Mixing patterns brings interest to your outdoor space, especially when the color scheme remains consistent, no matter what the pattern. With a strict color scheme, says interior designer Danielle Rollins, you are more able to move items around for parties or just to change things up. Rollins prefers to use sturdy fabrics from Sunbrella on all outside spaces. Outdoor mirrors enlarge this covered patio space and a ceiling fan keeps things comfortable in the steamy South.
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.
Just like interior designers do inside the home, infuse an outdoor dining area with texture to make it more attractive. On this porch, the chopped firewood, stone tabletop, vases with rough and glossy stripes and floral-inspired pillows do the job. “I like to bring in as many textures as I can,” says Monica Stewart, a designer in Athens, Ga., who owns The Misfit House. A potted succulent also draws the eye through the space.
From the moment he stepped into his new home, Mikel liked what he saw and knew what he wanted to do. The designer remembers that the unit had just been renovated and had everything he needed to create the space he wanted. With a fresh clean slate, he set out to create his perfect aesthetic - bringing the look and feel of his favorite Hamptons getaways to his own home. Combining different textures in a soothing, neutral color palette, the living room embodies the warm, rustic feel that the he wanted to come home to every day.
A Southern-style Christmas is about fresh greenery, fresh fruit, fresh flowers and plenty of good food. On HGTV's "Celebrity Holiday Homes," designer Brandon Branch draws on these for inspiration as he makes over Trisha Yearwood's Nashville home for the holidays.
A locally sourced abstract painting provides a visually interesting focal point in the guest bedroom and intense pops of color. “As you come in the garage door, you see this room and you’re trying to pull the eye in to explore and that is why we chose that painting. It has a lot of that green, turquoise, a splash of orange and some black so it’s always a kind of fun game with art,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
The Presidio Heights home featured in the 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase was built in 1917 for Abraham Rosenberg, whose company was the largest exporter of fruits and nuts in the early 20th century. Landscape designer Katharine Webster and her team created the wood art installation is meant to invoke deconstructed packing crates and fills a windowless wall.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson borrowed 15 square feet from the adjacent guest bedroom to carve out space for this chic bathroom vanity. To give the room a first class feel, Sarah added a large silver-framed round mirror, a mosaic tile backsplash and a floating, custom-built wood cabinet with sleek modern hardware and plenty of extra storage. At the far end of this spa bathroom sits a cozy soaking tub with a built-in ledge perfect for holding candles or a glass of wine. A small, linear gallery wall adds color to the monochromatic space and boosts the room's spa-like ambiance.
We love the inspired detail of this "drop zone" from designer Breckyn Alexander where coats, backpacks and other items can be dropped. An oversized drawer beneath keeps clutter in check. Add a few more pillows and the space, with its pretty brass lights, would be the perfect reading nook to hide away on a rainy day with a good book.
Where would a fashion designer’s home be without a fabulous closet? Fortunately, this home boasts a walk-through closet that connects the living room and bedroom. With more than enough space to store everything that a fashion-lover could ever need, the shelves display row upon row of amazing footwear while the racks hold pieces from some of the finest fashion houses in the world.
When you want flexibility with your wall storage, the new Perch line from Urbio is a good solution. Designed to be modular, the vessels and wall plate in this wall organization system are magnetic and come in three- or five-piece starter kits that keep plants, kitchen utensils, art supplies and more within easy reach. The Perch line includes 3M Command Strips for easy installation and damage free removal, or stows for a more permanent placement.
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.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson combined minimalistic industrial decor with warm, mid-century modern elements to create this gorgeous neutral, eclectic living and dining area. She replaced a dark wood banister with sleek glass and filled the space with clean white and warm wood furnishings.
We love designer Barbara Westbrook of Westbrook Interiors' idea of placing wrapped gifts in shades of millennial pink and silver under this table in the Home for the Holidays entry hall. The display instantly sets a holiday tone and demonstrates how elegantly wrapped, color-coordinated wrapped gifts can be used as decor throughout the house — not simply beneath the tree.
“What we like about having the guest bedroom down here is that if there is someone in your family or a visitor who has a situation where they need the bathroom and cannot use stairs you have an area where they can sleep and have access to a bathroom. I think that’s really important and I think many people are looking at that now because it seems like we all know somebody who has a situation where stairs are really difficult,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
The Blehm's master bedroom strikes the perfect balance of masculine and feminine energies. The palette compliments the rest of the house but is decidedly more subtle and conducive to rest. Angela takes risks in her design, but always makes room for the classics. For example, the blue velvet bed is flanked by red geometric night tables but finished with classic crisp white bedding. The homeowner admitted that she has trouble committing to patterned area rugs, therefore she typically uses white.... except for in the master. This one is a rich blue, modern take on an animal print. The master bedroom walls are Benjamin Moore, Cumulous Cloud, as is the master bathroom. That shared color creates consistency throughout their master suite.
The architectural delights of this home seem never-ending, and this massive built-in mirror and bench only add to the wonder. Here Nana Yaa offers another colorful display of books as well as a glimpse of her impressive collection of records. A sentimental, personal touch, the space is decorated with a single photograph of the designer’s mother.