Coordinate small extras with your existing black and gold palette. Interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., placed matches with black tips into small apothecary jars, and arranged them on a gold bar cart. She selected other entertaining essentials, such as straws, in gold as well. Even the champagne bottle’s gold seal fits into the look, and pops against the black and white modern art backdrop.
For a headboard that truly makes a statement, work with a local interior designer to create a custom piece that perfectly complements your style. Designers' specialized access to trade-only resources means they can offer headboards in a number of unique finishes. This tufted headboard adds interesting detail and texture, and makes an elegant statement at the head of the bed.
The first floor called for a modern, open concept design with a clear line of sight from one space into the others. Even though all the spaces would be connected, designers wanted to make sure a clear delineation existed between rooms, so they used the few walls that exist in the space to create that visual separation. The kitchen is nestled in the opening of two walls, and while it can be seen from the dining and living areas, is clearly separate from them. The dining area is just in front of the kitchen, and the living room is off to the side of those spaces, physically connected, but visually separate.
As seen on Home Town, the Walker's Laurel, MS existing kitchen was dark and outdated with wood paneling on all the walls, old metal cabinets, and a refrigerator stuck in the opposite corner from the kitchen.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.
When designer Jennifer Jones updated a client's 1960s ranch, she worked to create a fresh look while staying true to the home’s original, casual vibe. In the living room, she says, “we layered soft neutral tones in the paint, window treatments, and upholstery, and created interest with textural fabrics, a geometric rug, and a mix of pillow patterns.” The new decorating works perfectly with the angled lines of the architecture and the bold, contemporary fireplace surround.
In this bathroom, designer Sarah Richardson of Sarah's House brings in incredible soft, filtered light with a skylight above the tub. A vintage table is transformed into a vanity with a marble top. For the bathroom flooring, luxurious marble is honed and sealed so it's not slippery and will last forever.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, this once cramped and dated kitchen and dining area was transformed into a chic, mid-century style space. Designer Sarah Richardson upcycled thrift store chairs by dipping the legs in chrome and reupholstering the seats. Keeping with the vintage theme, Sarah installed mid-century modern light fixtures and added bright pops of color throughout the neutral space. The owner's original artwork hangs above a custom banquette to complete the look.
When she first visited the site of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015, landscape designer Katharine Webster noted blank, rectangular spaces in the entry leading to the home's front door. With voices of her Harvard professors in her head saying, "don't make corners for squirrels to die in," Webster filled the blank spaces with artwork and drought-tolerant shrubs.
What interior designer Tiffany Brooks calls one of her favorite pieces in the home, she sourced a local artist to create the large 5’ by 5’ foot custom piece of wall art above the buffet that serves as one of the focal points of the room.
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.
On the ground floor entry to Janet Gregg's home the designer has created a striking collage of her own artwork. The bold pinks and blues and idiosyncratic mix of pattern and color immediately establish the unique style that defines the whole home.
This designer boys' bedroom is the perfect place for boys to create and grow. The floor to ceiling built in bookshelves on either side of the bed give each boy a space to show off his own personal style, while the modern, custom bunk beds are the perfect masculine addition. There is plenty of floor space in this room so the boys have room to play in their own space.
Architectural designer Matt Dougan used elements like vigas (wooden support beams) and latillas (slender strips of wood) on the ceiling of this living room to add authentic Southwestern charm. Old World rugs were combined with leather furnishings, while Southwestern-print furniture, a hand-carved cantera fireplace and an antler chandelier complete the look. A few subtle floral accessories implement a soft, feminine touch to the masculine space.
Bold and colorful patterns can be on more than just pillows and throws. Try out some bright, patterned curtains for a statement piece in your living room. "In my shop, chevron, ikat, lattice and trellis prints are popular right now," says Tosha Scott, owner of Castle Creek Designs. The most important thing when bringing in window treatments with lots of color and pattern is to consider how other accessories will help temper the space. If you go bold with window treatments, think about bringing in some neutral furnishings that won't compete with the pattern. Image courtesy of Romo
Because this space is a rental, LABLstudio used removable wallpaper as a wallcovering. Hand-painted, watercolor pinstripes adorn remaining walls, continuing the gray and cream color palette. To save money, the designer painted the client’s existing bed a high-gloss gray and hung a shelf above to serve in place of a bedside table.
Atlanta designer Alice Cramer says to clear the clutter off of your coffee table and use varying heights to make the surface a showpiece. She styled this tree trunk coffee table with a taller potted plant and a small stack of coffee table books.
To make what was a juvenile, childish girl's room more appropriate for a growing tween, its walls were painted a deep shade of violet, album cover-inspired art was hung to create a focal point, vintage lighting was installed on the ceilings and the walls, and women's fashion fabrics were used in upholstered accents. Now the designer-caliber room is as appealing to the tween herself as it is to her young parents.