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 San Francisco Decorator Showhouse 2014 guest bedroom mixes museum-quality case goods that are perfectly at home in a stately historic room. Designer Melanie Coddington added luxurious designer details, such as two-toned window treatments, a sumptuous blue bed, and a large floral area rug that ties the entire space together.
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.
This historic Greek Revival home has a great sense of flow, as the formal sitting room gives way to the dining area. By outfitting the space with an oriental rug, farmhouse-style table and benches, a traditional light fixture and a piece of tiled art that evokes thoughts of Morocco, the designers gave this room a carefully curated, global look as well.
Built in 1938, this single-family ranch house is located in The Oaks, a historic neighborhood in Los Angeles. A picket fence separates the home from the street, thus giving the residents a degree of privacy, while a blue-and-white color scheme keeps the exterior bright and cheerful.
This lovely historic three-story Charleston home, the William C. Gatewood House, is one of the city's most beautiful. Owner Sarah Horton has done a meticulous, historically-thoughtful interior restoration of the home with noted New York architect G.P. Schafer. Like the interior of the home, Horton and husband Ozey's garden is framed by gorgeous old oak trees and planted with an array of classic Southern plants and a design by famed New York landscape designer Deborah Nevins.
The details are what make this charming, yet modern farmhouse kitchen. Green marble countertops extend to the apron sink to create a continuous line. The color is repeated on the window casings for a crisp, modern effect. Brass hardware and fixtures fit with the home's historic character and yet also are "right now."
The homeowners were ready to update their 80-year-old home in a historic part of Nashville. The old kitchen was impossibly small and impractical, but Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri remove walls to open up the floor plan, install sleek white cabinets that contrast against the multi-colored tiled backsplash and create a large island with plenty of prep space.
As seen on HGTV's Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis (right) gives Matt Reibs some tips on restoring double hung windows. Matt, one of Nicole's first Facebook fans, came from Indiana to help renovate the Riley home. Nicole has taken Matt under her wing and helped mentor him as he is also an avid historic preservationist.
A cozy window seat provides the perfect spot for reading, lounging or just enjoying the peaceful setting of this renovated New York farmhouse. Trim throughout the space is painted a chameleon shade of green that changes to blue or gray depending on the light. A rustic beam crosses the ceiling, a nod to the home's historic character.
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.
Though this eat-in kitchen leans a little modern, the designers still wanted to pay homage to the home's historic architecture. So they used crown molding, wainscoting and custom built-ins on the opposite wall to balance out the bold artwork and books. Down below, a modern table with black chairs creates a chic dining space for the owners and their guests.
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.”
Camille Simmons has a love of pretty things: a sweet teacup, a beautifully scented candle, a colorful plate. It’s through beautiful objects that Camille believes one can truly enjoy each moment in life. Little moments of pretty, like the perfect pen, or a special piece of stationery, can brighten the day’s most mundane moments, according to Simmons. Her philosophy, dedicated to entertaining and style in pretty fashion, is reflected in the shop she founded with her husband Joe. Located in the historic Bluff Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California, Planning Pretty is a celebration of personal style where beauty reigns. And that pretty-is-as-pretty-does philosophy extends to Camille and Joe’s home. Just blocks away from their shop, the couple’s historic Southern California home is a mix of traditional and modern style where every piece is a little bit of beauty to be explored.
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.
Like many Atlanta suburbs, Marietta has embraced its historic downtown district and bulked up food and shopping opportunities for residents who may not want to drive into Atlanta for a great meal. Downtown Marietta including Marietta Square is home to some memorable restaurants and this fall 2018 the area welcomes a new food hall Marietta Square Market, to compete with Atlanta's on-fire food halls Krog Street Market and Ponce City Market. Housed in a former repurposed historic warehouse, Marietta Square Market, a 7-minute walk from Marietta Square, will feature a variety of restaurants with street tacos, baked goods, burgers, ramen, bubble tea and other au courant goodies on their menus. If your Marietta travel plans can wait, Swedish cult retailer IKEA is opening a Marietta outpost in 2019 or 2020.
Just a few steps through the front door and the space opens up into this expansive dining room. Part of the effortless charm of this home comes from original details such as historic moldings. The cool white of the walls and the warm wood tone of the floor create a stark backdrop that give the room’s other colors and elements ample room to shine. The dining room is a mix of rustic and industrial elements. To add some color to the mix, a large red print, left by the home’s previous tenant adds a pop of color to the neutral decor.
In the hallway landing a feature wall commemorating the landmark Brown v. Board of Eduction Supreme Court decision is one of Rachel’s favorite moments in the whole house. Rachel’s collage wall is a pastiche of moments surrounding the integration of American schools. Her clippings profile the March on Washington, examples of resistance to school integration and even political cartoons outlining the arguments for change. The papier-mâché of historic events is a backdrop to a colorful portrait Thurgood Marshall. “This space is so important to me,” remarks Rachel. “I have dedicated my whole life to educating Black and Brown children and I wanted a space in my home that spoke to my passion.”