As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transforms a crumbling brick fireplace into a gorgeous focal point with white mosaic tile and turquoise-striped wallpaper. A plate rail was added along the room's perimeter to unify the transitional dining and living rooms and plenty of extra seating included for easy entertaining.
As seen on HGTV's Renovation Raiders, this stunning living room has been transformed into a media-free oasis, which is contemporary with a rustic feel. The deep blue walls evoke relaxation, yet there are plenty of cozy elements, including several throw pillows and a pretty blue and white area rug.
A long, white leather sectional, with angled head cushion at one end, shines in this bright, airy living room. Green throw pillows add a touch of color along with a simple white vase of pink orchids. The wood, cross base of the coffee table creates a separation between the area rug and white tabletop. A pair of charcoal armchairs provide additional seating to complete the room.
This timeless bathroom features a handsome, masculine contemporary design with striking, geometric black and silver vanity with a mirrored top and contrasting white vessel sink. Wallpaper sparkles in a copper tone while reflecting light from the sconces on either side of the large, black-framed mirror. A glass door keeps the space open and feeling sleek.
These wedding bouquets incorporate the rich, deep reds and snowy-whites of the season. Other wintery florals to consider using include pine boughs, cymbidium orchids, boxwood boughs, camellia buds, magnolia leafs and holly berries. Floral design: Blooming Gallery. Planner: Something to Celebrate.
A spare approach to the furnishings in this apartment living room allows the architecture, space and light be the rightful stars. The natural light fills the room and highlights the spacious room. Low-back gray sectionals add a dark color contrast to the white walls and neutral rug. Heavy fabrics on the throw pillows bring pleasing textures to the design, and the tree adds a pop of natural color and warmth.
Black marble with white veining lines the inside of a walk-in shower. An in-shower window overlooks the city and a small shelf below the window holds an orchid and an assortment of potted plants. Outside the walk-in shower stands a dark wood double vanity with a cement countertop.
A charcoal gray tufted sofa is a fitting focal point in this stylish living room setup. A mix of white, neutral and blue throw pillows pad the sofa and compliment the color scheme used throughout the space. A natural wood ceiling beam brings a gorgeous texture and accent.
This bright and open living space features a timeless influence with contemporary decor. A blue chevron accent pillow adds a touch of color over the tufted charcoal gray sofa. A faux fur throw over a wicker chair is topped with a bird nest picture pillow repeating the touch of blue from the sofa. White details compliment the blue accents and make a crisp look that connects each room in the open floor plan.
Pamper guests in this boutique-style bathroom with both modern and traditional design elements. The two-drawer distressed vanity is topped with white quartz and accented with basket of plush hand towels and turned wood pedestal that offers a pop of color with a bouquet of orchids.
This lively Art Deco living space features a collection of colorful details in this sitting area. Embroidered linen curtains with watermelon pink roman shades give the window a pop of color with a white modern chair beneath. A round table with planted orchids in blue vases sits in front of printed grass cloth wallpaper with gold and teal tones.
Beneath a large flat-screen television sits a wooden storage shelf that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing in the HGTV Smart Home 2015 master bedroom. Because the TV is conveniently mounted to the wall, the top of the shelf is reserved for a few lovely pieces, including a delicate orchid and white table lamp.
Transitioning from one area to the next is seamless and stylish in the open design of this modern home. Pink orchids placed in each section bring a cohesive decorative feel. A modern white marble island has an elevated bar with black leather barstools to create an eat-in feel. Stainless steel details in the kitchen are echoed in the back rests of the dining chairs.
“When pairing wedding florals with lighting, make sure to consider how your linens play into the overall look," says Jennifer Taylor, of Taylor'd Events Group. "Linens can add a level of texture to the table and there is a wealth of choices above and beyond the floor length white cover. Explore your options and have fun with it!” Roses, hydrangeas and orchids by Flora Nova Design.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah tied in the blue and green tones of her client's favorite color, turquoise, in the living room's decor. Bright green cymbidium orchids are a bright contrast against the striped turquoise wallpaper of the fireplace surround. Sarah also added gray and dark blue flower vases and white photo frames to balance the wallpaper's bright, saturated hue.
Trouble-free and beautiful, Japanese toad lily (Tricyrtis hirta) opens exquisite orchid-like blooms in late summer through early fall. Flowers measure 1 inch across and feature a white or lavender background with deep purple dots. On mature plants, stems are literally covered with blossoms. Toad lily spreads easily to form a colony. Site it in a shady spot (part to full shade) with moist soil. Plants grow 24 to 36 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide. Hardy in Zones 4-8.
If impatiens are your go-to favorite for shade gardens, check out double impatiens like the Rockapulco series, including Appleblossom (above). Double impatiens unfurl rose-like blooms that blanket plants all summer long. There’s no need to remove spent flowers, and plants never need trimming, unless you want to do so to maintain a certain size. Plants flower best in full to part shade. Look for Rockapulco varieties with blossoms in shades of orange, orchid, purple, red and white. Plants grow 10 to 20 inches tall and 12 to 24 inches wide.
This is one of my favorite master bedrooms of all time. It immediately reads as a luxury destination. This was the last space we designed in our original scope of work and I wanted everything we chose to have as much tactile appeal as it did visually. Wherever you land, you’ll sink down into lush velvets, silks, furs or mohair. The color palette is small but soothing, varying from dark chocolates to taupes with dashes of white to keep it crisp and reflect light. We used a faux silk wallcovering in the bedroom’s entry and on the bed wall, but conserved by using a perfect color-matched paint on the walls adjacent. I know it may seem a little indulgent but whenever you can, try adding fresh flowers or an orchid in your bedroom: instant hotel suite status!