Designer Jennifer Gilmer wanted a large freestanding tub and a shower in her master bath, but lacked the room to put them side by side. A trip to Japan inspired her to combine the two in an open space — this arrangement is common there. The light-flooded modern bathroom, with black mosaic tiled floor and insets and tan subway tile walls, features a deep sink, ceiling-mounted rain shower and oval-shaped pedestal bathtub.
What’s in your closet or stashed in your attic could be the next star in your decor. These boots were made for this bookshelf and its fun, eclectic aesthetic. Interior designer Jade Joyner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga., used these childhood boots as a personal touch with an additional jolt of color, in front of the lively wallpaper with coral hues.
“We added railing up above so we could hang outdoor drapery, because I really wanted to unite the two spaces with the same color palette,” explains interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn. “It softens the edges of the outside deck, and makes adds privacy.”
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 festive holiday decor for the actor and his family.
Since this property overlooks the Pacific Ocean, evening breezes can become quite cool and possibly making evening use not as desirable as one would hope for. Therefore, it was important to provide a cozy outdoor gathering space that is out of the wind, and this space between the home and its Casita provides an excellent location for spending time in front of a warm fireplace, while it also provides for an excellent highlight feature when walking to the front door.
The clients thought the fireplace alone would be sufficient as a design feature, but after showing them that by adding the short wall, with several view-ports accented with wrought iron (that matches their Juliet balcony) it not only provided a true connect between the home and Casita, it also created a much more grand feature and a sense of enclosure without losing the planting depth behind the fireplace, which was needed for privacy.
"We had been using our garage as a dumping ground for tools, lawn equipment, toys and discarded furniture for years," says designer Suzanne Dingley of Suzanne Dingley Interiors. But when her husband started his own business, the couple realized they had the perfect spot for a home office. They installed new windows, doors, floors, drywall, lights and insulation. "The garage had a peaked ceiling with rafters, which we chose to make a feature to bring some character to an otherwise rectangular box." Replacing the overhead garage door with two sets of French doors brought in light and charm.
Designer Alice Cramer includes a soft and cuddly fur throw at the foot of the bed in this muted, grey-toned bedroom. As Cramer attests, the holidays don't have to be complicated. Use things you already have and just add the bling with seasonal touches. "Nothing prettier to a tabletop," says Cramer, "than simple glass containers of different sizes filled with cranberries, red berries, greenery and floating votive candles. Mix it in with silver service pieces filled with white flowers and various candlesticks." It's a look that works for a beautiful tabletop, or in accent tables in a guest room.
Designer Marian Parsons creates a stunning holiday wreath from Christmas fruits and natural embellishments. "Adding fresh fruit and collected pinecones to an artificial wreath lends a more natural look," she says. "When hung outside, cold weather will keep fruit fresh for a couple of weeks."
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.
Young newlyweds were looking to transform their home into a chic, sophisticated space for both relaxation and entertaining friends and family.
The renovations were all about creating spaces for entertaining. The compartmentalized main living spaces were opened up with the help of a structural engineer. A bearing wall and two outdated columns were replaced by steel beams that fit into the ceiling system above, and the structural work continued all the way down to the footers in the basement. Designer Heather Garrett and her team worked decorative moulding around the new ceiling beams to make it appear as if they were always part of the home.
The bathrooms in designer Megan Pflug’s lodge are cheery and bright. Where rustic comfort is the order of the day for most spaces here, the bathrooms skew a bit more towards the modern than the rest of the accommodations. Brightly colored fixtures and modern lighting are accompanied by textiles adorned in geometric prints for a pleasing note of contrast that doesn’t feel at odds with the rest of the decor.
A wood-toned island warms up this cozy, cottage kitchen by designer Tobi Fairley. Rather than paint it white to match the rest of the cabinets, Fairley chose a chocolate stain to show off the wood's rich grain.Brilliant white floor-to-ceiling cabinetry not only brightens up the space, but it also adds essential storage. Glass doors at the top of the cabinetry create interest and provide a spot for displaying favorite dishware. A clever, shallow recess allows a pair of barstools to tuck neatly under the island when not in use.
When designers find furniture for cheap, they don't let the existing finish keep them from using it in a room. Designer Julie Montgomery of Julie Montgomery Interiors found the side tables on casters at a thrift store. Then Dena Stormer, a DIY blogger, used a semi-gloss coat of Behr Marquee in Alabaster to give them a clean, fresh look for this living room makeover for a family, through the nonprofit Dwell with Dignity Atlanta.
Take your yard to the dark side by adding a drift of ‘Purple Knight’ alternanthera (Alternanthera dentata). This easy growing annual thrives in whatever weather summer throws at it—heat, humidity, thunderstorms or drought. Use ‘Purple Knight’ to deliver color to planting beds, or tuck it into a container design where it happily plays a thriller or filler role. If you like to gather garden bouquets, include this dark-leafed beauty in your plant palette. Stems make a pretty addition to a vase. Pinch plants when young to increase branching. Leaf color is darkest in full sun, but plants adapt well to part sun or part shade conditions. Plants grow 18 to 36 inches tall and 24 to 36 inches wide.
To save money, the coffee table remained but designer Heather Hogan Roberts moved succulents from another room to add greenery. Then she surrounded the plant with thrifted accessories and borrowed beads from the homeowner's jewelry box as accessories.
Fun and full of color, this eclectic dining room from designer Jil Sonia McDonald will undoubtedly be a house favorite. The room's gray-and-white curtains stay true to the overall eclectic look of the room while also taking the color palette down a notch, providing a nice balance to the bright orange and greens. The bench seating doubles as storage space, and the modern style china cabinet is perfect for storing the dishware and utensils.