The exterior gets a color-themed upgrade, going from plain, flat white to a pale yellow with soft blue accents. The concrete porch is painted blue to match the new custom shutters and a single French door is added along with a new porch swing and outdoor furniture. The existing columns get dressed up with sash curtains.
A large-scale, beaded wood chandelier by Regina Andrew draws the eye to the wide windows in this lovely breakfast space, emphasizing the serene outdoor view. Framed by white curtains, the large window allows lots of natural light to fill the space. A natural fiber rug anchors the Restoration Hardware furniture and accentuates the room’s casual vibe.
A large white awning extends out from a luxurious outdoor living room. A traditional metal chandelier illuminates the covered space, complete with sofa, coffee table and a fireplace. Curtains are made to slide, creating a wall to protect the elaborate interior on rainy days. The awning stretches across a dining area with a metal table and chairs for a shady entertaining space.
Ceiling beams break up the concrete, while an outdoor rug sets the foundation for comfort. Drapery provides coziness, but also privacy for this space, just off the master bedroom. Designer Bea Pila incorporated daybeds and sofas, as opposed to individual upright seating, to promote relaxation and connection. Tree trunk elements were incorporated to take away from a matched set look.
Panels from an 18th century French screen hang on the wall as a focal point in this beautiful, neutral traditional dining room. A long neutral curtain with a leaf border design hangs in front of glass French doors allowing outdoor access. Natural light from the doors and above windows illuminate the soft details of the room and dark wooden dining table.
Immerse yourself into this stunning patio oasis and the troubles of the world drift away. Contemporary chaise lounges perched on a sun shelf providing poolside comfort and style. LED lighting provides a cooling, ambient glow to the pool and infinity spa while a fire/water bowl, fire table and geometric see-through fireplace gently warm the ambiance of this outdoor living space. A custom wooden trellis with sits atop a cozy lounge area and outdoor sofa, framed by cascading, elegant curtains in rich brown fabric.
A light blue entryway leads from the living room into a traditional dining room with long neutral dining table and chairs featuring fully upholstered end chairs. The bottom of the wall is blue with white panels, but above the trimmed split beautiful outdoor scene wallpaper wraps the entire room. A blue china cabinet rests opposite a large window with floor-length white curtains.
A grated brown wall gives privacy to this outdoor shower while allowing it to retain an open feeling. A rain shower head peaks over the top of the wall. The surrounding greenery and turquoise curtains visible through the glass of the french doors add a touch of color to space without overpowering the natural feel.
Opening this sunroom to the kitchen floods both spaces with natural light. Ombre curtains coordinate with the waterfall coffee table painted in Bridget Beari Colors high gloss Petula. The cozy white sofa allows for comfy viewing of the backyard.
Designer Susan Jamieson explains "painting the door frames black keeps the eye moving and expands the view to see beyond the architecture to the outdoors".
As seen on HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call, John and Anthony have brought in soft patio furniture from Home Depot, bright colored pillows and accessories from West Elm, and curtains from Berkensteins NYC have turned this cold backyard space into a warm, inviting, modern space that makes you want to feel comfortable and relax in the outdoors.
Nestled in a small back yard surrounded by a curtain of mature hardwood trees, this outdoor living area makes the most of the available space. The owners wanted to her the "arts and crafts" stylings of the neighborhood, but they also desired a contemporary twist. Designers added a small hot tub and a water feature that make use of clean lines, while the pathways and walls have a splash of personality with natural stone.
This neutral, modern nursery is the perfect space for these homeowners. Inspired by the simple elegance of nature, this space has been outfitted with classic necessities to make this nursery home for the couple's second child. The changing table, trimmed with natural wood, brings in the beauty of the outdoors and is complemented by its simple, white drawers. The modern chandelier brings light to the space and adds a unique, yet classy, touch. The simple gray curtains add texture, while providing a way to block sunlight from the room for nap time.
The family wanted a unique space for outdoor entertaining, so designers created a space that would function as an extension of the home's interior. A wood paneled ceiling and dark, wicker furniture bring a warm contrast to the neutral space, while the space's high arches let in plenty of natural light. In order to control the natural light during the day and keep bugs out at night, heavy curtains were hung so that the homeowners would be able to control the atmosphere of their space. To help the space remain usable during cooler weather, a fireplace was added to give off warmth when needed.
The 16-foot-wide dining space in HGTV's Dream Home 2014 feels voluminous thanks to 10-foot-high walls and a steeply-pitched ceiling featuring exposed structural beams. A wall of windows overlooks the front yard and floods the room with natural light. As interior designer Linda Woodrum chose fabrics for this room with a view, she was careful to stick with subtle patterns and solids that didn't compete with the outdoors. The flowy white draperies are mounted at the top of the wall in order to draw the eye up. A traverse rod operates on a pulley system to allow for easy adjustment.
Inside the wet room, a sloped shower floor and linear drain system eliminates the need for a shower door, creating universal access and a feeling of openness. The plank tile is continued vertically up the rear shower wall, while the adjacent walls are tiled in iridescent white porcelain for maximum reflection of natural light. Because the window offers spectacular city skyline views, a curtain of beaded crystal is hung to create a permeable layer of privacy and to represent falling beads of water. The installation of a living orchids wall completes the experience of showering outdoors within the city.
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!