How does the space look when it’s dark outside? Brad Groff of Wrightsville, Pennsylvania’s River Valley Landscapes says to include just enough light to safely get from point A to point B, then highlight certain features — such as small trees — with vertical lighting. Fixtures that conceal the bulb are best.
Contemporary, sleek and unobtrusive describe the vanity, countertop and mirror selections that Pure Design Interiors used for this bathroom renovation. The color white predominates in the room; however, touches of brown in the vanity and metal fixtures add dimension and cohesiveness to the overall design. And, check out the vertical mirror lights--fabulous finds, indeed!
As seen on Rock the Block, HGTV star Jasmine Roth created a bright space for a dining room next to a custom-built island covered with Dolomite marble and Northern California Dark Walnut with seating for eight, to transform the kitchen and dining area of her house and “rock” it to the highest increase in market value to win season one of Rock The Block.
A cool, exposed-bulb light fixture, leather dining chairs, and vertical wall planters combine to create a bright, relaxed dining space in Jasmine's California casual style home.
In HGTV Design Star season 4, Dan and Nathan painted an unexpected and bold graphical design across the walls and floor of this dining room. “I don't know if it's a pixelated map of the islands, stylized crime-scene outlines or a macro image of popcorn but I loveeeeeet!” says designer Candice Olson. “This room is a testament to the power of paint and how it can easily and inexpensively transform a space. We’re not talking simply color on the walls here but rather a big, bold powerful image (of something) that engulfs this space; walls, floor and all – wow! The lumber on the far wall is a brilliant design stroke adding warmth to the cool grays. The uniform, vertical application brings visual order, contrasting the great graphic chaos happening around the table. A Parsons-style table like this looks great but really doesn’t function well for seating lots of people. I would have liked to see a hollow pedestal table with the hole in the center used for low greens/grasses, or as a built-in ice bucket for wine and cold drinks. Right now the tall leaves in the center mean fighting your way through the jungle to see who you’re dining with. A round paper-lantern pendant or two over the table would provide beautiful light for dining and speak to the shapes of the ingenious wall-mounted light fixtures beyond. Small criticism for a room that is truly inspiring.”