Each separate entertaining zone is an opportunity to use a new color scheme. For the patio seating area, which is set off from the house, the design team switched from the terracotta and taupe scheme used inside and on the deck to a jaunty red, white, and blue combo. Greenery and that trusty cowboy hat tie the look to the indoor styling.
A new take on shiplap was created by having the paneling on the powder room walls in a horizontal and vertical grid pattern for a fresh and modern look. “The paneling is what makes this space,” says project manager Scott Branscom.
To give her clients Chicago loft a midcentury modern update with a “touch of farmhouse chic,” designer Jennifer Talbot turned to a range of sources, combining new pieces from Blue Dot, One Kings Lane, Jayson Home & Garden, and Crate & Barrel with flea market and antique pieces the couple had collected over the years. “The key to creating a natural visual balance is a blend of new pieces and things that have been thoughtfully collected. If you vary where you shop for the new pieces the end result will feel personal,” she says.
This newly renovated living room use to have an old non-functioning fireplace that has been replace with a large wall organizer and an electric fire screen. Updated wall colors, a modern couch with ottoman, and new lighting create a new living space. The wall dividing the living room and the hallway has been partially opened, as well as the archway between the living and dining rooms, creating a more open flow to the first floor.
In this beautiful living room, traditional sensibilities unite different elements for a balanced whole. A mix of graceful lines, bold accessories and exquisite furnishings brings out the underlying drama in the space.
When giving an old piece of furniture a fresh coat of paint, it’s fitting to distress it a bit, so the new paint feels natural on the vintage or antique piece. The look can be subtle or dramatic, depending on the techniques and paints used. Flat, matte and chalky paints tend to distress better and look more authentic than those with gloss.
HGTV's Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines gave this building a bright white exterior with contrasting accents like the black window frames, shutters, ironwork and metal awnings with alternating black and white stripes.
Mikel Welch is a bonafide design celebrity. A Season 7 contestant on HGTV’s Design Star, Mikel went on to share his gift for transforming spaces on The Steve Harvey Show and The Real Housewives of Atlanta before joining the cast of Trading Spaces earlier this year. Mikel has used all of that talent and experience to turn a 650-square-foot apartment in New York City into his own Hamptons-inspired getaway.
Combining the idea of the clock striking midnight and a favorite destination, Laura Ingalls Gunn of Decor to Adore was inspired to create her Bonne Année table decor.
Gunn’s centerpiece features mini towers under glass cloches, faux snow, metallic ornaments and votive holders along with an array of vintage-style clock faces—printed from the computer and detailed with glitter.
Pumpkin was a food staple for the Native Americans around Plymouth, and they shared the knowledge of how to grow it with the Pilgrims. While some early pumpkins were actually types of winter squash, some were similar in appearance to the classic New England pie pumpkin.
Organic, earthy details like ceramics, plants, wood and leather add richness to a room. Think about ways to mix in vintage items and new purchases to achieve the ideal blend of casual luxury without breaking the bank.