This contemporary bedroom was designed around a passion for the color purple and old Hollywood nostalgia. A wrapped accent wall was plastered with a deep eggplant color and smooth velvet-like finish. The flooring (cut pile carpet) is also a deep eggplant with touches of silver-grey. The bright white furniture and a luxurious upholstered headboard add high color contrast and bold graphic accents. Glamorous accessories, such as mirrored tabletops, a black velvet Lucite bench, black lampshades and a zebra area rug punctuate and anchor the bold color combinations.
In the master bedroom, a large, sliding glass door that leads onto the home's private balcony lets in plenty of natural light that reflects off the room's white walls. Windows behind each of the nightstands allow in extra light, or can be covered by the Ratan shades, adding warmth to the space. Mirrored doors create a brighter space, while soft, neutral bed linens make the space more inviting. The artwork hanging above the bed ties the space together and adds a splash of personality.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once dark and dated dining room into a chic, updated space perfect for entertaining. A new chair rail was added for visual interest and to allow Sarah to install two types of chic beige wallpaper. Dark wood accents in the table, floor and mirror balance the room's primary light, airy color and lend a "steakhouse" feel. Sarah finished the space by closing in an awkward half-wall with antique leaded glass windows repurposed from an old library cabinet.
Kelley is a proponent of breaking the rules, and opted to paint her apartment a cool off-black shade. The color absolutely works as a strong backdrop for the myriad of beautiful elements that this editor and creative director has brought home. In the dining room, a beautifully textured “Porcupine Quill” Mirror from Horchow, pops against the dark black wall. The hand-painted piece has a sculptural quality, as do many of the pieces that Kelley has in her home.
The pet washing station includes a handy four-setting, two-in-one faucet mounted to the wall a bit higher like a showerhead, with a matte black finish and a built-in soap dispenser that makes washing a pet easier. The rectangular mirror above includes a beautiful frame hand woven from Buri rope that fits the coastal style of this impressive home. A terra-cotta pot planter on the counter gives the chance to add some greenery to the space.
Glass elements piled on for optimum glamor and their lovely reflective properties translate to a trend you can easily introduce into your home. A portion of the wall is mirrored, but even the addition of glass accessories on a table or dresser can achieve this light, elegant effect. The Old Hollywood feel of this room is amplified with the palm-shaped dining room table with glass top and a subtle, almost shadow-effect custom mural in this stunning dining room from Philip Sides Interior Design. More sugary pastels add to the sumptuous mood.
As seen on Good Bones, this small bathroom was in need of some sprucing. Once a small, dark room, Karen and Mina have transformed it into a bright, colorful space. A new coat of white paint on the walls reflects the light from the window as well as the light above the vanity, making the space feel bright, while pops of turquoise in the vanity and the artwork give the room some color. To finish off the design, a modern, mirrored plant stand gives the space a splash of personality.
This bathroom stared out with a huge roman raised tub, orange floral wallpaper and a dark enclosed shower. he walls got a textured wallpaper that added some subtle color and another texture to the space. The shower was a complete overhaul and got a new window, brand new tile and a frosted glass panel for some privacy while still keeping the overall feeling open and light. The cabinets got a paint job and added casing around the mirrors to create more of a custom feel.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian Harris' overall design for Joyce and Steven was a mix of both their desires. Joyce wanted a timeless design that would stand the test of time and Steven wanted it to be contemporary. Here, the master bedroom, painted Porpoise color, with a Starburst mirror on the wall combines timeless class with a more contemporary piece of art. The headboard was made from an old door found in Joyce and Steven's garage.
According to my rules, powder rooms are supposed to be fabulous! It’s the one public space that everyone visits privately, so I always strive to make a great impression. I love what an over sized piece of artwork does in a small space, and this is a big one. We did a simple strie faux finish on the walls and an always-chic Carrera marble on the vanity which we repeated for many of the surfaces throughout the home. Believe it or not, the mirror was the last item I sourced, and it was worth the hunt. It’s special, just like powder rooms should be.
From an icy blue and white color palette to touches of silver and rich, menswear-inspired fabrics, see how a lackluster bedroom gets a winter-inspired makeover full of the season's hottest trends. In this design from Brian Patrick Flynn, a collection of framed artwork and photography is simply leaned against the wall above the entry’s console table. A small table lamp made of mercury glass helps reflect the light it emits once switched on at night. A mirrored console table serves as the base for this lovely white and silver vignette, featuring silver frames, white hydrangeas, silver bird accessories and a white faux deer head.
