This living area was designed to allow light in and provide beautiful views of the extensive backyard. The sliding window allows for easy access to the backyard and opens completely for "open air" living. Custom cabinetry is built in in a long buffet positioned under the mounted television. White and neutral furniture compliments the modern look of the room while adding some depth of color and texture.
A ribbed leather chair and matching ottoman adds a thick textural element complimenting the striped textural pattern of the area rug. Three dimensional triangle floor cushions bring an unexpected shape to the traditional rectangular angles of the room.
Midcentury modern entertainment center units form a mirror image around the fireplace featuring a white hearth, gray brick surround and modern mantel art. Three dimensional triangle floor cushions add a unique shape detail among the traditional rectangular pieces in the room.
To create a kids' nook that complements the living room design, modern chairs with durable, ribbed fabric were brought in along with a modern coffee table and an easily accessible library of kids' books.
A gray wall, with a painted quote, supports this ribbed wooden desk with a matching traditional chair. A vintage phone and chrome lamp sit in front of propped, framed contemporary artwork that adds red and orange hues to the dark tones.
The slatted wood Ribbed Chair by Shiner International creates a dynamic corner in this modern home and a great spot to perch with a book. The lines of the chair are echoed in the movement of the graphic, modern painting above it.
A metal canopy bed with circle pattern headboard is softened with layers of textured throw pillows and a ribbed comforter. Matching night stands are lighted by the warm glow of contemporary sconces mounted above. Long, pastel curtains fit the feminine style of the room.
A cream colored theme keeps this laundry room looking bright and open. Ribbed cabinet doors and a washboard wooden door add texture to the room. A cherry red washer and dryer pop against the neutral backdrop. Over the machines, a hanging rack keeps clothes from wrinkling.
HGTV Dream Home 2012's dining area, surrounded by three walls of windows, provides an almost outdoor dining experience. A sisal-style rug anchors the space and counters the formal lines of the dining chairs, while the hand-planed appearance of the tabletop and the ribbed detail of the demijohns resemble the flowing river waters.
A pair of textured love seats creates seating around a round, ribbed coffee table. Three red trunks double as colorful decoration and extra table surface, while a horse statue adds to the Asian feel of the design. French doors open into the room to provide access to the balcony and move fresh air and natural light into the space.
An orange accent wall creates a warm background for the Asian bed side table with distressed edges and ribbed top. A statue and framed photos match the Asian theme below a simple swiveling sconce. A tall upholstered headboard turns its edge for a cozy, enclosed feel to the head of the bed.
Frosted glass French doors open to the soft gray-green walls of this quiet transitional nursery. A cream and brown wooden crib matches the tall dresser complete with open shelving and drawers. The crib is layered with a sold brown, solid ribbed green, and jungle patterned blue cushions. A neutral shag rug provides some color over the wood floor.
Drapes mimic the curtains around the canopy bed giving this traditional master bedroom an elegant and romantic feel. A ribbed bed comforter adds texture to the room while an orange, yellow and green rug and pink floral throw pillow and matching tufted bench add color to the neutral theme. The wicker chairs with brown fabric create a small sitting area at the end of the bed.
The Pilgrims grew pumpkins that also looked like this short ribbed beauty. This is a moschata type of squash and was grown for both people and livestock to munch. Moschata pumpkins store well, providing a source of fresh food in winter. ‘Long Island Cheese’ pumpkin dates to the early 1800s and is a coveted pumpkin for pie making due to its nearly stringless flesh.