A main focus in designing this home was to accommodate and entertain large numbers of overnight guests and full amenization of the lakefront property. It was important not to block any of the lake view but still make the spaces have minimal impact on the steep site. A boathouse roof shades metal stools and tables outside while modern chaises create an area for sunbathing. Horseshoe Bay stretches out around the boathouse, which is surrounded by a metal railing.
This neutral living space has plenty of seating for the homeowners to entertain family and friends. Reminiscent of a Romantic Era parlor, a grand piano occupies the rear corner of the room, creating an elegant ambiance, while large chaise lounges and comfortable modern chairs add seating for guests and homeowners alike. Finally, accents like the white and gray striped rug and the Asian inspired decor helps to finish the room and bring the design full circle.
This formal living room is likely Angela's favorite place to get inspired, primarily because she's always wanted a pink room (Sherwin Williams, Lotus Flower). Her design books, magazines and some of her most prized vintage finds are housed in this space. I love that this angle of the room is perfectly balanced and there is a relationship between each of the pieces. The vintage print framed by the pair of lamps, compliments the chairs flanking the console, which is grounded by the ottoman. Angela’s use of black and white in this room and throughout the house adds a dose of classic design in spaces with unconventional wall colors and bold abstract artwork.
The property was designed and built by Yankee Barn Homes in 2016 for a client who wanted to get away from it all. As soon as they turn off the main road and follow the driveway past a canopy of trees, the owner will finally feel at ease.
In the master bedroom, the wall on which the bed rests is covered in a gorgeous, metallic silver grass cloth that conceals the hidden door to the closet. Above the mirrored, four-poster bed, a brass chain link chandelier makes a bold statement, while rich texture was added with black faux fur pillow shams and blanket at the food of the bed. To personalize the space even further, designers had a modern, monogram printed on metallic linen.
Known for the modern design that he creates for his clients, at home, Mikel takes a more restrained approach marked by the elegant use of small details and a love for historic cultural objects. The living room coffee table is a perfect example of his approach. The books are large enough to be attention-grabbers and they fit seamlessly, along with the table itself, into the room’s overall color scheme.
In the six years since that first encounter, the 1,000 square foot home has become an explosion of design creativity, without a drop of beige to be found. “I started out painting the walls,” Beltran remembers, “I also painted our kitchen cabinets, countertops and floors. I pretty much painted my way though the beige until it was gone.” In the living room, the beige was replaced with an explosion of colors, patterns and artwork, all based around a striking, pink sectional sofa backed by a truly impressive gallery wall.
There's a distressed quality to this coastal nightstand that adds a beautiful contrast to the bright, fresh surroundings. Coastal decorations add personality to the stand while keeping with the fresh and simple feel of the design. A white bed frame is covered with bright salmon linens and a turquoise throw blanket for pops of vivid color.
The living room needed fun, durable seating to accommodate the family's teenage son and his friends, so designers added a tough, blue sectional and faux green leather ottoman that doubles as a coffee table. To provide display shelves, shelves were built into the half-wall separating the kitchen and dining room from the living room. These shelves are made of dark, rich wood, which, along with the white walls, ties this space into the rest of this family's 1920s Spanish home.
Talk about a customized closet! This space was designed by Ehrlich Architects for an African art dealer/big game couple, reflecting their trademark styles of dress, which they refer to as “the hunter and the hunted.” He only wears camouflage, while she is devoted to animal prints. The zebra print rug unites them both, as does the spectacular African sculpture in the center. It’s interesting to note the differences in storage space requirements: He needs more shelves for casual folded clothes and duffel bags, whereas she has more hanging space for professional wear suited to her work in the art world.
With a blend of Forties style and a nod to the current Seventies' surfing Jungalow look, the Hotel Clermont lobby immediately sets the terms of the boutique property's distinct retro vibe. The design team responsible for the space, Reunion Goods & Services borrowed from design motifs spanning the Gilded Age to the present, but a specific historic source influenced the look says director of interiors Laura Flam. "We were also very inspired by a scene in the film 'An American in Paris' that depicts Leslie Caron dancing through a series of very saturated rooms wearing a number of colorful dresses. It encouraged us to take risks with colors and patterns."
Opt for hide rugs in high-traffic areas, like foyers and hallways, because they can stand up to the hustle and bustle. “I love to use hide rugs in foyers and hallways. Since hides are natural animal skin, the material is incredibly durable and cleanable. Hides can be made into rugs in a variety of patterns that include checked, striped, chevron and even circular patterns. This striped hide rug was an ideal choice for this large, central hallway. We custom made it to size and only included white and gray colors which gives the rug some variety, but still allows it to have a neutral and soft effect, says Claire Paquin of Clean Design Partners.
Drought-tolerant aloe plants in antique pots and palm trees bring a canopy of greenery to the dark door of a south Florida home. Ground cover orchids also will bring seasonal color to the entryway. The project by Nievera Williams Design was an American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
As seen on HGTV Design Star, this bedroom was upgraded to a gray contemporary theme. The matching twin beds feature a patterned comforter, slanted gray corner headboard, and turquoise throw blanket for a touch of color. The window seat displays various gray, black and white throw pillows. The room's review on the show stated, "J and Doug have trouble making decisions together from the very beginning, and the result is a poorly executed room. J's headboards are sloppy, leaving judge Genevieve Gorder to say, 'If you're not going to do it well, don't do it.'"
Painting the interior wall of the archways navy brings an eye-catching depth to this set up against the bright, white walls. Taller cabinets and mounted shelves frame the larger arch housing the television. Below the TV, beautiful textured cabinets feature a diamond cut out pattern adding extra texture and detail to the design.
As seen on HGTV's Good Bones, designers Mina Starsiak and Karen E. Laine wanted to make the best use of the natural light that streams into this living room from the bay window. A neutral color palette reflects that light, complementing the beauty of nature instead of competing with it. To give the space a bit of personality, a brightly colored ottoman that could double as a coffee table was selected for this space. They also hung a vintage ladder below the window to add interest in the space, as well to serve as a book shelf.
This tiny house is undeniably packed full of personality and character. The thatched roof, arched door, and flower box details make this home designed by Randy Jones at Incredible Tiny Homes look like a fairytale cottage. Despite its whimsical aesthetic this tiny house is as durable as a traditional home yet, still has the option to move with the family.