Sink into this clean, comfortable bedroom at the end of a long day and you're sure to feel relaxed almost immediately. The symmetrical look of the space — matching end tables and globe lamps are situated on either side of the room — adds to the visually soothing feel. Funky pillows and a faux fur throw add a modern element to the space, and the black accent wall makes the white elements in the room pop.
To anchor the 15-foot-by-12-foot sleeping cabin in traditional country style, folk art—used in place of a headboard—draws the eye toward a queen bed outfitted with casual cotton linens. For a collected look, two different tables were used on each side of the bed instead of a matching pair. This is something interior designers do to make a space feel more one-of-a-kind.
When you’re trying to create a restful bedroom space, go with a neutral base. Atlanta designer Ann Wisniewski of AJW Designs suggests using accessories to add color. The blues and greens in this room’s bedding, lamps and houseplants give the Dwell with Dignity makeover a zen vibe. The bedside tables were originally in the room, but DIY blogger Dena Stormer painted them and replaced the hardware to create an all-new look.
Whether wood or metal, antique or new, tables, chests and other furniture can provide prep space and storage just as well as a built-in island. This mobile, expandable island came from an antiques market in Atlanta for decorator Clinton Rice's townhome. An island like this is visually interesting and gives so much versatility for food prep and entertaining; plus if you need more room in your kitchen, you can move it to the side.
In the living room, designers used deep purples and rich fabrics to create contrast in the neutral space. Textured wallpaper on the fireplace surround adds dimension to the space, while neutral furniture adds seating. Four coffee tables work as one unit, but can be separated and moved to different areas of the room to add functionality to the space. Finally, a purple rug and elegant statues finish the room's design.
This converted St. Louis loft represents no-holds-barred decorating at its best, with lush velvet sofas, a zebra-striped rug and mirrored tables that give Studio 54 a run for its money. A white leather sofa encircles a structural column to offer extra seating in this modern open living space.
Dark gray is used on the second floor of this large living space to bring the height of the room down, creating a cozy, family-friendly room. A trio of coffee tables makes one big surface or can be separated for a modular space when entertaining. Comfortable seating, from the large sectional to the comfortable gray chair, create a great space to gather and relax.
Cut the sheet pan wall, top/bottom sheet pan grooved pieces to size. Using a router fitted with a 1/4" channel bit, route grooves into the top/bottom sheet pan grooved pieces. You can also accomplish this by doing multiple passes on a table saw. These grooves will allow for the sheet pan dividers to slide into place easily. Attach the bottom sheet pan grooved piece with wood glue and 1-1/4" brad nails. Drill 3/4" pocket holes into the sheet pan wall and attach with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. Add the top sheet pan grooved piece and ensure that it is level.
Owners of the Sacred Pepper wanted their main dining room to feel like a lounge, while still remaining elegant, so designers added serpentine banquettes to line the dining room and tables and chairs covered with rich, plush furniture in the center of the space. The luxuriousness of the materials in the space make this restaurant the perfect place to come when you want to enjoy a long meal with good friends.
This neutral kid's room proves that a space doesn't have to be colorful to be fun and playful. Built-in cabinets flank both sides of the bed, creating functional and stylish bedside tables. An upholstered headboard with two rows of nailhead trim is custom-built to fit the space, and reading lights above are a practical addition. Dinosaur-printed bedding and a pair of acid green pillows bring punch and kid-friendly flair.
This room envokes a feeling of being in your own five-star hotel room. The tasteful minimalism includes cinnamon-colored side tables, white leather furniture and oversized lamp shades. The real star of the room is the wood-planked ceiling. This particular home is a weekend getaway in Palm Springs, hence the tall cactus. The carpet and wall covering are made from recycled materials.
The goal of this project was to modernize the open plan living space, but in a thoughtful way that would respect the location and also provide the client, a young single bachelor, with a functional design. The narrow living room space was one of the biggest challenges in the space planning. By creating a wall hung entertainment unit and bookcase, with a large area rug and small cocktail tables, the narrow space was visually widened.
The homeowners wanted a stylish kitchen that would still be durable, standing up to the wear and tear of family life, so designers chose materials for this home that would reflect the homeowners' busy lifestyle. For example, in the kitchen, designers chose an easily cleaned tile backsplash that would stand the test of time as well as a tough granite countertop that would resist burns, staining and cracking despite everyday use.
At first glance, this living room is by-the-book traditional, but a closer look reveals that the design drifts into contemporary territory. Staying true to the home's traditional architecture, the majority of the furnishings -- such as the wing-backed chair and antique side tables -- follow suit but transitional accent chairs and bookshelf accessories give the room an updated feel.
In the new kitchen of the Pasquella home, what was once a dark, old room, with barely enough room for a refrigerator, kitchen table and small countertops, now has more than enough room to cook and entertain. By removing the wall that separated the kitchen from the dining room, it allowed the Kitchen Cousins to add a center island for cooking and preparing food, as well as adding another eating area. With a different cabinet design, they were also able leave space for an oversize refrigerator. In addition to the room feeling larger without the wall, there is twice as much light that fills the room from the dining room area.
The family of five needed lots of seating and prep space in their kitchen, but they also wanted the space to remain stylish and functional, so they added an oversized island with a Viking prep sink and two Viking dishwashers to handle the abundance of dishes a large family is sure to create. The extra large area of the countertop gives the family plenty of space to prepare their meals, as well as lots of space underneath for storage. With its sleek, clean lines, the island not only added functionality to the space, but also gave the family the contemporary aspect they were looking for. The breakfast area just on the other side of the island meets the same requirements for the family. A dark stained dining table seats six, while the padded banquette adds to the contemporary feel to the space, with its metallic, tufted fabric and throw pillows, and also gives the space extra seating.
As seen on HGTV's Flip or Flop, feminine accents and neutral tones bring a soft touch into this contemporary bedroom. An ornate fabric headboard and floral pillows are paired with sleek black end tables, creating a pretty but sophisticated space.