Located in Martha’s Vineyard, HGTV Dream Home 2015 is bound to be an attraction for guests all year round. Interior designer Linda Woodrum kept that in mind when outfitting the great room with furniture. Extra chairs by each door can be brought into the center for guest and look great on their own.
Contemporary bird artwork was chosen to add a quirky touch to this bright, bold guest bedroom. The pinks, reds and oranges from the artwork were used in a color-blocking technique around the room, featured on the lamps, cushions and bedding. Designer tip: To keep a space with bright colors from looking like a kid's room, layer shades of the same tone throughout, like this room layers coral, orange and red.
Susan Brunstrum paired dark woodwork and floors with her cream and blue color palette for a stunning effect. The soft colors on the interior walls allow the wall of windows, framed in this darker wood, to take prominence in the room. Sofas were upholstered in cream on which the designer placed dark blue patterned pillows as accents.
The horizontal detail of the cabinetry fronts are echoed in the paneling of the vaulted ceiling, creating a visually balanced look in this contemporary coastal kitchen. The shiplap-style paneling helps mask the drawer seams. Designer Kristina Crestin opted against upper shelving in the sink area to balance the bold look of the cabinets and maintain a light, airy look in the space.
Visual interest abounds in this eclectic dining room thanks to six Lucite seats, two chunky velvet armchairs and a tree trunk-inspired table. By keeping each piece within a black-and-white color palette, designer Courtney Blaymore could draw even more attention to the modern art on the wall, which makes for great conversation at dinner.
If you have a table with a patterned top, use it as the inspiration for the rest of the decor. The mini print of this stone tabletop was so dominant that it dictated the design choices, says Monica Stewart, owner of The Misfit House in Athens, Ga. From her free tabletop redo, she grabbed a matching set of vases and pillows from inside the home, and topped it off with a ceramic candle from another spot on the porch and greenery from the yard.
In the Little Boy Blu room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014, muted shades of blue and gray are contrasted with youthful pops of persimmon, adding a warm, rich appeal to the space. Designer Shelley Cahan created the space to be an upscale retreat for the youngest gentleman of the house.
Already set for a big dinner, this large back porch houses a mixture of seating: vintage metal chairs, white plastic chairs, a canvas directors chair, an old wooden Windsor-style chair and a pair of Adirondack chairs. Designer Tip: You don't have to buy a set of all matching furniture. Mix it up and take the indoors out; it can always come back in.
Like most of the design in this home, the art in this New York City home is often understated, contributing to an overall effect more than standing out on its own. This is a home of small statements, where pieces such as the ones found on this shelf serve to evoke a feeling rather than command the eye. Resisting the urge to fill a large space with as many things as possible, Kalyn and Todd have focused on choosing the right pieces to create a home, an office and a feeling that they would love.
Designer Jeff Troyer added a teak deck and wall around the spa area, located just off of the blue tiled pool with a waterfall. A black and gray wood pergola provides a covered outdoor space complete with Adirondack chairs and brown woven lounge chairs.
Visit your local craft store for an array of silk flowers, like garden roses, hydrangeas and magnolias. Scatter the flowers throughout the branches and then top the tree with richly textured ribbon and a few well-placed ornaments for a high-end designer look.
Designer Claire Paquin incorporated her client's large brown leather sectional sofa in the living room by making it the focal point of the room. She pulled together a serene look by using a soft creams on the walls and for the area rug and drapes and added a large piece of poster art in dark blue for a pop of color. The look is comfortable and contemporary.
For this Walnut Creek, Calif. kitchen remodel, designer Yuko Matsumoto combines contemporary and Asian styles for a sophisticated and streamlined look. Matsumoto uses clean-lined wood cabinetry and a stunning counter-to-ceiling emerald-green backsplash as focal points in this stylish and eye-pleasing "Zen" kitchen. For the backsplash, smaller tiles are used around the hood and set vertically to mimic the look of bamboo.
For free patio and porch decor, use stones from your yard or a piece of driftwood from the beach or lake. "You would be surprised to learn that you already have plenty of decor options right in your own backyard," says Atlanta designer Alice Cramer.
For unique character, the designer included vintage details like the globes above the desk and the brass animals. Like the window seat, this built-in desk is a smart choice for a smaller space, fitting handily into the sloped ceiling alcove.