This Colonial house now has a welcoming, beach-style exterior thanks to HGTV's Curb Appeal. Chocolate brown shutters and white window casing accent the cool island-inspired green color while a long front porch gives the family the perfect place to lounge outdoors.
Dark-stained hand rails and stair treads set off the white millwork on this traditional, winding staircase. A trio of casement windows escalates along the steps, and wainscoting gives the space a sense of traditional elegance.
This Spanish-style kitchen courtyard forms an arresting study in contrasts. Terra-cotta-toned concrete pavers and red barrel roof tiles appear richer against pristine white walls, which in turn look luminous against the dark door and window casings.
Wide casings and craftsman styling on this pair of windows blend with clean-lined white cabinetry and vintage-inspired hardware to give this California kitchen an elegant, yet casual air. Dark accents on the peninsula and built-ins create contrast, as does the dark wood bookshelf.
This transitional dining room features a round glass table with four neutral upholstered chairs. A case of red roses sits at the center, while orange and neutral curtains frame a nearby window. White stone and red bricks decorate the fireplace, while brown hardwood floors provide a finishing touch.
Mid-century modern case pieces fit the architecture and the vibe of this cozy, eclectic living room. White walls reflect light that enters the space via floor-to-ceiling windows, which offer a view to the sunny outdoor eating area. Slipcovered sofas create a relaxed ambiance, as well as a great spot for intimate conversation.
For the family room designers brought in plenty of seating with the blue sectional, which adds a pop of color, white armchairs and a neutral colored ottoman that doubles as a coffee table. The white color palette and large windows throughout the space keep the room feeling bright and open, while the fireplace adds a touch of warmth. On either side of the fireplace, storage was added with a set of modern cabinets that can be moved in case the homeowners decide to rearrange their family's space.
How to freshen up classic board-and-batten paneling: Paint all of it, as well as the window casings, dark gray (Porpoise by Sherwin-Williams). The rich blue of the chairs—scored at a vintage store—go beautifully with the color. “They seem grand but not stuffy or formal,” says Sonal. “We use one as the special birthday chair when cutting cake with family.” They’re paired with white plastic molded chairs from Overstock and an industrial table from RH. Instead of traditional fabric curtains, Lisa hung fringy macramé ones from RH Teen for an unexpected hit of texture. The rug is from Nourison.
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.