Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines transformed a depressing room into a bright and festive nursery for the Purks' baby on the way. The old French Doors were removed to create a solid wall for a crib or bed placed against. The old wall paneling was removed and replaced with light blue painted drywall with white trim. Soft carpeting will be perfect for a child's room and metal crates hang on the wall and serve as storage for stuffed animals. A comfortable side chair is an inviting place to sit with the baby, and a crystal chandelier was removed from the original dining room and installed here in the nursery.
Striped tent valances with red cotton poplin trim and trellis-patterned wallpaper, all from Schumacher, are used in the 2017 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Homes for the Holidays Designer Showhouse. Atlanta designer Mallory Mathison Glenn said she was inspired by the colors of the French flag and Schumacher’s classic pastoral print, “Plaisirs de Chine,” seen on the pillow sham and duvet. The headboard is vintage faux bamboo and the coverlet has banding in blue. A demilune bench is at the foot of the bed. Mathison Glenn also used a watercolor painting over the bed, an antique French commode and an octagonal mirror in the space.
Shiplap gives a fresh spin on a farmhouse-style bathroom, like this one by design firm Cloth & Kind. These walls use 1-by-8 primed spruce, but you can use almost any species, and the thinner the wood, the cheaper per board, says Tyler Davis, owner of Athens Building Co. To further trim costs, he suggests cutting thin ⅛-inch sheets of finished plywood into strips and hanging them on the wall. Although those transoms were added, he says you can purchase fixed sidelights or transoms from a builder surplus store, or better yet from an old house or charity thrift shop, and add hinges and a chain to make them operable.
A black and white chair blends styles in much the same way as the house around it. The design team went for an Arts & Crafts feel in the space to embrace the homeowners' desire to maintain the warm wood trim throughout the house. This armchair in the media room features a traditional black and white checked fabric on a chair form with mid-century lines and legs. A wall of built-ins features white cabinetry with crisp, clean lines.
As seen on Love It Or List It, the floors throughout the main floor are now a beautiful 6.5" wide maple wood boards called 'Wave Rock.' Opening up this main floor was done by removing the wall that housed the fireplace. The wall that divided the dining room from the kitchen is now a big open peninsula for the family to gather around. The paint color in the dining and kitchen area is Behr 'Creme de la Creme.' The trim is painted 'Popped Corn.' The color in the living room and hall is 'Salt Glaze.' Jillian pulled her design together with the glass chandelier that helps to add a traditional touch to the space.
The couple is expecting their second child, so they knew it was time to make some changed to the layout of their home. They had a new "big girl" room designed for their first child, and created this beautiful, modern nursery for their soon-to-arrive second child. The space is calming and has nothing extra-only the simple, elegant necessities. The crib and changing table are white with wood trim, an ode to the simple elegance of nature. The curtains, with their heavy texture, help to block light from the space and extend floor to ceiling to help make this small nursery look larger. The chandelier is modern as well and gives the room a unique touch.
This Georgia farmhouse has an elegant exterior and beautiful mountain surroundings, so to replicate this natural beauty on the interior of the home, Ascher Davis Architects created a design that capitalized on the home's setting. Designers chose a modern look that was less fussy and formal than the initial design. It included simple, elegant trim work and a neutral color palette that would bring the lush green colors of the outside indoors. This way, the entire home would function as a piece of the mountains.
Cut the middle plywood shelf to size and drill 3/4" pocket holes into the undersides. Attach to the carcass with 1-1/4" pocket hole screws. Add the trim with brad nails and pocket hole screws. Check for level.
Cut the 1/4" plywood sheet pan dividers to size. Dry fit to see if items will fit. The stand mixer should fit on the bottom shelf, the sheet pan dividers should easily slide into place, and the top shelf is designed to fit standard rolls of aluminum foil, plastic wrap, and other food storage items.
Keeping your guest list small is one of the easiest ways to cut costs on your wedding. Each guest you invite will add exponentially to your cost, so do your best to trim down your list where you can. Opting for a destination wedding is a great way to cut down your list without too much awkwardness. Of course, you could also elope and plan a small celebration for just your immediate family.
This turn-of-the-century home is full of vintage charms, but the layout of the master bedroom was incredibly limiting. French doors used to be in the center of the entrance wall, which jammed up the room, causing all who entered to run straight into the bed. To solve this problem, the French doors have been moved to the corner of the room. The original hardwood floors and trim have been refinished and given a fresh coat of paint. A balcony was added to connect to a newly renovated private sitting room for the couple. A new navy, upholstered king sized bed was added to give the space a luxurious feel, as well as a luxurious area rug and bench at the foot of the bed.
