With the simple addition of decor, this lake house family room is ready for the summer. Designer Nancy Snyder and her team put together two looks for the living space: one for summer and one for winter. A glass fish, beach painting and summery throw pillows transform the space into its summer look.
Nestled between the main house and the guest house lies a fully equipped summer kitchen, waterfall and infinity edge pool. There's no skimping on the views from every angle of the outdoor living space. It's easy to escape at this mountain retreat.
Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's Sarah's Summer House, chose soft and tranquil linens for the guest cabin bedroom. She made the bedside lamp from a birch tree, bringing a natural element to the space, while French doors allow natural light to fill the small space.
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,
The renovation of this 12,000-square-foot home will transform into an extravagant mountain retreat featuring a new 2,500-square-foot guest cottage opening onto a summer kitchen and pool bar, 75′ long infinity edge pool, tennis pavilion, extensive water features, garden and hiking trails. Not your typical renovation, this grand-scale renewal and addition will exhibit some of the world’s finest granite and stone, beautiful custom cabinetry, custom wood and glass folding and lift-side doors that open rooms completely to the outdoors, and other exquisite materials and inspiring novelties, all while staying true to the home’s traditional rustic origins. Scheduled for completion later this year, this one-of-a-kind Asheville retreat will be in a class all its own.
Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's "Sarah's Summer House," used the sun as the inspiration for the bright colors in this guest bedroom. The recycled white-painted pine paneling on the walls gives a neutral backdrop to the colorful fabric schemes. The division in the windows brings charm into the space, while the brass bed adds a robust element to the summer cottage bedroom.
This modern beach home in Jacksonville, Fla., offers its own backyard oasis complete with a swimming pool and mosaic tile spa. Lounge chairs line one end of the pool for sunbathing, and a shaded patio area provides relief in the summer heat.
A simple stone covers the back patio and pool area to keep it cool when the summer sun shines directly on it. Plenty of sitting and dining areas allow for taking in the seascape views while soaking up the sun or having a meal.
Two long runs of counter space give plenty of room in this cottage kitchen. Blue-painted antique corbels hold open shelving and support the peninsula overhang, bringing vintage-inspired whimsy to the space. Designer Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's "Sarah's Summer House," chose three different cabinet colors to create a dynamic color palette. She used natural materials and a lighthearted color for the backsplash, and the seeded glass cabinet doors bring an extra touch of softness.
Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's "Sarah's Summer House," went for rustic charm when designing the living room. The room seems as if it's perched over the water with its wraparound windows. She arranged the seating around the perimeter of the room so each seat has the perfect view of the water. The shades of blue in the upholstery represent the water, and layering the different patterns, like ikat, floral and striped, gives the room a lighthearted look.
Here, a gorgeous coastal home featuring a beautiful front porch. With island breezes, there's no better place to sit on a summer evening than a screened in porch with all of the amenities for a cookout and gathering. For the winter months, there's a fireplace to keep cozy while enjoying the outdoors.
First impressions are always important, and you can set the tone for the rest of your property by carefully selecting exterior components that give your house a personality. This natural stone walkway, lush landscape and warm exterior add sophistication and wow factor.