This sunny Mediterranean home is a historic gem in Coral Gables, Florida. Designers worked carefully (and got the architectural board's approval) to bring an updated, more functional design to its kitchen and other rooms.
The owners of this historic home wanted to redesign their space after their pool was deemed "unfixable", so designers helped these homeowners come up with a design for their backyard space that fits their love of golf, good food and conversation.
To highlight the Craftsman design of this 1930s home, designers replaced the rotting, yellow siding with contrasting white siding with black trim. This color palette preserves the Southern charm of the historic, Southern home.
Whitewashing the brick wall in this loft keeps the historic texture while lightening up the space. Neutral armchairs and a plump sofa provide seating while patterned drapes add a soft layer to the design.
This charming boy's bedroom is designed in a spectrum of blues, with aqua trim that highlights the historic townhouse's period architecture. Large windows offer a backyard view, and art and accessories are decidedly masculine.
A staircase made of matte black wrought iron and exotic ipe wood brings a bit of an industrial feel to the home in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. The covered two-story outdoor porch was designed by Eric and Jenny Rothman of Rothman + Rothman Design.
A white door pops against gray and red brick in a historic Atlanta neighborhood. Brick homes can use a front door color other than red, says landscape designer Danna Cain of Home & Garden Design. Photo by JJ Ortega Real Estate Photography.
Sleek, contemporary furniture and modern lighting turn the master bedroom of this historic bungalow into a serene, transitional retreat. The designer envisioned a welcoming environment of contemporary elegance.
This dreamy historic home, Arden, was built in 1917 and designed by renowned architect Neel Reid. Located in Atlanta, Georgia in the prestigious neighborhood of Buckhead, it is considered to be one of Reid's masterpieces.
To complement the Colonial architecture of this historic home, built in 1911, the garden is organized in French parterre style. The design is intended to act as a visual link between the house and its natural surroundings.
A sophisticated living room with a beamed ceiling and arches for the Historic Macon Foundation's 2017 Design House was designed by Sally Draughon of Previews Interiors & Antiques in Georgia. The monochromatic space also had a glass-top coffee table with ram’s heads and horns for the metal base.
A beamed and vaulted living room decorated by Georgia designer Sally Draughon features a stone fireplace, double gold chandeliers, a monochromatic palette, provincial furniture with a whitewash and accessories such as glass obelisks on the mantel. The home served as the 2017 Design House for the Historic Macon Foundation.
To update the outdated kitchen, designers added new cabinets that were more functional and modern, but still remained true to the historic home's Tudor design. They then concealed the kitchen's major appliances with wood panels that made them blend in with the cabinets, creating a seamless design that is modernized, but still nods to the home's past design.
Energy-efficient appliances were added during the renovation of this historic home that freshened up the design and made it more practical. Here, bright white cabinets and a coffered ceiling bounce back the light from the windows and chic pendants.
This historic, adobe-style home is full of surprises, including a painted door tucked in one of the many hallways. With its saturated colors, swirling designs and antique locks, this piece is less of a fixture and more of a focal point.
Tall ceilings in this historic Savannah home mean artwork can be displayed in a dramatic vertical configuration. By sticking to a streamlined color palette of ivory, gold and white, homeowner Cora Bett Thomas has created a cohesive design scheme in her living room.