A gated driveway leads to an one-of-a-kind stone chateau built by European artisans in Senneville, Quebec. Opulence and comfort extends throughout the four levels, including a four-story tower that opens to the living room, a library, elaborate kitchen and bathroom with sauna.
Vanessa DeLeon brilliantly accentuates this impressive living room's symmetry by balancing black-and-white furniture on each side and keeping most of the shiny tiled floor open. The fusion of glamour and minimalist approach showcases the designer's signature style in this decidedly impressive space. The combination of the custom-made sofa provides ample seating while a a black shag rug adds a touch of whimsy.
The home’s curb appeal was updated by installing a new entry door and sidelights; new windows, including an enlarged opening for the second-floor living room; new fiber cement siding for the upper level; and a new garage door. The designers focused on increasing transparency and accentuating the horizontal character of the simple form.
"Smartly, the headboard allows the men's team to orient the bed to the view of the city versus back to the living room as the women and Dan have done," said Vern Yip, judge on HGTV's Design Star. The unique headboard is a shelving structure of open cubbies, perfect for displaying decor. The green striped bed cover adds color to the white shelves, walls and sheets. The shelving unit acts as a room divider, but the see-through element creates a spacious feel.
As seen on Love It Or List It, the floors throughout the main floor are now a beautiful 6.5" wide maple wood boards called 'Wave Rock.' Opening up this main floor was done by removing the wall that housed the fireplace. The wall that divided the dining room from the kitchen is now a big open peninsula for the family to gather around. The paint color in the dining and kitchen area is Behr 'Creme de la Creme.' The trim is painted 'Popped Corn.' The color in the living room and hall is 'Salt Glaze.' Jillian pulled her design together with the glass chandelier that helps to add a traditional touch to the space.
A glass wall with a pocket door fully retracts, opening this transitional living space to the outdoors and the breathtaking view. A marble fireplace, beamed ceiling and wide-plank French oak floors warm the space and connect to the Mediterranean-inspired architecture, while contemporary furnishings give the room a chic, up-to-the-minute vibe.
French doors open from the living room to the den, revealing a pair of stools upholstered in a custom fabric. A large blue linen ottoman also serves as a coffee table, and two Griffin club chairs with nailhead trim create a cozy sitting area. White sheers filter the natural light and draw the eye up to the coffered ceiling to heighten the space, while a blue-and-white cotton rug softens the hardwood floor.
A mix of high-and low-priced items and high-energy colors make for a striking living room. The slipcovered sofa opens up to reveal a full-size mattress. Seagrass wingback chairs and a rattan runner offer a touch of the tropics and a mix of patterns on the curtains and throw pillows creates visual interest.
In the remodel of this one-bedroom flat, the kitchen and dining area were opened up to connect to the living room. The homeowner wanted an exposed brick accent wall. The solution: a rosy pink brick from Brickit that pairs handsomely with the dark wood cabinets and brass accents. Kitchen cabinets: Ikea; Hardware: Anthropologie
Renovation pros Erin and Ben Napier are saving old homes and helping build community in their small, secluded and beloved hometown. In this project, their clients are a new-to-town family of five. Ben and Erin update a rundown 4,000-square-foot Craftsman cottage into an eye-catching and stylish home that features a gorgeous open-concept kitchen, inviting living spaces and a multifunctional family room.
Bold and fresh floral patterns, bright colors and properly scaled furniture occupy this vibrant living and dining area. The band of green stripes on the outside of the drapes makes the window appear larger, and the red sofa makes a strong color statement yet has a classic style. The gold accents in the dining room chandelier are dispersed throughout the rest of the space to connect the two areas, and the versatile daybed separates the two spaces while keeping an open, fluid look.
A spiral staircase winds down from the yard to this hidden outdoor living room space. Stone walls enclose the space while an open ceiling allows sunshine down into the area. Circular shaped furniture creates a beautiful and interesting aesthetic. The sofa features a red weaved bottom, mating the four coffee tables, and a purple cushion adding bright color to the design. Large planters bring plant life into the space to connect it to the yard above.
Because the location of this home was on the side of a cliff overlooking the surrounding area, the designers wanted to emphasize the beautiful view. In doing so, they opened up the living room and kitchen, added several large windows to bring in the natural light and added a screened-in porch for comfortable outdoor seating.
A wooden coffee table includes a folding element that opens to create a larger table and store a vintage suitcase underneath, adding to the global feel of the living room. Bright, patterned throw pillows add a pop of color to the black chenille sofa, while a round mirror is positioned on the exposed brick wall.
This inviting foyer welcomes guests into a bright open living room that is dripping in character. White wainscoting lines the walls, while metallic foil gray silver cork wallpaper add a touch of color to the niches and the ceiling. A subtle custom bench hugs the walls with a dark blue and gold fabric adding seating to the space. Finally, a custom marble medallion sets the tone for the rest of the home.
"This garage remodel was designed for a UCLA professor who wanted a stylish home office," says Ron Cohen, CEO of Pearl Remodeling. "Because of zoning restrictions at the time of the remodel, we could not legally convert the garage into a living space, so we kept the garage door operational and updated the interior so it could still be enjoyed as a workspace. We installed new drywall on all walls and ceiling, and light-colored flooring and paint to brighten up the room. Open shelving with complementary decor give this study a modern touch with lots of room to personalize the space."
This family needed plenty of space for food prep, food storage and organization, so designers created an open plan, eat-in kitchen that had all the features the homeowners needed to create a functional space. Cabinets and countertops span the back wall of the room, providing plenty of counter and cabinet space, while two commercial sized, French Door refrigerators add tons of room for food storage. The final touch in this lovely kitchen was the over sized kitchen island with lower cabinets on three sides and a large, marble countertop for additional storage and work space. The island is even wired with electricity to make the feature even more functional.
The inspiration for this chic living room was the interior of a yacht. Custom dyed anigre wood with a high-poly finish accomplishes the nautical feel. The terrace is made to feel like part of the interior thanks to a NanaWall system that opens it up and a light wall that draws the eyes outward.