The parlor previously had an old fireplace with a window on the right side, which created a room that lacked symmetry. The old fireplace was replaced with a new ventless gas fireplace, and second window was added to make the room feel more balanced. The parlor's fireplace now includes a Cincinnati mantel from a local salvage company and locally-made tiles in the same navy blue as the trim. “Previously the fireplace was not functional,” says project manager Dan Faires. “We added this gas fireplace that warms the space and adds ambiance, a nice asset for this parlor.”
Go big and stay home: That’s basically Sonal Patel-Cochran’s motto. “I’ve always gravitated toward more of everything in a house—more color, more pattern, more texture,” she says. “It makes doing simple things like hanging out on the couch feel kind of adventurous.” So when she and her husband, Russell Cochran, bought their five-bedroom house in Atlanta, GA—a major upgrade from their two-bedroom condo—Sonal was raring to deck it out with statement decor inspired by her passion for travel. For starters, she had all the trim painted dark and medium grays. “Since lighting also sets the tone of a room, we put in big, eye-catching kinds,” she says. The couple turned to designer Lisa Gabrielson for a hand with the furnishings, requesting unexpected shapes, not-shy patterns, and funky textures with global flair. It’s a mix that manages to feel both worldly and cozy. Says Sonal, “People walk into our house and go, whoa. That’s how I like it!”
Island construction is essentially simple; it’s a project most experienced woodworkers could manage fairly easily. Designer Brooke Norsworthy took on the project herself, building an oversized island with seating for four. She explains her process: “Using Ana White’s kitchen cabinet plans, I built these cabinets by hand using PureBond plywood with poplar trim. The island consists of four cabinets: two 24" bases and two 21" bases. I made the frame for the counter using plywood and 2x4s and took it to my local metal shop to be wrapped in stainless steel. I screwed the legs directly into the countertop just before I glued down the metal, creating a very spacious 4' x 8' kitchen island.”
Although this open-plan kitchen and dining area actually is in a loft — in a converted bag factory in Nashville — the principles designer Jason Arnold followed will work in any setting. He says: “The kitchen is opposite the living area, in a large, open space that automatically lends itself to entertaining and family living. We painted the walls, trim, and cabinets the same soft grey to make the spaces feel as one. Because it is essentially a large room with a kitchen at one end, I wanted the kitchen to blend seamlessly into the space which is why there are no upper cabinets and instead, there is a large pantry armoire to the right. The dining table acts as the visual separation from kitchen to living.”
Blue is a coveted hue in most gardens, and lobelia delivers with season-long blooms. Waterfall Blue unfurls light blue blossoms, while other lobelia varieties open flowers in shades of purple, white, pale blue and bicolor blends. This pretty annual shines in hanging baskets or containers, where its trailing stems cascade to form waterfalls of blue. Grow it in part shade to full sun. In hotter regions, definitely give plants shade during the hottest part of the day. Trim plants to encourage a fresh flush of flowers, especially if summer heat causes them to look straggly. Lobelia flowers beckon butterflies and hummingbirds. Plants grow 8 to 12 inches tall and 24 to 30 inches wide.
These vintage doors are a clever transition from Angela's daughter's bedroom into her art studio. Angela found the doors, lacquered them and had them put on a track system in order to divide the two spaces. Notice that just beyond the doors in the hot pink studio, the trim color is white as opposed to the tone-on-tone application we've seen throughout the home. Bright white borders on the deep pink tone define the color even more. Another cool trick? When your case goods don't actually match, have them painted the same color simply for continuity. Neither of the tables, chests or dressers in this space were sourced together or at the same time, however the crisp white finish on each makes it look like they were destined to live in the same room.
Create a beautiful piece of indoor or outdoor decor with a piece of plywood, a pile of sticks and some wood glue. Cut the plywood into a roughly pumpkin shape. Use wood glue to completely cover the plywood with rows of sticks. It's ok if the sticks hang over the edge of the wood a bit. Place weights on the sticks and let the glue dry for at least 24 hours. Trim the edges of the sticks and sand if necessary to create your refined pumpkin shape. Add a fabric leaf and display your pumpkin in your garden, beside your front door, or hang it on the living room wall.
The best way to judge the quality of a sofa—as well as its comfort—is to spend some time with it in person. Sit on it for several minutes. Try different positions: Lean against the arm to see if it digs into your neck or back uncomfortably; test each end of the seat, as well as the middle; bounce a bit on the seat to see how firm and supportive it is; stand up and see how much fluffing the pillows require after you’ve sat on them. Hold onto a corner of the sofa and wiggle the frame: It should feel solid and firm, with no give in the joints. Lift up one leg to feel whether the sofa is heavy and substantial or lightweight. Examine all the stitching and upholstery from top to bottom. “The fabric should lie smoothly across the frame, without puckering, and the seams and any decorative welting or trim should be tight and straight,” says Bar-Nahum.