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.
Timbers, fashioned from locally sourced Southern yellow pine, lend rusticity to the Low Country style of this coastal home. Long overhangs protect outdoor spaces from both intense sun and rain and the entire home is built to withstand hurricanes and floods.
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 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.
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.
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 lovely country dining room is centered around a warm, wood table with matching wood chairs. Built-in lower white cabinetry pops against the dark concrete flooring. Blue walls add color and complement the inviting, country style. Floral roman shades and a multicolor light fixture add small touches of extra color.
The main house at Figueroa Farms located in the Santa Ynez Valley, Calif., evokes the style of Mediterranean country homes. The home features a stucco exterior and low-pitched tile roof and verandas with views of the sprawling, 106-acre Happy Canyon property.
Quirky but elegant, ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) blends effortlessly into any style décor, from contemporary to country. It’s a slow grower, but logs quickest progress when placed in bright light (although it tolerates low light just fine). Water only occasionally, because the bulbous base acts like a water reservoir.