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.
Blown glass chandeliers, acrylic chairs and a row of cosmic pendants bring a feeling of lightness to this open, modern loft. Carved from the top floor of a century-old St. Louis warehouse, the 7,500-square-foot loft features 18-foot ceilings, original arched windows and industrial elements like exposed brick, concrete columns and metal piping. The open concept design is ideal for entertaining.
Old meets new in this fabulous farmhouse kitchen. The Island is a blend of reclaimed wood with a new granite top. Exposed wood and brick give the kitchen a vintage feel. The stainless steel appliances offer modern style along with state of the art technology.
Old meets new in this transitional dining room. Natural light from tall arched windows is filtered through sheer curtains onto a dining set with modern chairs. The chandelier also works to balance traditional and contemporary decor.
Old meets new in this living room with traditional architectural details and crisp, contemporary furniture and accessories. High-gloss ebonized hardwood floors create a stunning backdrop for acrylic chairs and contemporary art. Pewter-colored walls with a soft sheen fit the historic character of the house but also add contemporary drama.
Introduced in 1963, Schumacher's Queen of Spain wallpaper marries the old world-meets-new style that defines the Sharps' home. "We do love mixing classics with modern," says Patrick. "One easy way to achieve this is modern furnishings in an older home. We once owned a flat in San Francisco: built in 1890 with all of the moldings and the marble fireplace to prove it. It just gave us great joy to place the most modern furnishings in front of the old white plaster. Juxtaposition at its best."
This rustic-meets-modern cottage kitchen incorporates the old with the new. The suspended kitchen island, complete with Carrara marble and an apron sink, provides a stark contrast to the alder wood cabinets and reclaimed hemlock counter tops.
New meets old in this transitional kitchen design, beginning with the beautiful green patterned wallpaper offering a burst of color on a focal wall. The center island paired with the farmhouse table and leaded-glass window creates a sophisticated look.
The studio's ducts and copper pipes exposed to save on budget and a new concrete floor was poured on top of the old floor. New 1" LED lights were added to the front of the meeting lounge space. White paint brightened up the original brick walls and complemented new walls for the bathroom, kitchenette and storage area.
Olive green subway tile, Seventies-meets-Forties wallpaper and retro-style fixtures show the clever blend of old and new that define the Reunion Goods & Services and Oliver Hospitality embrace of the past married to a hip, modern sensibility.
A large, unique kitchen island takes center stage in this rustic-meets-contemporary kitchen. The island, topped with marble, has several unique features, including a built-in range, cabinets and drawers, exposed shelves and two levels -- one for prepping, and one that acts as a breakfast bar. A supporting beam spears the island, creating an interesting juxtaposition of old and new.
Throughout the home's original living room and kitchen, heavy maple cabinetry with thick, floating crown moldings to match made the spaces feel old and outdated to the family, so designers modernized the spaces, giving both rooms a coat of white paint. Then, they gave the original cabinets a facelift, painting the lower kitchen cabinets black for contrast and giving the other cabinets a new white sheen. The cabinets were then rearranged to meet the design vision that created these beautiful, inviting, updated living space.
Meet a clematis that adds a cool note to any garden with its ice-blue blossoms. ‘Diamond Ball’ clematis unfurls beautiful double blooms up to 5 inches across. It flowers on both new and old stems, making it an easy clematis to prune. Simply cut vines back to 18 inches tall in early spring. Give clematis a trellis or netting to climb in a spot with the head of the plant in sun and the base shaded. Vines grow 5 to 6 feet tall by 2 to 3 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9. Why we love it: Blue is a must-have color in the garden, and this shade of ice-blue is especially unusual—and on an easy-to-grow plant.
Currently the only-North American location of the four-star Solis brand, with locations in Ireland and China (and new properties coming in Qatar, Florida and Indonesia), Solis shares an architecture firm, HOK (which also designed Atlanta's 1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium) , with the equally slick and modern adjacent Porsche Experience Center. Amenity-loaded, the hotel has an indoor pool, on-site gym and free Wi-Fi and two memorable dining and drinking destinations. Overlooking both Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Porsche Experience Center track from its open-air rooftop perch, the Overdrive Lounge has a Jetsons-meets-Space Age vibe and chef Derrick Green's memorable bites including tuna tartare tacos you won't want to miss as well as the car-themed (when it Rome) Formula 911 featuring muddled blackberries, vodka and Combier. The equally stylish Apron restaurant also helmed by Ritz Carlton vet Green is more chef-driven and imaginative than your usual hotel spot. Apron also features a dog-friendly patio (recommended when the weather is nice), with both tables and lounge-type seating with an impressive view of the airport flight path. Green's focus on inventive Mediterreanean fare offers up nods to Greece in an oregano-infused chicken and to African foodways in a berbere-accented lamb dish with kale and a luscious, tangine-spiced farrotto. A caramel-poached golden beet salad with goat cheese mousse illustrates Green's desire to blend haute cuisine flavors and ingredients with delicious accessibility. Cocktails and craft beer offerings are imaginative and often feature local distilleries like Old Fourth Distillery and ASW as well as Jekyll Brewery, Terrapin and Hapeville's own Arches Brewery so diners can sample some locavore flavor.