Josh Swanson is mixing his passions, buying flowers that match the colors of his favorite NFL team, the Minnesota Vikings. He selected yellow mums, and white and purple pansies. Marigolds are the most popular annuals among millennial organic gardeners (24 percent), followed by pansies, geraniums, zinnias and impatiens (13 percent each), according to The Home Depot 2015 Fall Gardening Survey.
This simple, yet breathtaking table for six rests in just one of several outdoor rooms surrounding this Mediterranean-inspired retreat. Weathered, slatted chairs surround a sturdy, modern table, exuding a rustic-contemporary feel that characterizes this home both indoors and out.
Colorful patio cushions, a new ceiling fan and light gray curtains create a bright, breezy destination for outdoor dining. Next to the dining space, a casual seating area awaits for after-dinner drinks.
Design challenges for this bath included incorporating a lot of storage in a relatively small bathroom, removing a drop-ceiling and integrating good lighting without the benefit of a natural light source. Two large storage towers provide plenty of space for toiletries while double sconces and recessed lighting illuminates the room.
A coffered ceiling makes a beautiful architectural statement overhead, while a navy-and-white rug grounds this masculine meets contemporary home office. A comfortable Chesterfield sofa pairs with a sleek glass coffee table for a relaxing seating area, while the distressed desk is a light-filled workspace.
The finest in spa luxury can be found in this glorious bathroom. Step into the enormous walk in shower or relax in the elegant soaking tub. The marble floor keeps the mood stylishly crisp with a herringbone pattern.
A contemporary "Hamptons style" aesthetic was used as design inspiration for the home, as its owners are a transplanted east coast family. This spa bathroom features a luxurious soaking tub and planters with low-maintenance succulents.
Expansive Baker's Kitchen is Functional Heart of Home
Rustic wood and metal barstools pull up underneath the kitchen island's butcher-block countertops, creating a casual dining spot and perfect place to gather while this avid baker is prepping her next creation. Open pantry shelving keeps all ingredients in view and easy to reach.
In the family room, the homeowners wanted a space that was a little more fun and family friendly, so designers livened the space up with bright colors and patterned wallpaper. The blue sectional and modern chair give the space plenty of seating, while orange and teal throw pillows brighten the room. Display shelves give the family a place to show off pottery and display magazines for easy access, while the geometric rug and bright art work finish off the space.
This laundry room lives much larger than its square footage, thanks to smart planning by Geoff Chick & Associates. The base cabinets that flank the washer and dryer are just 18 inches deep, but extending the wall of cabinetry all the way to the 12-foot ceiling vastly increases the usable space. Windows visually expand the room; the natural light flooding in enhances the warm notes in the soft gray paint. "Most laundry rooms are tucked away in a dark corner or in the basement," Chick notes.
Transitional Boy's Nursery With Black and White Striped Accent Wall
A black and white striped accent wall showcases multicolored letters in this boy's nursery. Green patterned crib cushions are matched with a green spotted rug and monogrammed green throw pillow. A gray chevron light fixture and black and white graphic curtain add more pleasing patterns to the mix.
Gorgeous Eclectic Boy's Nursery With Bold Graphic Designs
A natural wood accent wall sets a lovely textured background for the mix of wall decor in this beautiful boy's nursery. Inspirational quotes, a labradoodle and creative book page letters keep the nursery happy and colorful. Bigger pops of bright color come from the graphic patterns on the rug, crib cushions, ottoman and throw pillow and the vibrant navy blue velvet armchair.