HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Perot Museum of Science and Nature. A top Dallas attraction, the Perot Museum of Science and Nature is a huge space—11 permanent exhibit halls, a traveling exhibit hall and a 3D theater—but it is so well-designed that it’s easy to navigate and never seems that crowded.
Silk floral is available in a wide variety of styles and materials. For a more authentic look, search for blooms and leaves designed with discoloration that mimics the sun-faded, wind-blown look of real flowers. Mask the foam wreath with burlap bought by the yard, then cut the burlap to size and attach it to the wreath form with hot glue.
Here’s an easy rule of thumb for arranging groups of items: Always stick with odd numbers. This creates a less fussy final effect, and allows you to create a sense of dimension—as the design team did here, creating two rows of trees, with three in back and two in front. Varying the sizes and/or heights of your items will help create a more engaging arrangement, as well.
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 owners of this redesigned 1960s split level home wanted the garage apartment to have as much character as the interior of the main house, so they hired designers to create a rustic, craftsman oasis with modern touches. The walls and ceilings are swathed in wood that reflect the woods that surround the home, while the bed is nestled into the walls of the small space. Gray French doors separate the cozy sleeping quarters from the rest of the house.
"Here contemporary reads as cold. All those severe straight lines, chrome, plastic and Plexiglas could stand to be tempered by a few flowing lines and the use of natural materials like wood and stone," said HGTV's Design Star judge Candice Olson. The contemporary living room showcases a black, triangular chair, a clear, plastic coffee table and white cubicle storage shelving. A gray shag rug adds texture to the smooth lines.
To make a room appear to be bigger than it is, paint it the same color as the adjacent room. If you have a small kitchen and dining room, a seamless look will make both rooms feel like one big space. And make a sunporch look bigger and more inviting by painting it green to reflect the color of nature. Another design trick: If you want to create the illusion of more space, paint the walls the same color as your drapery. It will give you a seamless and sophisticated look.
The Houghtons' 4,000 square foot lakeside retreat on Lake Gaston in rural North Carolina offers a place for the family to work and play when not spending time at their home in Chapel Hill.
Inside, Heather Garrett Interior Design and the Houghtons determined that a fitness room took priority over a vacuous master bedroom suite, so Heather designated that area on plan to house a gym with a climbing wall. She then ditched the idea of a dining room, in favor of a deep upholstered niche and shuffleboard table open to the kitchen and family room.
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.
The landscape design of this Wyoming home utilizes water as the primary component in the form of a series of ponds that thread their way through the site and house floor plan. A body of water surrounds the spa and is confined on all sides by man-made edges. It is channeled into a sluiceway, reminiscent of irrigation canals, to flow around the house and recycled back to the front pond.
For this Asian inspired home, designers wanted to create a space that was open, inviting and connected. To create that feeling between the upper and lower floors, a glass paneled balcony wall was installed to allow light and eyesight to pass between floors. To keep the space bright and open, a skylight was put in place in the ceiling, adding a warm ambience to the home's two spaces.
Have fun mixing and matching every day decor with your holiday items for a seamless look. Choose items that reflect your current decorating scheme. A holiday stocking trimmed in gold will complement an existing table or bar cart. Add unconventional pieces like a modern peacock feather wreath for a new take on traditional Christmas decorations. Design by Cassandra LaValle. Photo courtesy of Sawaya Photography
Another splurge in the design was custom framing for the fine art photography. Black lacquered framing was chosen to coordinate with the black accents of the room, while an inset turquoise fillet — the accent molding that fits inside a larger frame and usually sits on top of the mat — helps highlight the blue tones in the art. Since the room receives ample sunlight, non-glare acrylic was chosen rather than glass to protect the art from UV rays.
Now here's a powder room that's not afraid to make a statement! Patterned wallpaper in gray adds interest and intrigue to the space, while glass pendants, a metallic mirror and a marble-topped vanity pull in some shimmer.
This 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival residence was rehabilitated and an addition added to create livable family areas, master bedroom suite, better indoor-outdoor living and an artist’s studio. To reinforce the Spanish Colonial design style, deep archways, Malibu tile, wrought iron and stain glass details are incorporated. The additions were placed on the back of the home to maintain the home's historic character curb appeal.
With so much amazing design going on in this living room, it’s easy to miss some of the smaller details that make it work. Tamara does an excellent job of creating layers in this living room. Every instance of a pattern or color is echoed or repeated somewhere else in the room so that nothing feels out of place. Just in this vignette, the leopard print of the pillow is repeated in the stool, while the yellow of the throw blanket is repeated in several of the art pieces on the wall. This maximalist approach works best when every element in the room reinforces several others.
Be creative as you design a trellis for your pea plants. Traditionally gardeners use fruit tree and shrub trimmings to craft a twig trellis. You can do the same thing with twigs that winter has tossed onto your lawn. Simply stick pencil-thick twigs into soil beside peas as you plant them. Another option is to string netting between stakes. This easy trellis (above) supports pea plants with a double row of twine that runs alongside plants. Insert stakes at either end of your pea plant (or every 4 to 5 feet for long rows), and wrap the twine around stakes to create a tight support. The plants will grab one another and the twine for support.