Though the open, two-story dining room in HGTV Dream Home 2015 is breathtaking, that openness can sometimes negatively affect the room’s acoustics. Luckily, interior designer Linda Woodrum knew just how to alleviate that issue. “When you have a tremendous amount of volume, you’re looking for ways to help with acoustics,” explains Linda. “So the more fabric you get in the room, the more you help with acoustics.”
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.
Nothing says old world magnificence like the hand-painted cathedral ceiling and two-tier chandelier of this elegant gathering room. Looking up, the room emits a feeling of Italian renaissance and splendor, while the furnishings and accessories deliver a traditional and comfortable spin on old world style. The most spectacular piece in the room is the 16th-century fireplace imported from Cyprus. Designer Lori Venners added beige Knole sofas to pull in the gold hues from the ceiling detail while also complementing the chocolate-brown draperies and dark wood furniture.
Designer Marie Burgos adds an exotic, Zen vibe to this Asian-inspired living room with a bust and hand of Buddha. Fresh splashes on apple green in the trunks used instead of a coffee table add to the room's globe-trotting flair.
This outstanding property is situated on a unique, idyllic site in the midst of an impressive mountain landscape, and features an open and expansive view into the Glarner Alps.This glorious villa was constructed in 2007 in the classic style, and finished with an obvious passion for detail, and presents an extremely well-maintained appearance. The timelessly classic, elegant architecture, use of premiere materials and the top-quality design is reflected in each of the ample and refined rooms over approximately 630 m2 of living space. The sumptuous and plentiful rooms are impressive, including the spacious foyer, magnificent living spaces, a library and a fully-equipped professional kitchen on the ground floor, as well as eight bedrooms and several bathrooms on both upper floors. In addition, there are generously-sized secondary rooms and a large underground garage on the basement level that connects to every floor in the home via the lift.Embedded in the park-like property, the villa enjoys an unrestricted level of privacy, and features a poplar-lined driveway connecting to the public streets.Features include: 3 fireplace(s)Views include: hills.Amenities include: golf club, bike trails, walking trails.Built in 2007.630 approximate square meters.Architectural style: Neoclassical8900 lot dim.Property features for 12 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms and 2 Partial Baths.
Pamper yourself by transforming an outdoor space into a custom retreat. Japanese forest bathing research shows that time spent in the Great Outdoors brings significant health benefits—lower blood pressure, less stress, greater empathy. Green spaces soothe both body and brain, and you can reap the results with a spot in your own yard. Start your project by choosing an area with easy access. A small deck, porch, patio or corner of a garden provides a terrific foundation for a home-sweet-home getaway. Approach your project with an eye to design by including touches that speak to your style (retro? chic? urban?). You don’t have to spend big bucks to make it work. This welcoming retreat features a crate coffee table that blends beautifully with wooden chairs. Pots of colorful annuals bring nature near. Annuals include purple Angelonia with Raven (dark) sweet potato vine, Yellow Chiffon superbells, Royal Velvet supertunia, and ‘Banana Cream’ Shasta daisy with Vertigo purple fountain grass.
"I love gray — I think I always will," says interior designer Lexi Westergard. "However, I am definitely using it differently than I have in the past. I still love it for bathroom cabinet colors, pillows, rugs and accents. I am loving more of a greige or white for wall colors. I think this year we will see white as the dominant, go-to neutral color for walls."
If bright white walls are a bit out of your comfort zone, try a warm gray tone that’s light enough to almost look white, like Lexi did in this living room. She chose Benjamin Moore’s Classic Gray, one of her favorite paint colors.
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson removed a wall between a cramped kitchen and extra bonus room in this century-old home to build a gorgeous, roomy eat-in kitchen stocked with modern amenities. The original kitchen was completed gutted to make room for custom white cabinets, a subway tile backsplash, an enormous island with attached dining table, and stainless steel appliances. Oiled-finished wood flooring and brass accents complete the room's traditional, antique look.
Though Chris’ use of color tends towards the subtle in his rooms, in the hall, the tone changes, becoming bold, moody and captivating. “I literally painted everything I could,” he says about the redesign, noting that paint was an ideal way to rapidly change the look of the home. “I did the lion’s share of the work very early on because it was important to me to create a nest as quickly as possible,” he states. Covering the space in deep green - verging on black - the dark tone becomes a neutral, providing a perfect backdrop for the artwork and assorted tchotchkes that dot the walls.
Designer Genevieve Gorder takes on the challenge of converting her current New York apartment and a recently purchased adjacent apartment into one beautiful home. Gorder and best friend Aimee Scher rip up the floorboards in the recently purchased adjacent apartment during a demolition day, as seen on HGTV's "Genevieve's Renovation."
Step inside 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.
Wall-to-wall storage and a tucked-in beverage center adds tons of function in this media room, while a whitewashed wood feature wall offers texture and visual interest, The homeowner wanted something completely custom and durable so that his young children could play freely in the space, so designer Blu Interiors selected custom furniture made with durable fabrics and a rug created from FLOR carpet tiles, which are easy to wash and replace as needed. The homeowner is from Atlanta, and the ATL marquee lights are a fun way to show off his hometown pride.
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.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson replaced an old plastic bathtub with a chic, modern glass shower packed with modern amenities. A detachable chrome shower wand accompanies the luxurious rain shower head while a pretty stripe of multicolored tile adds interest and color to the otherwise monochromatic space.
Carving pumpkins is one of the most interactive Halloween activities, so throw your own party filled with delicious treats and whimsical decor. Korinne Seel of Swank Sweets set a playful spider web tablecloth as the backdrop and enhanced it with inexpensive paper Halloween fans. All the edibles are from the local supermarket and customized with party printables by Anders Ruff Custom Designs. Set the pumpkins on cake stands to make them the focal point of the table.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson gave this once outdated galley kitchen a fresh updated with new white cabinets, white quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and bold gray stone floor tile. An extra 48 inches of counter space was added at each end; one side serving as a breakfast table for two and the other as a bar area for the patio beyond.
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.
This former plumber’s ingenuity is on display in her kitchen. The exposed copper pipes and plumbing fixtures are a cool personal touch and a fun example of upcycling at its best. Designer and builder Robin Hayes left no pipe “unfitted.” Everything from the cup hooks to the temperature gauge is a clever nod to her former profession.