From the moment guests enter this family's home, they will see the family's unique personality. The focal point of this foyer is the antique English dresser that has been transformed into an elegant statement piece for this space. Designers covered this piece of furniture in gold leafing and then artfully graffitied the lyrics to John Lennon's song, "Imagine." This unique piece lets the family's values be known to all who enter.
This seating area utilizes a wide range of patterns and textures – from the free-form shapes on the walls to the scalloped golden fabric on the pillows. The piece of art above the seating area was created with a technique called verre eglomise, which entails gilding the back side of glass with gold or metal leaf.
“I’ve always imagined spending a snow-filled Christmas in a cozy mountain cabin, so I decided to pretend that’s where we were hanging out when I created this tablescape,” says Katie Nathey of Mountain Modern Life.
“Most of the table decor came from shopping our home,” Nathey says, “such as the vintage Mason jars and candle holders.” The napkins were made out of leftover fabric, and she added liquid gold leaf to glam up thrifted glasses.
In the entry of the home, designers chose to use colors that would acclimate guests to the home's bold metallic and contrasting neutral color palette. The artwork does exactly that, adding glam to the space without detracting from the apartment's beautiful views. Patterned wallpaper with a three-dimensional quilted effect was selected to envelop the space, while large scale, gold-leaf lamps sit on a console which emulates the wallpaper patter. To finish the space, designers hung a glass, Rod Sputnik chandelier for a spectacular statement upon entering the home.
The homeowners wanted a relaxing place to return after a hard day's work, so the designers created a space that incorporated elements of Zen and relaxation-a rarity twenty six fee above the hustle and bustle of the entertainment capital of the world. The cherry finished ladder in the space adds shelving for spa essentials. Those essentials are combined with vintage Asian accessories to give the space an underwater vibe. To compliment that design, a school of 180 ceramic, gold-leafed koi fish were installed as a one-of-a-kind, three dimensional art piece.
Create your own giant acorns for extra large fall decorations this season. To create the body of your acorn you will need to find some wooden eggs shapes, or create your own with balloons and paper mache. Once you have the body you can decorate it by painting it, wrapping it with twine, or gilding it with gold leaf or glitter. Create your acorn cap by hot gluing natural elements around the top half of your acorn shape. We used acorn caps and layers of pinecone scales to create ours.
This china’s design has a green turkey and bay leaf garland, with two bobwhite quails that tie into the region where designer J. Lee Cox lives in south Georgia. The china has a custom monogram by Savannah designer Emily McCarthy and is made by Sasha Nichols. The charger is a rattan basketweave.
A formal dining room in gray is highlighted by soft gold accents and an eclectic blue-and-gold sideboard. A mix of patterns from the polka dot curtains to the dining chairs with a leaf motif add visual interest to the space.
Saturated color is the shining star in this beautiful living room. Teal blue lacquered walls are offset by pops of gold: the sunburst mirror, stunning leaf-covered chandelier and the armchairs' accent pillows.
Count on canna lily plants to add vertical interest to planting beds. Here, Tropicanna canna lily and Tropicanna Gold canna lily tower over annual flowers red celosia and gold melampodium. Choose annuals with flowers that match the leaf colors of canna lilies for an eye-catching display.
A plant-patterned wallpaper accent wall works as a backdrop for the cushioned, dark green headboard with matching throw pillows in this tropical bedroom. The gold tea set, leaf-patterned lamp, and small wall art contribute to the serene design of the room.
The gold-framed mirror and fiddle leaf fig tree give this bathroom a homey vibe. Blue-gray vanity cabinetry looks elegant and classic against a marble countertop and brushed nickel faucets. Striped accents on the basket planter and frosted glass sconce shade add playfulness to the space.
A prominent stone fireplace warms this sitting room with patterned furniture. A striped sofa, a leopard print ottoman, leaf-patterened chairs and a box-patterned seat surround the gold-legged coffee table. The striped couch adds thin lines of red, yellow and blue to break up the room's neutral color scheme.
A replica of a wire Victorian plant stand celebrates indoor gardening’s golden age. This plant stand, with its rectangular shape, fits neatly along a window, allowing plants to get maximum light without occupying nearby tables. The wire design allows air flow to plants, which helps maintain leaf health.
As seen on HGTV's Brother Vs. Brother, team Jonathan had enough time and budget left at the end of the competition to do a light refresh of the dining room, too! The room features plum dining chairs, a leaf-veined patterned rug, built in dish storage and a yellow and gold pendant light.
Brighten your yard’s shady spots with a golden waterfall, courtesy of ‘All Gold’ Japanese forest grass (Hakonechloa macra). Also known as Japanese hakone grass, this glowing beauty boasts naturally cascading growth that makes an elegant focal point. As the name suggests, Japanese forest grass likes a part shade to shady spot with soil that’s well-drained, rich and humusy. Avoid dry, clay or poorly drained soils. This is a slowly spreading ornamental grass, which typically grows 9 to 14 inches tall and up to 24 inches wide. The narrow leaves pair well with broad-leafed hosta varieties or heuchera. Hardy in Zones 5-9.
You don’t always need a large plant to make a statement. Unusual leaf shapes and textures draw the eye, too, and can make up for size in smaller homes or rooms. One way to create more impact with houseplants is to group several smaller plants that combine well. This trio features plants with variegated leaves: Dracaena ‘Lemon Surprise,’ polka dot plant (Hypoestes) and gold crest false aralia (Plerandra elegantissima ‘Gold Crest’). When combining plants, choose ones that need similar growing conditions. These plants thrive with medium to high light. If you love bright colors, select cachepots for plants that inject a pop of color.