TriplePoint Design Build pulled out all the stops in its modern adaptation of this Cape Cod home to uplift its beauty and charm. The siding in dark taupe contrasts nicely against the bright white of the exterior trim, while complementing the medium-toned wood door. The home makes a cohesive, attractive and inviting presence from a street level view.
Built in bunks feature little windows, adding natural light to each bunk space. By adding a wing wall to support the bunks, a desk ledge area was created to act as a good drop zone for charging devices. The bold chartreuse green is pulled out of the rug and onto the doors and windows in the room!
For classic, transitional style, the basic cabinet hardware was replaced with high-end satin brass pulls that add warmth to the glossy red drawers and door fronts. To add a layered element, the brass hardware was paired with the stainless sink. To successfully mix metals in a room, choose no more than two different finishes.
This master suite exudes elegance with its glass shower door and glass vessel sinks. The bedroom and bathroom are combined, creating a massive master suite. A 6-foot-long lacquered vanity, encased in matte marble, offers his and hers sinks as well as a backlit vanity mirror. The traditional cabinet face is modernized with linear pulls.
In the foyer of this cozy, yet spacious cabin retreat, a sliding barn door and wood-paneled walls introduce visitors to the home's rustic ambiance from the moment they step inside. A narrow niche houses a built-in bench, a perfect spot to perch and pull off your boots. Draperies dress the windows that flank the front door, and the panels draw to offer nighttime privacy. A wagon wheel-style chandelier adds sparkle while keeping with the cozy cabin feel.
The large island brings useful countertop space to this open design kitchen. A pair of circular chandeliers bring a cool, industrial influence to the midcentury modern style. Charcoal gray bar chairs pull out the gray coloring in the tile backsplash as well as the exposed beams overhead. Glass doors allow natural light to flood the room and intensify the bright, airy look.
We took an underutilized closet and turned it into a bar by lining it with faux crock wallpaper, then adding studs and a cherished family photo to the back of the door. The built-in drawers were dressed with vintage brass pulls and sprayed in black lacquer while the tray, outfitted with draw glides, is lit from the shelf above.
Decorative cornice molding outlining the tops of these sophisticated kitchen cabinets work in harmony with the surrounding refined details, including the coffered ceiling, marble countertops and linear cabinet pulls. Built-in shelving provides easy access to favorite cookbooks without countertop clutter and using glass cabinet doors opens up the room, helping the space seem bigger and more alive.
The open metal and wood staircase is designed to allow light to filter down and through various floors. Also, the openness creates the illusion of space. The orange color is the same paint color used on the nearby Golden Gate Bridge. The same color is used on the front door and accent tile in the kitchen. The spectacular openness "pulls" visitors toward the stairs and up into the great room upstairs.
This Delaware beach home pulls out all the stops, from sliding French doors leading to an outdoor waterfront balcony to sleek ebony built-ins. With a transitional aesthetic in mind, the coastal elements are only integrated through the yellow-green and turquoise accents, the small seashell accessories and the seagrass arm chairs. Design by Bruce Palmer; construction by Dewson Construction Company; architecture by Bernardon Haber Holloway; photography by John Jenkins.
The Durfy kitchen has been updated to include an open concept floor plan and a classy color palette. The all white kitchen contains modern aspects such as the custom glass cabinet doors, the unique pendant lights, the milk glass accents and the pops of color throughout the space. The modern design on the back wall pulls the space together.
This elegant sitting room boasts a royal air with a lovely white and cream color palette. Inward facing sofas padded with plush throw pillows create cozy seating in front of the white fireplace with accent panel extending from the mantel. Glass and metallic tables add airy decor to the room while hardwood floor and crossing wooden ceiling beams add a warm foundation. Gold curtains pull pack to reveal outside access through glass doors.
A locally sourced abstract painting provides a visually interesting focal point in the guest bedroom and intense pops of color. “As you come in the garage door, you see this room and you’re trying to pull the eye in to explore and that is why we chose that painting. It has a lot of that green, turquoise, a splash of orange and some black so it’s always a kind of fun game with art,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
The ingredients for a midcentury-style kitchen are simple: stained wood cabinets with flat-panel doors and a few vintage accessories (like the bulb pendants above). Designer Michelle Lord shares her money-saving strategies for creating a midcentury look. “I like to shop for midcentury furniture and accessories at garage sales and at Salvation Army stores. Then, to pull the look together I use pops of midcentury colors like lime green and orange.”
In this sleek East Hampton bath, designer Joe Eisner used contrasting colors and materials in his storage-rich design. He says, “the canopy over the vanity is supported by a storage tower with drawer and open shelving on the left side. The mosaic wall to the right of the vanity separates the vanity from the shower enclosure. The L-shaped shampoo shelf cutout in the mosaic wall is referenced in the L-shaped cutout cabinet pulls of the white lacquer vanity cabinet doors.”
As seen on HGTV's Elbow Room, Chip and his design team continue the rustic feel throughout the sitting room. Incorporating natural elements such as the wood furnishings and the wood above the mantel, as well as the beautiful wood farmhouse door and refinished wood floors help the bring out the look. Details such as a stylish deer head and plush throw pillows pull the space together. The large windows above the couch bring in natural light and make the whole space glow.
You don’t have to wait for a custom-made island to enjoy the style and functionality of a stone countertop. The Bluestone Kitchen Island, $1,999, from Crate & Barrel is crafted with reclaimed pine from old buildings and doors and topped with a lustrous slab of bluestone for a high-end look. Inside, two roomy drawers open with antiqued iron pulls, while spacious open shelves and two iron towel bars provide additional storage. The top slab of bluestone is wet sanded and waxed to a smooth finish that reveals its organic character. Two counter-height stools can be tucked inside for casual, in-kitchen dining.