall art above the nightstands. A vintage chair with colorful velvet cushions finishes off the funky, colorful design.
Take your pick, or do all of these things in one weekend. Add comfort and style to plain metal or wooden bar stools by crafting cushions, like these in a beachy blue. Then, attach them using double-sided Velcro, says Atlanta designer Robin LaMonte. For the island top, she purchased a wood trough at a discount home store and filled it with decorative balls from a craft store. You also could wrap styrofoam balls in assorted textiles, securing the fabric with a glue gun.
Outdoor dining is typically a casual affair—but it doesn’t have to be. Surprise and delight your guests by setting an outdoor table with all the hallmarks of an indoor dinner party: masses of candlesticks, beautiful florals, and your favorite crystal. Encourage lingering over after-dinner coffee by adding soft cushions to the seats, and providing throws for added warmth on chilly evenings.
As sunlight pours into this sophisticated, modern living room, light is reflected of the white surfaces of the walls, cabinets and sofas to create a bright, light atmosphere. To give the space some color, designers added throw pillows to make the couches pop. The main feature in this living space, though, is the cushioned teal ottoman that mixes in a little traditional style with a modern twist. The ottoman not only functions as a cushy coffee table, it doubles as extra seating when the homeowners entertain.
Biz Ellis and Theresa Thorne, who host the podcast One Bad Mother, stash snacks everywhere they go. “I have them in my car, my purse, diaper bags, under the couch cushions, everywhere,” says Ellis, whose go-to snack is granola bars. “I keep a stack of Trader Joe’s fruit leathers in my purse for emergencies because they’re cheap, lightweight, non-perishable, take up no space and my kids love them any time,” says Thorne.
The homeowner had an empty room that she wanted to transition into a classical home library. The room is situated directly adjacent to her formal living room and was created using character grade walnut. Featuring built-in cabinetry and ottomans with green velvet cushions, the color of which were chosen to mimic the outdoors and enhance the wood tones in the space, the library space has plenty of seating, but the ottomans are not fixed, meaning that they can be relocated to provide additional seating to the formal living room if necessary.