A tranquil 5-Star boutique hotel experience set the tone for this master bedroom remodel which we designed for a busy couple with kids in a Boston suburb. The master suite project involved moving walls for a closet expansion, a bathroom gut job, and removing all traces of the dark, dated furnishings that closed in the space. We used a neutral base palette with soft blue touches and layered in heirloom-quality textiles, elegant lighting, and lots of texture.
The master suite is comprised of three rooms - the bedroom, dressing room and wet room. Behind the bed, a thrift store find creates a stunning focal point - this vintage 1970’s oil painting by a local city artist creates a dramatic and elegant statement. Inspired by the painting, Lauren Levant designed custom pendant lighting that she made herself from copper battery clamps, stainless steel cable and a light socket kit from the hardware store. A World War II era shipping trunk and an antique ladder complete the collection to create an eclectic, dramatic master suite that celebrates adaptive innovation.
Also called sword ferns, Kimberly queen ferns (Nephrolepis obliterata) make elegant specimen plants, thanks to their straight, upright fronds. These nearly-carefree Australian natives are happy indoors if they’re kept in medium light and given sufficient humidity (if your air is too dry, try running a small humidifier nearby). Outside, they’re hardy in zones 9-11. Indoor gardeners love them because they help purify the air, but you can also enjoy them outdoors in warm weather months.
To give the family more space, Chip and Joanna removed the wall that separated the kitchen and dining rooms, creating an open floor plan for the homeowners. In the dining room, exposed beams and brick create a rustic design that is carried out through the dining room. An elegant farmhouse table with bench seating creates a rustic feel, while the unique chandelier focuses the eye to the table. Natural light from surrounding windows give the space plenty of light, which, with the help of the patterned rug, make the space feel bright and inviting. As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
This space also showcases a custom velvet sofa designed to fit the octagonal corner of the room. Our clients also wanted a fireplace and retractable TV, all of which is also housed in the built-in bookcases. Another challenge was to properly incorporate all of the state-of-the-art technology in this room while still retaining the elegant appearance.
Originally, this historic home's backyard contained a swimming pool that was damaged beyond repair, so after filling in the pool, homeowners wanted a fresh, new look. Designers helped the homeowners come up with a color concept, and began work on their New Modern design by defining entertainment spaces. In one corner, a custom barbecue pit with a concrete island makes the space perfect for grilling. In another, an intimate conversation corner welcomes guests. A putting green is the focal point of the space, but the central living space is this elegant sitting area created from sustainable furniture that matches the couple's eco-friendly lifestyle.
This eat in chef's kitchen is every cook's dream. The elegant wood of the cabinets blends perfectly with the rich exposed beams in the ceiling that help to give the space the Moroccan inspired look the homeowners desired. To complement the wood, designers chose a natural colored tile for the kitchen's backsplash and a complementary travertine tile for the floors. Not only is this kitchen beautiful, though, it is also functional. A large kitchen island with a huge prep sink adds plenty of counter space for food preparation and serving, while gourmet appliances make cooking easy-whether it's for ten people or a hundred.
Chip and Joanna, from HGTV's Fixer Upper, have completed renovated this living room, which was once a closed in, disconnected space. Chip moved the wall that contained the fireplace to open up the space and had a new mantle constructed on the outside wall. Joanna brought in rustic touches to create a comfortable, yet sophisticated space for the family to enjoy. The entire space is lit and tied together by a new chandelier that adds an elegant touch to this rustic chic living space.
After the ranch house is demolished, this backyard patio area will be reconfigured as a elegant courtyard with access to a two story pavilion. The brick retaining wall topped by hedges will soon become a decorative stone wall housing a large fireplace. To the left of the fireplace in the corner will be a raised bed complete with palm tree and behind that a greenhouse. It might be hard to imagine until you view the next photo.
