A stained cedar fence guarantees privacy in this home's side yard, where a mix of pine and oak trees, ornamental grasses and drought-tolerant perennials comprise the landscape design. The home's eco-friendly, exterior building materials include both smooth and scraped synthetic limestone blocks and fiber-cement siding, a product composed of 50-percent recycled content (fly ash) and wood fiber pulp supplied from sustainably managed forests.
Adding just a few brighter accessories like gold and ice blue pillows, cream chairs and a white rug significantly lightens this room up. Going for a fresh, lighter look in your living room? Pay attention to wall color, curtains, rugs and mix neutrals and darks with brighter colors.
Natural Wood Country Kitchen With Built In Dining Room and Industrial Track Lighting
The large eat-in kitchen is efficiently laid out and balanced with cabinets on either end and plenty of storage options. The French doors are updated and the walls throughout are covered in dark-stained shiplap. Track lighting outlines the rectangular shape of the dining set up with built in bench seating.
Marble floors flow seamlessly into the marble walls, creating a cohesive design that is sophisticated and traditional. A glass door opens up to the walk-in shower area, which features a large soaker bathtub, open shelving and rainfall showerhead.
The open, contemporary kitchen is truly the heart of the home with space to gather around the stunning marble kitchen island and an integrated breakfast area. Comfortable chairs and banquette seating surround the soapstone dining table, while sleek wooden cabinets are clad in waterfall marble countertops.
I'm sentimental about family heirlooms and can't bring myself to get rid of long-treasured items, even when they are not exactly my taste. The ornate pink chair and settee in our bedroom were my great grandmother's and while they don't necessarily jibe with my other decor, their vivid color and quirkiness still make them perfect for a little sitting area.
Navy Blue Living Room With Pine Ceilings and Deck Access
Pine ceiling beams and floors and an abundance of natural light from the windows and patio door offer sharp contrast to the deep navy blue walls in this cozy, rustic family room, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover.
Modern Black and White Great Room with Black Fireplace
The newly renovated great room in Robert and Dena's home, the great room has a floor to ceiling fireplace that Leanne and Steve painted black to create a more modern feel, as seen on Restored by the Fords.
"I chose to hang flower boxes on the windows and decorate the interior with succulents because they're not only easy to care for but also helped me achieve the natural look I was going for," says Sherrod of the importance of incorporating something living and green into your design scheme.