The living room is large enough to fit a full dining area that seats eight. On the wall, an image of young dancers from Batoto Yetu, taken by French photographer, Patrick Demarchelier is the perfect accent piece on the wall. The Drop dining chairs by Fritz Hansen continue the room’s dichotomy between modern and traditional aesthetics and provide wonderful contrast to the ornamentation in the doorway.
This beautiful entryway greets guests and ushers them into Paul’s unique, Alice in Wonderland-like interior. The brownstone in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, had been victim to a fire. When Paul moved in, he loving worked to restore the classic structure and renew it with bold, modern color choices and engaging patterns, like the tiled floor.
A round table with high-gloss white finish and whitewashed woven rattan chairs sit center stage in the open dining room. This inviting space that can seat up to six includes different textures and shades of green that coordinate with the eucalyptus green walls of the home's main floor.
This pretty bathroom features a mix of modern, traditional and eclectic design elements. Textured tile in a diamond pattern surrounds the tub and shower. Modern cabinetry, hardware and lighting blends with traditional artwork and accessories for a touch of whimsy.
A big picture window creates a sunny eat-in nook in this transitional California kitchen. The all-white cabinetry is sleek, modern and topped by thick-cut white marble. Tumbled tile underfoot gives the room a casual vibe, as does the striped fabric on the benches that accompany the picnic-style dining table.
Mirrored walls, drawers and cabinets make this narrow bathroom look spacious and bright. Classic nickel wall sconces and marble accents add a traditional element while the sleek faucets and mirrored freestanding tub bring a modern edge to the space.
Paned glass panels and Craftsman details on the cabinet doors mix with other classic elements in this transitional kitchen. Stainless steel appliances, including a built-in refrigerator and a stainless steel Viking range, complete the room's clean, streamlined look.
A classic Chesterfield sofa is centered on the large window that's flanked by flowing shimmering curtains and contemporary floor lamps. A navy-and-white plaid area rug grounds the space, bringing a masculine touch to the space.
As seen on Love It Or List It, the floors throughout the main floor are now a beautiful 6.5" wide maple wood boards called 'Wave Rock.' Opening up this main floor was done by removing the wall that housed the fireplace. The wall that divided the dining room from the kitchen is now a big open peninsula for the family to gather around. The paint color in the dining and kitchen area is Behr 'Creme de la Creme.' The trim is painted 'Popped Corn.' The color in the living room and hall is 'Salt Glaze.' Jillian pulled her design together with the glass chandelier that helps to add a traditional touch to the space.
For the kitchen renovation of this historic Adams-style home, HGTV Design Star contestant Karl Sponholtz tried to stay true to the history while providing all the convenience of a modern chef's kitchen.
A sleek fireplace is the focal point of this chic living space that blends traditional architectural details and contemporary furnishings. The bold navy sofa and glass coffee table pairs with graphic-patterned and chrome chairs for a welcoming, comfortable seating area.
Dove gray walls and cream cabinets and stove hood elegantly blend together in this gourmet kitchen to give a traditional room a modern twist. Twin refrigerators make food storage a snap, and a round dining table makes for a welcome gathering space.