Wall treatments that add architectural interest to a room are definitely a trend in home décor. This ¾ wainscoting treatment based on a design found in a historic home, is a relatively easy diy project that will boost the wow factor in any space.
Tall Oaks was designed for exquisite living from its start and much of its original charm has been retained. Among its nineteen rooms, some of the beautifully preserved historic appointments include its high ceilings, layered crown molding, solid-core interior doors and original hardware.
This historic home's front door is bordered by sidelights and a transom window, allowing maximum natural light into the foyer. Designer Tip: Provide seating in a foyer, such as this antique Windsor chair.
A trio of rustic reclaimed wood shelves fit into a gorgeous wine bar n the great room of the 2017 Design House, a fundraiser for the Historic Macon Foundation in Georgia. Designer Sally Draughon displayed glass goblets and tumblers with a bottle ready for entertaining with ease.
Homeowners wanted a home that had a classic, historic feel mixed with a fresh, clean design, so designers started with a black and white color palette to give the space a little contrast, while the large subway tile and unique fixtures add character to the kitchen space.
The owners of this 1930s historic home in Phoenix, Arizona wanted a fun and eclectic living room that also kept the charm of the home, so designers incorporated detailed trim around the built-in bookshelves, the windows and the fireplace into the design to complement the home's historical details.
Gray marble subway tile and a frameless glass shower door are sleek and modern in this master bath, which bridges modern design with historic farmhouse character. Black octagonal tile extends from the shower floor into the rest of the bath, creating rhythm in the space.
This historic colonial home was spruced up with details that are respectful to the home's heritage while still giving it an updated quality. Inside, the same story is told through a classic, yet modern design that includes an open concept first floor as well as plenty of natural light and functional, stylish spaces.
Located in the historic Bungalow Heights neighborhood of Sarasota, Fla., this single-story home was designed to embrace an indoor-outdoor lifestyle. A variety of tropical trees and plants in the front yard help soften the modern exterior and mitigate intrusive noises.
For the full kitchen remodel of this 1940s south Minneapolis home, the homeowners removed a large wall radiator and replaced it with a toe kick heater, allowing them to capture the whole back wall for added cabinetry and countertop space. The design was created to maintain the historic value of the home.
Nestled in a historic neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee, this home includes a main residence and a detached garage apartment. To give the garage a greater sense of privacy, it's separated from the main house by a fence and this custom gate, designed by a local artisan.
The shared public space at Smithfield Cottage makes use of the home's original design features like an ornate Chinoiserie wooden mantel that includes two nooks for lamps. Asian details were a common motif in the Victorian era, with the opening of China and Japan to the West, and designer Glenn Wallace has played up that historic feature in contemporary Asian elements throughout the home.
A black-painted clawfoot tub fits with the character of this historic New York farmhouse, but the sleek black-on-white design of the space is characteristic of its modern renovation. In this updated bathroom, white walls mix with black octagonal tile floors and an unexpected animal hide rug to create an eclectic space with loads of style.
Like other rooms in this historic home, the kitchen was reimagined and adapted for modern living. Now the space features an open concept design, with crisp white cabinetry and a subway tile backsplash that stretches from one side to the next. The space also boasts long countertops, stainless appliances and a large island on the left.
For the master bathroom of a 1870s row house in Brooklyn, NY, designer Lorraine Bonaventura designed a vanity in keeping with the home’s historic style. A vintage mirror hangs above the white-painted vanity, which Bonaventura fitted with polished nickel fixtures. “Five deep drawers provide enough storage for all the toiletries,” she says. “The four seagrass baskets hold towels.”
Located in a 1973 bank and opened in March 2018, Oliver Hospitality's Fairlane Hotel has a retro design scheme courtesy of the NYC-based design team Reunion Goods & Services which has worked with the Oliver group on a number of conversions of historic properties to boutique hotels. Beloved New York deli Mile End Delicatessen is in the house along with design that tips its hat to a Mad Men-meets-company man Seventies look.
Designer and licensed contractor Chip Wade, host of HGTV's Elbow Room. Here, Chip is greeted by one of the current residents of a historic barn that will soon be converted into a fully-functioning home.