This renovated row house in Boston offers a warm modern aesthetic with historic flair, mixing in notable period features from the detailed ceiling and light fixture to the fireplace with a marble mantel. Natural wood tones make the space neutral with pops of color in the living room furniture.
When the owner of a run-down, century-old row house near D.C.'s Union Market asked Kerra Michele Huerta to help renovate their space, the designer leapt at the chance to get creative. After the construction crew dug out the basement to create a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment with a full kitchen for guests, Huerta stepped into the entryway and used remnants of unsalvageable pine floors to design a "welcome mat" inlay in the new foyer. The coat rack was repurposed too; though it seems right at home next to the bright red art, it's actually comprised of old pipes.
The classic staircase and foyer in this renovated row home feature a modern-meets-traditional design, from the dark gray painted stairs with wooden handrail to the neutral, minimalist furniture seen in adjoining rooms.
This row house stands out against its boring brick neighbors with a pale blue facade and an updated porch. Railings from Railing Dynamica, Inc. and comfy porch furniture from Pier 1 bring this exterior to life, as seen on HGTV's Curb Appeal.
The goal for this decorating project was to create a functional and attractive living space for a single lady. The client had just renovated a very small row house by opening the living room and kitchen into one large space. Decorating Den Interiors had 360 total square feet of living, dining and kitchen space and needed to incorporate some existing furniture, both for budgetary and sentimental reasons. The result is a stunning transitional design with a tasteful mix of contemporary lines and classic, traditional pieces.
The exposed beams called for a "rustic" feel that was relaxed and fun. The designers added the sisal rug and neutral tones in the furniture. The color was brought in through the artwork and bookshelf. Overall the mix of midcentury furniture, minimal dining table, lighting and great artwork makes the room fresh but a relaxed space to gather with friends and family.
The reason for the large, painted stripe behind the clients' white-framed painting was so it "popped" off the white wall. Before that was done, the painting got lost and did not have the contrast it needed.
Victorian architecture, which was so common in 19th century-built row houses, remains a popular style in home design. It’s evident here in the two-level bay windows and front-porch design of this Bay Area residence.
Exposed brick and hardwood flooring provide a traditional foundation in this row house's open living space. A mix of contemporary furniture and primitive country furnishings gives this inviting area an updated, transitional look that flows seamlessly between the sitting area and dining room.
As a House Hunters favorite on HGTV, this memorable kitchen in Maui reflects plenty of space to entertain the whole family in this open-concept design. The large island provides lots of seating, while subdued earth tones and travertine flooring lend natural warmth to the room.