Draft conical forms of dwarf Alberta spruce to add vertical elements to plantings. In this bed, dwarf Alberta spruce towers neatly above drifts of lavender. Both plants crave well-drained soil, which this gravel mulched bed provides. In winter, when the lavender is resting, the spruce takes center stage, adding color and height all winter long.
Kitchen Cousins John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino took a narrow and dated galley kitchen and created this beautifully open floor plan in a luxe new space that marries kitchen, dining area and living room. The new 13-foot kitchen island features brilliant white quartz countertops. Its front panel is made from reclaimed wood that was locally sourced from a decommissioned water tower that was more than 150 years old.
Combining the idea of the clock striking midnight and a favorite destination, Laura Ingalls Gunn of Decor to Adore was inspired to create her Bonne Année table decor.
Gunn’s centerpiece features mini towers under glass cloches, faux snow, metallic ornaments and votive holders along with an array of vintage-style clock faces—printed from the computer and detailed with glitter.
This glam-meets-masculine master bathroom was created in its entirety with just three unique tiles used to fabulous effect. At counter height, a slim row of handmade tiles separate the large porcelain tiles from the delicate sea glass with a seamless run from the cantilevered countertop to the corner of the tiled tower. Solid glass doors with slight chrome edging act as a masculine contrast against the gold tones in the tile.
Ornate decorative moldings adorn the walls and ceiling and are complemented with black paint and gold accents. The ceiling is a standout feature which consists of multiple elevations of diamond-shapes designed to draw the eye to the center of the ceiling where an oversized brass chandelier resides. A crescent-shaped macaron bar adds visual interest and additional counter space. The back wall features handsome antique mirrors to serve as the backdrop to the Macaron by Patisse signage embellished with brass-trimmed shelves designed for additional storage and showcasing macaron towers.
A home is more than just a house; it holds our memories. So when North Carolina couple, TaLaya Brown and Kerrick Faulkner inherited the house that once belonged to Faulkner’s grandparents, it was a chance to draw from the past while looking ahead to the future. With rescue dog Honey in tow for good luck, the two set out to make a new home out of an old house.
This farmhouse overlooking the Snoqualmie River Valley in Washington now has the open, airy feel of a fire look-out tower in a national forest. The wall that previously stood between the kitchen and dining room were removed, which allowed the family to add a continuous ribbon of windows around the space. These windows allow tons of natural light into the space and help make it more sustainable. As a tribute to the beautiful forest around them, the family had a custom kitchen island crafted specifically for this space.
Bay windows can be a design challenge. For Jeanine and Bryan they took the opportunity to carve out both a dining and work area in the bay window. A large round dining table is a perfect fit. On the table, which is perfect for both work and entertaining, a dramatic arrangement of branches towers over a collection of favorite books together with a sculpture from artist Murjoni Merriweather.
Starting with an apartment-sized, three-seater sofa centered on the left-hand wall, Briana and Buzz arranged the space around it to maximize the flow of their loft's living room. They took focus off of the room's lack of space by grounding the area with an oversized area rug featuring a bold, graphic print. Instead of adding a bulky, horizontal bookcase to the spatially-challenged room, the couple opted for tall, metal book towers they placed by in the window. The vertical arrangement instantly turned their cherished photography books and novels into a sculptural focal point while still keeping the collection neatly organized.
A vintage kitchen cupboard handed down from my parents does double duty in a hallway as storage for gift wrap and shipping supplies, kitchen linens and other items. Figuring out where to store things in a historic home is a perennial problem but not as challenging as in previous homes. A small portion of my vintage suitcase collection on top of the hutch once functioned as a much-needed storage tower of suitcases and room divider in the closet-free two-room apartment where I lived with my husband in New York City's East Village. The "Pray for Atlanta" artwork is by beloved Atlanta artist R. Land. A metal basket holds my son's sports equipment and vintage wooden tennis rackets, which we still use.
The owner of this home wanted an elegant, functional space for her closet, so she decided to enclose an underused second floor patio. To make this dressing room the perfect space, floor to ceiling built-in wardrobes were added with lighted drawers for easy access. The shoes get their own sliding storage so that each pair is neatly laid out and easily accessible. The chandelier in the center of the room is elegant and stylish and hangs over a jewelry tower, complete with lighted drawers for ease of access. The space has banquette seating so that the homeowner and her friends can gab and get ready all at the same time, while the black and white Roman shades provide stylish privacy for the space.
Part of the charm of Oliver Hospitality's brand of urban renewal is their attention to detail and maintaining historic elements in their revamped properties. The iconic radio tower that for so long capped the Clermont Hotel rests in peace and offers a cheeky accent to the cool bar scene below. The Hotel Clermont's rooftop bar is now one of Atlanta's coolest late night bar scenes. It's also one of Oliver Hospitality Philip Welker's favorite features of the hotel, "We think the whole thing came together so well. It feels like an elevated urban garden oasis where you want to lounge all evening."
HGTV's special Celebrity Holiday Homes gives Dee Snider, the lead singer of the popular heavy metal band Twisted Sister as well as radio personality and actor, a dose of holiday cheer by decorating his home for the holidays. This is a detail picture of the Christmas and Holiday decorations, decorative balls, lights, decorative branch, flowers and diy spray painting detail on the Christmas tree in the living room during HGTV's special Celebrity Holiday Homes with Dee Snider.
All flowers provided by Tower Flowers/Delaware Valley Flowers
Panacea gets its name from the “cure-all” qualities of the Wakulla Springs. In the early 20th century, people from all over the world would journey to bathe in the hot springs, which were thought to have healing powers. Today, taking a dip in the springs is almost a rite of passage. If you’re feeling adventurous, jump from the 22-foot-tall observation tower at Wakulla Springs State Park into the 69 degree water of Wakulla Spring. If you’re looking to relax, find relief from the summer heat under the large, shady cypress trees.