Open concept is the name of the design game in this house, and the bathroom is no exception. To keep the small bathroom from feeling closed up, the walls and ceilings have been painted white to reflect the natural light that rushes in from the bathroom's one window. The light in the space makes the room feel larger, while the mirror over the sink helps to reflect light and makes the space feel even larger. Finally, the glass shower in the space continues to create the illusion of extra space by not closing off the room.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson borrowed 15 square feet from the adjacent guest bedroom to carve out space for this chic bathroom vanity. To give the room a first class feel, Sarah added a large silver-framed round mirror, a mosaic tile backsplash and a floating, custom-built wood cabinet with sleek modern hardware and plenty of extra storage. At the far end of this spa bathroom sits a cozy soaking tub with a built-in ledge perfect for holding candles or a glass of wine. A small, linear gallery wall adds color to the monochromatic space and boosts the room's spa-like ambiance.
“The trick to tackling a huge room like this is to divide it up into zones and that's just what this design trio does so well,” says designer Candice Olson. “There is an area to take in the view; a sprawling wall shelf that doubles as both display and seating; (great for those big LA parties); and a main conversation grouping that floats in front of the fireplace. I think the wall art is the strongest element in this space. Large tree-motif panels suit the grand scale of the space, as does the ingenious bubble-wrap wall hanging backed with a very current fretwork graphic — someone’s going to Design Heaven for that move. And can we talk about the pink ducks?! The 3-D element of these wooden sculptures animates the massive fireplace wall but this team doesn’t stop there. A quart of neon-pink paint has these ducks kicking sand in the feathered faces of their pink flamingo cousins. It’s this touch of the unexpected that prevents a serious room like this from looking too somber and that can make a good design a great one. As strong as the wall art is, I feel the decorative elements placed along the wall shelves and mantel are suffering from a case of "Honey, I shrunk the accessories." Big rooms need big accessories — lamps, candlesticks or pedestals, ceramics and mirrors — all large-scaled to suit. I would have opted for a huge, free-form, wood coffee table. Glass tends to visually disappear and is a better choice to help keep the feeling open and uncluttered in small spaces.”
Pastel details contrast with the wood elements in this master bedroom remodel. The printed, yellow wallpaper creates an accent wall in this cottage-style bedroom, acting as a cheerful backdrop for the pink and gray aspects of the room. Crisp, neutral bedding along with the clean lines of the neutral headboard anchor the bedroom's largest furniture piece and mirrors the neutral fireplace. A splash of bold color is added to the decor with the use of pink throw pillows, a nightstand and printed ottoman. A wooden table and mantel act as a base for decorative pieces and soft, pastels colors in the chair and nightstand lamp elaborate on the room's pastel ambiance. A distinct, natural lighting fixture adds a rustic element to the room.
The mirrored nightstand and luxurious tapestry headboard give off a glamorous sparkle in this bedroom designed by Tina Mellino, but they belie a family-friendly functionality. "Everything in this room is durable," Tina says, "because I designed it as an adult guest suite where the client's grandchildren could also come to play video games. The duvet cover, for example, is a soft machine-washable linen." The wall behind the bed features a custom-mixed coppery paint treatment from Variance that's applied with a trowel and lightly buffed. "It creates a wonderful soft texture that reflects light differently at different times of day," Tina says.
Both husband and wife have their own private spaces in the home and this is the entry to the “man-cave.” That’s right, before you get into the actual cave, you can visit the bar! The finishes are a little swank for the typical man-cave, but our client entertains business partners, colleagues and friends alike here. The walls are dressed in a commercial grade flocked, striped wallcovering to capitalize on the bar’s height and detract from its lack of width. I viewed this room as akin to designing a powder room: a small space that needed to make a big impression. The custom cabinets are Macassar ebony and the rug is from my own licensed collection. I even managed to get another convex mirror in the house.
This bathroom stared out with a huge roman raised tub, orange floral wallpaper, and a dark enclosed shower. We removed the tub surround and added a free standing tub, We softened the space by adding floor to ceiling drapery behind the tub. This created privacy as well as some softness to all of the tile and hard surfaces in this room. The walls got a textured wallpaper that added some subtle color and another texture to the space. The shower was a complete overhaul and got a new window, brand new tile and a frosted glass panel for some privacy while still keeping the overall feeling open and light. The cabinets got a paint job and added casing around the mirrors to create more of a custom feel.