This outdoor living space wows with a transitional design blending artful and charming finishes with chic lines and sleek features. The stunning geometric pool and infinity spa, LED lighting, see-through fireplace, natural stone deck and surrounds create a luxurious atmosphere perfect for entertaining or simply relaxing at home. Never miss a second of the game with a television mounted within the handsome outdoor bar. A custom wood trellis creates an outdoor room-like space around the outdoor kitchen.
Perfect for entertaining or relaxing at home, this outdoor living space wows with a transitional design blending artful and charming finishes with new age lines and features. The stunning geometric pool and infinity spa, LED lighting, see-through fireplace and natural stone deck and surrounds create a luxurious atmosphere. Never miss a second of the game with a television mounted within the handsome outdoor bar. A custom wood trellis creates an outdoor room-like space around the outdoor kitchen.
Granite may have fallen out of favor these days, but the clean, natural patina of marble will never fail you. Designer Tatiana Machado-Rosas of Jackson Design and Remodeling says that if marble in the kitchen is too big a maintenance commitment for you, you might want to consider a quartz that mimics the same look but is easier to keep up — or you can always incorporate marble as an accent elsewhere, as with this fireplace surround.
The modern, open interior of this home allows plenty of natural light to flow into the space, illuminating the stairway and the public spaces in the home, while the neutral color palette reflects the light and the surroundings. Aided by the modern light fixture, the windows in this home help to bring the outdoors in, making the transition from indoor space to outdoor space as seamless as possible.
Color on the base of one of a pair of facing islands echoes the hue of the bold backsplash in this otherwise neutral kitchen. The open-concept space features a cozy breakfast nook tucked into a corner surrounded by windows, ushering in loads of natural light. In the adjoining living space, a retractable glass wall opens to bridge the home's indoor and outdoor spaces. Hardwood floors warm up the white kitchen and provide continuity throughout the kitchen and living area.
Enjoy dinner and a view in the dining room of the 2011 HGTV Green Home. This elegant space features floor-to-ceiling windows with soft beige pull-down Roman shades to help stage the mood. Fun, contemporary yellow and black high-back armchairs surround a large wood dining table and are perfectly paired with glass candleholders and a natural centerpiece that adds color and height.
Designers wanted to give the homeowners as much access to the home's beautiful beach view as possible, so they created a sort of sunroom to function as the home's main living space. The large windows in the space allow in tons of natural light as well as allow for a beautiful ocean view to be a major part of the design. To further incorporate the beach into the home, designers chose hues of blues and greens to add color to the living space that reflects the nature surrounding the cottage.
This spacious luxury master bathroom features a large private soaking tub inside a carved-detail wood surround. Ornate columns impart a feeling of royalty while the large picture window allows for plenty of natural light and offers a relaxing view of nature. Intricate molding details coordinate well with the high-end look of the pleated window valances. White accessories and floral arrangements complete the spa-like environment while the cream cabinetry, countertop, and glass pulls of the vanity highlight the special details of the room.
The open floor plan of this contemporary living space is ideal for entertaining. A putting green on the balcony is easily accessed through chic sliding doors that provide an exquisite view of the urban surroundings while bathing the space in natural light. Two sofas and matching ottomans, along with clusters of octagon tables, allow for flexible arrangements, accommodating gatherings from intimate to grand. A graphic area rug in blacks and browns anchors the room, while a modern gray built-in bookcase with custom shelving anchors the wall near the entrance.
To give the family more space, Chip and Joanna removed the wall that separated the kitchen and dining rooms, creating an open floor plan for the homeowners. In the dining room, exposed beams and brick create a rustic design that is carried out through the dining room. An elegant farmhouse table with bench seating creates a rustic feel, while the unique chandelier focuses the eye to the table. Natural light from surrounding windows give the space plenty of light, which, with the help of the patterned rug, make the space feel bright and inviting. As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
When choosing a plant to make a bold statement in your home, instead of one single dramatic specimen, stage a grouping of several plants. This quartet features variegated houseplants that offer contrasting leaf textures that combine to create an eye-pleasing scene: dracaena surrounded by silver pothos, Aglaonema and spider plant. Stairstep pot sizes to stir more interest. Skip the cachepots and simply wrap plants in burlap for a unified look that’s natural and a ready complement to many decorating schemes.
This Georgia farmhouse has an elegant exterior and beautiful mountain surroundings, so to replicate this natural beauty on the interior of the home, Ascher Davis Architects created a design that capitalized on the home's setting. Designers chose a modern look that was less fussy and formal than the initial design. It included simple, elegant trim work and a neutral color palette that would bring the lush green colors of the outside indoors. This way, the entire home would function as a piece of the mountains.
Candles, and plants offer multiple benifts as accessories to a room. Candles always add a feeling of brightness, warmth and color, especially if they are placed in colorful holders, or stained glass that reflects the colors. With plants and other organic natural materials, they also add color or become a design element, but even more so, they can really soften an area that is surrounded by hard cold materials such as wood, stone or granite. All accessories in the Park family home were provided by Ikea for a special promotional episode of HGTV's Cousins on Call.
For a home set within an ancient woodland and heath in the New Forest National Park, designer Wendy Perring of PAD Studio took care to maximize the connection between the home and its surroundings, while minimizing the impact of the structure on the site. “The main living space is open-plan and designed to cater not just for the changing physical needs of its occupants but to provide nourishment and stimulus to the soul through close contact with the home’s natural setting,” says Perring.
Th focus of this home's pool area is oneness with nature. A natural wood deck extends from the modern facade of the home, further blending the construction of this building with its surroundings. Two chaise lounges, a covered chaise lounge and a fire pit rest next to the pool so that homeowners can enjoy their views. The most spectacular part of this outdoor living space, however, is the infinity pool that stretches out across the space and seems to become one with the hillside, providing the ultimate "one with nature" feel designers and homeowners craved.
A small and slender rain garden occupies what was the end of a grassy lawn tucked between a brick walk and driveway. Not only does this rain garden reduce the lawn care routine, it also handles a large amount of rain water runoff that flows from surrounding hardscape. With a rain garden that collects water passively, by gravity flow, it’s important to create openings into the basin at the low points along hardscape where water naturally flows. River rock spillways help guide water into the basin of this rain garden, where it can slowly soak into soil.
Water plants effectively and efficiently by testing different irrigation methods and learning how well your soil holds water. Don’t judge when to water based on wilting leaves. Some plants naturally wilt under the midday sun, and plants also wilt when soil is too wet. Before watering, shove your finger into soil as far as you can and pull it out. If it comes out dry and clean or you can’t even shove it into soil, you need to water. If soil sticks to your finger or feels moist, don’t water. When watering, deliver water directly to soil to reduce the amount lost to evaporation. Soaker hoses, drip irrigation, micro-irrigation and bubblers all deliver water directly to soil. If using a traditional sprinkler, make sure it’s not watering surrounding grass, sidewalk or driveway.