Designer Rebecca Cartwright recommends blending old and new elements, personal items, artisan-made crafts and artwork as well as organic elements to give your home a lived-in but still curated quality as seen in the Naturally kitchen.
This tiny house is big on style! We enter into the kitchen and are immediately struck by the simple yet bold palette of cobalt blue, crisp white, and gray. Its contemporary vibe is grounded by the use of classic rustic elements. The brass details (current design trend), chunky shelves, cantilevered tables and the tufted sofa help to create an undeniably elevated look in this tiny home. I especially admire the restraint practiced by matching the white sink to the white counter to the white walls. It seems simple but it creates visual space, which is always valuable in a tiny home.
The designer used a bold, black-and-white wallpaper as a foundation, then layered strong colors and patterns on top. A tiny red painting perfectly tucks into the narrow strip between the curtain and the corner.
This space was completely remodeled from a dark and boring kitchen to a timeless kitchen with a pop of color! The homeowner was a graphic designer who's not afraid of color - but wanted a timeless kitchen. The bright orange in the window frames and glass cabinets was a way to give this kitchen some color - without making it out of style.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the Jowett family's basement gets a huge redesign. The use of white pickets in the staircase echoes the open feeling; contrasted by black chalk paint, adding a dynamic architectural detail to the room. Black chalk paint is repeated on the doors of the utility closet giving the kids loads of room for creativity.
For this cottage-style bathroom, designer Sarah Richardson chose a pair of glitzy mirrored sconces, instead of a standard bar-style vanity light, to flank the Venetian mirror. Not only do the sconces work beautifully in this feminine space, they're also a great choice for lighting the vanity area because they provide even cross lighting with minimal glare.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson gave this foyer a chic modern makeover with new gray stone floors, a sleek chandelier and bright blue wall paint. On display is a piece of original artwork, depicting graffiti from the walls of the Paris Metro, that matches the newly renovated kitchen beyond.
If there is no room on the walls near the sink for a hand towel ring or hook, take it to the countertop. Designer Jennifer Foster filled a red tray with a small towel stand for a boy’s bathroom. Decorative hand towels also are an easy way to make a bathroom look more polished, and designers often opt for ones with simple patterns such as stripes.
Designer Abbi Williams uses this bad boy "to mark decisions on the walls with your contractor. Especially during framing." It's hard to overlook or misunderstand a drawing or instructions written in thick black ink, after all.
Instead of buying all-new furniture to create a calm coastal environment in her living room, designer Lori Rourk transformed her existing furniture. "All of this furniture in its existing state was very dark and gloomy. I loved the lines of all of these pieces, so instead of buying new, I would recreate my vision to be light and airy," Rourk says.
Believe it or not, this is a kitchen in a Civil War-era home! The designer retained original elements of the house -- such as the wood beams and ceilings -- but added contemporary elements such as a plethora of cabinet space and a large, marble-topped kitchen island. A unique, painted folk art spring screen brings splashes of color to the room.
This is the first model in designer, builder and owner Greg Parham's new company, Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses. His goal was to create an affordable tiny home, and this one sleeps two people in the gabled loft.
Weeding is probably one of the worst jobs in the landscape, but you can make even this must-do chore easier. First, tackle weeding in small bites—it’s easier on your body and mental state. Second, use the right tools. Invest in weeding tools that work. Consider things like a digging knife, Asian hoe or an ergonomic weeder designed to give you leverage when dealing with tap-rooted interlopers like thistle or dandelion. Lastly, tackle weeding at the right time. After rain or watering, soil is moist and weeds pull easier.
By cutting the center of the cabinet door fronts out with a jigsaw, painting the back panel fire engine red, then inserting chicken wire as decorative detail, the designer added both extra storage space and a high-energy focal point in this bathroom. Chalkboard-painted walls provide a perfect way to leave notes for guests.
By layering earth tones, loads of texture and mixed metals, designer Judith Balis created a warm and inviting space with a strong hint of masculinity. Touches such as the mesh fronting on the wood cabinets add an industrial element to the contemporary space, and the unique bluestone tile backsplash is at once subdued and a primary focal point in the room.
The wall color in this dining room, Night Owl by Sherwin Williams, creates an ideal backdrop for more of Angela's original paintings. The triptych, painted on custom-made wood panels, sets the mood for the entire space. Each of the dining elements outside of the artwork are all classic design staples. The Verner Panton chairs and the upholstered settee not only makes for comfortable seating, but for an approachable dining experience in a typically formal space.