When they remodeled an older family home with French architectural details, kitchen designers Marvin Daniel and Brian Pilgrim of KDW Home wanted to give it an open and airy look that still felt in keeping with the style of the home. Roman shades in a French provincial fabric added just the Old World accent the updated space required.
This elegant entryway is set in an old world style complete with embellished antique maps cover the walls of this elegant entryway. A hand-carved console table paired with an antique gold mirror and ebony buffet lamps create a luxurious entry table. A mirrored star, flowers, old books and photos accessorize the table for a polished look.
This charming great room wows with high ceilings, industrial metal supports and exposed ductwork. Stone walls give the space an Old World feel, yet contemporary sofas and animal hide chairs bring an amazing, updated element. Space to store logs near the fireplace is both functional and decorative, and the TV above the fireplace makes this room truly multipurpose.
Designer Claire Paquin pays homage to old-world style and charm with the redesign of this guest bathroom in white and gray. A traditional-style white vanity with a dark countertop complements tile on the wall and floor, while the artwork, round mirror and patterned Roman shade help assert the vintage look. The room is classic, clean and comfortable.
Symmetry can be so pleasing to the eye — and that's especially true in this beautiful great room. High wood ceilings supported by metal beams make the space feel airy and light, while stone walls bring a rustic, Old World feel. Contemporary white linen sofas provide a perfect spot to watch TV or enjoy the warmth of the fireplace.
This master bathroom elegantly sweeps around a radius wall. silver-coated raised area houses the spa bath and open-air shower.
The tub surround in a metallic material adds a contemporary flair to the more old-world setting. The neutral tones of the textured walls and tile floor and the glass-enclosed shower add contemporary style.
Creamy brick and stone combine for a dramatic fireplace in this Mediterranean living room. Exposed wood beams add a rustic quality, while an Old World-inspired chandelier lights up the space. Matching sofas and chairs sit across each other for a cozy seating area, while the olive green ottoman brings a touch of subtle color to the space.
The old cliche "pretty as a picture" cannot begin to describe this gorgeous home in California with landscaping designed by Mark Scott and Associates. Though the look and feel of the exterior appear rustic and unmanicured, the designers set greenery meticulously to a render a pastoral charm and old-world sensibility. Everything about this home is relaxed, warm, elegant and utterly inviting.
The rough-hewn walls and brick ceiling lend an old-world elegance to this sitting area off the wine cellar in this 11,400-square-foot California estate. Sleek glass doors and a chic bar cart bridge the old with the new and give a nod to the home's contemporary interior design. A lantern overhead fits the nature of the space.
This beautiful black and white master bathroom is a salute to 1920s vintage style but also a nod to modern, minimalist living. The clean lines of the walls and woodwork allow for a more fanciful look for the flooring and pops of color in towel selections and other bathroom accessories. The frosted window insert is a lovely touch of old world style.
A custom-finished island contrasts with white cabinetry to make a dramatic statement at the heart of this transitional kitchen. A wire globe chandelier by Restoration Hardware and island pendants by Currey & Co. bring an old-world touch to the space that blends nicely with the industrial feel of the wood and metal bar stools. Quartz countertops add a sleek and stylish touch.
This expansive kitchen embodies down-home elegance. The lariat rope ground into the island's edge narrates the country lifestyle. A focal point is the large fireplace with a stone front; a vaulted wood ceiling also creates a rustic lodge look. Though the home has an Old World feel, the modern amenities create a space that's as functional as it is beautiful.
A nature-inspired combination of cream, light olive, ice blue and pink produces a lovely and inviting living room. The ornate picture frame is the room's focal point and brings a touch of old-world charm to the space. The black lampshade and side chair provide a "pop" of strong color against the light blue walls and soft colors of the room.
The kitchen of this home needed to have character like the rest of this vintage home so designers added bright, bold colors and mixed shiny, smooth textures with vintage favorites. The bright blue backsplash was one of the flashy, glamorous pieces and by mixing that with more traditional cabinets, the space gets a touch of the old world and the new.
With vertical shiplap cladding the walls and sunlight pouring in the through the skylights the space ran the risk of feeling cold and sterile but aged wood floors set in a herringbone pattern remedied the situation. The reclaimed wood was salvaged from a 100- year old factory by a company called Authentic Reclaimed located in Georgia and add an old-world charm to the flexible studio.
Who needs a dedicated formal dining room when an open plan kitchen can serve all functional purposes? The dining area in this lovely open kitchen is airy and sophisticated with its glass-top table, contemporary upholstered dining chairs, and old-world chandelier, but best of all, it features an inset fireplace that helps set the mood for conversation and fun. Design by AB Design Elements.
Architectural designer Matt Dougan used elements like vigas (wooden support beams) and latillas (slender strips of wood) on the ceiling of this living room to add authentic Southwestern charm. Old World rugs were combined with leather furnishings, while Southwestern-print furniture, a hand-carved cantera fireplace and an antler chandelier complete the look. A few subtle floral accessories implement a soft, feminine touch to the masculine space.
As seen on Love It or List It Too, designer Jillian Harris designed a space for the couple that blends contemporary style with a touch of the antique. The contemporary tufted head board and neutral colors in the room make the space bright, while the wallpaper accent wall, vintage furniture and chandelier with old world charm bring a softer, vintage feel to the space.