The white walls and bed linens brighten up the dark hardwood flooring of this contemporary bedroom. Two matching red chairs, along with a red wood dresser, provide a bright color contrast.The rug and fur throw pillows add texture to the room, and the horizontal stripes of the wall-mounted fabric headboard extend the length of the wall.
This transitional guest suite bathroom is designed as a second master suite in this 2014 Tampa Bay Showcase Home. The home features Tuscan-inspired design, so designer Don Sharp brings elements of the style into the bathroom with earthy brown floor tile, a dark wood vanity and pops of soft blue in the art and window treatments.
An Eastern influenced cabinet is a great and functional anchor point for storage and organization in this eclectic foyer. The spiral staircase with patterned carpet and dark wood railing is a striking way to introduce visitors to any home or business and contrasts warmly with a beautiful wood floor. Attention to detail – like an ornate sconce, decorative wool rug and fun oversized candles on a contrasting black table – makes the space immediately fun and inspiring.
The large white bed with an interesting curved headboard takes center stage in this bedroom. The headboard not only serves as a functional bed element, but also a work of art. A dark-stained wood dresser and nightstand provide contrast to the light bed, while a gray area rug warms the light flooring.
Neutral walls and dark hardwood floors set the foundation for the loft living area of HGTV Smart Home 2013. A rustic wood dresser with long iron drawer handles holds two green jars under a mounted television. A lime green chair, brown and white chevron pillow and brown and white rug add eye-catching color and pattern to the space.
Two separate spaces were combined into this spacious two-person bathroom that incorporates only what is truly needed - a clutter-free, sophisticated and purposeful space. Dark wood vanities, marble countertops and a floor rug add weight to the white space. The dressing table mirror was suspended with chains over the window, creating privacy while still allowing natural light to filter in.
Stylish and functional, this traditional kitchen features top-grade appliances, plenty of cabinet storage and stunning architectural details. Dark wood on the floors and island contrast against the rest of the creamy white kitchen. Marble is used on the countertops, backsplash and even in the cove ceiling to bring an extra opulence to this already luxurious kitchen.
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.
"For Stacey, the carnation is a hard-working flower that has the possibility of being more than it appears on the surface. Her desk and chair seem both modern and traditional at once, showcasing the complexity of the flower she has chosen," said judge Vern Yip of HGTV's Design Star. This transitional room features traditional decor with a modern twist. The two-tone walls add color to the white furniture, wood flooring and dark wooden desk.
As seen on Home Town, homeowner Amber Hayes' Laurel, MS existing kitchen was completely outdated with old cabinets, appliances, and wallpaper. Even the natural wall flooring and bead board walls were covered up with by dark tile and paint. After the renovations, Amber Hayes' Laurel, MS kitchen now features a spacious bar opening up to the dining room, new butcher block countertops, a new tile backsplash, and refinished wood floors and beadboard ceilings.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once dark and dated dining room into a chic, updated space perfect for entertaining. A new chair rail was added for visual interest and to allow Sarah to install two types of chic beige wallpaper. Dark wood accents in the table, floor and mirror balance the room's primary light, airy color and lend a "steakhouse" feel. Sarah finished the space by closing in an awkward half-wall with antique leaded glass windows repurposed from an old library cabinet.
In keeping with the dark wood theme of the master bathroom design, this cabinet unit offers plenty of storage space for two. The custom piece spans one wall of the master bath from floor to ceiling and provides plenty of drawer and cabinet space in the center, with identical his and her cabinets and drawer space on each side. Designed by Susan Brunstrum.
Just off the Mediterranean kitchen is another bar area that gives the homeowners plenty of space for their frequent parties. Underfoot, a tapered French limestone floor gives the kitchen some "ooh-la-la" oomph. The darker cabinets here contrast with the maple wood cabinets in the kitchen, which have an opaque paint glaze called "modeling," giving a leathery effect that plays nicely off the aged metal hardware.
A round wood dining table is centered in this dining room leaving the surrounding floor space open for a spacious feel. White chairs brighten the dark hardwood and table. A tiered chandelier hangs above the table mounted to an exposed ceiling beam. Natural light from arched french doors brightens the room effortlessly. Polka dot curtains add a fun and colorful element to the design.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a dark and cramped basement is transformed into a bright recreation room full of amenities for a growing family of four. Sarah used cool blues, grays and whites throughout the space for a rustic, refined style that's functional for all. Durable wood panels and Brazilian slate floors were added to complement the home's original stone fireplace.
As seen on Home Town, the Watts Residence has been fully renovated by Ben and Erin Napier. The new kitchen no longer has the dark cabinets that closed off the room. Wood veneer cabinets were added to the bottom to tie in with the existing brick floor and lighter white cabinets where added on the wall to brighten up the room. The kitchen now opens to the dining and into the living areas creating a more open floor plan.
A white support beam provides a simple room separation in the open design of this home. Hardwood floor and white walls create a seamless connection between the rooms. Nailhead trim on the living room stools, kitchen bar stools and dining room chairs creates a cohesive element throughout the space. Darker wood furniture pieces add a warm tone to the calming, light neutrals in the design.
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.