The well-detailed dining room open to the adjacent kitchen mixes midcentury-style chairs with a rustic-look table and traditional lighting and window treatments, creating a transitional gathering space with style.
The covered porch includes a casual table with seating for eight for casual get-togethers and meals cooked on the outdoor grill with infrared technology that monitors temperatures and reduces flare-ups.
Even though the kitchen is mostly white, Darnell adds interest through different textures. The backsplash is a trellis design, while white bead board is installed on the walls. The space is made family friendly by having the breakfast area open up to the kitchen.
This bold and exciting gathering space in HGTV Smart Home 2014 is packed with comfort and style. The vibrant blue can also be found downstairs on the kitchen cabinets. Blue piping detail lines the plush white sleeper sofa for an elegant look.
On HGTV’s Fixer Upper, Joanna's design plan took into account the home's space constraints. Nonetheless, the kitchen features a generous sized island with bar seating where meals can both be prepped and served. A vintage refrigerator, vent hood, floating shelves and new wooden flooring completes the kitchen design.
The kitchen’s center island includes a bar sink and saddle stools for casual seating, with a blue base that coordinates with the surrounding maple cabinetry with beadboard panel detail and some glass fronts.
A stainless steel and aluminum espresso maker with sleek black finish in a classic octagonal design with coordinating black cups, a glass vase with fresh flowers and freshly baked treats sit ready for guests in this bright and inviting dining room.
Hill Country Apothecary's goal was to create a public gathering space both for the shopping center it's located in as well as for its customers, so designers created sitting areas throughout the space so that patrons can comfortably enjoy a drink or a good conversation. To complement the stylish seating areas, MF Architecture redesigned the logo for Hill Country Apothecary and added it to the interior walls to offset the minimal palette of poplar wood and neutral colors.
Since this property overlooks the Pacific Ocean, evening breezes can become quite cool and possibly making evening use not as desirable as one would hope for. Therefore, it was important to provide a cozy outdoor gathering space that is out of the wind, and this space between the home and its Casita provides an excellent location for spending time in front of a warm fireplace, while it also provides for an excellent highlight feature when walking to the front door.
The clients thought the fireplace alone would be sufficient as a design feature, but after showing them that by adding the short wall, with several view-ports accented with wrought iron (that matches their Juliet balcony) it not only provided a true connect between the home and Casita, it also created a much more grand feature and a sense of enclosure without losing the planting depth behind the fireplace, which was needed for privacy.
The "treehouse feel" of the HGTV Dream Home 2011 is especially evident in this room with its abundance of wood and autumn-inspired colors. Floor-to-ceiling windows and maple flooring lend an air of the outdoors, while modern furniture and a steel wall sculpture make it a comfortable and lively space for entertaining.