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.
This beautiful, South Carolina country kitchen has a neutral color palette that makes the space feel light and inviting. The white custom cabinets give the space an elegant farmhouse charm, and the countertop the homeowners chose had to compliment them. A marble countertop was the perfect choice. The gray in the slab makes brings some warmth to the kitchen, while the durability of the material means that it can stand up to anything the family can throw at it.
Outdoor dining is typically a casual affair—but it doesn’t have to be. Surprise and delight your guests by setting an outdoor table with all the hallmarks of an indoor dinner party: masses of candlesticks, beautiful florals, and your favorite crystal. Encourage lingering over after-dinner coffee by adding soft cushions to the seats, and providing throws for added warmth on chilly evenings.
Naturally dwarf, Mr. Bowling Ball arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Bobazam’) grows in a spherical shape. Plants never need pruning, topping out at a tidy 30 inches tall and wide. Use Mr. Bowling Ball as a path or driveway edging, foundation planting or container plant in the warmer end of its range. Hardy in Zones 3-8.
Interior and under-cabinet lights add instant flair to this stylish kitchen, a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner. Designer Judith Wright Sentz of Judith Wright Design used ribbon lights in the leaded-glass cabinets to illuminate the shelves within and low voltage lights under the cabinets to bathe the countertops below in warm light.
Wood walls are accented by white cabinets for a clean and warm look in the Francis family's newly renovated kitchen and living room in Atlanta, Ga. By knocking out walls in the existing kitchen and closing in the deck, the Francis family will now have a central space to share meals together and will also give Tricia a better chance to watch the kids while she's in the kitchen, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room.
Color on the base of one of a pair of facing islands echoes the hue of the bold backsplash in this otherwise neutral kitchen. The open-concept space features a cozy breakfast nook tucked into a corner surrounded by windows, ushering in loads of natural light. In the adjoining living space, a retractable glass wall opens to bridge the home's indoor and outdoor spaces. Hardwood floors warm up the white kitchen and provide continuity throughout the kitchen and living area.
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.
The backyard to this home is an oasis in and of itself. The foliage in this outdoor space was planted to create the illusion of a lush rainforest, and the furniture is build from materials and textures that help create that ambiance. Canvas and wicker combine to make the space feel casual and inviting, while wood and stone tile bring warmth and texture to the space. All of these elements combine to create an ode to the dense jungle that inspired this design.
It's important to think about lighting, especially once it gets dark. The warm glow of candles, string lights and lanterns creates a fun outdoor mood. Tea lights, and many battery-operated lighting options, are available at stores like Target and Home Depot. Hang lanterns from the tent ceiling using ribbons.
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.
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.
This masterpiece features quality construction by a collection of artisans and master craftsmen under the watchful eye of a dedicated builder. Completed in 2010, the home exudes warmth coupled with sophistication and elegance. The stucco, stone and brick exterior of the home exemplifies a beautiful European Romantic style of home. The lush landscaping and gardens are welcoming while accentuating the architectural details of the home.
Now the kitchen is a warm, welcoming hub filled with natural materials and touches of gold, complimented by beautiful olive colored cabinets—reflective of designer Christopher Peacock’s mother’s taste. The finished product was exactly how Christopher envisioned it: Not fancy or overdone, but a simple and practical space reminiscent of the wonderful kitchen in his childhood home outside of London.
“Rather than play to the crowd, and go for the glam, this time around I wanted to keep it personal,” he explains.
This modern fireplace features custom touches that turn it into a focal point of this Texas living room. Stacked stone matches stone used on the exterior of the home. Decorative wood above the mantel serves as an art piece in and of itself, while narrow glass shelves display collected art glass. Copper on either side of the fire box adds warmth and reflects the firelight.
Cabinets, cabinets, cabinets! This well-lit, warm bathroom has an abundance of cabinets in which the family can store their belongings. Each side of the room has a built-in armoire, eliminating the need for extra closets; the vanity provides a place for the family to store their toiletries, and the cabinets lining the exterior walls provide extra storage for linens and sundries, giving these homeowners all the storage space they could need in a bathroom.