Large-scale photography brings the outdoors into this modern living room. The room is both modern and bold with punches of color that liven up the otherwise neutral space. A picture rail adds a throwback element to the space and also ties in with the paneled feature wall above the fireplace. Brass accents add warmth to the overall look.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a cinder block wall was removed to create this open and bright basement entertainment area. Sarah added new wood paneling below the chair rail, chic rustic-modern furnishings and heated Brazilian slate floors for a durable, multi-purpose space that will accommodate a growing family of four.
This adorable nursery blends antique finds with graphic prints and playful color to create a space that's chic for any age. The pink stripes are a subtly feminine touch. Coral stripe paint color: Sherwin Williams Coral Island Code SW 6332; Paint color above chair rail: Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray Code SW 7043; Window panels: Nate Berkus for Target; Crib: Baby Town; Gray Glider: Buy Buy Baby
Brass accents pop against the cool grays of this contemporary living room. A sleek wood panel turns the TV wall into a focal point, and also ties in with a picture rail that runs the length of a long wall, a nod to interiors past. A modern brass sofa table teams with a pair of side tables to create symmetry that helps harmonize the space.
To create a baby girl's nursery that is feminine without being precious, the designer chose a gray, coral and neutral palette with rustic and vintage elements. The resulting look is clean and simple; family treasures make it special. Coral stripe paint color: Sherwin Williams Coral Island Code SW 6332; Chair rail paint color: Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray Code SW 7043; Window panels :Nate Berkus for Target; Crib: Baby Town; Crib Mobile: Pottery Barn Kids; Grey Glider: Buy Buy Baby
Add a special treatment halfway up the wall, to cut your costs. Tile or wood paneling, which can be cheaper, gives any bathroom a certain finished style. Designer Stephanie A. Bruntz of Studio B Design used tile in this National Kitchen + Bath Association winning bathroom, but also suggests using beadboard. If you opt for beadboard, she suggests adding chair rail around the room and a standalone backsplash above the vanity. “It would be faster to install and less expensive on the material purchase,” says Bruntz, who lives in Nebraska.
To minimize the presence of the stair in the hallway the designer eliminated the need for the outer stringer. Instead, they cantilevered the tread supports from a single stringer located adjacent to the wall. The treads themselves are sandblasted acrylic mounted to a pair of tapered steel angles. The tread design allows for maximum light to pass through to the space below. Glass infill panels create the guard at both the stair rail and surrounding guards. With the use of 2 layers of laminated glass no top rail was required at the guard locations. To support the glass, steel bar stanchions span between floors levels, adding an element of continuity to the various levels of the stacked stair. High levels of precision were required during the detailing and construction process to maintain absolute alignment between 3 levels as the stairway extends from upper bridge to the basement.
This pristine pair of swivel chairs was passed down from Micah’s grandmother. They’re a perfect way to inject a little generational history into a young family’s home. Family heirlooms are always a good idea. You’ll notice that below the white painted crown molding is a white picture rail. In many older homes, the walls are plaster as opposed to drywall. Plaster is much harder and more difficult to repair; therefore, a piece of molding/rail is used as a surface to attach hardware and wire, and then your artwork to. Preservation is key in caring for older homes. The Stansells cleverly repeated the teal color on the drapery panels, but used white sheers on the window’s interior for semi-privacy while still allowing light in.