The powder room’s sleek white toilet pops against the black walls and includes personalized settings so you can fine-tune every option to your exact preference. Ambient-colored lighting, wireless Bluetooth music capability, and a heated seat and foot warmer are some of the cool features. On the wall sits the toilet’s touch-screen remote control with magnetic wall-mount docking/charging station.
This Big Sky, Mont., house is oriented toward the best view of the river while maintaining good solar orientation for taking advantage of solar heat gain in the winter and keeping out the hot summer sun. The large roof over the living room serves to shade large areas of glass in the summer, while geothermal heat pumps and high levels of insulation help keep it warm and energy efficient in the winter.
This Mission-style home, located on a relatively small corner lot, wraps around an intimate courtyard and pool area. The private outdoor space is accessed by many sets of French doors that lead to all rooms of the home. An outdoor fireplace forms a focal point for the courtyard and serves as a warm place to relax in the evenings.
Just before heading out, pack your favorite chili recipe into mason jars or jam jars, wrap twine and disposable spoons around them and pack them inside of a thermal cooler to keep them warm. Once you arrive to the stadium, present the chili to your guests on a tiered tray.
To add some variation to the guest bath, the designers chose a chartreuse green tile color for the shower space and paint color for the sink room. For some warmth and age, barn board was used on the ceiling, and a local maker built the cart that serves as the vanity.
A pop of light turquoise coordinates so well with the chartreuse. Above the faucets are bypassing medicine cabinets that also have electrical in them, hiding toiletries and adding more storage.
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As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, with the help of interior designer Jorge Da Rosa, the home owner's created an open, functional kitchen-to-living-room space perfect for entertaining. Warm-toned brown walls and medium-dark hardwood floors contrast with the crisp white ceiling and grey and white kitchen cabinets. Occasional splashes of color, like the green tiled backsplash and the yellow inside the cabinets add contrast and visual interest.
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As seen on HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call, John and Anthony have brought in soft patio furniture from Home Depot, bright colored pillows and accessories from West Elm, and curtains from Berkensteins NYC have turned this cold backyard space into a warm, inviting, modern space that makes you want to feel comfortable and relax in the outdoors.
The homeowners needed an inviting kitchen that could meet their meal prep needs, so they added a large kitchen island in the center of the space. This kitchen island has dark cabinets to compliment the neutral color palette of the rest of the space, as well as add warmth. The island contains a dishwasher, a two sided prep sink and plenty of storage for the family's many cookbooks. A breakfast bar with additional seating has been added for the more casual eating affair.
A neutral palette is enhanced by accents in black and cream. Warm colors of rust and gold add visual interest and color to the space, while an elegant area rug with French writing provides a focal point. A built in entertainment center on the far wall anchors the space and provides ample display room for colorful accessories and books.
Tile can not only be beautiful, it can be functional as well. Here designer Becky Sue Becker uses natural stone in warm tones to create a single bathing space out of two. Connecting the shower and bath with one streamlined look creates the idea that it is its own defined oasis in a spacious master bath.
A wood-toned island warms up this cozy, cottage kitchen by designer Tobi Fairley. Rather than paint it white to match the rest of the cabinets, Fairley chose a chocolate stain to show off the wood's rich grain.Brilliant white floor-to-ceiling cabinetry not only brightens up the space, but it also adds essential storage. Glass doors at the top of the cabinetry create interest and provide a spot for displaying favorite dishware. A clever, shallow recess allows a pair of barstools to tuck neatly under the island when not in use.
This kitchen and dining space sits at one end of a very large great room with 20' ceilings at many points. A focal wall with black and white geometric tile grounds this kitchen and gives it warmth. It is a lot of pattern, but it is well balanced with the many white walls around it and it really works in this very modern farmhouse. The hints of brass create another visual pop to draw the eye toward the cozy island seating.
This sophisticated bedroom design features bright neutral tones. The warm wood of the dressers creates a nice accented detail against the cool tones and adds an antique touch to the modern look. Bright green on the bed cover and the patterned throw pillows adds a pop of color. Silver roman shades over the windows, and a matching fabric on the window bench, add more subtle touches of pattern.
Outdoor living spaces are an economical (and enjoyable!) way to make your home feel more expansive, without an expensive room addition. “During warmer seasons, wall systems like the JELD-WEN® IWP® exterior folding door system are an incredible way to bring the outdoors inside and create an expansive space for entertaining or relaxing. Consider the layout of your home and where you might benefit from this additional flow of space,” says Jim Parello, Vice President of Marketing for JELD-WEN.
Creating separate zones within an open layout is simple, but making them feel at once distinct and connected can be more complicated, says designer Jodie Cooper. Here, she manages this delicate balance deftly, using material — a transition from the practical kitchen flooring to the warm wood in the eating space — and color: A soft blue-green accent wall helps differentiate (and add drama to) the dining area.