Monica Gullon suggests wrapping all of your gifts in one signature style — saving time and creating a finished appearance. "Any solid wrapping paper will look elegant with fancy satin ribbon or cord." Simple can be chic — and it allows you to add gift tie-ons and tags tailored to the recipient's interest. And don't overlook the power of a creative container. Everything from Chinese take-out containers to fabric remnants (illusion, organza) can help wrap gifts that are irregular in size or shape.
This may look like an elegant library in a private club or grand Newport mansion, but it’s actually an addition to a one-story, Mediterranean-style home in a small California town, added on where other people might have built a garage or game room. Patterned after a library in an Austrian monastery, the room was built to hold the homeowner’s thousands of volumes, as well as emphasize family commitment to literature and education, creating a reading respite and escape from a high-tech, digital world.
Designers wanted to capitalize on the beautiful mountain views outside the windows, so they kept the interior design neat, crisp and simple, yet still elegant. The living room in this space is no exception to that vision. Lots of windows allow plenty of natural light into the space, allowing patrons of the room to see outdoors to the beautiful mountain views. The light reflects off the gray walls, bringing the natural green tint of the trees indoors. Blue and gray furniture occupies this space and highlights the natural hues of the mountainside, making the living room feel as if it were a part of the mountains that surround it.
Since this is the first room guests see upon entry to the home, designers went for the wow factor in this formal sitting room. The teal walls and bold rug are fantastic statement pieces that make the space feel warm, but the real treasure in this room is the sofa. A thrift store find, the homeowner wanted it reupholstered in white fabric, but feared that a young child and a dog would destroy the elegant fabric. Eager to make the homeowner's dreams a reality, designers tested many different fabrics for their durability and livability, and the classic Knoll boucle was the winner.
HGTV's Cousins On A Call, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri rebuild Mr. and Mrs. Galatt's master suite. They have painted the space a neutral gray, but have added stripes to the back wall to serve as a statement piece for the couple's space. They have added modern bedside tables to each side of the bed and have placed lamps on each one. Behind the lamps, the cousins have hung mirrors, which makes the space look larger. The elegant paint and accessories are joined by a stately tufted headboard and classic white linens.
We're not pretending that this stunning white kitchen designed by Lucy Earl, co-owner of the Michigan design firm Jones Keena & Co, is anything other than the highest end, but the pairing of elegant white cabinetry with vintage-inspired hardware is a lesson any homeowner can learn. "When the hardware is as big as this," explains Earl, "it becomes an important detail." The long polished nickel handles add a dramatic and glamorous touch to the kitchen. "We were going for a 1920s icebox look," notes Earl when discussing her choice of cabinet hardware from Christopher Peacock, "you can get a similar feeling by buying the small latch hardware they used in the 1920s," she adds.
The couple is expecting their second child, so they knew it was time to make some changed to the layout of their home. They had a new "big girl" room designed for their first child, and created this beautiful, modern nursery for their soon-to-arrive second child. The space is calming and has nothing extra-only the simple, elegant necessities. The crib and changing table are white with wood trim, an ode to the simple elegance of nature. The curtains, with their heavy texture, help to block light from the space and extend floor to ceiling to help make this small nursery look larger. The chandelier is modern as well and gives the room a unique touch.
The most unique part of this Tudor kitchen is the unique vignette surrounding the oven. The state-of-the-art oven was created with a vintage look, despite it having all the modern day conveniences of a new appliance. Just above the oven, there is an inset in the white subway tile backsplash that provides a focal point for the kitchen, as well as a place to set spices and oil for easy access while cooking. The Vent-a-hood has been concealed behind drywall, painted and given moulding to make the space look a bit more elegant, while still keeping the modern necessities present in the kitchen.
Combine rustic and elegant decor for an original and stylish holiday look. DIY blogger Ginnie Leeming of Hello Little Home styled this holiday table. Keeping the centerpiece simple with flameless candles and a handful of glittered pinecones, Leeming really let her chalkboard, which she decorated with gold and white chalk marker and topped with a gold berry wreath from The Home Depot, do the celebrating with holiday shine and sparkle.