Designer Leanne Ford takes the charming farmhouse structure of this home's open concept living area, then fills it with welcoming details like a rustic dining table with mismatched chairs, lots of plants and quirky antiques.
This shoe closet is so big it can only be captured with a wide-angle lens. Note how the shoes are placed on sliding shelves on a rail system, much like some public libraries use for books in England. That’s where Walter James got this idea, when trying to devise a storage system for his wife Tiffany’s more than 600 pairs of shoes. Walter designed the closet with three stationary back shelves and three additional rows of double shelves on a track with wheels and a header on top to hold the shelves in place and to keep them stable. The entire closet is made of cedar.
To create a space where everyone could gather, designer Kimberly Niosi outfitted the great room with comfortable furniture. With four barstools at the island, six chairs in the dining area and two more and a sofa in the great room, the whole floor easily seats fifteen people.
Another part of the relaxing feel of the bedroom comes from the fact that it is a far more minimalist space than some of Chris’ other rooms. Absent here are the overflowing bookshelves or rows of wall art that give such life and energy to the rest of the home. In this room they’re replaced by open spaces, engaging colors and simple pieces like the overlapping circles that hang on the wall next to the bed. The almost zen simplicity of the art contrasts the intricate design of the table lamp to land the room in a space that isn’t too busy or too boring, but just right.
Designer Leanne Ford fills a built-in bookshelf with interesting things—including artwork and plants—and instantly lifts the look of this white open plan dining area and kitchen. A fringed rug is a fun pop of texture on the floor, as seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords.
Theater Three of the Prospector Theater was designed to make patrons feel as though they were watching a movie from a rooftop under the stars. Comfortable lounge chairs provide the ultimate movie watching experience while also providing maximum flexibility for the space.This multi-functional theater has 55 fixed stadium seats and an open floor providing flexibility of seating types and layouts. It features movable walls that open into an alcove overlooking the courtyard. This theater space can host a variety of social events.
Joseph Eichler was a California real estate developer who created a prototype with architects for residential homes in the early fifties that incorporated modernist architecture with a “bring the outside inside” concept. The Eichler home favored wall-to-ceiling windows with glass transoms in all the major rooms with direct access to private garden patios and courtyards. This remodeled single-family home by Klopf Architecture takes an original Eichler home and updates it with a truly “open” design.
Designer Kristi Will was inspired by the timeless glamour of San Francisco when creating the Powder Room and Lounge at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. The small yet chic space features a gold sink and fixtures, an art deco-inspired mirror and a wall treatment with a marble-like pattern.
We like how designer Lynn Monday thinks in this home office-slash-bar on the showhome's upstairs level. A generous bar on one side is balanced by a sitting area and bookcases on the other, and the large room leads to a balcony with a glorious view of Lake Glenville.
Like the master bedroom, the master bath is designed to provide a virtual outdoor experience, creating the impression that the space is open to the outside. The seamless glass windows that form the outer walls are made of Starfire glass, a highly specialized glass that is actually clearer than ordinary glass and typically reserved for such purposes as building jewelry display cases and high-end aquariums. The cost of upgrading from clear glass to Starfire glass was more than $1 million. The master bath's freestanding tub cost more than $20,000, as seen on HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms.
Kitchens are everyone’s favorite gathering spot, and this house is no different. It’s full of personality and retro chic to boot. Mint green is rapidly becoming my personal fave for kitchen applications and I really love using artwork in kitchens too. Not only do the Stansells have two Jeff Guy portraits displayed on the windowsill, they’ve layered them with pieces that their children have created. Micah and Whitney are really conscious of continuity in their home’s design: the color teal is represented again on the kitchen island and the breadbox. Besides the nostalgic range and mixer, the counters are 4x4 tiles as opposed to one solid surface and were recently restored by Micah himself.
Upper and lower brown cabinets provide storage in this mid-century modern kitchen from designer Randall Waddell. The island matches the brown cabinetry with white countertop. Two silver bar stools mirror the reflective quality of the small gold, black and silver mosaic tile circling the kitchen above the countertops.
This cozy settee was chosen by the homeowners to be a comfortable spot for reading to their daughters. Bought at Crate and Barrel, designer Stephanie Rossi customized it with pale linen upholstery and a wide central stripe of dark purple wool.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a raised dining room offers a gorgeous view of this large, modern living room. Designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once extremely dated space into a warm, functional living area featuring a dining room, reading nook, T.V. lounge, fireplace and a bar.