Situated on a mountaintop outside Charlottesville, Virginia, Monticello, a 5,000-acre plantation, was the home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, third president of the United States, and founder of the University of Virginia.
When you have a TV above a mantel, your decor space is limited. But you can warm up the spot with greenery. Use preserved boxwood globes, which are sold by many retailers for $50-$75, for a lush look that's long-lasting. The size of the boxwood topiaries also provide a contrast with the tall mantel, says Michelle Mentzer, owner of Miles Design Group in metro Atlanta.
The Skilken home's organic glass shape, designed by renowned architect Bart Prince, shimmers in the sun, as seen on HGTV's Amazing Water Homes. Red potted flowers stand out in a line in front of the home's facade.
A dome chair at the end of this dining table adds beautiful shape and intrigue to the room. The dome brings height to the table while the surrounding gray chairs are level with the tabletop. Bold hues on the rug add vibrant color to the white surroundings and the natural, light look of the hardwood.
Elegant furnishings with hand-carved wood details evoke an Old World feel in the beautiful living room. The crystal chandelier, which hangs from a domed ceiling with cove lighting, creates a striking focal point.
This master bath is centered around a Roman tub with a mosaic surround with detailing, which echoes the mosaic half-dome ceiling overhead. Blue polished plastic walls are hand-stenciled in a French neoclassic design.
For privacy, a pocket door separates this modern master bedroom from the living room. Pops of yellow-gold reference the dome of the Massachusetts State House, where the HGTV Urban Oasis 2013 is located.