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.
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. An updated wet bar with extra seating and elevated dining area add interest and make the room ideal for entertaining.
Having a hard time finding the holiday decor in this kitchen from designer Liz Godwin and Kingdom Woodworks Cabinetry? That's because not every room has to, or needs to shriek "It's Christmas people!" Creamy white pitchers that hold bright greenery may be all you need to get in the holiday spirit and refresh a room for the season.
`The dining set in this Midcentury Modern dining room was inherited by the homeowners who wished to have it included in the redesign of their home, so designers added some funky art an fun colors and textures to the space. Yellow modern art adds a cool pop of color to gray walls, and a modern chandelier is suspended above the table. To complete the space, new raw silk drapery was added to the windows to give the homeowners the option of privacy.
Christmas is the perfect opportunity to pull out those vintage mementoes you've kept tucked away in an attic or closet. Atlanta designer Mallory Mathison added a simple Target wreath to this classic hobby horse, accessorized with a bright red bow for the perfect seasonal touch in this little boy bedroom. Continuing the red theme, vintage twin beds have been painted a cheerful cherry red to beautifully contrast with the room's blue accents.
Check out this model and reality star's bold, disco-inspired holiday home, as seen on HGTV’s Celebrity Holiday Homes. Since Kendra Wilkinson has a bubbly personality, she desired a festive space with flair to match. Designer Laurie March creates an unexpected and one-of-a-kind holiday space by incorporating bright hues and a unique disco theme.
A powder room at the top of a set of stairs features an elegant chandelier and beautiful printed wallpaper. The designer made the most of a small space by using a small, low-impact glass vanity top for the round stainless sink. In the hallway leading into the bathroom sits an antique dress form, dolled up with scarves and a handbag for a feminine touch.
Shovels and spades are essential tools for any kind of garden. They’re handy for planting and moving items like stones and compost. Technically, a shovel is a scoop (center, above), while a spade is used for digging (outer edges, above). As you stock your tool shed, invest in tools with blades that won’t rust (stainless or carbon steel), and look for designs that feature a head and handle socket that’s hand-forged from a single piece of metal. Tool handle material varies. Wood handles absorb more vibration than fiberglass, but choose one that offers a weight you can easily lift and carry. Small spades, like a drain digging spade or this small contractor’s spade (left, above) are handy for digging around established plants, in places where a full-size shovel head won’t fit.
Designer Angelica Henry created this stunning bar and cabinet unit for an entire wall of this home to make a bold, artistic statement. The glossy black and glass panel doors slide and close to conceal the bar when not in use. When the doors are open, a fully functional bar — complete with a sink, a wine fridge and an under-counter ice maker — is available for entertaining family and friends.
Separated by a breezeway and outdoor space, the two-level tower that adjoins the Pinewood Forest Idea Home by Atlanta designer Sherry Hart suggests a hip grotto custom-made for a visiting artist or a cool getaway for the teenagers of the family. A space-saving spiral staircase leads to the upstairs bedroom.
In the new kitchen of the Pasquella home, what was once a dark, old room, with barely enough room for a refrigerator, kitchen table and small countertops, now has more than enough room to cook and entertain. By removing the wall that separated the kitchen from the dining room, it allowed the Kitchen Cousins to add a center island for cooking and preparing food, as well as adding another eating area. With a different cabinet design, they were also able leave space for an oversize refrigerator. In addition to the room feeling larger without the wall, there is twice as much light that fills the room from the dining room area.
Designers brought the Midcentury Modern look to life in this newly redesigned home with a Broyhill Brasilia dining table and a custom banquette covered in gray tweed. The modern dining chairs were repurposed and recovered, with three of them coming to rest around the dining table and the fourth finding its home under the newly commissioned painting of Alexander Hamilton by Mike Johnson. To complete the space, designers hung a cubist light fixture and had a local artist custom paint the walls to put the finishing touches on the Midcentury Modern dining room.
This Moon Marquee light was a special addition to the nursery as it brought out the stars in the wallpaper and gave them a twinkling glow. Designer secret: the cord for the playful night light was placed so it blends in perfectly with one of the tree trunks.
“As graphic and exciting as this room is from a color and pattern perspective it falls short, very short, on function,” explains designer Vern Yip. “Kids come with a lot of junk — bright red, yellow and blue plastic brain-forming junk that needs to go somewhere. Bins, baskets and buckets are every parent's savior when it comes to conquering kid clutter.”
Designer Michael Habachy used a crystal lens by Ralph Lauren to magnify his favorite photo in a coffee table book as decoration in a condo in The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. You can do the same, by purchasing a glass or plexiglass lens or paperweight to enhance an object.
Designer Kerrie Kelly updated this living space with a club-like look using color, texture and modern furnishings. The sitting area, created with four matching accent chairs in yellow and a center coffee table in wood, invites family and guests to gather for good conversation or perhaps a night of games. The cool gray tones of the tray ceiling, industrial light fixtures and whitewashed brick add dimension and contrast against the sleek furnishings.
Working with a tight space, designer Kristina Crestin made the bedrooms as functional as possible, with built-in nightstands for storage, floating shelves above and sconces to keep surface space open. To bring in a little unexpected, an old front door was repurposed into a barn door.
The barn door was a clever idea to open up the space, getting rid of a swinging door. Storage and space was the biggest challenge in this room because of the small footprint.