To put the finishing touches on this living room, Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines added contemporary details to make the space pop. A blue arabesque rug adorns the floor, bringing a cool splash of color to the design, while a vintage, glass coffee table, candlesticks and vase with live flowers give the room the classic details that make the home unique.
The white tub on a red stand is a versatile outdoor item that Beth Johnson of B Interiors found at a sample sale. Use it as a drink cooler, toy holder, planter or container for garden supplies, for just a few ideas. Also, Johnson says melamine plates, which come in various shapes and patterns, are a budget-conscious buy for a vibrant patio table. You can find 12-piece sets for about $50. This table setting also includes vintage juice glasses from a thrift shop.
A mix of patterns and bright colors on the comforter and rug decorate this bed from above and below. The bright turquoise bed frame showcases a beautiful color against the surrounding vivid hues with the added appeal of a distressed finish. A rusted antique panel displays a floral outline for added detail.
White lamps in front of the large scale painting above the vintage media cabinet balance out the lighter artwork on the opposing wall. The side tables and coffee table are round and allow for flow of movement against the strong right angles of the gray and red contemporary sofas and the media cabinet. Patterned throw pillows mesh the two sofa colors together and blend the red accent tone with the cool tones of the room.
A faded vintage rug anchors this casual living space in the open great room. The gray cotton sofa with curved arms adds a contemporary touch. An Asian-inspired coffee table brings an unexpected element.
Exposing the brick chimney helped completely change the aesthetic of this space and exposed one of the home's key architectural features. A vintage rug, simple rustic bookshelves and comfy chairs complete the change, turning an underutilized space into a welcoming retreat.
To update this bedroom, designer Kirsten Holmstedt added a subtle wallpaper with a fun contemporary design. Pops of color are found in accent pieces, while bedding, curtains and rugs were kept neutral to allow for future updates. A vintage rug breaks up some of the contemporary feel in the room, while providing warmth and coziness.
Big box store finds are disguised with custom hand-printed pillows and combined with vintage area rugs and accessories to create a space that feels as if it was collected over 10 years. Traditional and contemporary styles mix together for an eclectic look that is relaxed and lived-in.
Layering sisal rugs with vintage Tibetan rugs, and mixing a vintage farm table and a vintage mid-century modern ikat sectional sofa, gives this room a modern country vibe. It is all about the view of the ponds and woods, so the sofa faces the windows rather than the fireplace.
The wood beams are left intact but the textured ceiling has been removed to reveal the original tongue-and-groove wood ceiling. The original hardwood floors have been restored, and new sconces, a classic model ceiling fan, vintage area rug and comfortable furnishings help create a warm and welcoming living space.
A vintage Persian rug runs through this bright bathroom and adds a pop of yellow to the stark, white design. The long floating vanity features built in his and hers sinks and white storage cabinets. The marble finish also on the walls and floor creates a cohesive design throughout the room.
The water inspired Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's Sarah's Summer House, to decorate this guest bedroom with cool blues and greens. A striped vintage rag rug complements bold green-and-white sheets that counterbalance the feminine blue decorative pillows. The curves in the headboard and fabric represent waves in the water, adding to the coastal feel of the room.
Since the bold painting is the focal point for this space, designers balanced the color by adding a white, low profile sofa. Then, they added warmth with a natural fiber jute rug and a vintage Moroccan rug with shades of pink, burgundy and brown. All of these items blend together to complement the painting while making the room feel vast and full of movement.