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.
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.”
On HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes, Designer Michael Russo chose an elegant gold and champagne color scheme for Sherri Shepherd's holiday decor. Michael's holiday theme pays homage to historic Harlem and this home's history as a former restaurant and speakeasy.
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.
In the fall of 2013, a single-story Craftsman was remodeled into a cafe and bookstore combo with a local, sustainable design that fosters community and commerce. The project attracted the attention of Historic Seattle and received the very high honor of their "Preserving Neighborhood Character Award" for transforming a humble house into an inviting community gathering place for a unique neighborhood business.
Paneled walls add structure, dimension and a bit of modern panache to the living room of this charming New York farmhouse. During the historic home's full-scale renovation, the design team raised ceiling heights, opened up the floor plan and updated the house with a contemporary color palette and modern furnishings, like the sofa and chairs in this comfortable, livable space.
The remodeled dining area -- in warm wood tones, muted gray-greens and charcoal -- exemplifies the casual, comfortable vibe the Kitchen Cousins were going for with this renovation. To add historic character to the dining room, stamped-tin tiles were installed on the ceiling. The tiles are in varied patterns alternating between linear, medallion and floral designs. An impressive chandelier adds a touch of elegance to the space.
A light, yellow color and the new, open concept floor plan helped to modernize the dining room of this historic home, but the exposed beams and traditional furniture in the space maintain the integrity of the home's Tudor design. This elegant blend is highlighted by the natural light that pours into the home from the large French doors at the back of the space.
The bright, sunshine yellow of the remodeled Tudor kitchen is carried through to the dining room that is directly adjacent to it. To make the space more open, designer removed the wall separating the two spaces, creating a clear line of sight from one space into another. As a nod to the historic home's Tudor style, designers kept the exposed beams on the ceiling of the dining room, and brought in dark wood furniture to complete the design.
Completed in 1930, the Leland Bryant-designed Colonial House is among the last of early Hollywood’s most glamorous and exclusive revival style condominiums, and remains a coveted refuge for the industry’s elite. Golden Age tenants included the likes of Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard and Cary Grant. The penthouse's exterior is protected by the National Register of Historic Places and remains unchanged since it was built.
Boston-area designer Heidi Pribell created this gilded masterpiece for a client who was renovating his historic Beacon Hill home. Pribell combines the ornate Louis XIV style with a still-bright (but less baroque dining) area, giving the room a full shimmery feel without assaulting the occupants with details at every turn.
A springtime palette of pink, green and yellow is paired with a brown wood and glass door on a home built in 1820 in historic Madison, Ga. The plants, including oakleaf hydrangeas and ferns, and wreath were selected by Debbie Accetturo of Le Petit Jardin, a floral design and event planning business in Madison.
The overall layout and flow of the dining room breaks down traditional barriers and connects each guest to the chef, to the liveliness of shared meals and to the appreciation for history throughout the building. The dining zones were strategically designed to support the choreography of the chef’s team. The dining area was also designed to lead the guest’s journey to the big arrivals of the experience: a central glass wine room sitting grandly along the historic brick and — most importantly — the striking open kitchen, which is thrust center stage.
This family-oriented condominium was designed from raw space high above the historic Gaslamp quarter in downtown San Diego. The large flexible open space offers jaw dropping views of the bay and city. Glass upper cabinets are paired with shiny glass tile backsplash and then grounded by grid-like black cabinets. The large center island is clad in a sleek waterfall countertop and provides bar seating with contemporary green stools.
It’s hard to imagine now, but this charming living space was once an unassuming commercial garage. To make the most of the compact, 1,260-square-foot space (including an upstairs loft area), Frazier Associates minimized the number of walls within. Exposed brick walls and concrete flooring on the first floor were retained and a new staircase, crafted of reclaimed wood and metal railing, was designed for access to the second floor. "Providing more natural light was the biggest design challenge," say the designers. "A new recessed patio was designed behind the historic garage doors to allow for more light on the first floor, as well as to create a front entrance and a small exterior seating area."
The kitchen at the home of Nick Reed and Joelle Arqueros in Van Nuys, CA as seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation. For this remodel, interior designer Doug Widand repainted the walls, resurfaced the cabinets and hardware to keep this historic part of the home. An etched floral pattern in the glass adds visual interest to the space.
This 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival residence was rehabilitated and an addition added to create livable family areas, master bedroom suite, better indoor-outdoor living and an artist’s studio. To reinforce the Spanish Colonial design style, deep archways, Malibu tile, wrought iron and stain glass details are incorporated. The additions were placed on the back of the home to maintain the home's historic character curb appeal.
Known for the modern design that he creates for his clients, at home, Mikel takes a more restrained approach marked by the elegant use of small details and a love for historic cultural objects. The living room coffee table is a perfect example of his approach. The books are large enough to be attention-grabbers and they fit seamlessly, along with the table itself, into the room’s overall color scheme.