With most of its materials sourced from the grocery store, this unique, punchy arrangement is not only super fresh, but is also a great low-cost alternative to a traditional fresh flower bouquet. Make your own from an assortment of Granny Smith apples, limes, ornamental kale, green hypericum, Bells of Ireland, Italian ruscus, Silver Dollar eucalyptus and lemon leaf greenery.
A semi-tarnished champagne bucket or used water pitcher can make a chic and unique flower vase, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle. If you have a covered porch or patio, don't be afraid to buy indoor pieces and spray paint them with outdoor protectant, she adds. Also, you can create a bar cart by buying an existing side table or thrift store steal and gluing a tray you already own to the top it. Then paint it or stamp it with your initials or a welcome message for guests.
Successful brunches often start with protein and hardy foods, and usually end with a sweet bite. Once guests have had enough time to enjoy their finger foods, create a separate serving station that's all about dessert. A perfect mix typically includes one large cake or pie, a platter of unique cupcakes, small bites such as chocolate, and a gourmet coffee station.
Like the lounge and kitchen in the main house, the guest rooms at the Woodhouse Lodge are all decorated in designer Megan Pflug's unique take on country chic. This quaint and relaxing bedroom flips the color palette of the main room while retaining the major elements of its style. Here the white walls are accented by pops of dark colors. Modern design patterns on the headboard and throw give the space a trendy aesthetic while the wood texture of the ceilings and floors maintain the feeling of a cabin in the woods.
Geremia Design chose unique finishes for the kid's bathroom, including a penny tile and a copper subway tile. A reclaimed wood built-in cabinet complements the deep brass tones in the tile.
Copper tiles will patina over time, adding green tones to the design. It is a fun detail for a kid's bathroom, so they could watch the tile change in front of their own eyes.
To take this modern Austin, Texas home from drab to fab, designers used different colored paints to create depth and drama on the front of this home. The simple elevation of the structure required a unique color to highlight the depth of the home, so designers chose an orange color, highlighted by a neutral gray for the main part of the home and a brown for accents. These colors will carry into the home and create a fun, eclectic space on the interior as well as bring curb appeal to the home's modern facade.
This traditional china cabinet serves as the perfect display area for vintage china, glass ware, and silver serving ware. The floral and aviary patterned wall design add visual interest while the mounted pheasants sitting atop provide a unique conversation starter. The wall treatment may look like wallpaper, but it's actually paper-backed fabric. Designer Sarah Richardson used this centuries-old process to achieve a sophisticated look in her dining room. The process of backing fabric with paper is known as lamination or paper backing and costs about $10 per yard. Check with local wallpaper or fabric stores for availability.
The master bedroom has the feel of the Caribbean. The neutral color palette is accented by greens. The color comes in through plants, art and the textiles in the room. The room’s most unique touch has to be the bedside table. The art installation was made to resemble a stack of fruit boxes for the fictitious company “Pablo Sue-Pat’s Banana’s.” The installation beautifully brings the room’s color palette together.
Making the most of a large room front and center when you enter through the front door, Steele turned it into a sitting room where some of her extensive art collection is highlighted. Her entire home has been a work in progress. The previous homeowner neglected the space, giving it over to his pets and allowing the home to fall into serious disrepair. Steele has opened the home up, added an upstairs addition, added a sunroom with raised ceiling and infused it with light and a distinctly feminine touch that blends modern elements and her unique point of view.
To create a fun space for the homeowners' little boy, designers anchored the space in the thing that he loves the best-cars. As the focal point for the space, the vehicle bed spread gives the room a youthful feel, but can easily be changed as the young boy grows. A navy accent wall complements the bed linens and anchors the space, tying in the unique paintings and blue lounge chair. To complete the space, a gray, geometric rug rests just underneath the heart of the room, giving the entire space dimension.
This neutral, modern nursery is the perfect space for these homeowners. Inspired by the simple elegance of nature, this space has been outfitted with classic necessities to make this nursery home for the couple's second child. The changing table, trimmed with natural wood, brings in the beauty of the outdoors and is complemented by its simple, white drawers. The modern chandelier brings light to the space and adds a unique, yet classy, touch. The simple gray curtains add texture, while providing a way to block sunlight from the room for nap time.
The homeowners wanted a unique dining room space that would comfortably seat ten, so designers used natural light and materials that would help make the area feel both stylish and open. Natural light flows into the space from the sliding glass doors and reflects off the white walls, while the glass top table helps the light to permeate the space rather than blocking it. Around the large glass top table, ten contemporary chairs clad in copper colored leather provide seating for the guests, while brightly colored art adds color to the space and an interesting light fixture ties the room together.
To give the family more space, Chip and Joanna removed the wall that separated the kitchen and dining rooms, creating an open floor plan for the homeowners. In the dining room, exposed beams and brick create a rustic design that is carried out through the dining room. An elegant farmhouse table with bench seating creates a rustic feel, while the unique chandelier focuses the eye to the table. Natural light from surrounding windows give the space plenty of light, which, with the help of the patterned rug, make the space feel bright and inviting. As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
These shallow indented shelves are perfect for decorating around the large, steampunk-style clock in this contemporary scene, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room. The black, gold, silver and copper on the clock create an industrial look against the traditional white and gray painted shelving unit. A rolling ladder is a unique addition and allows access to all levels of the display.
Previously, the eat-in portion of this kitchen contained and old, outdated breakfast nook with banquettes. The homeowners loved this unique addition to their space, but it was in desperate need of updating, so designers scaled back the walls to create a larger space for the nook, then they modernized it with a bright wall color, silver leather covering on the banquettes, a modern table and a red, modern chandelier to match the walls. To help light the space, designers added double hung windows to let in plenty of natural light, making the space, bright, warm and inviting.
On the other side of the fireplace, more colorful sketches accompany a selection of images of one of Nana Yaa’s grandmothers, whom she cites as one of her favorite people and a constant source of inspiration. On the floor, stacks of books piled high become another design moment, celebrating Nana Yaa’s love of the written word. This designer shows that books don’t have to be messy. They can become unique style moments in an interior.
Step inside this model and reality star's bold, disco-inspired holiday home, as seen on HGTV’s Celebrity Holiday Homes. Since Kendra Wilkinson has a bubbly personality, she desired a festive space with flair to match. Designer Laurie March creates an unexpected and one-of-a-kind holiday space by incorporating bright hues and a unique disco theme.
Looking for a unique take on holiday place cards? Marian Parsons places a glittered chipboard letter in a pinecone to create personalized place settings for each guest. To get the look, use an artist brush to apply school glue to both sides of a traditional chipboard letter. Then sprinkle silver glitter on the letter until both sides are entirely covered. Marian suggests adding adhesive magnets to the back of each letter for inexpensive and practical party favors.