By removing a wall, what was once a small room feels much larger, offering a comfortable flow between the living room and the dining room. In the process of removing the wall, Chip Gaines found the original fireplace and decided to keep it as a unique design element. Original shiplap paneling was revealed and kept as wainscoting around the house, and natural wood cornices were installed around the windows. A large, Art Deco style light fixture illuminates the room, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
On either side of the fireplace, distressed console tables were brought in to add a bit of warm contrast to the white, shiplap walls. On top of each console table, a lamp with an "X" design nods to the design on the kitchen island, while a geometric sculpture adds texture and a modern element. Finally, lovely pieces of neutral artwork give the living room design some height.
The design team removed a wall to open up this California kitchen, revealing a ceiling-height window that ushers in loads of natural light. A modern island was added in the renovation and features a waterfall edge and shiplap detail. Four natural wood barstools allow for ample seating and tie in with the white oak cabinetry. Soaring ceilings support rustic-modern pendant lights that add to the room's organic vibe.
A white, brown and gray modern farmhouse style sitting room and kitchen. A white couch, concrete table, gray and metallic arm chairs, white and gray rug, a pair of marble and wooden tables and white lamp fill the sitting room. Shiplap adorned with herringbone mirrors decorate the wall next to a wooden table with chairs. A marble island centers the kitchen with a trio of glass pendant lights.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines used plumbing pipes and wood planks to create industrial-style open shelving that is perfectly at home in this rustic farmhouse kitchen. The shelving blends well with the shiplap paneling feature wall, island made from vintage wood and wood-trimmed range hood. Elegant white subway tile and cabinets and gray quartzite countertops balance the rusticity of the space.
In the powder room, designers wanted to continue the comfortable, modern ranch style they started in the living room, so they anchored their design in the white shiplap that covers most of the walls in the house. Then, they added a wood vanity with a gray countertop that echoes the colors of the furniture in the living room. Finally, designers added a bit of edgy contrast with a black mirror, black fixtures and black sconces.
To make the space feel larger, designers created the front of the home with an open concept design. The design includes white shiplap on the walls and ceilings, which lends to the feeling of a beach cottage, and high pitched ceiling that adds a feeling of openness. The front spaces include a living room with a beautiful beach view, a dining area and a functional kitchen.
The shiplap walls in the family room paired with the distressed wooden mirrors speaks to a casual luxury that is the intended overall mood of the home’s decor. We were as focused on comfort and approachability as we were on making it aesthetically pleasing. In the collage of nine teak wood framed mirrors, no two are exactly alike. The natural wood tones are echoed by the side table’s zebra wood facade. My fave detail in this image is the smart and simple tailoring on the sofa.
"The main focal point in the guest house bedroom area is the beautiful carriage doors next to the bed," says Wijaya. To achieve this overall look, she and her team added horizontal shiplap and wide shelving above the doors to soften the appearance, and make them look less like actual doors. "By adding beams to the ceiling in the guest house bedroom and using different wall textures in each space, we created a complex multi-dimensional space," she adds. The final result? Creating the illusion of a separate bedroom, kitchen, sitting area and bathroom, "even though they are all in one big open space," she notes. Mission accomplished.
In the sitting room, designers created a bright, yet cozy space for the homeowners and their family. The painted shiplap walls and ceiling keep the space feeling bright, while the wood beams in the ceiling and the frames of the chairs bring warmth to the room. For an added bit of color, the chairs were given gray cushions and the fireplace brick was painted gray to create a focal point in the space. The heaters in the ceiling add to the warmth in the space and enable it to be used on even the coldest of days.