Photo By: Alain Pinel Realtors, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: Gibeon Photography, Designed by Rich Graves at Altius Design and Barb Cooke with Cooke Interiors Studios
Photo By: Stacy Zarin Goldberg
Photo By: Stribling & Associates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: Willis Allen Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
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Jumbo Children's Chalk
"It is hard to visualize the flow of a house when it is just framed up with plywood on the floor. So use the jumbo chalk to mark out things like the kitchen island location on the floor to make sure it is not too tight and needs to be made smaller," says Abbi Williams of the unexpected uses for this ordinary material. "Or use the chalk to block out the location of the furniture on the living room to understand where you need floor outlets."
Blue Contemporary Sitting Room With Dog
Often, luxe materials are also durable and easy to clean. Case in point: this sitting room's green velvet sectional and simple-to-wipe-down, marble-topped coffee table.
A decorative window provides privacy without offending your neighbors or blocking out natural light the way a full-blown wall would. This stylish DIY idea from Lowe's costs less than $100, and you can customize the glass with any stencil design you like.
Soothing beige walls contribute to this living room's calming ambiance. The color coral is put to good use here via the throw pillows and armchair, keeping the room from feeling too neutral. A chevron rug adds a quirky final touch to the space.
A neutral palette is used throughout this Texas ranch home to create a warm, welcoming environment. To create a space that is visually interesting, a mix of natural textures, from the rustic woods to the knubby fabrics, is used.
A caged chandelier, textured buffet table and striped rug put a fresh spin on the formal dining room. Patterned wallpaper balances out the wainscoting and helps bring the space into the present as well.
This great room can easily accommodate a crowd, what with its open kitchen, formal dining space and nearby sitting area. Wood paneling overhead draws the eye to the mountain views and helps the modern interior feel a little more connected to the wilderness.
White walls, large windows and a pretty pendant ensure that this kitchen is bright and airy for meal prep. Meanwhile, a cheerful blue accent wall, wood island and plaid stool all give the space a charming country touch.