One of the quickest ways for a media room to take on a cluttered look is by using an ill-fitting, open storage TV stand. Since the family has a large DVD collection as well as gaming systems and controllers, concealed storage for this media room was a must. To create a tailor-made storage solution, a vintage wooden dresser was retrofitted as a game storage console and placed directly under the wall-mounted flat-panel TV.
This vintage chair was updated with a lime green painted frame and bright white fabric, making it the perfect addition to an eclectic living room. The chair's ornate detailing mimics the pattern of the room's blue wallpaper, tying the space together.
Entryways are the first impression of any home, and this bright and colorful foyer is a fun welcome in the home. Yellow wallpaper adds a vintage feel to the space, as well as the retro photography artwork. After entering the lime green door, a set of cubbies is perfect for storing backpacks, coats and purses.
A fresh coat of paint on a classic clawfoot tub brings new life to the vintage fixture. Hexagon mosaic floor tiles and lime green geometric wallpaper work beautifully with the beadboard wainscoting, creating an updated farmhouse aesthetic.
Use one color to make a statement. HGTV fan Manzardo mixes gold ornaments and accents into a mantel garland to create a holiday focal point. Any metallic, like bronze or silver, adds sparkle, while a more colorful choice, like red, blue or lime green, makes for a bold, eye-catching display.
The ingredients for a midcentury-style kitchen are simple: stained wood cabinets with flat-panel doors and a few vintage accessories (like the bulb pendants above). Designer Michelle Lord shares her money-saving strategies for creating a midcentury look. “I like to shop for midcentury furniture and accessories at garage sales and at Salvation Army stores. Then, to pull the look together I use pops of midcentury colors like lime green and orange.”