This elegant, modern master suite has everything a couple could ask for. A sitting room sits just off the sleeping area. This sitting room contains a fireplace that helps to keep the couple warm and cozy in the evenings and modern, elegant furniture. A second sitting area rests directly across the space. This area is strategically placed in front of the couple's floor to ceiling windows that accent their exquisite mountain view. A king sized bed is situated directly in the middle of the space.
Keep your guests warm and in good spirits with a simple spot dedicated to mixing the perfect cold weather drink. The wrap-around porch of the 2015 HGTV.com Holiday House is the perfect spot to welcome guests for holiday soirees. Upon greeting, invite guests to mix up their own hot toddy to help beat the cold and enjoy the festivities.
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.
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.
Sometimes it's small touches that can add dimension and drama to a room. In this master bedroom, designer Amy Elbaum selected a stylish bubble chandelier, in glass and metal, to further uplift her modern design and add a dash of whimsy to the space. It is fun, heart-warming and unexpected!
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.
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.
It’s easy to see the appeal of Scandinavian design. Helga Jonsdottir’s home, located in the heart of Reykjavik is a classic example of this wildly popular trend. An aesthetic that hails from the Nordic regions of Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, this style is all about functional minimalism, but it’s not so stripped down that interiors feel cold and uninviting. They’re balanced with a bit of warmth, too and the Swedish call this lagom, meaning “just right”.
This show stopping living room design creates the feeling of a larger space by using the stripes to draw the eye upward. Black and white walls add a sense of whimsy while creating a bold, daring statement. Beautiful, custom gray sofas draw frame the room and create a focal point of the fireplace that is defined by a black mantel with a white, marble slab inlay that adds softness to the room's design. Finally, a long, dramatic chandelier hangs eight feet from the floor to finish the space with a feeling of intimacy and warmth.
This beautiful, modern guest room has both style and function. With two closets in the space, this room has plenty of storage, while the elegant furniture adds to the style. Large windows allow lots of natural light into the space, reflecting off the white walls, making the space feel bright and clean. The elephant patterned throw pillows and the patterned bench cushions help to make the space feel warm while adding depth and texture to the space.
In the master bathroom, designers created an oasis with a unique bathtub as the centerpiece of the showcase. Above it, a contemporary chandelier adds light on cloudy days and at night, while geometric prints on the wall add color to the space. The large picture window lets in plenty of natural light that makes the area feel warm and bright. This light is mirrored in the neutral wall color and the gray and white tile floor that was laid in a herringbone pattern to create a bit more texture in the space.
Mint tea is good for what ails you, and it whips up in a jiffy. Steep fresh (bruised) or dried leaves in hot water for a pure cup of natural goodness. Mint tea is a go-to cure for an upset stomach, indigestion, gas pain or cramping. Sip it warm and inhale the menthol aroma to help alleviate a stuffy nose, or drink it chilled for a refreshing cool drink.
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.
This stone fixture rises up from the stone tile walkway showcasing the a gentle water flow. Colorful flowers garnish the water feature for a beautiful and natural element to decorate the entryway. Cool and warm neutral tones mix together in the tile to compliment and marry the mix of exterior materials.
Keep things practical outside when serving hot drinks. Set up a spot for enamel ware coffee mugs which will keep your hot chocolate warm, plus they're so durable that there's no need to worry about any breaking or chipping should guests accidentally drop, ding or bang them.
“To create a warm, soft and romantic glow, I used pillar candles in a few spots on this front porch. The candlelight offers just the right amount of lighting, not to take away from the breathtaking view of the sunset over the hillside vineyard,” says designer Miyuki Yamaguchi. “Use battery-operated pillar candles — they’re a much safer option to enjoy from dusk till dawn,” she adds. The natural flame look is a perfect fit for the bohemian style of the decor.
Dark colors don't have to be dreary. In fact, they can be lovely and luxe if used correctly with a keen eye. Mix navy with gray and brown for a rich, fresh spin on holiday hues. To get this combination right, use a mix of natural textures that can make a space feel warm and welcoming, such as wool and velvet.
A custom tablecloth made using dark-toned wool tartan sets a soft, warm base for the look. To create your own no-sew tablecloth, find a heavy-weight plaid at your fabric store and create a clean edge using an iron and seam tape.