This luxurious home spa features seating designed to fit up to 10 people, as well as a flat-panel television, fireplace and lounge area with shell-shaped black wicker chairs. The floor and a section of the walls feature gothic stone pavers in a French pattern, while wood paneling covers the remainder of the walls.
Horizontal lines and a restful palette of grays and blues make for a peaceful urban retreat. In this modern master bedroom, a two-tone, custom floating shelf with drawers balances the mounted flat-screen television, perfect for viewing in bed. A wall of windows frames the sweeping city view.
Furnished with a flat-screen television, the HGTV Smart Home 2014 kids' den offers a spot to watch movies and play video games. A soft, houndstooth rug anchors the space, which is defined by blue paneled walls and a collection of furnishings, both modern and traditional in design.
Coastal decor is found in the details in this spacious family room. Upholstered light-sea blue chairs sit aside an off-white sectional sofa and additional seating is provided by upholstered ottomans. A large flat-panel television hangs above a grand fireplace. Custom cabinetry provides additional storage for this open concept living room.
A floor-to-ceiling corner window allows natural light to illuminate this master bedroom. A gray and white patterned bed linens cover the cherry wood bed frame, while the matching nightstand is positioned to its right. A nearby gray love seat and flat screen television create a separate sitting area for relaxing.
Homeowners wanted a light, open space in their family's basement, so designers opted for a neutral color palette to make the space feel bright. On the opposite wall from the couches, designers created an inset for the large, flat-screen TV to create depth in the space, while on either side of the television, flat, modern sconces add additional light. Dark wood shelving in the corner optimizes storage space, while dark wood panels behind the sconces project light and a dark wood bench provides additional seating.
A wood-paneled wall is accented by multicolored patterned wallpaper, while three flat-screen televisions provide adequate viewing for game day in this masculine midcentury-modern living room. Two shelving units and a wooden media console provide storage space, while two neutral loveseat sofas allow for plenty of seating.
Telescoping glass doors open to the home's deck area. An adjacent wall of cedar panels showcases three flat-screen televisions, which are covered by motorized screens made to look like wall art. The vaulted ceiling visually expands the space and surrounding transom windows allow plenty of natural light to fill the room.
A custom cornice box and draperies frame the view in this contemporary family room, drawing the eye to the sweeping seascape beyond. A wide custom fireplace warms the space while a flat-panel TV is situated above for easy viewing.
After: Now, the master bathroom receives tons of natural light, thanks to the addition of multiple, contemporary black frame windows, like this oval one. Floating vanities with flat panel drawers give the space a sleek, modern look. Subtle details, like the chrome fixtures, elevate the room's style.
Flat panel wooden drawers float above graphic, black and white floor tile in this eclectic bathroom. A round, black frame mirror looks sleek and contemporary against the classic subway tile backsplash. The vintage light fixture adds character while staying true to the minimalistic aesthetic of the space.
Waste not, want not: Instead of heading to the lumber yard, more and more furniture designers are looking to the past for their materials. This Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Island, $475, from Herb’s Furnishings is one great example. Handcrafted of 100% reclaimed wood from Baltimore, Md., the island’s frame is crafted from old beams, and its shelves are reclaimed pine paneling. The butcher's block top is made of reclaimed hardwood flooring, which is sealed with food-safe mineral oil and beeswax. The island sits on leveling stems to ensure a flat cutting surface, and it includes a steel bar with S hooks for hanging pots and other utensils.