To create the perfect city escape Mikel added in rural and rustic elements. In this case, the designer drew on his Trading Spaces experience with a DIY project. Mikel couldn’t get barn doors delivered in a small New York elevator, so he decided to build his own. “This is New York and we don’t have yards,” he says, “so I had to bring the wood up and build the doors in my living room.”
Designer Jared Hughes drew his inspiration for this Atlanta home’s guest suite from a trip down the Pacific Coast Highway, an iconic route flanked with “chic hotels with Italian and Spanish old world charm. I really wanted to play with the transportive, romantic, warm vibes you feel there,” he says. The magnificent, mural-scale wallpaper is his own design: Big Sur, produced with and now for Gracie Studio. “It features moments from that part of California: rocky cliffs, loads of varieties of plants, whales, seals, waves, even the wild zebras of San Simeon. The wallpaper came first and the rest of the room followed.”
Landscape architect Jason Brownlee took one look at this lovely Mediterranean-inspired home that is situated at the end of a lakefront peninsula and drew inspiration from its radial core and natural surroundings and created a work of art in this outdoor design. Not only are the sculptured angles of the patio, walkway and railing reflective of the circular architecture of the home, but also in the masterful design of the infinity-edged pool and interlaced catch basins, giving this outdoor space a sense of magic in motion. The design shows passion with purpose and invites the homeowner to enjoy the outdoor pleasures of this home's dramatic but inviting character.
Noam and Ella needed more space in their home, so Drew and Jonathan, hosts of HGTV's hit show Buying and Selling, turned the spacious master closet into a welcoming second bedroom. With plenty of natural light coming in through the large window and even more light emanating from the light fixture above, the space feels much larger than it is, and is very bright and inviting. The brothers used the daybed to draw the eye, with bright, luscious pillows and smart artwork above. The floating shelves and clock to the right help to break up the space and make it more personalized.
As seen on HGTV’s Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott designed this living room to match the homeowner’s bright personality. The original cement flooring was stained a warmer color and dark gray paint was added to the walls, while the one wood-clad wall was kept as a feature. The large metal storage unit resembles an old set of lockers, which brings an industrial feel to the space. Two vintage side chairs and an old leather sofa were reupholstered in bright colors and prints, and a star-shaped light bulb installation was mounted on the wall as a finishing touch.
As seen on Buying and Selling with Drew and Jonathan Scott, the brothers designed a master bedroom oasis for Santino and Andrea with lush bed linens and pillows. Those features are accented by black wood end tables and bright, reflective lamps on either side of the bed to bring more light to the space. The focal point of the space is an accent wall that is covered with wallpaper. The tree photograph above the bed helps to bring a little nature into the space.
Hezekiyah and Nyahsa wanted a mature space to entertain friends, so Drew and Jonathan from HGTV's hit show Buying and Selling designed a contemporary space for the couple. By lightening up the wall shade, they were able to brighten the space, making it seem larger. Then, they brought in new, modern furniture that provides plenty of seating for a small gathering. The modern end table and lamp help to brighten up the space as the metallic water bar at the end of the space reflects light back into the rest of the room. Pillows and artwork adorn the space to add splashes of color.
Discover a native tree that’s perfect for any size yard. This beauty delivers white, fringe-like flowers in late spring to early summer, followed by blue-black fruits that are favorites among birds. Fall color delivers with leaves that shift from bright green to shades of yellow-gold. This tree has no pests and stands up to pollution. It also doesn’t need pruned. The shape is rounded (like those lollipop trees you drew in elementary school). It often forms multiple trunks, which is not a problem. Size: Plants grow 12 to 20 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 3-9.