As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once dated, drafty space into a cozy and contemporary retreat with plenty of room to entertain. Dark pink walls were painted a fresh white and covered in bright grasscloth wallpaper and a once over-imposing fireplace replaced with sleek white marble. To satisfy her clients' differing design tastes, Sarah incorporated vintage metallic decorative pieces with streamlined modern furniture. A large patterned rug ties the room together and adds warmth and interest to the new hardwood floors.
Exposed wood ceiling beams and a dark hardwood floor add a touch of warm tones to this cool and breezy light pastel color scheme in this bedroom design. A soft blue and yellow floral pattern decorates the bed curtains framing the white bed linens. A bench at the foot of the bed pulls the pastel blue out into the room. Plush furniture shines in the sunlight of the window nook.
The fantasy continues in the dining room. While the white walls and hardwood floors may be standard, even typical for a Brooklyn brownstone, what happens between them is anything but. In this room a surrealist light fixture designed by Paul hangs low over a thoroughly modern set of dining chairs. For a contrast from the metal furnishings, a vintage Norman Cherner armchair captains the table. On the floor, a hand-painted rug brings a big splash of color to the space which is presided over by even more fantastic sculptures of creatures, seashells and plants.
Alex Ray, of Five Senses Art Consultancy, was inspired to illustrate a move away from technology back to the basics of communication through an installation of hand-cast bronze letters and ancient symbols, as seen at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. An overhead view from the staircase shows the letters tumbling down a white wall where dark brown hardwood floors are accented by a yellow carpet runner.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, designer Jillian Harris created a more open space by ripping out the wall that divided the kitchen and living space and putting in a large island with white quartz countertops and lots of new storage. The previous countertops were so outdated, their width did not accommodate a dishwasher. The hardware and lighting was replaced, Edison lights hang above the island, hardwood floors were put down.
This contemporary gray and cream kitchen has a breakfast nook area with beautiful upholstered seating and modern, industrial pendant light above. The cream cabinets and stainless steel appliances give this kitchen a clean, sleek look while the coordinating gray countertop and patterned tile backsplash add visual interest. Hardwood flooring brings warmth to the space while small pink and white floral arrangements on the breakfast table add just the right touch of color.
Contemporary cabinets and stainless steel accents highlight this functional loft-style kitchen with a two-tiered metallic island. Industrial-style orange pendant lights bring a pop of color to the space while a beautiful arrangement of red roses add warmth. The far wall is decorated with a black and white photo collage, adding an element of surprise and visual interest to the space. Hardwood flooring anchors the space and gives it a cozy feel.
A wallcovering showcasing Southern plant and animal life is a dramatic design decision in a grand mirrored stairwell with a sunlight. Savage Interior Design completed the space for a Kips Bay Decorator Show House in New York City. MJ Atelier hand-applied plaster for the custom wallcovering. The black-and-white stairwell has a wrought iron railing and hardwood floors, while the landing has a dark sofa and nesting cocktail tables.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a few simple updates transformed this once outdated entryway into a welcoming, vintage-chic foyer. The front doors were painted a cheery yellow and the dark wood paneling covered in a fresh, modern gray. Keeping with the streamlined aesthetic, old brown tile was replaced with new rectangular white and gray tile and the stairs were updated to match the hardwood flooring of the living room beyond.
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.
Textured tile, furniture-style cabinetry and a coffered ceiling team up to add dimension and interest to this traditional, oceanside kitchen. The room's open concept gives it a sweeping view over the dining room, living area, sunroom and broad back deck. Hardwood floors add warmth to the room, while an overall white palette gives it a casual and calm feel. A contrasting stain on the island was chosen to customize the space, ground the kitchen and add to its architectural interest.
Joanna and Chip Gaines have transformed the living room by removing the support header and opening up the space, creating a better flow into the dining room. By moving the air conditioner to the attic, they were able to open up the hallway behind the wall and move the door from the dining area to the living room. The original hardwood floors were kept and refinished, and a window in the dining room was replaced with French doors. The walls were painted a neutral medium gray with white trim and ceilings.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian Harris' overall design for Joyce and Steven was a mix of both their desires. Joyce wanted a timeless design that would stand the test of time and Steven wanted it to be contemporary. Big and open was another wish, so that they could fulfill their entertaining needs. The wall that separated the kitchen from the dining room was removed. The previous walls were all Popcorn Walls, now refinished and painted Silver Drop dining and living room. The Oak hardwood floors throughout the main floor were refinished. There are new casings on all the windows throughout the main floor. Within the dining room are two built-in China Cabinets, white with glass doors that were rebuilt. The ceilings were just above the windows and the greatest design surprise for Jillian was being able to open the space up by vaulting the ceilings.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, the greatest discontent for Holly and Chester's home was the number of 'dysfunctional' spaces and long list of outdated fixtures and appliances. Designer Jillian Harris created a more open space by ripping out the wall that divided the kitchen and living space as Holly wanted to be able to see their baby in the living room while she was in the kitchen. Harris put in a large island with white quartz countertops, and lots of new storage. Pot lights were inserted, hardwood floors were put down. The room has all new furniture. A new insert and limestone tile was added to the fireplace. All coverings for the windows are new.