Pendant lights hang down over an island with bar seating in this country kitchen. Glass door cabinets and provide dish storage around a patterned tile wall above the metallic stove. A strip of subway tile follows the white countertop around the walls of the kitchen. Wooden bar stools, gray herringbone flooring, and a black window frame above the sink add a few contrasting colors to the white decor.
Tropical resort-style furnishings blur the line between indoors and out in the HGTV Dream Home 2013 great room. A cozy club chair with a handwoven rattan frame is dressed in apple-green upholstery, a subtle nod to the glorious palette of marsh colors just steps from the room's French doors. The upholstered beige bench features a unique metallic fruit bowl and adds interest to the neutral space.
Out the door and in a few short steps, owners of this French-inspired home can take a dip in a lovely swimming pool of a straightforward design. Mark Scott and Associates' landscaping in this exterior area draws focus to the back of the home's structure by placing a scattering of simple and shrubbery and grasses next to the pool and patio. The result frames the picture of this home's perfection.
The living room of this Point Lorna, California, villa home features interior details which allow accents of the verdant courtyard gardens to carry throughout the house. Here the chartreuse of a floral painting complements the sun-lighted flowering branches framed by a window, while below, a fireplace is lined with firewood, its texture reflected in plush wicker lounge chairs decorated with soft teal pillows that match the greenery peeking inward through a glass door.
A vintage wooden bankers bench and a fun wood circular hooks gives a warm welcome in this entryway. For a whimsical touch, the wainscot was painted with a contrast painted liner and was carried through on the doors. A durable Chilewich mat added protection to the floors but also added cheerful color to the floor. As a final touch, artwork was framed above the bench to elevate the sophistication of the entry.
In this mudroom from Tanya Collins Design, an antique pine armoire, painted teal, boosts storage and creates a focal point that enlivens the otherwise neutral scheme. The built-in cabinets near the door, big enough to house bulky items, are painted the same shade as the walls so that they blend into the background. A framed chalkboard-paint wall serves as a central spot for memos and messages.
Gray cabinets framed with white molding add visual interest to this small kitchen area. A tray ceiling with recessed lighting adds height to the space and brightens the room with white beadboard. A wood island juts off the the sleek counter space, providing a casual dining space and extra storage for wine bottles. Glass-front cabinet doors allow the yellow cabinet interior to shine through for a pop of yellow, which complements the yellow undertones of the tile backsplash.
This pristine white and taupe bathroom, designed by Pure Design Interiors, features an unusual pattern of tile in the shower stall that gives the space a modern look and feel. The front and back wall of the stall has been framed in a darker taupe tile that complements the tile on the shower floor. Double doors in glass complete the design.
Children's bathrooms offer a chance for parents to throw out most decorating rules, instead trying something different and fun. Rather than adding one featured piece of art, the entire bathroom including its doors are covered with original pieces. The key to creating a whimsical look is to mix framed art with unstructured pieces as well as random objects, resulting in a saloon-style wall grouping.
After passing through the courtyard doors, you are welcomed by dual fountain features that frame the walkway and provide a tranquil feeling upon entry into this private space.
Finding the right glass waterline tile for fountain and spa was difficult since we wanted it to be complementary to the antique brick and terra cotta paving colors, but the Bamboo Blend (Weave Series from Walker Zanger) provide the right balance of color, while also providing enough of a highlight.
After the renovation, the master bedroom in the Gubelmann's new home feels modern and functional, blending Alex's modern sensibilities with Fiona's more vintage taste to create the hip hotel retreat feel that the homeowners wanted. Double doors provide a dramatic entrance, while wainscoting and yellow walls warm up the space. The crown molding frames the ceiling and its spectacular chandelier, as seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation.
The back half of the sunroom features many functional features. From the wall of windows and the Nano door that leads to the outdoor dining room to the twenty foot long window seat, designers cleverly used every inch of the space in order to create a room that was cozy and stylish while mixing in unique pieces, such as the mirror with the coral eglosmise frame above the chest and the black tables in front of the window seat, add interest to the space's design.
The Redondo Beach House in Southern California consists of eight shipping containers along with traditional stick frame construction. Designed by Peter DeMaria of DeMaria Design, the result is a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath that maintains its original corrugated steel walls and wood floors. Airplane hangar doors are a major standout element, and redefine bringing the outdoors in. If you’re a fan of shipping containers but can’t afford an architect, DeMaria also operates Logical Homes, a reasonably priced line of pre-fabricated container homes.
With merely an inch to spare, this laundry room was re-framed twice to accommodate every inch needed for the washer and dryer to stay slim and compact. With no room for a door, the family decided the gain was well worth the view, and with the mom of the house being a successful home organizer, the bet was safe that it would indeed be gorgeous & organized to look at, even when in full use. The ceiling was raised higher and skylights were added to create maximum use of this space.
This pink and yellow bedroom is a sweet escape for any girl. The pink and white patterned bedspread is accented by the elegant, quilted pink and yellow shams. The yellow in the shams ties in to the pink vase and chair that bring more color into the space. At the end of the bed, is a green bench that complements the pillows on the bed as well as the throw pillow in the chair. The curtains framing the French doors help to tie the space together.
To re-create the look of the costly lithographs for just $50, Designer Sabrina Soto used decoupage medium to attach ribbon to foam boards, then popped her artwork into ready-made frames. A machine-made rug cost only $850 and Design assistant Chris added doors and drawers to an unfinished bookcase to replicate the look of the high-end room's desk for only $300, as seen on HGTV's The High Low Project.
So many elements of this bunk room design are just awesome. The wavy wallpaper on the back wall is really fun and gives the room an underwater effect. Rope ladders provide access to upper bunks; the turquoise rope coordinates perfectly with the wallpaper and oak steps were custom fabricated. For storage, closets are on either side of the room, both with blue sliding barn doors with black hardware. The pendant light is made from pieces of plastic that attach to a frame, so it’s durable in case of kid mishap, but also resonates with the watery feel.
Not every home is blessed with the grand volumes of a loft space, but you can use space-saving tricks to make rooms feel more expansive, as designers Jamie Hamilton and Greer Nelson of Oliver Simon Design did in this project. “We loved the idea of an antique map in this dining room because it was a small space but we still wanted it to be bright and interesting. Not losing valuable space to framed art on the walls meant that every inch was used in the smartest way possible. The custom barn door was also a space saver, and a bright hit of color adds good bang for the buck.”