Here’s an excellent idea for an around-the-world party or a food tasting fiesta: turn basic yard stakes into direction signs by marking them with pens or markers and adding color with paint. Attach them to one another using fabric scraps or rope; then hang on the wall or suspend above the table with twine and clothes pins.
This formal garden with a two-story pavilion for entertaining is part of an extensive building and landscaping project by Cruickshank Remodeling. The homeowners had recently purchased the adjacent property which contained a mid century ranch house. After demolishing the structure, the yard was then graded and reconfigured into an upper and lower lawn and garden areas, taking advantage of the elevation change in the lot. The design goal was the creation of various entertainment spaces that can be viewed in our before and after visual tour.
“We have two L-shaped sectionals facing each other, and then we have two niches that overlook the street,” says HGTV Smart Home 2015 designer Linda Woodrum. “Each of those has a chez that is really like a bed, so you could have people sleep there if you wanted.”
Designer Alice Cramer includes a soft and cuddly fur throw at the foot of the bed in this muted, grey-toned bedroom. As Cramer attests, the holidays don't have to be complicated. Use things you already have and just add the bling with seasonal touches. "Nothing prettier to a tabletop," says Cramer, "than simple glass containers of different sizes filled with cranberries, red berries, greenery and floating votive candles. Mix it in with silver service pieces filled with white flowers and various candlesticks." It's a look that works for a beautiful tabletop, or in accent tables in a guest room.
Since Sherri Shepherd has almost 12-foot ceilings, designer Michael Russo wants to make full use of the vertical space. He hangs ivory tulle panels and oversized gold ornaments with a champagne bow. HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes shows you how Russo achieves this look.
The owners of this 1930s historic home in Phoenix, Arizona wanted to redesign their space to be fun, eclectic and durable. They needed storage solutions to help keep the family of five organized, so designers added built-in shelves and a built-in drop station to help with that. To add charm to the home, designers brought in trim to finish out the fireplace and the windows, while a brown leather sofa and other simple, fun furniture pieces help to make the space livable and inviting for parents and kids alike.
Using real fresh flowers, create a true showstopper of a tree for a Christmas dinner party. You have two options when creating a floral tree: use silk flowers to have it last all season or use fresh flowers to design a dramatic Christmas tree for a special occasion. For this tree, I used non-traditional Christmas colors of pink, burgundy and mauve. Pink roses, pink lilies, white hydrangeas and red roses are inexpensive flowers that are readily available at your local grocery store or florist. Keep the color palette monochromatic and you can’t go wrong with a fresh flower tree.
A pair of modern tufted slipper chairs creates a cozy spot for conversation in this airy, contemporary living room. Soft gray walls provide a perfect backdrop for modern art. A contemporary bar cabinet with art deco details rests in one corner, adding to the room's party-ready feel. Designer Claire Paquin went with a gray color scheme dotted with varying shades of blue to give the space an elegant, serene feel.
Atlanta designer Sherry Hart created a fresh, modern feel on the tower's main level with some mid-century modern style pieces like this wood-base side table and a graphic leafy motif on wallpaper and abstract works by artists Blayne Beacham Macauley and Joe Adams.
Use a glass vase with colorful, fresh flowers and coffee table books as a cost-effective way to infuse color into a living room. Atlanta designer Michael Habachy styled this table in a high-rise Atlanta condo with a trio of books that serve as a pedestal for the vase.
Black Panther costume designer Ruth E. Carter has admitted her costumes, which blend ancient, tribal and historical African elements with sci-fi flourishes, are decidedly Afrofuturist in intent. Actor Forest Whitaker (shown here) stars in Black Panther as the Wakanda elder statesman Zuri.
Use lanterns (with their glass panels removed) and hanging candleholders to show off vining plants, suggests floral designer Angela Darrah. This 'Neon Pothos' Epipremnum aureum thrives in low light conditions and pops against the red accent wall. When hanging plants, weight is a concern, so Darrah suggests using a decorative moss sheet to disguise a plain plastic container.
This loft space from designer Kirsten Holmstedt serves a multi-functional purpose as both a workspace and lounge. A masculine color palette paired with furniture that is robust enough for everyday use is modern and fresh. The sideboard buffet has extra storage to keep away clutter while also storing office equipment. Pouf ottomans were incorporated to create a place for sitting and lounging while catching up on sports. The addition of can lights throughout the room and an updated light fixture gives the space a fresh modern feel and acts as a cool focal point when coming upstairs.
Don't overlook the most functional rooms in your home when you're doing your holiday decorating. Even your master bath, your mudroom or your laundry room can get a holiday overhaul. Here a pretty zinc container filled with greenery and a cozy, Scandi-chic sherpa stool define designer Lisa Joublanc's invigoration of a functional workspace with holiday cheer.
Painting everything the same color is an easy way to create a cohesive look and expand the appearance of the walls in a space that is small or has odd angles. Atlanta designer Julie Montgomery painted this room gray, which created a rich color palette without feeling dark.
As seen on Home Town, the Walker's Laurel, MS existing kitchen was dark and outdated with wood paneling on all the walls, old metal cabinets, and a refrigerator stuck in the opposite corner from the kitchen. After the renovations, their Laurel, MS kitchen now features new hardwood floors, a complete redesign of the kitchen with bright walls, new cabinets, concrete countertops, a large island for entertaining, a new tile backsplash and bright colors to help the room stand out.
You probably know actor Lorenzo Lamas best from his role in '80s soap opera Falcon Crest or as Hector Ramirez on daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. See how designer Kelli Ellis uses shades of purple, gold and brown to create edgy holiday decor for actor Lorenzo Lamas and his family.
Consider using stainless steel subway tiles in place of large sheets of steel for a cost-effective modern look. Designer Diane Foreman, of Neil Kelly Company wanted to carry the stainless steel she had used in the backsplash and sink of this kitchen to the bar area, but a curved sheet of stainless steel of that size would have been cost prohibitive in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner. Instead, she saved money and created a sleek look using stainless steel subway tiles in a vertical pattern.