Durable metal furnishings are a great fit for spaces occupied by energetic kids. Rather than choosing super shiny, super polished metallic, opt for those with weathered finishes which will help camouflage any nicks or dings that can occur. Here, a hammered copper finish coordinates with the warm colors and also offers a carefree surface that can easily be wiped clean.
Before he met wife and co-host Joanna, Chip Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper partnered with his parents to buy his first flip property while still in college. "After that I was hooked," Chip says. "I started buying and selling homes and commercial properties."
Hammered copper forms the detailing in this custom wood bar, which is surrounded by plush, gray tufted chairs. The dark wood tones help ground the ethereal space, which is bathed in natural light from the long wall of steel-encased windows.
In order to make this bathroom feel like part of the new design, the vanity and plumbing is replaced. The hammered metal vanity top is paired with a bronze faucet and mirror. The open lower section of the vanity offers a place to add rich woven baskets for storing extra towels, soap and other amenities for overnight guests.
A curved, natural walnut vanity topped with Calacatta marble served as a design solution that met the client’s needs. The upholstered door panel addressed the client’s concern about sound transfer. Other highlights, including a custom backsplash topped with a beveled glass, a stone-framed mirror, a hammered nickel vessel sink and Romo’s dynamic Kimura wallpaper, add that extra edge to this exquisite and functional space.
Two large barn doors serve as the entrance into the remodeled barn. The open area inside features a game lover's paradise. Striking wooden walls and ceilings contrast against the industrial concrete flooring.
The upstairs of the farmhouse features a perfect area for the children's bedroom. The natural stone fireplace is extended from the living room up into the bedroom while white-washed wooden walls and ceiling complement the warmth of the hardwood flooring.