As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson filled this large living room with cozy, eclectic furniture and decor. Dark pink walls were painted a fresh white and a once over-imposing fireplace replaced with sleek white marble. Floor-to-ceiling curtains in a cheery yellow were hung to enhance the room's picture windows and add bold visual interest to a large, white wall. A gray and white patterned rug ties together the sleek modern furnishings and adds warmth to the new hardwood floors.
This contemporary shower stall, designed by Claire Paquin, displays a pure and clean aesthetic with its gray and white marble walls and clear glass door. Especially fetching is the black hexagon tile flooring that was set both inside and outside the shower stall, providing a strong focal point for the rest of the design. The chrome showerhead coordinates with the double towel rack located adjacent to the shower door.
A watercolor canvas gives soft decoration to the pale blue wall color. Vintage light fixtures frame the painting adding a warm glow to the cool toned design. A wood table is set up as the working desk with space for a laptop, books and personal decorative touches. A white chair is upholstered at the seat with a soft floral fabric while the back opening displays a gray plaid pattern.
As seen on HGTV's Love It Or List It, Too, Designer Jillian Harris took a tiny kitchen and increased the square footage by removing the wall separating the kitchen from the living room. Jillian created an island to make up for the removal of the front dining area, opening up the space to entertain. The island countertop is a durable Caesar stone in Stone Grey.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, the dining room was once a closed in room at the front of the home, but Chip and Joanna reversed the setup and moved removed the walls that enclosed the first floor, creating an open concept floor plan on the first level of the home. The focal point in this space is the restored fireplace that matches the funky gray trim on the windows, molding and baseboards and looks out across the new dining room table and into the living room.
To create a fun space for the homeowners' little boy, designers anchored the space in the thing that he loves the best-cars. As the focal point for the space, the vehicle bed spread gives the room a youthful feel, but can easily be changed as the young boy grows. A navy accent wall complements the bed linens and anchors the space, tying in the unique paintings and blue lounge chair. To complete the space, a gray, geometric rug rests just underneath the heart of the room, giving the entire space dimension.
This kitchen by designer Mark Dutka in his own home near the Northern California coast was designed to reflect the colors of the local sky, sand and forests. A gorgeous sky blue accent wall gives depth to this small, open-plan modern kitchen. Wood beam ceilings and saltillo tile floors offer a nature-inspired contrast to the metal and gray. Halogen pendant lights suspended from an overhead support above the counter peninsula offer a creative lighting solution.
As seen on Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna wanted to create a new space for the family inside the home they already own, so they replaced the family's outdated furniture with some new pieces: two gray couches and two leather recliners. This gives the space plenty of seating for entertaining or just relaxing. To add color to the space, a blue striped rug lies on the floor and blue pillows adorn the couch. Nesting coffee tables and the frame of a boat hung on the wall complete the space.
Embrace shiplap, the wide wooden boards that have historically been used to construct barns and older homes and a design favorite of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines. Allison Worley, senior designer at Atlanta's Haven Design Works, installed shiplap in her bathroom and painted it in Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray. Shiplap can be done as an accent wall or installed along the entire room. Haven Design Works owner Donna Mathis adds that putting shiplap or tile just behind a vanity mirror can change the whole look of a bathroom.
Designers brought the Midcentury Modern look to life in this newly redesigned home with a Broyhill Brasilia dining table and a custom banquette covered in gray tweed. The modern dining chairs were repurposed and recovered, with three of them coming to rest around the dining table and the fourth finding its home under the newly commissioned painting of Alexander Hamilton by Mike Johnson. To complete the space, designers hung a cubist light fixture and had a local artist custom paint the walls to put the finishing touches on the Midcentury Modern dining room.
The vision for the space was to create a livable, functional space for the homeowners. Their love for modern design paired perfectly with the quaint cottage architecture and geography of the home. By removing the one wall in the space that used to define the kitchen, the designers were able to open the floor plan up and maximize the square footage and natural lighting. The living area features a comfy gray sectional paired with modern black chairs and coffee table. A geometric rug anchors the space and adds interest and dimension.
Beyond the neutral Persian rug and gray sofas, elements have been brought in to add a wash of color to the space. To highlight the home's high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling drapery in aubergine adds an unexpected infusion of color. Pastel shades of pink and blue are brought home with a gallery wall of fashion illustrations by artist Leigh Viner. Pillows from the couple's collection bring in a does of color and pattern.
Creating welcoming warmth within the flowing spaces of open-layout floorplans is important—and sometimes difficult to achieve. Designer Brett Mickan turned to color to do the trick in this Sydney, Australia kitchen. “The deep green hue makes the walls recede so the pieces within the room stand out. And, because the room looks out through a series of large glass doors towards the garden, I used a deep green tone with a grey base to create a color connection to the garden and focus the view out the windows,” he says.
The open floor plan of this contemporary living space is ideal for entertaining. A putting green on the balcony is easily accessed through chic sliding doors that provide an exquisite view of the urban surroundings while bathing the space in natural light. Two sofas and matching ottomans, along with clusters of octagon tables, allow for flexible arrangements, accommodating gatherings from intimate to grand. A graphic area rug in blacks and browns anchors the room, while a modern gray built-in bookcase with custom shelving anchors the wall near the entrance.
This show stopping living room design creates the feeling of a larger space by using the stripes to draw the eye upward. Black and white walls add a sense of whimsy while creating a bold, daring statement. Beautiful, custom gray sofas draw frame the room and create a focal point of the fireplace that is defined by a black mantel with a white, marble slab inlay that adds softness to the room's design. Finally, a long, dramatic chandelier hangs eight feet from the floor to finish the space with a feeling of intimacy and warmth.
This open-plan kitchen, living room and dining room allows for easy flow. A bay window dining alcove and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors allow for plenty of natural light. The dark hardwood floor contrasts the gray stone accent wall. Stylish glass and metal chandeliers on chains add points of visual interest. The room features both warm and cool tones, and plenty of textures, like the brown suede and velvet barstools, white marble countertops, and colorful patterned dining chairs.
This contemporary bedroom was designed around a passion for the color purple and old Hollywood nostalgia. A wrapped accent wall was plastered with a deep eggplant color and smooth velvet-like finish. The flooring (cut pile carpet) is also a deep eggplant with touches of silver-grey. The bright white furniture and a luxurious upholstered headboard add high color contrast and bold graphic accents. Glamorous accessories, such as mirrored tabletops, a black velvet Lucite bench, black lampshades and a zebra area rug punctuate and anchor the bold color combinations.
This spa-like bathroom shows its contemporary edge beginning with the long, sleek vanity Pure Vanity Design Interiors selected as a focal point for the room. The dark wood of the cabinetry harmonizes with the brown tones of the herringbone-patterned tile floor, while working with the lighter tones used for the rest of the room. Especially lovely is the half wall of light gray marble that wraps around the space and the free-standing, contemporary tub located adjacent to the vanity. The design here is simple, straightforward and functional for users.