Designer Jason Mitchell's second floor office features this "meeting" area dominated by a striking, sculptural marble-topped table with cast bronze base great for a desk or conference table and a curved settee and two Charles Rennie Mackintosh chairs. Adding to the chic, modern ambiance, is an abstract work by William Stoehr.
We love designer Barbara Westbrook of Westbrook Interiors' idea of placing wrapped gifts in shades of millennial pink and silver under this table in the Home for the Holidays entry hall. The display instantly sets a holiday tone and demonstrates how elegantly wrapped, color-coordinated wrapped gifts can be used as decor throughout the house — not simply beneath the tree.
When the homeowners decided to completely renovate the interior of the Driftwood, Tex., home, the exterior needed an update, too. A new landscaped entry concept maximizes curb appeal and welcomes guests with style.
To create a welcoming entrance to the home, designers created a courtyard space that is landscaped with several varieties of tropical plants. These species line the walkway to the entrance of the home, where complementary greenery awaits guests once they enter the home's foyer, continuing the warm, inviting feel of the home's front entrance.
What was once an two level space, Chip and Joanna, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, leveled out the floor, making it safer and less prone to flooding. With the wall that had previously divided the entry way from the living room removed, this large, elegant space is the view guests receive upon entering this newly remodeled home.
As guests enter this home, they are greeted by the intimate sitting room. This space's warm, gray tones and abundance of natural light, along with the pops of blue scattered throughout, set the tone of the home, making it inviting to all.