Tall ceilings in this historic Savannah home mean artwork can be displayed in a dramatic vertical configuration. By sticking to a streamlined color palette of ivory, gold and white, homeowner Cora Bett Thomas has created a cohesive design scheme in her living room.
“New neutrals” are colors that have enough gray undertones to render them washed out and more on the neutral side but still retain a sense of personality. Blue-gray and “greige” (a mash-up of gray with beige) are both ideal options that work with different levels of taste and different design styles.
Two ornate wooden mirrors hang above his and her's vessel sinks installed on top of an old painted dresser. New tile floors in a traditional pattern adds to the character of the room and a subway tile bathtub and shower were installed.
The homeowner's newly renovated kitchen is shown. The wall section dividing the kitchen and dining room has been removed, allowing a straight line of site through the whole first floor. The refrigerator now stands where the old sink previously was, and the old window closed up. A new slightly smaller kitchen island allows the same bar stools to fit comfortably in the narrow room. The sink has moved below the other back window. A clean white color scheme, updated stainless steel appliances and modern overhead lighting create a contemporary feel to the space without changing the room's size.
Designer Genevieve Gorder completely transforms what used to be an out-of-date kitchen to this beautiful one with marble countertops, green tiled backsplash and new cabinetry, as seen on HGTV's Dear Genevieve.
Add a pop of color and style with a stained or etched glass window in your bathroom. If changing the glass in your existing window sounds like a costly project, consider a faux stained glass DIY option using craft lead strips and frosted glass clings from a craft or hardware store; or check out this geometric DIY tutorial.