Inspired by the clients' ideas and preferences, this transitional kitchen remodel is packed with custom features. They include a spacious island – designed for prepping and entertaining, dark chocolate cabinetry, light granite countertops for contrast, built-in Sub-Zero refrigeration and stainless pendants. The full height granite backsplash provides a dramatic look and is practical for easy cleaning.
This beautiful girl's bedroom is carved into the eaves of Cooking Channel star Tiffani Thiessen's home. Clever storage ideas make maximum use of the room's many angles. An all-white color palette gets punch from swaths of pink, including bold pink doors. Large windows and a pair of window seats bring in loads of natural light.
Stunning wood flooring and recessed ceilings create strong geometric shapes giving the idea of edges and borders within the grand open floor plan of this upstairs hallway and sitting area. Square armchairs emphasize the geometry of the space while the leather upholstery echoes refinement and air of importance. A series of glass pendant lights form a chandelier of modern elegance.
Once a neglected detached garage, this beautifully appointed guest suite retains its original idea through the installation of a garage door. A separate track allows for a barn door that encloses the guest bathroom. The bed takes advantage of the light and air from a bank of three large windows. Meanwhile, a petite kitchen area provides cabinetry and a sink, giving guests the essentials for a light snack. White walls and bedding give the space a clean, airy look and feel.
Colletti has often visited the John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden in Locust Valley, on Long Island, for ideas and inspiration on designing with moss. If you're growing moss in containers inside your home, you may find it needs more light than you'd expect, she says, because sun coming through a window is less intense than outdoors. Living moss also needs adequate water and air circulation.
This eclectic conference room is sure to get the creative juices flowing. A set of padded red doors adds a pop of color to the space, while canned lighting and sconces all around the room provide light. The industrial feel of the building is carried into this room with the metal and concrete conference table and metal rolling chairs, while the faux library wallpaper and photography of San Francisco adds an artistic feel to the space. A large whiteboard spans the length of the back wall so that advertisers can explain and flesh out their ideas in this space.
If you love the “idea” of a woodsy lodge but prefer your interiors light and bright, this look is for you. White-washed rafters overhead paired with tongue and groove paneling keep the room from feeling drab while the shag rug, live edge coffee table and nature-inspired wall décor give it a distinctively masculine vibe.
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.
These homeowners were very interested in bringing their love for the natural beauty of the outdoors inside and mixing it with the modern design style they already love. This photo shows that they succeeded. The large window overlooking the sink brings in plenty of natural light, allowing nature into the space. The live edge wood shelving shows the raw beauty of nature, while the colors on the wall and the backsplash are earthy shades of green, yellow and gray. These natural elements blend perfectly with the clean lines of the countertop and the modern pendant light, bringing the couple's ideas of an eco modern design to life.
If a grow light is out of the budget for starting seeds, a windowsill can work instead. To help your seeds germinate, place them in a spot that stays consistently warm — on top of the fridge or a radiator are good options. Shift them to the sunniest south-facing windowsill you’ve got as soon as a bit of green is showing above the soil line. If your windowsill is drafty or cold, lay down a towel or old t-shirt like a blanket and then set your pots on top.
A south-facing window is your idea
This pristine pair of swivel chairs was passed down from Micah’s grandmother. They’re a perfect way to inject a little generational history into a young family’s home. Family heirlooms are always a good idea. You’ll notice that below the white painted crown molding is a white picture rail. In many older homes, the walls are plaster as opposed to drywall. Plaster is much harder and more difficult to repair; therefore, a piece of molding/rail is used as a surface to attach hardware and wire, and then your artwork to. Preservation is key in caring for older homes. The Stansells cleverly repeated the teal color on the drapery panels, but used white sheers on the window’s interior for semi-privacy while still allowing light in.
I don't think I've ever been so excited to walk into someone else's kitchen. The Blehm's family kitchen is full of new and innovative ideas. The soft mint-green cabinets were the first breath of fresh air. The color, formerly only used as complimentary, has made a comeback and has been reinvented as a neutral foundation color in unexpected spaces. That refreshing color coupled with classic white counters and marble backsplash feels simultaneously both nostalgic and brand new. The island lighting is a magnificent display of creativity. Angela Blehm upgraded three simple spheres by designing a custom cage constructed from white oak. It’s a one-of-a-kind solution and an amazing focal point for the kitchen. The natural texture of the wooden cage along with the cabinet pulls, adds just enough warmth to make the family's gathering spot feel even more approachable and inviting.