Contemporary Kitchen With Freestanding Island and Floral Wallpaper
A center island is number one on many kitchen renovators’ wishlists, but a large, built-in island doesn’t always fit the budget or the space. No matter, freestanding islands perform the same functions, adding counter prep space and storage, but usually require less floor space and cash — as designer Liz Miller found in her own home. “The freestanding island was a must in a small kitchen with two little kids. When we need more space, to say, have an impromptu dance party, or when we have friends over, we just push the island against the side wall to open up the room,” she says.
A textured wall, fun lighting and an uber-modern upholstered bed turn this bedroom-with-a-view into a teenager's dream. The bed provides a fun pop of color in the stark while space. Draw draperies block light and offer privacy, while allowing the space to maintain a strong connection to the outdoors.
Band of Windows in Sophisticated, Modern Living Space
To complement the sleek, sophisticated design of this upstairs living space, designers added a band of windows to allow the homeowners to enjoy the beautiful views from their home as well as let in plenty of natural light into the space.
Shabby Chic Kitchen Counter with Elegant Cookbook Shelf
A gorgeous white shelf with ornate detail is the perfect place to hold a collection of cookbooks in this pretty, shabby chic kitchen. A tabletop topiary in an elegant planter sits in a gorgeous windowsill dressed in pink curtains.
Reclaimed wood planks placed around a fireplace insert create a striking accent wall in this dining room. Matching yellow lamps give off a warm, cozy glow. Contrasting textures and colors come together for a casual, eclectic look.
A trio of bookshelves frame the TV, giving the appearance of a custom entertainment center. Plenty of plush pillows on this small sectional make it perfect for cozy couch time. Two small side tables are more versatile and take up less space than a traditional coffee table.
By widening the arches that separate the home's spaces, designers were able to create a more open concept home design that would give the homeowners a more functional kitchen without sacrificing their stylish space.
Stunning Contemporary Kitchen with Custom Wood Cabinets
Strong geometric shapes combine and bold color combine with neutral tones and organic patterns in this stunning contemporary kitchen. State-of-the-art, stainless steel appliances and recessed lighting create a sleek feel.
This paneled kitchen is the picture of clean-lined, modern efficiency. Integrated appliances leave the space uncluttered, and cabinetry extends to the ceiling to make maximum use of space. A modern breakfast table extends from the island, lit by a showstopping globe pendant that connects to the lines in the fun sliding door.
Fresh, Transitional Kitchen Features Carrera Marble Backsplash
Carrera marble subway tile for the backsplash is a luxurious splurge and adds classic elegance to the space. This kitchen has a hidden microwave and custom range hood design, as well as a new pantry area, for added storage.
Outdoor Living Room with Stone Floor and Fireplace
An outdoor living room sits in front of a huge stone fireplace in this spectacular backyard. Tall hedges and trees create an extra barrier of privacy while blue pastel accents add a subtle pop of color.
The island in the middle of the kitchen serves as a center piece for people to gather, eat and drink or just prepare a meal. With a new sink and faucet from Ikea, and a built-in dishwasher, it is a highly attractive and functional spot that is sure to be a busy spot.
As seen on HGTV's "Kitchen Cousins."
Kitchen Dining Area With Blue Cabinets and Glass Hutch
The cleaner your look, the less likely it is to go out of fashion. This kitchen from Jan Goldman, owner of renovation and design firm Kitchen Elements, minimizes hardware with custom-designed pantries and drawers that are flush with the wall; the china hutch in the middle features simple sliding glass doors.
Spa Bathroom with Freestanding Tub and Long, Contemporary Vanity
This spa-like bathroom shows its contemporary edge beginning with the long, sleek vanity Pure Vanity Design Interiors selected as a focal point for the room. The dark wood of the cabinetry harmonizes with the brown tones of the herringbone-patterned tile floor, while working with the lighter tones used for the rest of the room. Especially lovely is the half wall of light gray marble that wraps around the space and the free-standing, contemporary tub located adjacent to the vanity. The design here is simple, straightforward and functional for users.