Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines used plumbing pipes and wood planks to create industrial-style open shelving that is perfectly at home in this rustic farmhouse kitchen. The shelving blends well with the shiplap paneling feature wall, island made from vintage wood and wood-trimmed range hood. Elegant white subway tile and cabinets and gray quartzite countertops balance the rusticity of the space.
HGTV fan Beachyone wanted guests to be surrounded by the soothing feel of the ocean both indoors and out. The guest bedroom at this beachfront home was turned into a vacation oasis with a pastel color scheme of green, peach and white, and accessorized with wicker baskets, marine life prints and dark Roman shades to keep out the sun for afternoon naps. To make your guests feel comfortable and welcome, keep the amenities and feel of a hotel in mind. Maintain a soothing color scheme, plenty of pillows, storage space and bathroom essentials. And of course, mirror the home's surroundings. The weathered oars, sand-filled table lamps and natural accessories will constantly remind them that they're on vacation.
Designers at America's Most Desperate Kitchens created a light, bright, contemporary kitchen in this home's space. The neutral color palette and extensive use of white creates a space that reflects the natural light of the outdoors, while the section of brown cabinetry warms the space, making it more inviting. To help keep the space bright on cloudy days and at night, designers added a modern light fixture above the kitchen island, illuminating the space and bringing it together.
In an open-plan concept, designers strive not only to create separate zones within one large space but to make the end result feel cohesive. In this home, the designers at Carlton Architecture + DesignBuild did both with finesse. “We divided individual spaces with furniture groupings and circulation. Common materials such as steel, rift sawn white oak cabinetry, and dark stained oak floors are used to unify the three areas,” they explain.
Through a colorful doorway and past a tastefully appointed parlor is a breathtaking living room. The dark stained floors, which run through the entire house, were laid by Julio, who taught himself the skills he needed to accomplish the job. The white masks that hang from the far wall are his creations as well. The masks offer a modern way to bring classic Angolan art home. The ornate fireplace, one of four hearths this home boasts, is original to the space, as is the decorative scrollwork that runs across moldings and ceilings in this room. The way that Kenza and Julio have maintained the architecture of the home, is a reminder not to remove or cover up original fixtures, but to instead accentuate them. Filling a traditional space with modern furnishings creates a unique contrast of styles that can add layers of sophistication to a room.
The kitchen is one of the home’s larger spaces and TaLaya and Kerrick took full advantage of the opportunity that afforded. A striped rug stands out against the modern, black cabinetry and plants are sprinkled throughout the kitchen for a touch of greenery. For a modern touch, white subway tile with gray grout creates a stunning kitchen backsplash.
A palette of pineapple, charcoal gray and soft white lends a sophisticated, urban sensibility to the living room of the HGTV Green Home 2011, illuminated by a diffused fabric light designed by Tobia Scarpa. A floor lamp with marble base and stainless steel telescopic stem illuminates a seating area. Snow Bush, a framed photograph by Bruce Zander, anchors the nook and adds visual interest.
This framed photo of an Icelandic horse with blonde mane in winter in front of the ocean hangs on a wall in the nook. This wall art with natural beauty includes all the different shades of icy blue, white, mustard and natural tones that were used in this home to celebrate the Scandinavian countries that make up the culture of Minnesota.
Tamara’s bedroom is a far cry from the high-energy of the living area. Away from the bright colors and energetic patterns, this is a space designed for relaxation. The dark gray walls set an intimate mood, overlaid by black and white accents that continue the calm feeling. Warm pops of pink from the bedding provide contrast. The art in this space is simple and focused, a tribute to the designer, her husband, and the home that they share.
When you have bold, colorful art and furniture, designers often use restraint on the frames. The frames don't need to match, either. These white and black frames in the gallery art cost less than $10 each from IKEA. This room was part of the home makeovers created by designers and DIYers through nonprofit organization Dwell with Dignity Atlanta for families transitioning from homelessness and poverty.
The new living room at the Betsy home is brighter and more open. By opening and extending the new kitchen in the back, the living room is filled with a lot more light. A brighter colored paint, mixed with a new white ceiling, and white moldings, adds to the brightness and warmth of the room. The coffee table, sofa and rugs were provided by Ikea, and the many accessories were purchased at West Elm, Future Perfect, Ikea, and Brooklyn Flea. As seen on HGTV's "Cousins On Call".
To create a classic, inviting look in the entryway to this home, Joanna added black and white tile flooring to her design. To update that look and connect this space to the rest of the first floor, she carried the gray trim and wainscoting into this space. New, traditional light fixtures help to light the space, and a rustic hallway table adds a place to display candlesticks and fresh flowers, adding additional pieces of a classic touch.
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson removed a wall between a cramped kitchen and extra bonus room in this century-old home to build a gorgeous, roomy eat-in kitchen stocked with modern amenities. The original kitchen was completed gutted to make room for custom white cabinets, a subway tile backsplash, an enormous island with attached dining table, and stainless steel appliances. Oiled-finished wood flooring and brass accents complete the room's traditional, antique look.
The open concept of this home allows one room to flow into the next. In this space, the elegant, modern dining room flows directly into a stylish, modern living room with a fireplace and plenty of windows to allow in natural light. The white, modern dining set reflects the natural light making the space warm and bright, while the crystal chandeliers hanging above the table help to make the space more elegant.
For the master bathroom of a 1870s row house in Brooklyn, NY, designer Lorraine Bonaventura designed a vanity in keeping with the home’s historic style. A vintage mirror hangs above the white-painted vanity, which Bonaventura fitted with polished nickel fixtures. “Five deep drawers provide enough storage for all the toiletries,” she says. “The four seagrass baskets hold towels.”
The fountain in the middle of the patio serves as a focal point for all of the separate outdoor living and dining areas and is visible from multiple rooms inside the home. The sound of running water creates a soothing white noise. A cedar wall trellis fills a blank wall in between banks of windows and doors.
Between the two built-in shelving units that bookend the room lies a fireplace that has just gotten a facelift. Originally, the builder of the home had selected tile to encase the fireplace, but the designers decided to revamp the fixture. Now, the face of the fireplace is made from purple glass tile. The tile of the fireplace is accented by a white bronze fireplace screen which plays off of other bronze sculptures in the space.
The look of the porch is transformed with fresh white paint, khaki trim, painted concrete floors and a ceiling fan in a more classic design. But the star of the new porch is the set of twin chair swings — Ben's custom take on the traditional Southern porch swing. Each is a variation on the familiar Adirondack chair design, and they were handmade by Ben using reclaimed wood from demo of one of the home's interior walls.