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.
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.