For this master bedroom, HGTV Star contestant Crisermy Mercado's client was very certain of what she wanted, and it could be described in one word: bold. The red roses wall mural is a great way to bring in some sexiness to the room and make a big statement. The saturated red combined with a crisp white bed frame and white cloud light fixture make this bedroom unique and romantic. A soffit with recessed lighting is the final touch to help the space feel warm and inviting.
Megan Pflug’s Woodhouse Lodge might be every designer’s dream. But with her keen take on design striking the perfect balance between country and contemporary chic, it’s every guest’s dream as well. Though the country cabin is usually associated with skiing and snow, there’s more than a few benefits to visiting while the weather is warm. A hammock stretched between two strong trees is the perfect place to take a break from the world and spend a few hours watching it all pass by.
Garnet and gold tones are a Christmas classic, but garnet and silver is a bit more unique. Add a formal touch to any room in the house by combining shades of burgundy or garnet with silver or pewter. The cool metallic tones are an excellent complement to the warmth of rich reds.
Also known as a pansiola, Anytime® Viola 'Sugarplum' is a charmer. The trailing plants keep blooming in warm weather, after most violas stop, and add winter color to hardiness zones 5 to 10. Let them spill over the sides of containers, or mass them in the landscape for deep burgundy-purple color with hints of white, gold and lavender.
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.
To create a comfortable space in this loft's living area, designer brought in a velvet chair that begs to be lounged in. The bold, blue of the sofa adds color to the space and is warmed by the neutral, modern sling chair and polished wood slice coffee table. To give definition to the space, a neutral rug lies below the furniture and a gallery wall of black and white photographs keeps this living area from spilling over into the loft's other spaces.
A multi-color striped rug and a green midcentury modern sofa stand out against the neutral color palette of this loft living space. The mesh of midcentury modern and bohemian design elements give the room personality while maintaining a clean and spacious finish. Wood beams create a natural room division and compliment the warm-tone stain of the hardwood floor.
A stunning great room that needed to be visually grounded in order for it to feel at all warm and welcoming. The ceilings are 20' high and it is a very long room between the kitchen and living area. The fireplace is the major focal point by using stripes of black cement tiles mixed with wood that echoes the color of the oiled oak floors. From there it was easy to keep the major pieces neutral and to add pops of color and metallics with the accessories.
Once utilitarian, this master oasis now sparkles with luxury. A watery wood-inspired wall-covering steals the show while clean-lines and circles mix throughout the space in mirrors, hardware, and textile patterns. Ethereal embroidered linen draperies waterfalling a bay window, cuddling the seating nook, all perpetuate a balance of warm and cool, sophisticated and glam in a vividly monochromatic haven.
The high windows at the saw-tooth roof design bring light into the column/wall-free great room. Light colors and minimal wall decorations make the room feel large and spacious. The large windows stretch the space beyond its physical borders to the views beyond. Light fixtures are of open metal design and work well with the window patterns. The use of wood warms the entire room in a nice appropriate manner.
The large dining table in this outdoor entertaining space seats eight comfortably. The stylish table and cushions make this table an elegant choice for the outdoor space, while the large table and oversized umbrella keep the guests seated comfortably, even in the warmer months of summer.
This open-plan kitchen, living room and dining room allows for easy flow. A bay window dining alcove and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors allow for plenty of natural light. The dark hardwood floor contrasts the gray stone accent wall. Stylish glass and metal chandeliers on chains add points of visual interest. The room features both warm and cool tones, and plenty of textures, like the brown suede and velvet barstools, white marble countertops, and colorful patterned dining chairs.
This kitchen, designer Amy Finley's own, is all about common sense. The kitchen is the gathering place for her five children and for weekly dinners with extended family. Things stay hot in this minimalist kitchen with custom La Cornue appliances, radiant-heated limestone floors, a stainless steel meat counter and hidden warming drawers. The ceiling centerpiece, commissioned metal artwork by an artist from Venice, Italy, was specifically designed to diffuse the bright San Diego sunlight from the skylight.
Since Christmas tree lights aren't illuminated all day and all night, consider a tree topper that will sparkle during the day. Pick up brass or metallic oversized stars and place them on top of the tree as a cluster. During the day, the sunlight will play up the metallic finish. At night, the metallic will appear warm when lit by twinkle lights.
Textured tile, furniture-style cabinetry and a coffered ceiling team up to add dimension and interest to this traditional, oceanside kitchen. The room's open concept gives it a sweeping view over the dining room, living area, sunroom and broad back deck. Hardwood floors add warmth to the room, while an overall white palette gives it a casual and calm feel. A contrasting stain on the island was chosen to customize the space, ground the kitchen and add to its architectural interest.
A small dining table and chairs leaves ample open space to highlight the open floor plan. Houseplants bring a touch of color to the neutral tones while low-backed furniture accentuates the height of the room. Natural wood beams frame the room transition from the dining area to the living room and compliments the warm tone of the hardwood floor.
The main part of this modern kitchen is elegant and functional. Plenty of cabinet space provides storage for the homeowners, while a large kitchen island provides extra counter space, as well as extra seating. To give the otherwise neutral space a pop of color, a red accent wall was added to make the space warm and inviting. State of the art, stainless steel appliances, pendant lighting and clear barstools give the space a modern flair.
The cedar finish is a beautiful, warm contrast to the concrete panels on the exterior of this home. The clean modern lines of the architecture create a sharp and stylish look. A concrete walkway leads up to the covered front door entrance and immediately greets you with a mountain view from a window on the opposite wall.