HGTV judge Scott McGillivray pauses in the master bedroom of challenge winners and Red Team sisters Anicka Marshall and Shauna Williams, who transformed Unit A's master bedroom with rotted floors and crumbling walls into a relaxing oasis, as seen on HGTV and DIY Networks's Flipping the Block.
BASEMENT, AFTER: Designer Hilary Farr utilized every inch of space in this tight basement to turn it into a home office and spare bedroom, as seen on HGTV's Love It or List It. Up to three people can sleep comfortably in the space as the desk can be raised to reveal a stowaway bed hidden in the wall, and the couch transforms into bunk beds with ease.
A built-in, modern "dollhouse" steals the show in this soft, dreamy girls bedroom with contemporary lines. Pale gray walls form the backdrop for a palette of neutrals accented by subtle hits of blue. A clean-lined desk is paired with a tufted, upholstered chair that adds softness to the overall design.
The space across from the bed was the ideal spot for a work zone, outfitted with a desk from Target that’s as fancy as it is functional, thanks to X-shaped designs on the sides. Parked in front is one fab office chair, from Bend Goods. “We share the desk, but it’s so cute that I’m tempted to steal it as a vanity,” says Katie.
Now it’s unrecognizable! Eve Robinson Associates took the room’s lighting and ran with it. The new space, christened “A Room of One’s Own,” is bright and magical, draped in a soft pinks, creams and metallics—the perfect tribute to Virginia Wolf’s renowned feminist text.
“Our room is filled with ethereal strength, form and function,” says Eve. “It embodies the lives and achievements of our everyday heroes—women.”
A designer's work is never actually done. For most designers there is always a little something extra that could be done to take our designs to the next level. However, the only thing I could find to do in the Blehm's master sitting area was to adjust the lampshade because the room and its views were flawlessly picturesque. In this space, Angela used one of my favorite hospitality-inspired design tricks. She concealed the drapery hardware behind the crown moulding, thereby creating a clean and elevated look. The moulding becomes the cornice and the pleated linen drapery opens to expose the outdoors like a movie screen. How's that for drama?! My number one pick in this image is the upholstered bench. It manages to be retro, mod, and current all at the same time. Angela's is fearless in her use of white furniture and rugs throughout the family home. She's proof that it can be done, not to mention, done with her three young children and pets!
Color pops. Liven up a plain bedroom with an accent wall covered in fabulously peacock wallpaper. For the truly fearless, choose a contrasting color for the bedside tables and cushions. If you prefer to limit your pops of color to one place, choose a white or wood headboard and tables, and layer on neutral bedding.