Picture a living room that flows into a colorful, wide-open double terrace, and you'll soon see what Lieve Saether with Turnstyle Interior Design has created. Designed for a couple and their college-bound kid, this stylish outdoor space includes a blue-spotted upholstered bench, a large brown coffee table and an area rug that resembles a watercolor painting.
By combining the dessert table and seating area in one spot, you not only make it easier on yourself, but the kids will also love having all the fondue treats and desserts right at arm's length, where they can share in the dipping fun together.
Besides creating a place for the kids, the basement space could solve some of family’s increasing need for a place to store shoes and coats by creating a mudroom niche, a small laundry area and even an upgrade to the teeny powder room. A mix of high and low materials adds personalization and keeps the space from feeling cheap.
Blogger Gabrielle Blair took on the HomeGoods #MakeHomeYours challenge and created a bright, kid-friendly family room that was still stylish and sleek. On the open shelving around the fireplace, she borrowed bright colors from other areas in the room and created color blocks, using accessories and accent pieces to stripe each shelf with a different vivid hue.
When selecting paint sheens, keep in mind that shiny surfaces help to make a small space feel larger because they are reflective, like in this modern kitchen with high-gloss orange cabinets. Use a semigloss sheen to visually expand a small kitchen or bathroom. Softer sheens, such as satin or eggshell, give bedrooms — especially kids' rooms and living areas — a more subtle finish.
Perfect for high-traffic areas like a kitchen, Ruggable's innovative two-part rug system includes a grip pad and rug cover that will stand up to spills because the rug cover is waterproof and machine washable. Both pet- and kid-friendly, even Ruggable's 8x10 size rugs can fit in a standard washing machine.
The perfect place to learn and create, this playroom uses fun colors and patterns that kids of any age will love. Next to the multipurpose wall that stores games and supplies, the art table features rolled, white craft paper to keep the area neat and tidy in between projects. A custom-designed, life sized Scrabble board is the star of the space.
Once a historic schoolhouse, the homeowners wanted the building turned into a cozy space for themselves and their five children, so designers used the former auditorium to create an open concept space that includes a large, galley kitchen with breakfast bar, a living area, breakfast nook and reading hammocks.
Segmented concrete pavers provide access to this section of the backyard that contains a small area of turf, a sunken trampoline and a line of Sweetgum trees. These trees provide privacy to the yard, separating it from the street, and the green space gives the kids a place to play. Finally, a sunken trampoline with six jets enhances the fun on a hot summer day.
A pair of petite upholstered beds makes maximum use of space in this fresh and functional kids' room. A large rug grounds the sleeping area and provides softness underfoot. An attached bath continues the room's white palette, though colored shades on the light fixtures connect to the deep navy hue of the beds. White walls and pops of color are this room's defining elements.
Wallpaper with a whimsical, retro feel dresses up the sitting area in this kids' room. The bright blue ottoman and chair along with the orange patterned pillow add another layer of color to the space. Sleek, white wall shelving and window seat under-storage provide stylish and space-saving options for books and toys. A patterned roman shade allows plenty of natural light into the room.
The Williams family asked Chip of HGTV's Elbow Room to design them a family friendly, functional kitchen. Chip included a ton of seating for this family to entertain, a study area for the kids to do their homework, as well as a beautiful muted brick fireplace. The natural elements in the room, such as the exposed wood beams and molding as well as the natural light that pours into the room through the spacious windows in the sitting area help to create the rustic, natural look the family was hoping for.
This bedroom positively glows with style. The mantel is a great area for display, featuring a variety of the girls’ favorite accessories and even a few plants beneath a bright, neon sign, spelling out the words, Say What! Most importantly, the room showcases the girls’ talents with their art and gymnastics medals on display, proof that you can highlight children's accomplishments and collections without sacrificing style.
A play area on one half of this family room is perfect for keeping children entertained while adults can relax in the other half. A navy couch and brown leather chair contrast against the light yellow and white walls. A built-in fireplace with gray tile surrounds adds a great masculine detail to the design. Throw pillows, a blanket and fun wall art keep the space colorful.
Prior to the renovation, Chip had nicknamed the house "Pocket Door Paradise" because it had so many walls and small spaces, and a plethora of pocket doors. The remodel removed a number of walls, creating an open-concept living-dining area and kitchen. Though the pocket doors went away, Joanna did add a stylized sliding barn door separating the main living space from a kids' playroom.
This space proves to be far more than just a laundry room; it also serves as a multifunctional home office and hobby area too. The large L-shaped countertop remains clear for folding laundry and taking on other housekeeping tasks. Plus, storage cabinets above and below the countertop provide the perfect place to store cleaning supplies, extra linens and children's messy arts and crafts supplies. Design by Castle Rock Design Group
This contemporary style great room, created by licensed contractor Chip Wade, combined the Overdykes' original living room with the screened in porch to create a fresh updated living space that features a neutral color palette complemented by built in storage for the kids' toys and an area devoted to entertaining with custom wine storage, a gas fireplace, and three TVs, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room.
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas: a city bursting with activities for the whole family, like the Dallas Museum of Art. The Dallas Museum of Art has something for every young art lover. Older kids will enjoy the museum’s Contemporary and American Art permanent collections, with cool pieces by Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg and Gerald Murphy, among many others. Check the website for current temporary exhibitions. Those individuals who get testy slow-walking galleries (e.g., kids 8 and younger) have their own retreat areas in Arturo’s Nest and the Young Learners Gallery in the Center for Creative Connections.