Atlanta designer Virginia Cheek created a unique "resting space" on the Serenbe showhouse's second floor: an office/loft at the top of the stairs that is ideal for cozying up with a good book or catching up on some work without feeling cut off from the life of the house.
Want a clever idea to create cohesion in a room? Turn books (without dust jackets) with pages facing out and spines in on a bookcase for a chic designer look. The stunning marbled wallpaper on the ceiling mimics the end papers in hardbound books and lends drama without making the room too busy.
The casual dining space centered in the great room of the 2015 HGTV.com Spring House is made warm and welcoming for guests with a layering of warm oranges, tangy yellows and small accents of blues for a cool balance. Citrus hues are gender-neutral since orange and yellow can take on masculine or feminine characteristics depending on how they’re applied.
Call it a Pinterest board come to life: Nicole dreamed about every part of this space long before she owned a house. She was especially obsessed with laying wide-plank porcelain floors that look like wood (from Floor & Decor) in a herringbone pattern.
Keep your holiday decor traditional and vintage this year with front porch styling that's timeless, farmhouse-inspired and packed with old-school country charm. The front porch of the 2015 HGTV.com Holiday House is packed with classic country charm. Playing off of the mustard and barn red tones of the home's exterior, textural items packed with character and flea market appeal add a festive touch.
Sheats-Goldstein House: The Big Lebowski (1998), Bandits (2000) and Charlie's Angeles: Full Throttle (2003) each used this photogenic location. Built between 1961 and 1963 in a style described as "organic architecture." That coffered ceiling with tiny "drinking glass" skylights and the dividing wall of glass that merges the interior and exterior space -- this idea is pure Lautnerism. His stamp is everywhere, as Lautner, in the footsteps of his mentor Frank Lloyd Wright, designed all the elements: the lighting scheme, flooring, furnishings and windows.
If the idea of being all alone in the woods makes you feel slightly anxious, the great thing about this particular getaway is the fact that other cabins are located close enough (but not too close, so you still feel a sense of privacy and escape) to make people who watch too many horror films not feel isolated.
The homeowners wanted to keep the guest house and main house spaces visually connected, but they liked the idea of keeping both spaces private, so designers added a small wall made of stucco to complement the design of both homes. Then, they lined the crushed limestone walkway with desert plants to create a connected, elegant design for both houses.
The waterfall bench connecting the makeup console and its supporting end embraces the idea of flowing water, much like that of Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Fallingwater house. Moreover, the wall-mounted faucets enhance the cascading effect of water.
This 6' x 8' laundry room is the happiest spot in the house thanks to turquoise paint, a technicolor area rug and a hand-woven bath mat used as art. When decorating task-related spaces, it’s smart to get creative with decorating ideas that require little cost, but add big impact.
The owners of this elegant home wanted friends and family to have a true mountain experience as guests enter the house. They loved the idea of a stream that bisected the entire yard and unified the space. The couple wanted their home to have plenty of character, while still blending effortlessly into the peaceful mountains around them.
Inspired by the idea of a well-traveled woman, this dressing room pairs a glamorous Victorian-style bench with two Chinese ceramic vases. The result is an elegant yet eclectic seat on which to lounge before getting ready for a night on the town. Two floor-to-ceiling armoires ensure that the lady of the house has many outfits to choose from.