A soft palette of sage and parchment were used in this Living room with tailored but comfortable furniture to draw guests in. Mirrors, unexpected art and antiques provide unique accents to enhance the space. The oversized rectangular room was divided into two seating areas. Custom drapes in a subtle floral pattern flanking the French Doors and large windows are carried throughout the room to provide cohesiveness. Two custom sisal rugs are positioned in each sitting area to define the space.
In the dining room, designers created a space combining a neutral color palette with traditional furniture for a new take on a classic design. For pops of color, they used red and hues of blue, adding a traditional rug to complete the space. Large French doors let in plenty of natural light to keep the room bright, but neutral curtains were hung throughout to allow the homeowners to control the light and ambiance of the space.
Traditional library colors and materials -- such as the wood built-in shelves and the brown leather sofa -- are placed in this space that is anything but traditional. A funky, southwest-inspired rug brings red, blue and green hues into the room, and a beautiful painting echoes those colors. Accents placed on the shelves add a personal touch to the library, which also features simple but intriguing small tables plus an additional chair for reading or lounging.
“Now that I see how good the built-ins look, I can’t believe I ever wanted to get rid of them,” says Cristina. To be fair, they were a drab yellowish cream color. Paint freshened them up, especially doing the backs in black — which also helps camouflage the TV. The furniture is a refreshing mix, with a leather sofa by CR Laine, nonmatching armchairs (the green one is by Bernhardt and the caned one is by Selamat) and layered rugs.
Atlanta designer Heather Hogan Roberts took objects and decor that the homeowner owned to stay under her $500 budget for a living room makeover. She bought new curtains, a rug, and small furniture such as side tables and a woven stool used as an ottoman. Roberts, who owns Ivy & Vine, reworked and styled the existing accessories and furniture, which is a low-cost alternative to always buying new items to give a room a designer look.
Large wood coffee table lettering spells out "LIVE" as the focal point of this room design. Faux shutters frame the windows, adding a creative look to the large wall. A cozy sofa is finished with a blue striped fabric and ruffled skirt. Orange throw pillows pop against the pale coloring of the sofa and pull out the rich tones in the patterned rug. Word wall art keeps with the motivational theme of the coffee table.
The designers at Brio Interior Designs transformed a small, cluttered kitchen into a Midcentury masterpiece. Walls were demolished to create an open concept concept design throughout the house. Large bottom cabinets replaced the metal shelving the couple was using for storage, and their outdated appliances were replaced with state of the art stainless steel ones. Designers then added details that show off the couple's personality, such as the red patterned rug that adds a bit of flair, while modern light fixtures help the large windows over the countertop to provide light to the kitchen.
At the back of the house, the family room gives the homeowners a space to relax and enjoy a movie together. With a cozy sectional and a leather armchair, this space has plenty of comfortable seating, while the oriental rug adds color and softens the space. A coffee table and two side tables give the family spaces to set their drinks and pop corn, and a black console table doubles as display and storage space for the room.
The homeowners wanted their daughters' room to be bright and funky, just like them, so designers created a space that is youthful and fun, but that still blends with the design of the home as a whole. Though the room is a shared space, designers made certain that each girl has her own place to display her favorite things. Shelving around each of the girls' beds makes that possible, while brightly colored paper lanterns and a flower rug add color to the space.
To re-create the look of the costly lithographs for just $50, Designer Sabrina Soto used decoupage medium to attach ribbon to foam boards, then popped her artwork into ready-made frames. A machine-made rug cost only $850 and Design assistant Chris added doors and drawers to an unfinished bookcase to replicate the look of the high-end room's desk for only $300, as seen on HGTV's The High Low Project.
Ocean-hued chairs create a colorful focal point in this otherwise neutral breakfast room. The traditional home features a wide-open great room with a kitchen that flows into the dining room, entry and sunroom and deck beyond. A round table and rug allow for easy access and traffic flow through the space. Shell and bamboo accents tie the space to its coastal setting.
This living room is perfectly designed to complement the long shape of the home. The orange wall color is echoed by orange curtains on the opposite white wall as well as an orange area rug. Dark cabinetry flush with the wall to provide a dark contrast to the color scheme. A soft gray loveseat is decorated with floral throw pillows complementing the orange details as well as the coffee table plant.
Calacatta marble is used throughout the shower and bathtub surround to create a truly luxurious master bathroom. Every feature received a tremendous attention to detail, including the black-and-white tiled rug with inset stainless steel dots. A rich layering effect is achieved by placing a custom-made linear light fixture in front of white sheers to give the illusion that Swarovski crystals were woven into the fabric.
The formal dining room in this English cottage is outfitted in the traditional style. Rich, wood furniture is the highlight of the space, along with a traditional oriental rug and traditional artwork. To lighten the space and make it feel warmer, however, designers took advantage of the ample natural light spilling into the space from the French doors. By blending white walls and traditional furniture, designers have created an elegant, updated space that is both warm and inviting.
A neutral palette is enhanced by accents in black and cream. Warm colors of rust and gold add visual interest and color to the space, while an elegant area rug with French writing provides a focal point. A built in entertainment center on the far wall anchors the space and provides ample display room for colorful accessories and books.
In the open design of this home, a stylish modern sitting room is situated next to the wood-saturated kitchen. A modern white leather sofa shines with natural light from the large windows on the back wall. A tufted leather chair and neutral shag rug define the perimeter of the area while keeping it open and connected to the rest of the home. A turquoise serving tray and green throw pillows add small pops of color.
To create a fun space for the homeowners' little boy, designers anchored the space in the thing that he loves the best-cars. As the focal point for the space, the vehicle bed spread gives the room a youthful feel, but can easily be changed as the young boy grows. A navy accent wall complements the bed linens and anchors the space, tying in the unique paintings and blue lounge chair. To complete the space, a gray, geometric rug rests just underneath the heart of the room, giving the entire space dimension.
Everything in the young girl’s room has meaning. Here is a closer look at the quilt gifted to her from her mom and grandmother. Whitney and Micah bought this vintage bed, restored it, and lacquered it red especially for their daughter. It works perfectly with her well-organized red bookcase. Micah had the colorful rug woven specifically for her room when she was born. Lastly, the well-preserved hardwood floors are original to the house.