Blurring the lines between indoors and out, the same slate tile flows from the foyer to the back patio area at the HGTV Dream Home 2014. Two adjoining steel walls of windows overlook the mountain and golf course views behind this vacation getaway.
A quatrefoil-shaped mirror with an elm-veneered frame sits overhead the master bedroom of the HGTV Dream Home 2014, a vacation getaway located in Truckee, Calif. Reflected in the mirror is the glow from the chandelier, fire and windows.
A paneled wood door opens into the guest bedroom of the HGTV Dream Home 2014, a vacation getaway located in Truckee, Calif., minutes away from Lake Tahoe. A white dresser provides storage while a vase filled with red flowers adds a pop of color to the space.
As seen on HGTV's Vacation House for Free, Matt's design for this Cape Cod lake house utilized a neutral color palette with bold blue and red accents. The bed frame and linens add luxury to the space, while the Cape Cod accents keep with the feel of the home's surroundings.
As seen on Vacation House for Free, the neutral colors and patterns Matt used in this lakefront home in Oakland, Maine makes the space more inviting. The natural elements such as the burlap lamp shade and wood end table help keep the place chic and warm.
When standing in the outdoor kitchen of the HGTV Dream Home 2014, you can look up and see natural wood beams, in keeping with the rustic theme of the vacation getaway located in Truckee, Calif., just minutes from Lake Tahoe.
HGTV fan Beachyone wanted guests to be surrounded by the soothing feel of the ocean both indoors and out. The guest bedroom at this beachfront home was turned into a vacation oasis with a pastel color scheme of green, peach and white, and accessorized with wicker baskets, marine life prints and dark Roman shades to keep out the sun for afternoon naps. To make your guests feel comfortable and welcome, keep the amenities and feel of a hotel in mind. Maintain a soothing color scheme, plenty of pillows, storage space and bathroom essentials. And of course, mirror the home's surroundings. The weathered oars, sand-filled table lamps and natural accessories will constantly remind them that they're on vacation.
Laundry room of the HGTV Dream Home 2014, a vacation getaway located in Truckee, Calif., minutes away from Lake Tahoe. The purple and white striped walls of this laundry room create a calming feeling, while the laundry sink is a great addition making this space more functional.
The loft-like living space in this Alaska vacation retreat is at home among the treetops and, in fact, was envisioned as a "treehouse for adults." The exposed wood and open plan were chosen to complement the setting and provide uninterrupted views of the surrounding mountains and forest. Furnishings pull from the natural, woodsy palette.
This bathroom is an example of style that's appealing to both adults and children. The space is not overtly kid-themed, but is still cool enough for the young ones. It's located in the HGTV Dream Home 2014, a vacation getaway located in Truckee, Calif., minutes away from Lake Tahoe.
Add inexpensive blinds, roller shades or ready-made draperies to any windows that aren't covered. A guest in your home is on vacation and will appreciate a dark room for sleeping in. If late nights are part of your plans, consider purchasing blackout drapes, which will more efficiently block out early morning sunlight.
A wide-open living room features soaring dimensions, sturdy cross beams and a stacked stone fireplace that rises to the peaked ceiling, driving home the log cabin ambiance of this Wyoming vacation retreat. The project was a cabin retreat for the owners and their siblings and extended families in Jackson Hole. A rustic, wood-sheathed entryway and wagon wheel chandelier mix with clean-lined furnishings for an updated, yet rusticated feel.
To fill a big blank wall, take your favorite vacation photo and upload it to one of the many sites that now print large format photographs. You can create an impactful, personal work of art that's inexpensive, says Atlanta interior designer and home decor store owner Steve McKenzie. He created this room as part of the makeovers given to families by Dwell with Dignity Atlanta, a nonprofit organization.
As seen on Vacation House for Free, host Matt Blashaw used a mix of neutral tones and patterns throughout the living room of this lakefront home in Oakland, Maine. The natural stone fireplace and natural wood mantel adds texture and warmth, while the wooden slats on the ceiling help to add a rustic feel to the space. The plush furniture and colorful pillows add a bit of chic to the living room.
Not sure what to showcase on shelves? First, consider what you love. Your interests and hobbies should come through in your accessory choices, says Debbie Wiener, an interior designer in Silver Spring, Md., who helps homeowners create spaces reflective of their everyday lives. "Kids' framed artwork, books, decorative plates, baseball cards or boomerang collections. Your home should look like you," Debbie says. Take stock of vacation mementos, crafts and items you're drawn to time and again when assembling accessories for a shelf arrangement. Design by Emily Henderson.
The metallic ceiling in this magnificent home library was inspired by a Parisian hotel where the family once vacationed. The ceiling subtly adds bold texture to the space — it's eye-catching but just out of sightline, so it doesn't overwhelm the design. Blood orange chairs and artwork bring vibrant color to the room.