Atlanta designer Nikie Barfield's light, fresh master suite features an oversized fiddleleaf fig in an artisanal container, a charming swarm of butterflies flanking the linen upholstered headboard and custom night stands.
Designer Julianne Taylor,, author of DesignHER and her husband Chris live in a charming Charleston home filled with color and artwork from their travels abroad. The family spent 10 years overseas and their three children Grant (Spain), Kate (China) and Blake (Australia) were all born abroad.
With an ongoing drought in California, landscape designer Katharine Webster turned to drought-tolerant plants, such as a yucca, rather than flowers to complement the existing boxwoods and ivy that frame the brick walkway leading to the front door of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015.
This eclectic guest room in the HGTV Dream Home 2014 has anything visitors might need to feel pampered and special. Exposed beams and a high ceiling allow for the use of a dramatic four-poster bed. A wall-mounted television offers guests their own private spot to enjoy a favorite show. In order to connect the two spaces, interior designer Linda Woodrum positioned the vibrant abstract art in the adjacent bathroom so it could be enjoyed from both rooms.
The queen bed featured in the HGTV Dream Home 2015 master bedroom combines white with soft blue for a gentle calming effect. The upholstered headboard with a nail-head trim is a luxurious addition that frames the bed and exudes a soft, cozy vibe. According to interior designer Linda Woodrum, “You just want to jump in that bed and relax.”
Black Panther's production designer Hannah Beachler also worked on Moonlight and Beyoncé’s Lemonade video. Some have also called Beachler's Lemonade video Afrofuturist for the way it incorporates references to African Yoruba goddesses into the action.
“An outdoor reception doesn't mean you have to let go of elegant elements. We used a mix of bistro lights and candelabras, as well as hurricane lamps and smaller votive candles for this garden dinner. The lighting only became stronger after sunset, creating a truly elegant mix of candle light, bistro lights and the natural light of the moon and stars." - Planner Adam Donovan-Groves, of Donovan-Groves Events. Audrey Isaac, of 100 Candles, adds, "Tall, elegant candelabras towering over floral centerpieces create a dynamic feel to a table. Match the candlesticks to the floral vessel for maximum impact!" Florist: Southern Blooms by Pat's Floral Design.
One way to bring the Heirloom trend into your space? Patina. Objects with a beautifully aged, timeworn element achieved by designer Julia Buckingham with this oversized vessel and table, bring an air of integrity and elegance to your home.
Commit to the black and gold scheme in a major way with artwork, wallpaper or a quick update to your wall color. Then look for color-coordinated straws, like these black and gold ones that interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., used on her bar cart. Even with a black and gold palette, you can incorporate other colors. Joyner says she loves how refreshments have an element of style to them.
Designer Vanessa DeLeon's professional touch is on brilliant display in this immaculate contemporary bathroom. The rectangular shape of the vanity mirror matches that of the sink below, creating harmonious symmetry. The tiled shower in the corner is a beautiful focal point.
Use cost-saving standard colors in one area so you can splurge in other areas. The homeowners in this Atlanta neighborhood worked with designer Thea Quillian to plan their kitchen, and originally wanted to install blue upper cabinets. When they found white cabinets from Ikea at a fraction of the cost, they realized they could use the savings to afford more pricey walnut countertops.
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.
Pretty and on-trend pinks and mints bring this kid-friendly space together. Designer Gina Sims recommends being strategic when it comes to shelves in shared kid and grownup spaces. "If you have a book shelf, allow the bottom two shelves to have tall baskets for toy storage and the other shelves can house photographs, vases, books and other items you love. Brace these pieces to the wall and you're good to go!"
A back door and kitchen window leading to the deck make outdoor grilling a breeze. “There is a major indoor-outdoor living element in this house,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “The pass through between the sink area in the kitchen and the grilling area on the deck is a great example, and what’s excellent about it is when its open and you’re grilling and you have friends over you can easily pass drinks and food out the window.”
Light, light and more light! The designer's talent shows through here in ability to make a space that's both formal and relaxed — with aid from those amazing floor-to-ceiling windows. Soothing tones of blue and cream and a flowering branch placed just so echo the great outdoors. A flokati pillow and a zebra print pillow add some modern funk, and simple accessories bring personality without clutter.
The faux-rock water slide of designer Scott Cohen's Robinson Crusoe landscape gives young "pirates" a good view of their terrain. All "boulders" were made on site: Bent rebar cages were hand-packed with concrete, hand-carved and textured with rubber mats.
Go bold with color. Designer Steve McKenzie placed a circular mirror with a bright turquoise frame over an existing mirror in this bathroom as part of a Dwell with Dignity home update for families dealing with homelessness and poverty. This is a great way to draw the colors of a master bedroom into the bathroom, and can easily be installed in a rental.
In the living room makeover, designer Heather Hogan Roberts incorporated bursts of blue. She also took cues from fashion, such as using African beads that the homeowner purchased previously at a antique market to accessorize a console table, instead of an outfit.