Back when Amanda and Thomas Wade were newlyweds house-hunting in Pasadena, CA, this 1,100-square-foot cottage was an easy sell because it was adorable and in a walkable neighborhood. Twelve years and two kids later, the two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom setup had become less adorable. The kitchen felt cramped, and the Wades wanted room for out-of-town family to stay over for visits. “A lot of homes in our neighborhood are small, so people either move on to something bigger or remodel,” says Amanda. She and Thomas took the reno route, growing the house to four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 2,700 square feet. They tapped designer Amy Peltier to create a chill coastal feel, with plenty of blue and white and playful touches. Says Amanda, “It was the perfect house for us then—and with all of the changes, it’s perfect for us now and for many years to come.”
A spooky entryway is created with simple DIY crafts, including bats cut from black card stock, branches from the yard and raven figurines. A variety of pumpkins and gourds add color and seasonal flare.
Love the great outdoors but not completely sure roughing it in a tent is your jam? Or maybe you're just interested in seeing if the tiny house phenomenon is for you? Perhaps you are just a design fan looking for a fun getaway close to home? Whatever your interests, the new tiny home camping company Getaway is a great opportunity to escape the city and stay in a super-cozy and high-design tiny camper in the woods. Getaway currently has nine outposts across the country, from East Coast to West and provides a great chance for city folk to enjoy some off-the-grid time without lugging an enormous amount of gear out into the wild.
Texture and color keep the eye roaming in the HGTV Dream Home 2010 home office, where a dining table doubles as a work-station. A wall of industrial-style étagères provide for both art display and storage. Reclaimed teak-wood sculptures placed atop lacquered display pedestals connect the room to outdoor spaces.
HGTV HOME by Sherwin Williams color collections take the mystery out of choosing your palette. The Rustic Refined palette allows you to choose a down-to-earth palette inspired by sunbaked adobe, Italian stucco and sandstone.