A red-brown tile floor matches the coloring of the woodgrain drawers and cabinet fitted wall-to-wall in this cozy bathroom vanity space. Corner accents on the floor tile compliment the decorative knobs and vivid green tile border above the countertop. Cool tone colors look beautiful against the wood framework of the design including the mirror frame and mounted towel racks.
A typical kitchen layout in the modernist mid-century design of an Eichler home. This space will be incorporated into the living room and a new kitchen will be created in the far left corner of the home with open access to the courtyard and living room.
This corner sitting area features an ivory wingback armchair with faux brown cowhide accents and a fun zebra print throw pillow. A round metal drum table with a woven design sits next to the chair, while a neutral faux hide rug finishes off the look of the space.
With its large sitting areas, central kitchen, TV, game room and bar, the lodge is the gathering place for family and visitors. Built in a hub-and-spoke design with the main house as the hub, the 4,100-square-foot timber frame structure is made from large fir beams recycled from an elevator built in 1904. The beams have a 100-year-old patina that is striking. The exterior boasts cedar siding custom milled by Pioneer Log Homes and shaved on site.
“I love modern design and bright color, so I really wanted to keep my Christmas tablescape colorful, but with simple lines,” says Angela Neese Rathbun of Blue i Style. Using papier mache cones found on sale at a craft store and striking paint colors, Rathbun got to work. The resulting centerpiece is certainly eye-catching.
“I have always wanted something taller and more dramatic for the center of our Christmas table, and these painted cones provide just the right height while still keeping a simple, modern style,” Rathbun says.
Just after the entry but before we get to the living space, is the heart of the home, our kitchen. No compromises were made in this surprisingly expansive kitchen designed by Randy Jones of Incredible Tiny Homes whose motto is "Choose Tiny, Live Free." Not only is there a stained planked wood ceiling, it also houses a full-size refrigerator, range and farmhouse sink. I’m especially drawn to the way the gray upper cabinets compliment the blue lower cabinets against the wood butcher block counters. Last but not least, the ladder takes us to the tiny home master.
Husbands Bret and Mike had a traditional chapel ceremony in the Smoky Mountains at Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. If you're looking for an LGBT-friendly vendor, especially a religious venue, look for the Human Rights Campaign's blue and yellow equal sign logo on the vendor website. Some sites display a rainbow flag. That's a great way to know before you call when booking.
Travertine creates clean lines and a high-end look for this square fire pit on a pool deck made of ipe wood. Volcanic rock fills the natural gas fire pit, which has a stainless steel burner. The modern fire pit and pool area is designed by Atlanta-based Hearthstone Environments.
Stepping into the living room reveals soaring ceilings accentuated by reclaimed wood beams. An oversized rug anchors the sitting area below, with a large neutral sofa and two chevron-patterned armchairs layered on top. A piano invites the whole family to sing carols at Christmas time.
The living room in Jillian's design is bright and clean. With a neutral color on the walls and the sofa, the space gets a bright feel as the light reflects from the large windows in the room. She uses the natural stone and wood of the fireplace and coffee table to warm up the space and give it personality. The family now has a warm, bright space for gathering and entertaining.
In an open plan space, one of the challenges is delineating between separate areas of the home. This kitchen carves out a space all its own with the placement of a blue polymer console table that acts as a kitchen island. More than just a barrier, it picks up on the lucite of the dining table and the color of the overhead pendant and cabinetry. All of this helps to ensure that even though the rooms are separate the design is cohesive and unified.
To add charm to the classic Tudor, a stone turret is incorporated, providing a whimsical, rustic element to the exterior. The durability of the exterior materials ensures that they will not need to be replaced for many years. Reclaimed brick is used for some of the floors and reclaimed slate for the roof to match the existing materials. Existing walls and floor lines are used in the design of the renovation to minimize the need for additions.
The Parkers wanted a relaxing place for their family to spend time, so Chip Wade and his team of designers from HGTV's hit show Elbow Room knocked down the walls that used to separate the Parkers' kitchen from their dining room. By doing that, he lost some storage space, so Chip added an over sized island to alleviate the storage issues. Then the team added a lush sofa, an armchair and an oversized ottoman so that all of the Parkers would fit comfortably in their new space.
Mints come in an array of leaf sizes, colors and flavors. You can easily find a mint that suits your taste or fills the right spot in your garden design or recipe box. Some common mint varieties include: ‘Kentucky Colonel’ spearmint (the go-to mint for juleps and mojitos), ginger mint (gold-streaked leaves taste great in teas), pineapple mint (variegated green and white leaves, fruity flavor), ‘Hillary’s Sweet Lemon’ mint (a cross between apple and lime mint) and apple mint (large fuzzy leaves on tall plants).
Located on 25 acres of deeded land with its own 10-acre private lake, the Huston Family Estate offers unparalleled luxury in the heart of the pristine and mythic Chilko Valley in British Columbia, Canada. The tower house is a 2,450-square-foot log structure constructed with a three-story attached tower. Its log cabin design creates a sense of homeyness amidst the estate's upscale amenities.
A tranquil 5-Star boutique hotel experience set the tone for this master bedroom remodel which we designed for a busy couple with kids in a Boston suburb. The master suite project involved moving walls for a closet expansion, a bathroom gut job, and removing all traces of the dark, dated furnishings that closed in the space. We used a neutral base palette with soft blue touches and layered in heirloom-quality textiles, elegant lighting, and lots of texture. The tufted platform bed and traditional fireplace serve as anchors in the room, which manages to be both spacious and cozy.
Using real fresh flowers, create a true showstopper of a tree for a Christmas dinner party. You have two options when creating a floral tree: use silk flowers to have it last all season or use fresh flowers to design a dramatic Christmas tree for a special occasion. For this tree, I used non-traditional Christmas colors of pink, burgundy and mauve. Pink roses, pink lilies, white hydrangeas and red roses are inexpensive flowers that are readily available at your local grocery store or florist. Keep the color palette monochromatic and you can’t go wrong with a fresh flower tree.