This kitchen has a 10-foot ceiling, so to accentuate it, it was painted a flat shade color matched to the blue-gray tone of the wall tile. This continuation of color blurs the line between where the walls end and the ceiling begins.
Now that we've honored the past, make some new traditions with a modern twist. These gold logs are so much fun! A lick of gold spray paint brings this '50s style Christmas into the modern era and adds a lovely sense of whimsy to this holiday theme. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Lilien
Before, this small living space lacked color and charm. The addition of all-new furniture injects character and functionality, while a textured wall covering adds new life to the living room's walls, ceiling and fireplace. To hide TV cords, an alcove is made from lumber and planks of paint-grade pine. Keeping the wires concealed inside the alcove allows for a seamless and sophisticated look.
When interior designer Linda Woodrum set about designing this guest bedroom for HGTV Dream Home 2009, she envisioned a cozy, lived-in space with walls painted a peaceful shade of buttercream and a bed blanketed in heirloom-style fabrics. To balance the old-fashioned feel, jolts of color, interesting texture combinations and bold patterns, including paisley and check, were used to ramp up the room's energy.
Swap out your matching kitchen chairs or barstools in favor of more interesting options — you could paint them, replace them with a set of colorful vintage chairs, or simply give them a makeover with new slipcovers or cushions. You can sew your own or browse Etsy for custom handmade versions like the red barstool cushion shown here from Britta Leigh Designs.
This rustic bathroom features a blend of reclaimed wood and cherry red accents. A chalkboard paint backsplash above the small red bathtub allows for endless doodles, while the red light fixture is slightly nautical in design.
A portion of the cabinets were painted a vibrant red to create a visual divide between the small home workspace and kitchen. Painted finishes, iron pendant lights and rooster collectibles add to the contemporary country theme.
The barn’s paint scheme is evocative of the materials and plantings selected for the landscape. The distinctive red chaise lounges offer eye-catching contrast against the greenery surrounding the spaces.