To dress up the bland, contractor-grade doors, the fronts and backs are wrapped with batting and cranberry-toned faux ostrich vinyl. The finishing touch is the paneled effect created with antique brass nail heads.
Black furnishings and men's-wear fabrics pop against walls painted a vibrant cranberry shade in the master bedroom of the HGTV Dream Home 2011. Turn-of-the-century walnut and poplar doors were stripped of paint and repurposed as pocket doors for the room.
The beautiful red siding on this country porch gives the look of a barn with the updated details of a home. The blue doors pop beautifully against the red, and neutral tile flooring completes the design.
This traditional house on the bay features a classic black-and-white color scheme, with just a hint of color. A brick walkway leads you to a pair of mint green doors, adding a subtle splash of color to the home's front entrance.
Thyme, including red creeping thyme (shown), possesses excellent mosquito repelling properties. The secret is to crush the leaves to release the volatile oils. You can simply place crushed stems around outdoor seating areas or rub the leaves on skin or clothing. Burning thyme leaves also shows skeeters the door, providing 85 to 90 percent protection for up to 90 minutes. Lemon thyme, silver thyme, English thyme, creeping thyme—all types offer some degree of mosquito protection. Tuck them into pots, or use them to edge planting beds.
A bright red accent wall strip pops against the calm, neutral tones of this bathroom design. A small floating vanity features woodgrain cabinetry and white vessel sink. The large walk in shower has a glass door and neutral tile interior. Vertical black and white tile behind the rain shower head adds depth to the design.
A vintage automotive tool chest doubles as a small dresser and the closet doors are covered in corkboard for displaying posters and artwork. A stylized map of the US and vintage license plates as wall decor create a roadtrip theme.