One wall of this contemporary living room wall features wallpaper by Italian manufacturer Yolo, a modern take on old world peeling plaster. Filled with drama and goth details, this Los Angeles home is harmonized by a palette of black, white, gray and metallics. In this "rough luxe" living room, a tufted leather sofa brings an element of modern Baroque to the space, and the pewter coffee table was commissioned by a local fabricator.
Old World elegance gets a contemporary twist in this master bathroom from the HGTV Dream Home 2011. A dramatic view can be enjoyed as one peers through the master bathroom's 5-foot-wide by 12-foot-tall column of glass. The metal chandelier over the bathtub creates a stunning focal point. A Lutron shade, concealed during daylight hours in a custom-constructed spruce pine valance box, can be lowered as privacy demands.
In Hilary's design for this formal living room, as seen on HGTV's hit show Love It or List It, she brings in lots of patterns and textures to give the room a unique and complex look. The design takes advantage of old world luxury in pieces such as the chandelier hanging from the ceiling, the complex mantelpiece, the Victorian wingback furniture, and the intricate cabinetry. She then blends a mixture of patterns like stripes and paisley together for a completed look.
As seen on HGTV's Elbow Room, the bedroom utilizes the angled roof line and features plenty of closet space, bold blue colors and a moveable bed that can be placed at the window for a beautiful lake view. The closets have custom designed wood doors that add a modern flare to the space. After the master suite renovation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Van Hattums now have a beautiful master suite and bathroom which combines their love for the old world style and modern conveniences.
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 apartment is in a beautiful landmarked building in the Wall Street area. During its renovation, the designers strived for a modern feel but also wanted to pay homage to the Old World charm of the original building elements: massive windows, ornate ironwork furnaces and dark wood floors. The previously enclosed kitchen was opened up and the materials chosen to highlight the feel of old New York: reclaimed brick on the walls, steel countertops and backsplash, even the pendants have the look of gas lights. Paint: Benjamin Moore Dove Wing, Pendants: Remains Lighting Eugene, Brick: Brick It Used NY.
The bedroom utilizes the angled roof line to frame the moveable and convertible bed and is accented by bold blues and gray colors. The bed can be place at the headboard/couch or placed in front of the window for a beautiful lake view. After the master suite renovation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Van Hattum's now have a beautiful master suite and bathroom which combines their love for the old world style and modern conveniences in Atlanta, Georgia. Before the renovation, the previous homeowners left a half-finished suite, an angled roofline and lots of unused space, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room. (after)
Entertainment and a splendid cap to your meal in one, ask one of the Cafe Intermezzo servers for a tour of their dessert offerings and sit back for an extensive show-and-tell. This European-style coffee house smack dab in the center of Avalon has an endless selection of coffee and tea offerings as well as an impressive list of Southern and European classic cakes, pies and pastries from black forest cake to tiramisu, cheesecakes and crepes. Brunch and dinner options are also available, but you owe it to yourself to stop in at least for a drink and to soak in the old world atmosphere.
This modern Tuscan-style kitchen pays homage to the traditional details associated with the design through its use of color, architecture and accessories. Wood rafters help enclose the kitchen, while exposing the cathedral ceilings and intricate, artistic murals along the walls and ceilings. Simple wrought iron fixtures showcase Old World appeal with a contemporary edge. With massive wooden beams, terra-cotta tiles from Italy and hand-painted frescoes of Italian vineyards — this kitchen cooks up Italian flavor from floor to ceiling. But it's the bread warmer and wine cellar that stores up to 1,800 bottles that make this an Italian paradise. Appliances include two Miele dishwashers, a vegetable steamer, a built-in espresso machine and a five-burner Thermador stove.
Young or old, who doesn't love a butterfly? This fun sticker book will get kids excited about their garden friend pollinators, while kids-at-heart will find themselves adorning packages, letters and anything they can with these beautiful, colorful stickers. Butterflies of the World.
In the bedroom, designer Lauren Levant salvaged and refinished the 100-year-old original heartwood pine floor of this Victorian townhouse. A World War II era shipping trunk and an antique ladder complete the collection to create an eclectic, dramatic master suite that celebrates adaptive innovation.
This home was designed to straddle the worlds of both traditional and modern design in terms of both style as well as separation. While this house is detached, and has front and rear yards, it is also influenced by older homes with carriage houses in front.
Materials like old wood and leather help tell the design story of this Mexican restaurant, which was inspired by the 1942 Bracero Program — an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico that brought migrant workers to the U.S. during World War II. The leather-upholstered barstools that line this rustic wood bar embody the inspiration.
Indigo has a centuries old history in Africa. In Nigeria alone, you can find the world’s oldest dye pits, where traditional indigo dyeing is still being practiced today. Relief indigo prints were a strong part of commerce, resulting in some of the earliest exports from African countries. Today, Indigo still has a place in the world of exports. The stunning blue shade that results from plant-based dyes from the indigofera and lonchocarpus cyanescens plant varieties is an evocative one. And it looks stunning on this Indigo Butterfly Chair (http://www.osxnasozi.com/product/indigo-gold-butterfly-chair) from xnasozi. A mid-century modern piece where a West African art form helps to make a modern, cultural statement.
Thought to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited wooden homes in the world, this stunning Faroe Islands, Denmark home demonstrates that black home facades are not a recent phenomenon. Dated to the 11th century, the "King's Farm" home's black color comes from wood treated with a tar mixture and is featured in the impressive Phaidon publication Black: Architecture in Monochrome.
Located in Haromsxzek, Daniel Castle may not be what you think of when castles come to mind. Castles in this region of Transylvania were significantly smaller than castles in other parts of Europe, but this 374-year-old castle turned hotel is beautifully crafted and full of history. It’s the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the world, while still offering you all of the comforts of modern day life.
HGTV Smart Home 2019 is located in Dallas, Texas, culinary home to both adventurous cuisine and familiar foods done Big-D differently—like Hot Dr Pepper. Dr Pepper—the oldest American soft drink—was invented in 1885 in Chip and Jo’s hometown of Waco by a pharmacist who liked to tinker with the mixtures of the soda drinks. Dr Pepper is now enjoyed throughout the world, but how about this Dallas deviation—Hot Dr Pepper!