This lovely living room becomes a still life in and of itself thanks to the thoughtfully-appointed furnishings and modern accents. The painting on the wall was done by the grandson of architect Stanford White, who put an addition onto the home.
Using wood slats as a wall on the porch adds a modern texture and provides a natural surface for plants and vines to climb. Creating a natural privacy wall with potted plants is a simple, sleek addition to a front porch that can grow with the home over time.
To connect the garage addition to the existing house, a spacious mudroom entry is built and filled with custom built-ins. Before the renovation, the family would enter the home through the side door that had no storage. Now, the space offers room for shoes, backpacks and coats.
A white Christmas tree with solid ornaments can be a stunning addition to your holiday decorations. This white tree from Cheryl Burke's home, as seen on HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes, features bold pink and red ornaments, creating a playful holiday look.
Charleston is a city famous for its gracious porches and Gregg has two, in addition to a lovely first floor covered patio at her home's entrance. This one features more practical vinyl upholstery and plenty of rattan and wood for a casual, coastal vibe.
In the dining area, a modern, marble top dining table and leather Poliform chairs provide stylish seating that help to keep an open, airy feeling in the space. Floating above the modern addition is a series of three George Nelson pendants add texture and warmth to the design of the home.
Nestled into the hillside of this contemporary home's backyard is a studio bump-out addition, compete with a pivoting glass door. Minimal design features are included inside the studio, making it the perfect place for a homeowner seeking solitude or artistic inspiration in the midst of beautiful scenery.
Atlanta's historic West End neighborhood is experiencing a growth phase with many first-time homeowners buying spaces in the neighborhood. Homeowners like Helene Ross and Eric Connolly bring fresh, mod style to their historic home with the addition of cheeky Chinoiserie figurines on their front porch, boldly-colored planters and industrial-style railings.
Six years ago, when Erin and her husband purchased their home, they did so directly from the daughter of the original owner. Built-in the 1940s, the center-entrance Colonial home still had all of its original features and decor, requiring a complete makeover, from top to bottom. “We did four separate renovations and additions, all with my father's architectural firm, which was fun to partner up on,” she remembers.
The design and build team kept the home’s existing 11-foot-high ceiling in the kitchen and dining area and extended that same ceiling height into the new addition where the living room with sliding-glass doors now sits. “Previously you couldn’t get to the backyard from the ground floor space,” says build manager Dan Faires. “Now you can see the backyard when you walk into the home.”
In this home's new kitchen addition, designers used pieces of the old kitchen space, such as the old cabinets and wood floors, to create the new one. Then, they added features such as open shelves, stainless steel appliances, subway tile and wrought iron chairs to create a visually interesting rustic, industrial eat-in kitchen.
Because the owners of this beautiful home love the outdoors as well as entertaining friends and family, the designer set up an al fresco great room that offers opportunities to play, relax, socialize and dine. She approached the decor as she would an interior space, filling it with accessories and rugs in addition to furniture.
This recently renovated, 6,000-square-foot home naturally features waterfront views from every room. The island also includes a boat house with a guest bedroom and game room, a tea house with a wrap-around porch, a caretaker's cottage and a maintenance shed -- in addition to two private beaches.
The HGTV Smart Home 2014 living room and kitchen/dining combination uses a blue and white color scheme to unite the space. The rooms separate instinctively with the staircase and soffit in the center of the room. A large chandelier with six freestanding candles over the dining table is an unexpected but attractive room addition.
The backyard pool at this luxury Texas estate is landscaped and outfitted to resemble a lush resort. The rounded, open poolhouse structure echos the rounded lines of the home's own castle-like architecture. The two-acre property enjoys multiple outdoor conversation areas, with two outdoor fireplaces in addition to the hot tub and pool.
The renovation of this Phoenix home included a second story addition that is cantilevered over the red-rock mountain and lower patio, preserving the outdoor living area. Inside is a new bedroom that enjoys privacy and scenery thanks to the red rocks. A door opens to a private balcony which offers clear views to the Phoenix skyline as seen from the front of the home.
An impressive built-in refreshment center is perfect for late-night movie marathons or Sunday football. This wet bar has everything and is the perfect addition to any home theater or media room. The granite countertop and sleek lines of the floating shelves above create a beautiful area that facilitates easy entertaining.
Located next to the stairwell, the design of the dining room and surrounding spaces helps the main floor of this urban home feel light and airy. Removing walls, installing a steel beam, and opening up this first floor with an addition at the back totally transformed the property and made it much better suited for modern urban living.