A Gorgeous Contemporary Tropical Bedroom With Rope Twist Bed Posts, Neutral Plant Wallpaper and Palm Leaf Accent Pillows
A white bedspread is decorated with palm leaf accent throw pillows and twisted rope bed posts. Matching modern bed side tables display textured, plant-like lamp stands. Neutral wallpaper featuring a light plant design adds a subtle accent perfect for the room's theme.
Elegant Kitchen in Cream and Gold With Ornate Custom Range Hood
This traditional, French-inspired kitchen features molded cabinets, crystal chandelier, granite countertops and an ornate range hood all of which bring artistry to higher level. The soft creams of the cabinetry and countertops and gold accents blend for a soft tonal quality but with a rich, full aesthetic.
In this fun and kid-friendly family room, a map of the world pops out from the wall behind the sectional. Plush, colorful ottomans and accent pillows in a mix of patterns infuse the room with cheery personality.
The redesign of this lovely residence, home to a family of five, began as a kitchen remodel then turned into a full house renovation. The owners loved bright colors and splashy patterns, so they're seen throughout from cheery accents in the kitchen to the sunny wallpaper in the foyer.
Designer Tish Mills Kirk used sheer panels to create a sense of intimacy and enhance privacy in this lovely outdoor room off the kitchen. "This is where the family will hang out," says Kirk who defines this space as a kind of outdoor "keeping room."
This rooftop garden deck, created from composite wood, provides stunning city views from a lush private oasis. With plenty of green and touches of bright purple flowers, this beautiful urban garden features a custom-built pergola, perfect for relaxing summer nights.
Alabama Designer Ashley Gilbreath combined old and new in this pretty bedroom where artwork is creatively hung on a bedside bookshelf and the designer repurposed some vintage family lace on the bed for a coverlet.
Sunny, Contemporary Living Room With Black and White Patterned Accent Wall and Tufted Furniture
This contemporary living room design features a classic front door, tufted neutral furniture and a black and white wallpapered accent wall. A stylish gray paint adorns the walls creating a calm, light look. Stylish decorations top the mantle over the white fireplace surround.
Clean White Kitchen with Subway Tile and Hidden Refrigerator
When considering where to splurge and where to budget, Minneapolis homeowner Patti Wagner says the key is to make a list and update it during the remodeling process so you don't get carried away and splurge on everything. Her paneled refrigerator was a Craigslist steal, and the microwave was a floor model with a steep discount. A friend who was remodeling and needed different-sized kitchen appliances sold them the stove, hood range and oven. “At the end, no one can tell which items were purchased at a budget,” she says. “Also, be patient and don't be afraid to consider second-hand items.”