Designer Justine Sterling transformed a low-ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial to create a studio. It’s a walkout basement with two windows providing decent light, but it was very ugly with exposed pipes, a horrible acoustic tile ceiling and old sticky vinyl flooring. At roughly 450 square feet, there was a good amount of space to create a project room for the children. The room is now a lively children's workspace.
To create the perfect city escape Mikel added in rural and rustic elements. In this case, the designer drew on his Trading Spaces experience with a DIY project. Mikel couldn’t get barn doors delivered in a small New York elevator, so he decided to build his own. “This is New York and we don’t have yards,” he says, “so I had to bring the wood up and build the doors in my living room.”
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, the dining room was once a closed in room at the front of the home, but Chip and Joanna reversed the setup and moved removed the walls that enclosed the first floor, creating an open concept floor plan on the first level of the home. The focal point in this space is the restored fireplace that matches the funky gray trim on the windows, molding and baseboards and looks out across the new dining room table and into the living room.
The owner wanted a place where his family could enjoy meals together, so designers added a custom banquette to give the kitchen an eat-in space, while the fun upholstery makes the space lively and casual. Although the main function of the banquette is to provide seating for the family, it serves the dual purpose of hiding the radiator in the home and was built to be easily taken apart and moved in case repairs need to be made.
Gallery walls are a wonderful way to display your favorite art and photographs, but they can be a little intimidating, too. If you’re trying to create one with lots of color and varied frames, consider utilizing one accent color that helps to unify the space. In this living room, hits of a cheery coral are found not only within the gallery wall (in both art and frames) but also on upholstered pieces like the desk chair and ottoman. The consistent use of an accent color is what gives the space a cohesive, polished look.
Hardwood floors work with almost any style — year in, year out. Given that flooring is the biggest expanse of product you’ll see in your new space, designer Christina Fluegge of Greige Design recommends going with a high-quality hardwood that allows you to refinish as time goes by rather than having to replace. “I currently have a love affair with a sandable engineered wood floor that’s hand-distressed and has a wax finish,” Fluegge says. “It’s simple to clean and takes scratches and regular everyday living in stride.”
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn refurbished the living area of this 1975 houseboat by updating the original fiberglass sofas with nautical paint and reupholstering the cushions in brown indoor/outdoor Sunbrella fabric accented with white piping detail. A clear Lucite table with storage underneath gives the illusion of a bigger space. Miniature aluminum blinds allow for a view of the water, but provide privacy at night.
This contemporary living room has lots of personality. The sofa is over stuffed and provides a comfortable place to relax and enjoy friends and family, while the throw pillows and artwork add color to an otherwise neutral space. The feather starburst on the wall adds a surprising texture, departing from the smoothness of the flat wall.
Ceramic tile mimics the look of weathered wood, creating a backsplash that perfectly complements this modern kitchen’s rustic-industrial vibe. Hot-rolled steel panels form the cabinetry that surrounds the cooktop, and a custom hood is made from live-edge walnut, warming up the space.
This light and bright modern kitchen combines white and gray tones to create a lively area of the home. Glass front cabinets are mixed in with white Shaker style cabinets, while a gray and white marble countertop offers a finishing touch. A white tile herringbone backsplash adds fun texture to the space.
The Asian style gazebo and koi pond in the back yard that John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino from HGTV's Cousins on Call, have built for the Park family. This gazebo gives the Parks the perfect, serene space to relax and getaway from their everyday lives.
This traditional bedroom with bohemian touches is richly layered for a comfortable, lived-in look. The clean-lined canopy bed features a curtained headboard that gives the bed added dimension and creates a focal point for the space. Art is both hung and leaning, giving the grouping a casual feel.
From the beginning of his home search, Rayman knew that he needed a space that he would not only live in, but that would serve as the hub of his design firm, Apartment 48. His built-in home office comfortably houses the designer and his team of employees.
Vintage finds combine with contemporary accents for a room that's modern yet lived in. Distressed leather chairs pair with fluffy faux fur throws and graphic-patterned pillows for a mix of old and new. Gray linen curtains filter light from the windows, while a gold bar cart adds a touch of glam to the space.
The removal of the wall that separates the kitchen and the living room creates a more open space for dinners and entertaining. The new white kitchen has new non-slip tiles (for the aging dogs), new cabinets, appliances, and lighting, as well as in-floor heating (for the dogs). The kitchen is also surrounded by built in pocket dog doors which allows the homeowners to contain the dogs in a comfortable environment while they are away. As seen on HGTV's hit show Love It or List It Too.
Plush carpet and a sofa covered with faux chinchilla fur add to the 1970s retreat-like feel in the master bedroom at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Designer Will Wick worked to balance the home's traditional design elements, such as the marble fireplace, with modern pieces to make the space feel especially livable.
Huerta included a suite of surprising details to bring historical and personal relevance to the client's dream space. For example, the island topper was actually made from the client's former live-edge dining table — a piece that was too big to bring into her new home. Now it creates a cool contrast to the stainless bar stools.
Looking through the gentleman's parlor into the game room, one can see the creative way Glenn Wallace incorporates small paintings into the parlor design scheme. Vintage and design books are also a key component of the Smithfield Cottage look, instantly adding a sense of lived-in comfort and history to the space.