This dining room is a perfect example of the designer’s "Afro-minimalist" style. On the wall, a painting from the local gallery brings the room’s palette of black, blue and blush tones together. Around the table, a mix of modern dining chairs shows that minimalism doesn’t have to be boring. And soft, tufted rug is a callback to the living area, creating a sense of continuity and completeness between the two rooms.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, this once dated foyer got a chic update to match the freshly remodeled living room. Designer Sarah Richardson brightened the small space with a coat of white paint, added a new metal banister and topped the stairs with hardwood to match the living room beyond.
For this Hoboken condo living room renovation, designer Amy Elbaum chose contemporary furnishings, a neutral color palette and pops of color to amplify the city view out the homeowners' windows. The simple, gray window treatments do not distract from the magnificent scene beyond, and they blend well with the sofa and area rug for a cohesive look.
Turning left off the living room leads visitors into the dining area. Here, a modern wood table and eight gray slipper chairs create a stylish spot to break bread, while reclaimed wood beams and a Craftsman-esque door continue the rustic touches.
The front door also includes side lights that allow visitors to have a preview of the marsh and stunning views that can be enjoyed from the rear of this property. “The minute you’re approaching the porch, you’re already seeing the million-dollar view out back,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
A large steel console provides dining room storage while doubling as a bar. “Between the dining room and the kitchen there needed to be some kind of transition, so I accomplished that with a super heavy steel, air craft style console table that holds a lot of things that you don’t want to see,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
Wishbone pillows match the small silver wishbones hanging from the Christmas tree, a cheeky nod to the homeowners' wish for a merry Christmas. The tree is further trimmed with classic details such as ribbon and silver and gold bulb ornaments but includes a modern twist with a marquee sign-inspired star.
The 2019 Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens is situated on 5 acres in the leafy Buckhead neighborhood. The 12,268 square foot home features Lowcountry inspired elements including painted brick, metal roofing and timber columns and multiple patios with French doors to connect indoors and out.
This homeowner longed for a laundry area but didn't have space to remodel an existing room. To the rescue: designer Giana Shorthouse of Terracotta Properties, who teamed up with a local cabinetmaker to create a custom kitchen laundry and storage room. Stackable appliances sit next to a closet that has pullout drawers as well as room to iron. Metal mesh door fronts allow moisture out and air to circulate, yet blend seamlessly with the look of the cabinetry.
Reworking an outdated space, such as this kitchen, can be challenging in an older home but not impossible. This pre-Civil War stone barn was moved to its final resting place, stone by stone, from its original location. The designer added contemporary elements such as a marble-topped kitchen island and modern appliances to create a fully functional cooking and dining space.
T'Challa's sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) is the Steve Jobs of Black Panther, a talented inventor in the tradition of the James Bond character Q. Here the tech genius is a teenage girl who creates rocket gloves and defensive body armor in a typical Afrofuturist brand of off-the-charts female empowerment and intelligence. In this scene Shuri battles T'Challa's nemesis Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) in an outfit that blends cutting-edge technology and the kind of face decoration and dress that evoke indigenous African design.
When faced with a tight bathroom, designers have to get creative when planning storage. "This was a small space with little room to spare for storage,” says designer Kari Arendsen. “I found these cute storage boxes and hung them from the wall to save space and keep floor space clear. Also the choice of a high contrast application on the walls is helpful to make a space feel larger than it really is."
Briana and Buzz decided to keep the majority of their living room's walls white to help bounce light around the room and create an open, airy aesthetic. The couple relied on color, however, to delineate the seating area, painting the wall behind their sofa in a cool robin's egg blue tone. They employed this designer's trick to redirect attention away from a room's lack of space and onto an intended focal point.
Dark woods like mahogany and cherry can feel heavy when set against carpeting, rugs, curtains and too much color and texture. But designer Abbi Williams uses white walls and ceilings and an ebony floor color to bring balance to this room. Dark mixed with light strikes a harmonious note here.
Apply fertilizer to your lawn in early fall. Look for a fertilizer with a formula designed to meet your lawn's needs and follow application instructions on the product. The numbers on a fertilizer bag, in N-P-K order, indicate the percentage of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, respectively, on weight basis. If you aren’t sure what your lawn needs, consult with a lawn care or landscape professional. A soil test can determine what ratio is best for your lawn. Be sure to check with your local agricultural extension office, as some locations regulate the time of year that fertilizer can be applied to reduce runoff.
Former Manhattanite and now Charleston-based jewelry designer Janet Gregg is a vivacious, engaging woman-about-town whose beautiful home perfectly encapsulates her personal style: bold, colorful and globe-trotting meets preppy. Her living room feature an array of colorful artwork, much of it purchased on trips abroad.
As seen on HGTV's Love It Or List It Too, Designer Jillian Harris modernized this west coast home by removing a pillar that sat in the middle of the entrance. She painted the walls with Behr Cotton Knit and installed engineered hickory hardwood flooring with Tremblant stain. Jillian added much needed life to the fireplace enclosure with a tile called Contessa Picket. Tying the room together are custom cushions and a custom sofa fabric called Bengal Bronze.
Cluster your houseplants in a modern metal basket or beautiful tray. Use clay saucers or line your tray with cork to guard against water damage, says floral designer Angela Darrah. She likes to use terra cotta pots in two different heights for added interest and dimension.