The casual dining space centered in the great room of the 2015 HGTV.com Spring House is made warm and welcoming for guests with a layering of warm oranges, tangy yellows and small accents of blues for a cool balance. Citrus hues are gender-neutral since orange and yellow can take on masculine or feminine characteristics depending on how they’re applied.
The Skuris/DeCancio House, originally designed by Stan Sackley in 1987, has been another popular stop on one of several Palm Springs Modernism Week home tours. It's the perfect example of the aesthetic of midcentury modern translated into the future.
Large pavers create a driveway and walkway around this contemporary micro house. A welcoming porch surround the house adding more living space, complete with a bright orange dining area. A bright yellow front door adds a touch of color the gray exterior of the home.
There are endless restaurants in Atlanta specializing in farm-to-table, meat-and-three, soul food and other variations on Southern fare. A homespun, unpretentious entry in those ranks is Southern Bistro, a comfort-food centric spot from husband and wife Nancy and Colman Goodrich who do especially well with down-home appetizers with a Southern flair like boiled peanut hummus, a solid pimento cheese served with toast points, ham and collard green egg rolls and, of course, the in-house variation on fried green tomatoes served with goat cheese and sweet pepper jelly. Don't expect fancy, cutting-edge foodie fare, but do expect good at this neighborhood spot especially good for a quick lunch.
More international offerings just outside of Atlanta, the French destination pastry and coffee spot Cafe Vendome has two locations and is filled with expats enjoying some of the best croissants, eclairs, caneles, Madeline, macarons and a French take on the petit fours in the city. Run by an engineer-turned-patisserie owner, Cafe Vendome is the product of extensive research into French bread and pastry-making and a kitchen helmed by a Brittany native. Grab a locally-famous baguette on your way out, or a selection of breakfast pastries to wake up to or just enjoy lunch and pastries in-house.
An unusual concept, Calyroad Creamery in Sandy Springs is both a retail shop and an artisanal cheesemaking business that produces an impressive variety of both cow and goat cheeses. Visitors can sign up for a cheesemaking class, tour the behind-the-scenes cheesemaking process or just drop by for a tasting of the house-made cheeses paired with wine or have a beautiful cheese board with a selection of handcrafted cheeses, jams, dried fruit and chutneys or pickles delivered to their hotel. Personable owner Robin Schick loves to share her passion for cheese and cheesemaking and can help you put together any combo of condiments, cheese, wine and other goodies your heart desires. The shop has a curated selection of local craft beers, wine, jams and other artisanal goods for a one-stop locavore foodie destination. Next door Susansnaps makes this little shopping area a great place to pick up an edible Atlanta souvenir.
Break your outdoor space down into defined zones. Here, the central area is more casual and lounge like while the back is designated for a more formal sit-down meal. Three feet of space between the house exterior and the central area rug allows for plenty of traffic in and out of the space.
This is the Hartrampfs garden in Georgia with a nice green lawn, blooming cherry trees and purple hyacinths. The cherry trees become the focal point of the landscape and accent the stone house with their slight coloration. A small patio area has a table and several chairs.
Quick and easy updates brought springtime charm to the covered deck of the 2015 HGTV Spring House. From grommeted outdoor drapery to an upcycled swing chair, here's a closer look at the outdoor space's high-energy accents.
This gorgeous pool house on the equestrian estate in Powder Springs, GA allows you to lounge in luxury. This spot features a fireplace, TV and grill, so it is perfect for entertaining guests in the summertime.
On an eye-catching corner lot in Houston, Tex., seasonal interest is achieved through the use of a vast number of species that bloom throughout spring and summer, as well as species with fall color or winter fruit to stand out in the off season. The goal of the project is to minimize physical labor demands in a contemporary garden design to match the architecture of the home,