A custom picnic table and built-in bench serve as a dining spot in this country home. Mission-style metal pendant lights illuminate the table’s rich wood surface. Dark-brown cement floors and undyed-linen curtains blend in with the home's natural setting. But this place isn’t as rustic as it appears -- the cabinet in the corner houses a high-end refrigerator.
A large doorway opening to the outside keeps this living room feeling bright and open. Natural light bounces off the white walls and ceiling. A brown leather sofa and reclaimed wood beams add texture and slightly darker hues to the design. A mix of blue throw pillows and blue on the armchairs bring a splash of color to the space.
This Mary DeWalt-designed kitchen is luxurious in its style and appointments, as dark wood cabinetry plays against color for a dramatic effect. Especially stunning is the small mosaic tile backsplash in soft turquoise blue that softens the design and adds shiny texture. This room corroborates the choice of blue and brown as an outstanding and unexpected color combination, especially for the kitchen.
This master bedroom, designed by Haddad Hakansson Design Studio, follows the sleek lines found in the rest of the home, yet here a more traditional design aesthetic is observable. The rich brown platform bed and bedding and the splash of color in the bed pillows anchor the room, while the large dark wood mirror and landscape art complement their effect.
The exterior facade of this charming coastal cottage was previously a drab, shingled brown. During the whole-house renovation, the designers reconfigured the exterior and lightened the color of the formerly dark green trim, embracing the region's prevailing architectural style and taking maximum advantage of its lush, wooded lot. A sunny brick patio offers a perfect spot for morning coffee.
Upholstered barstools sit on one end of the long, irregularly shaped island for casual dining in the kitchen. The core of the kitchen is a highly functional "U" with easy access from the kitchen sink to the commercial-quality range and a pair of wall ovens. Exposed wood beams bring a rustic quality to the space, while dark brown cabinets lend to the classic feel.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a few simple updates transformed this once outdated entryway into a welcoming, vintage-chic foyer. The front doors were painted a cheery yellow and the dark wood paneling covered in a fresh, modern gray. Keeping with the streamlined aesthetic, old brown tile was replaced with new rectangular white and gray tile and the stairs were updated to match the hardwood flooring of the living room beyond.
Nothing says old world magnificence like the hand-painted cathedral ceiling and two-tier chandelier of this elegant gathering room. Looking up, the room emits a feeling of Italian renaissance and splendor, while the furnishings and accessories deliver a traditional and comfortable spin on old world style. The most spectacular piece in the room is the 16th-century fireplace imported from Cyprus. Designer Lori Venners added beige Knole sofas to pull in the gold hues from the ceiling detail while also complementing the chocolate-brown draperies and dark wood furniture.
This spa-like bathroom shows its contemporary edge beginning with the long, sleek vanity Pure Vanity Design Interiors selected as a focal point for the room. The dark wood of the cabinetry harmonizes with the brown tones of the herringbone-patterned tile floor, while working with the lighter tones used for the rest of the room. Especially lovely is the half wall of light gray marble that wraps around the space and the free-standing, contemporary tub located adjacent to the vanity. The design here is simple, straightforward and functional for users.
To create more light in the space, the Good Bones team, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak, added two new windows in the reclaimed wood accent wall. This not only gives the space a focal point, but also allows more natural light into the space, making it feel bright and open. To add to the elegant, industrial design the team was going for, they added black and white artwork, a metal headboard, brown bed linens and dark end tables and lamp shades. To tie the space together and give it a pop of color, a green shag carpet adds comfort to this elegant, industrial master bedroom.