Beach-blue walls add a pop in the foyer of HGTV Smart Home 2013, where texture is layered effectively and design elements run the gamut from casual-chic to the refined elegance of Hollywood regency. Stair risers clad with Talavera tiles and a driftwood-framed mirror add interest to the space.
Although the color in the foyer is muted, a rounded staircase grabs your attention with its unique mosaic tile risers that harmonize with the other colors in the room. Designer Mary DeWalt chose simple art that cleverly introduces the color palette she used in her design for the rest of the home.
A blue Oriental rug brings warmth and a subdued pop of color to this all-white entry. Blue-and-white stamped tile step risers echo the rug's color palette and give the entry a coastal, Mediterranean look. Plants add color, texture and natural elements to enliven the space.
Neutral marble tread and small tile risers create a subtly textural and classically timeless look on this spiral staircase. A decorative wrought iron railing is perfectly suited to the sophisticated feel of the design. A large chandelier hanging from the tray ceiling occupies the open, tall space.
Native and Florida-friendly plant materials frame the front of HGTV Smart Home 2013. Paying homage to classic shingle architectural style, the Florida home features a beautiful front porch, bright teal door and mosaic tile stair risers.
This striking indoor pool is fit for the Roman gods, complete with blue mosaic tile and round columns. Stairs descend on both sides of a raised hot tub, conveniently incorporated into the pool's design.
Bright teal walls greet guests in the foyer of the HGTV Smart Home 2013. Located in Jacksonville, Fla., the home has a coastal vibe, evident in the bold color choice. A built-in shelf with storage baskets makes it easy to stow flip flops and sunglasses, while mosaic tile stair risers add a beach-inspired vibe to the dark hardwood stairs.
The doors and staircase are trimmed in white to beautifully contrast the bold aqua wall in coastal-style home. Blue mosaic tile on the stair risers complement the wall color and add visual interest to the dark wood stairs.
Tuscan tiles on the stair risers and a Classical arcade at the entry give this Mediterranean-inspired home instant flair. Lush plantings surround the house, furthering its visual ties to the Italian countryside.
Capiz mosaic tile shimmers on the stair risers, adding a coastal look to this traditional foyer. White paneling and a crystal chandelier give the space a classic elegance. Wrought iron balustrades echo the Mediterranean style of the exterior.
A contemporary soaker bathtub is set up on a riser to give it maximum views of downtown San Diego. Black-and-white mosaic tiles create a contemporary, graphic backdrop to the bathroom. A small balcony houses a sleek, red chair for relaxing by the bay.
Adding a wood and wrought iron railing allows the condo's buyer to adapt the decor to both traditional or modern tastes, as seen on HGTV's "Flipping the Block." Sisters Anicka Marshall and Shauna Williams kept the original, pebble-tile stair risers for added character but used bold color to bring the space to life.
A spacious swimming pool has a built-in raised hot tub and fire pit. Blue mosaic tile covers the stairs to the hot tub area, giving the illusion of a continuous stream of water. A second fire pit is positioned on the swimming pool patio.
The beautifully crafted ﬂoating walnut wall tiles evoke blooming ﬂowers throughout the entryway and stairs. To add a statement-making touch, the panels are backlit. Plus, a concealed door leads to to the master bath. With the door shut the wall appears seamless, but when opened it provides access to the magniﬁcent lotus mosaic shower.