Designer Patrice Rios of Sige&Honey specializes in customizing shipping containers. Her first foray involved adding a shipping container office to her backyard in Austin. But she’s become associated with building a duplex elsewhere in the city that contains two containers behind it. The duplex itself is designed to look like a container (pictured), complete with a boxy shape and floor-to-ceiling windows.
To accentuate the height of the spacious living room ceilings, Chip and Joanna, of HGTV's Fixer Upper, had a beam installed. The beam also gives definition to the living room space, separating it from the entryway and adds extra warmth to this large, bright living room.
By removing the doors that separated the living room from the rest of the home's spaces, Chip and Joanna, of HGTV's hit series Fixer Upper, were able to create a more open, continuous space for these happy homeowners. To connect the spaces, Joanna removed outdated wallpaper and replaced it with warm, beige paint throughout the home, creating continuity in this bright, open home.
Just off the kitchen and dining area, the new sitting room has modern slate floors and simple, gray linen window treatments. The home's original wainscoting was removed, modernizing the space, and the walls were painted a warm beige. To add contrast to the room, Joanna brought in bright yellow pillows and shiny, metallic lamps and tables, while a white picket gate with the work "family" attached to it hangs above the cozy, white sofa, softening the space.
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To create an open feeling throughout the home, Chip and Joanna, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, removed the wall between the breakfast area and the sitting room and created a pass through between the kitchen and dining room for easy serving. Then, they carried the beige wall color throughout the house creating warmth and design continuity between spaces.
To create an open feel between the dining room, living room and kitchen, French doors that separated the living room and dining room were removed and a pass through connecting the kitchen and dining room was added, making the spaces flow together. To encourage the flow, designers replaced outdated wallpaper with a warm beige color throughout the house.
In the dining room, Chip and Joanna, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, brought in a new, modern chandelier, dining table and chairs. To update the space, they replaced the old wallpaper with beige paint, creating continuity between this space and the rest of the house. Above the buffet, an old window frame has had its panes replaced with mirrors to add light and color in the space, while silver candlesticks and green topiaries add a French Country touch.
In the sitting room, Chip and Joanna, hosts of HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper, blended a modern design with industrial details to create this unique space. The wainscoting was removed in the space and the walls were painted a warm beige, while modern slate floors, a clean, white sofa and simple, linen curtains finish the modern design. To bring stylish storage into the space, Joanna added industrial cabinets and shelving to complete the room.
To update the breakfast area, Chip and Joanna replaced the old, outdated shutters with barn door style shutters for privacy and style. With the new shutters and modern dining chairs, table and chandelier, this space has created a focal point for the kitchen.
To create a more open space, Chip and Joanna, hosts of Fixer Upper on HGTV, removed the wall that separated the breakfast nook from the sitting room. To create a connection between the two spaces, the home's original flooring was replaced with modern, slate flooring that carries from the kitchen into the sitting room.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna removed the brick from the home's original fireplace and replaced it with Texas limestone and installed a simple, wood beam mantel to create a focal point in this elegant space. To create a cleaner look, the trim around each of the doors was removed and the walls were painted a modern beige to warm the space.
What was once an two level space, Chip and Joanna, hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper, leveled out the floor, making it safer and less prone to flooding. With the wall that had previously divided the entry way from the living room removed, this large, elegant space is the view guests receive upon entering this newly remodeled home.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, upon entering this newly renovated home, guest find themselves inside this elegant, warm living room. A neutral color palette, high ceilings and plenty of bright, natural light make this space feel open, warm and inviting, while the natural stone fireplace and wood mantel draw the eye, creating a focal point in the space.
To save the homeowners a little money, Fixer Upper hosts, Chip and Joanna Gaines, decided to keep the original countertops, cabinets and appliances but added color and contrast in the space with a new stone backsplash, new light fixtures and a new coat of paint on the walls. The wall between the living room and dining area were removed to open up the space, and the new slate floors in both rooms create a cohesive flow between the spaces.
To create plenty of seating in this spacious living room, Chip and Joanna brought in a comfortable, white sectional, keeping the space neutral and bright. Decorative wood doors were hung against the back wall, adding warmth and visual interest. As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.