Get creative with floral by adding simple bulbs along the tabletop. Place each bulb into a cupcake liner; then add a layer of moss inside and around the bulb. In addition to adding shape, color and texture to the table, guests can also take them home as party favors and plant them.
A new open space for family gatherings makes your home much more livable. Although a family room addition will be expensive, especially if you’re adding exterior footprint, you’ll recoup more than half your costs in added home value. If you want to add high-end touches in a space where the kids will run wild, think vertically (and make durable choices for flooring and furniture): this remodeled family room from Tenhulzen Residential is comfortable but modern, featuring cherry cabinets with vertical-set tile surrounding the fireplace.
As seen on Home Town, the Watts Residence has been completely renovated by Ben and Erin Napier. The living rooms dark paneling has been painted a lighter and brighter white and the addition of light sheer curtains add to the retreat feel of the room. The steps and railing into the dining area have also been repainted and help to open the floor plan throughout the whole living space.
This bright and breezy master bedroom is an addition to a formerly drab, dated bungalow in Jamestown, a small island off the coast of Rhode Island. The whole-house renovation turned the space into a bright and charming home painted in bright whites and soft blues, reflecting the owner's love of the ocean. In this space, a sitting area leads to a cozy bedroom nook with white furniture and ample light.
This home's original master bathroom had a sunken bathtub and a small shower, so to modernize the space and make it more functional, designers raised the floor and added a freestanding bathtub, which was the perfect addition next to the newly tiled, double-sided fireplace. Then, the same tiles that were used for the fireplace surround were also used in the shower floor, connecting the two spaces and adding warm texture to the space.
In addition to modeling, Phoenix is the owner of the blog Model Liberation and Black Girl Beautiful, a skin and hair care site and shopping event designed to celebrate the hair, skin and lives of women of African descent. To ensure that her home in sunny Los Angeles is a celebration all its own, the model and entrepreneur turned to the design team at AphroChic to create a space that was equal parts, serenity, self-care and magic.
From behind the island, you can see into the living room and talk with guests while working on a gourmet meal that can easily be transported to the dining room just steps away. Removing walls, installing a steel beam and opening up the first floor of the home with the addition at the back transformed the property and made it much better suited for modern urban living.
With the old rundown kitchen gone in the Rao apartment, the Cousins now have the extra room to to turn the back space into a large colorful bedroom. The large bed backboard was an old wooden mantel that was found in the home during construction. The cousins cleaned it up and painted it blue for a bold graphic addition to the room. As seen on HGTV's Cousins On Call.
In addition to reflecting light, glass backsplashes can actually bring sunshine into a kitchen. The vistas beyond this kitchen were nothing to write home about, so designers at Carnemark installed detail-obscuring glass blocks on either side of the stove's backsplash, which is made of volcanic rock by SieMatic. Quarried in Italy, this stone is similar to that used by the ancient Romans to build roads, and has been used for various surface applications from building cladding to tile to countertops for centuries.
This may look like an elegant library in a private club or grand Newport mansion, but it’s actually an addition to a one-story, Mediterranean-style home in a small California town, added on where other people might have built a garage or game room. Patterned after a library in an Austrian monastery, the room was built to hold the homeowner’s thousands of volumes, as well as emphasize family commitment to literature and education, creating a reading respite and escape from a high-tech, digital world.
From a wider perspective, it's easier to see how Kay and Hooff seamlessly blended the kitchen addition into the home's existing features, per the clients' wishes. To pull it off, the antique glass passage knobs on the arched double doors match the originals elsewhere in the house. Gaze through the door to observe that the fireplace is surrounded by reclaimed brick and a plaster mantle. The reclaimed French oak floors continue into the room as well. Above the fireplace, a custom mirror enlarges the feel of the space.
This native shrub boasts versatility that makes it a can’t-miss addition to your home and garden. Sweetspire (Itea virginica) grows in full sun to full shade, preferring moist (and tolerating wet) soil. White, sweetly scented blooms appear on plants in early summer. Little Henry (Itea virginica ‘Sprich’) downsizes the native shrub into a package that fits neatly in containers. In the landscape, use it as a shrubby edging plant along paths or planting beds. Little Henry grows 2 to 3 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9.
From late winter through early spring, ‘Beauty’ Japanese plum brightens the landscape with delicate white flowers. The white blossoms fade to form tasty red plums in midsummer, earlier than other plums. This small edible fruit tree grows 12 to 15 feet tall and 10 to 15 feet wide. Plums make a nice addition to the home garden. 'Beauty' plum needs another plum for cross-pollination; ‘Shiro’ makes a good choice. Hardy in Zones 4-10.
As the unit was new when they arrived, Leyden and Lazhar had little to do by way of renovation. Instead, what renovation has taken place over the years Leyden remembers as, “adding interior-architectural components that just didn’t exist.” Many of these additions were designed to address the homes bigger needs, storage being chief among them. Fortunately, the dining room architecture offered a perfect opportunity. “The niche created by the space between two existing wall-columns seemed an ideal place to design the bookshelves and display,” the designer remembers.
Consider using steel edging to give trees the royal treatment. Instead of creating an informal tree ring using mulch, install steel edging for a durable edge that doesn’t need refreshed on an ongoing basis (like plain mulch does). Steel edging is flexible enough to form a circle around a tree, and it slips into soil relatively easily. Simply tap into place using a rubber mallet. The finished edge provides an eye-catching addition to your home landscape.
Glass elements piled on for optimum glamor and their lovely reflective properties translate to a trend you can easily introduce into your home. A portion of the wall is mirrored, but even the addition of glass accessories on a table or dresser can achieve this light, elegant effect. The Old Hollywood feel of this room is amplified with the palm-shaped dining room table with glass top and a subtle, almost shadow-effect custom mural in this stunning dining room from Philip Sides Interior Design. More sugary pastels add to the sumptuous mood.
A giant rose gold mirror sets off this stylish display in the home’s entryway. Large enough to give a full view of anyone looking into it, the tinted reflection is a beautiful addition that displays everything in it as wall art. Beneath the mirror, is another vintage chair. This time, the three-legged seating sports a mix of white leather and chrome. The piece is perfect for sitting and putting on shoes or getting ready for a walk with the dog.
This non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning slime from Cyber Clean is a great addition to the home or office. You can clean just about any surface like doorknobs, drawers, kitchen appliances, remote controls, keyboards, speakers, camera equipment and more. It's great for hard-to-reach crevices and can be used over and over. All you do is fold the dirt and grime into the slime and use until the slime turns a darker color that matches the swatch displayed on the container.