On episode seven of HGTV Design Star season six, contestant Mark is asked to make over a formal living and dining room for a young couple. Because the couple loves music, Mark creates a custom record installation. "The record wall...stunning," says judge Vern Yip.
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In one corner of the space, designers created a soothing entertainment space for the homeowner. A set of shelves provide storage for a small bar tray, a record player and a record collection, while the walls showcase more of the homeowner's art and some of her own photographs.
This accent wall is made of recycled bricks which add warmth to the apartment's living area. Open shelving in place of a media console gives an airy feel and creates a spot for the owner's turntable and record collection.
This living room is a playful mix of colors and style. A red patterned curtain plays off the overstuffed red armchair. A commercial sign listing Boston neighborhoods serves as industrial wall art. A chevron rug and an avocado green record case as end table storage complete the color- and decade-mixing fun.
This dining room features neutral wood wall paneling paired with a red ceiling and matching French door. A round glass table with modern white chairs sits at the center with a metal chandelier overhead. Multicolored artwork, an antique record player and hardwood floors add finishing touches.
A tufted wall design adds a padded look to this home studio. An electric keyboard sits flush against the accent wall. A built-in plastic music stand supports the sheet music, and the wood sides add a little color to the black and white surroundings. A framed record is fitting decor for the room. A peek at the ceiling reveals the black and white striped pattern above.
Playful black and white photography is arranged geometrically to form an accent wall and a focal point in this eclectic living space. Beneath it, a console table holds a vinyl record player, adding vintage flair to the throwback space, which incorporates a mix of modern and Art Deco elements. A gold drum-style coffee table adds glamour and function.
This country music rising star wanted a place to write her number ones, so designers took inspiration from music city itself. One the walls, Nashville concert posters are hung, along with an autographed guitar. Vintage items, such as a pink vintage record player and transistor radio, mix with more modern elements, such as the large teal chairs, to combine a space that is both cozy and creative.
This fun teen bedroom features a reclaimed wood bed draped in a Union Jack flag comforter and an acoustic guitar hanging above the headboard. A modern gray sofa is positioned in front of the wall-to-wall chalkboard, while floating shelves display favorite records.
Reinvent empty frames as illuminated sculptures with the addition of colored lights. For indoor use, standard vintage-style lights can be used to wrap wall-hung frames, placed near outlets. To help disguise extension cords, consider grouping several frames vertically, tucking the cord behind each frame, then into outlets near the bottom of the wall. For outdoor use, such as a repurposed wreath alternative placed on a front door, it's best to use battery-operated lights.
Natural sea-inspired art prints, air plants and that amazing juju hat (a favorite!) were our art feature wall in the space. The TV is there but it's not a feature of the room, just a part of it. Italian leather chairs and the low media center with the large midcentury lamp give this room a cool lounge feel. It makes me want to put a record on and make a gin & tonic with extra lime.