Artful details abound in Holley Jaakkola's historic Savannah home including a concrete squirrel that most would place in the garden but Jaakkola perches on her marble kitchen sink. Inspired, unexpected details like this give the home its strong sense of style and personality.
This media room includes clever details that enhance the entertainment experience. “We installed risers to give it a genuine movie theater feel that are actually lighted on the stair steps,” says designer Tiffany Brooks.
The Leitao house is full of wonderful details. Every opportunity to tell a cultural story at home has been found as with this ebony banister, original to the space. Kenza and Julio added a personal touch by turning an intricately detailed piece of art into a unique pommel.
“Use the existing lightbox and replace current ceiling lights with a pendant or chandelier of your choice,” Ana suggests. In the kitchen, she added a pendant that matched the floor lamps and looked great off center.
Bedding in the home’s signature black and white color palette juxtaposes stripes and polka-dots for a very modern mix of patterns. Pops of orange throughout the room liven up the space while giving it a warm yet youthful feel. Even more color finds it way in through the metallic side table and lamp, while leopard-patterned pillows on both beds tie the colors and patterns together.
The massive black iron chandelier and the modern marble and steel coffee table pop against the all white room and floor-to-ceiling windows. “We needed something to break it all up and balance it and keep it from becoming too soft,” said designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
Designer Tiffany Brooks was inspired by the Gothic architecture of churches found in Texas for HGTV Smart Home 2019. This inspiration permeates the home down to details like the traditional metal pulls on this floating wood vanity that bring to mind church doors.
The overall design for the updated room included a mix of dark blues, texture, midcentury-modern lines and masculine touches. These elements were brought in through accessories including white ceramic sculpture, coral and plaid pillar candles.