Charleston Artist Collective owner Allison Williamson helms both online and brick and mortar galleries dedicated to emerging artists, so her home is filled with art. She recommends not feeling married to artworks in a particular location as a design strategy. "Don't be afraid to move art around," recommends Allison of vignettes like this collection of colorful works in her living room. "I constantly rotate things, giving it a fresh new look."
A fence around a tennis court on a Palm Springs, Calif., property is made of 2-foot square fiberglass panels that allow breezes to flow through. The client wanted an outdoor environment that was “groovy, cool and sexy," according to landscape architect Steve Martino and Associates. The project, with mid-century modern elements in desert style, won an American Society of Landscape Design award.
Smooth white cabinets create a full wall of storage in this modern kitchen and continue out over the countertop wrapping the kitchen with storage. Windows above the countertop and over the cabinet structures flood the room with bright, natural light for a gorgeous glow. Dark, matte hardwood grounds the design. Simple silver grated chairs create an eat-in area at the bar and match the stainless steel range hood above.
Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri completely remodeled and updated former home theater into a new, modern family friendly entertainment lounge for Khloe Kardashian Odom and LaMar Odom, as seen on HGTV's Cousins on Call. This lounge features it's own candy bar, custom California redwood shelves and pillars, a 13-foot sofa, cinema surround sound by Pro Audio Technology and AV by Joseph Cali Systems Design, Inc. The side pillars that house the speakers and the shelves are cut from a California Redwood tree. The candy bar in the back of the lounge contains 8 different self-serve candy drawers and a Big Chill retro fridge.
The location of the patio was determined so that the space has a great view of the lake from the pool as well as anywhere else on the patio. The pool itself is set about 18" above the home's lawn and travertine patio so as to allow seating along the coping, as well as add dimension to the space. To visually connect this space to the home, designers used the same Indiana limestone for the pool's coping as was used around the lower level of the home. Then, a travertine that complemented the stone was chosen for the floor of the patio.
By moving away from minimalism in preference for a widely diverse planting scheme, the house achieves a very eye-catching effect in the neighborhood. The plant scheme is designed to always have something in peak of color, whether its beautiful Japanese maples and other ornamental trees in the fall and winter or gorgeous swaths of perennials and bulbs in the spring and summer.
Bold, blue artwork defines this high-drama dining room, which features white walls and a coffered ceiling with a unique, angular design. Slipcovered chairs offer crisp, yet comfortable seating that invites guests to linger. A wine cellar is surrounded by smoked glass, giving visitors a peek at the bottles stored inside. A built-in sideboard next to the wine cellar is functional and stylish, and offers a perfect nook to display dramatic artwork.
This patio, steps and stairs use Pennsylvania bluestone pavers at the base and steps made of crab orchard stone slabs. The tall walls are made of existing pressure-treated timbers that Atlanta-based King Landscaping incorporated into design. The border around the patio uses Pennsylvania blue stone with a thermal finish.
This beautiful, mid century modern bathroom, is phase one in a two-phase, whole home renovation to transform the current design into a stylish, elegant midcentury modern space. In the bathroom, and throughout the home, the cabinets are stained in Alder Wood and are finished off with a Pure White Caesarstone countertop. The shower features Kohler Purist Fixtures in Vibrant Modern Brushed Gold finish, while the flooring is Large Hexagon Tile from Dal Tile, and a decorative tile made of “Illica” ceramic tile gives the space a bit of extra pop and pizzaz.
Driftwood decor is a go-to choice when designers want to bring a coastal look into a home, whether it's on the water or not. It can be as simple as gathering one big piece or multiple pieces that catch your eye on nature strolls. A large piece also can fill a section of your bookshelf, which saves even more money on decor.
This is an incredibly well designed bathroom and laundry room from Movable Roots! The placement of the mirror creates an optical illusion that doubles the depth of the space. It’s hard to believe that all this function fits into one tiny house. All necessities are accounted for and cleverly surrounded by a host of white finishes that echo the clean and fresh space.
A large vase set on the vertical and a mini cube holding a Tillandsia can result in sleek and elegant terrariums, says Wil Gonzalez, a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers. Tillandsia and succulents are ideal for home decor because they are low-maintenance, says Gonzalez, owner of W/E Flowers in Ukiah, Calif.
Side tables extend from the wicker sofas curving around this circular fire pit. White sofa cushions are decorated with blue throw pillows complimenting the blue marble fire pit top. A rough tile base adds a nice texture contrast to the smooth surfaces of the design. An orange floor pillow gives an extra pop of vibrant color.
First launched in 2007 as a way to supplement income in the economic downturn, Echo Valley Corn Maze in Jefferson City, Tennessee has become a popular attraction offering hay rides, pumpkin picking, a petting zoo and other family activities while incorporating a “support the farmer” theme into this year’s design.
Seen from the air most corn mazes look like organic works of art but on the ground they can be delightful though challenging labyrinths for the adventurous like this 2013 design from the Great Vermont Maze in Danville, Vermont.
David Austin English Rose 'Roald Dahl' is considered a break-through rose for its strengths in disease-resistance and quick repeat bloom. The flower color is perfectly peach, a shade considered particularly useful in garden design. The cupped rosette is ringed by soft outer petals that seem to glow when backlit by sunlight. The resulting halo-effect is a signature trait seen only in English Roses. Its medium-strong Tea fragrance has leafy elements and dark fruit notes.