A large, open doorway makes this small kitchen appear spacious, while a centered island allows movement throughout the space. Wicker barstools line the tall side of the island, and a lower end creates extra prep space. Open shelving opens up the room while keeping dishes organized, and a distressed wall finish completes the look with a charming country feel.
For this kitchen's fun stove backsplash, designer Leanne Ford stays within the neutral gray-and-white color palette, but adds visual interest by layering cross-shaped tiles on top of the wood paneling. The lower half of the paneling is painted dark gray for more contrast, as seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords.
With some chicken wire and white chalk paint, craft blogger Amy Gregson transformed her builder-grade oak cabinets into her dream farmhouse kitchen. “It really lightened the space up and gave it a ton of personality,” she says. “It makes me smile every time I walk in there!” She paired the white upper cabinets with dark lower cabinets and bright-white countertops.
Beautiful light blue upper and lower cabinets provide ample storage in this country kitchen. A black table in the center serves as a buffet and also allows seating for four. Stainless steel appliances and a gray country-style pendant complete the stylish design.
The eye is immediately drawn to the vibrant purple oven that pops against the gray cabinets and creamy walls in this country-style kitchen. A gray tile backsplash helps connect the lower cabinets to the upper cabinets and matching range hood. Dark hardwood flooring completes the look.
Just moments from Montecito's lower village, this historic english country manor sits on 1.8 acres, privately hidden behind eucalyptus trees and garden hedges with breathtaking ocean and mountain vistas. Two stately iron gates lead to the estates elegant motor court and the updated home's old world facade.
The lower floor of this home is open concept with the kitchen, dining area and living room flowing seamlessly together. Weathered wood floors connect the spaces and designer Leanne Ford has styled the home with her texturally rich, neutral palette.
Red and white checkerboard linens add a pop of color to the neutral wall and floor and the dark wooden structure of the bunk bed as seen from the lower bunk view of the kids' room from HGTV Dream Home 2014.
To modernize the kitchen and open up the space, the owners install open shelving, repaint the lower cabinets and replace the counter with a hand-me-down butcher block. Even with a splurge on vinyl floor tiles, they keep the budget to $3,400.
In the distance, the Kousa Dogwood acts as a focal point to pull the eye through the front pathway along with the low Liriope in the foreground. Designer tip: Soft textures and colors, like in these hydrangeas, evoke a feeling of being able to wander and get lost in relaxation.
This modern California home fits right in with the surrounding landscape. The home's flat, low lines are unobtrusive to the site's natural beauty, while wide-open doorways and broad windows allow the homeowners and their guests to enjoy sweeping views. A sleek pool is bordered by native landscaping and comfortable chaise seating.
French touches in the lines of the furnishings combine with crisp accessories in this traditional and elegant bedroom. Two styles of bedside tables are the same height, adding interest to the space while allowing the designer to maintain symmetry with lighting and artwork. Framed photos are hung low, pulling the eye to the room's focal point — the bed — and balancing the scale of the petite glass lamps.
This beautiful kitchen has a white subway tile wall. Gray upper and lower cabinets add a contrast against the wooden ceiling beams and hardwood flooring. The wood and metallic baker's counter adds extra space to hold kitchen supplies and fresh flowers.