A set of brightly colored hand towels can perk up the kitchen for mere pennies. And you aren’t limited to the oven door handle: hang interesting linens (aprons and oven mitts, too) from hooks or pegs on a floating wall shelf or line a wooden bowl on the countertop to add punch. Shown are waffle-weave Salsa dish cloths and towels from Crate & Barrel.
This spacious luxury master bathroom features a large private soaking tub inside a carved-detail wood surround. Ornate columns impart a feeling of royalty while the large picture window allows for plenty of natural light and offers a relaxing view of nature. Intricate molding details coordinate well with the high-end look of the pleated window valances. White accessories and floral arrangements complete the spa-like environment while the cream cabinetry, countertop, and glass pulls of the vanity highlight the special details of the room.
The pantry in this space is equipped with everything staffers could need to heat up their cold lunch. Plates and bowls are easily accessible from their open wood shelving. A large sink with built-in drying rack provides a place for quick cleanup; a microwave and refrigerator are present for reheating and storing leftovers. All these modern features fit within the pantry's rustic design, featuring an antique clamp that is attached to the countertop and another 20th Century portrait hanging to the side of the space.
This space was designed with quilting in mind. The family that owns this house teaches a quilting class, so the countertop of the kitchen island had to be both elegant and durable. It was constructed from Bubinga wood, which can stand up to any beginning quilter. The oversized kitchen island provides seating for students to sit and work, while still maintaining a view of their teachers, peers and the beautiful Puget Sound, which provides serenity and inspiration for the family and the quilters.
Designer Linda McDougald turned a culinary student's dream kitchen into a reality with a brilliant kitchen design that has all the trimmings to make cooking, cleaning and entertaining a breeze. A vaulted ceiling allows for a tall cabinet and range hood in this impressive transitional kitchen. Gray brick adds an accent strip to the wall under the range hood. The large island features two sinks on the gray countertop. A neutral bar extends from the island providing eating room. Industrial pipe stools with wood tops add a distinctive detail.
This beautiful, mid century modern bathroom, is phase one in a two-phase, whole home renovation to transform the current design into a stylish, elegant midcentury modern space. In the bathroom, and throughout the home, the cabinets are stained in Alder Wood and are finished off with a Pure White Caesarstone countertop. The shower features Kohler Purist Fixtures in Vibrant Modern Brushed Gold finish, while the flooring is Large Hexagon Tile from Dal Tile, and a decorative tile made of “Illica” ceramic tile gives the space a bit of extra pop and pizzaz.
To lay the groundwork for this modern bathroom, designers started with a neutral color palette that would reflect the natural light let into the space from the skylight above. Then, they added modern wood cabinets and a gray countertop to warm the space. To give the room a touch of personality, a gray, black and white penny round tile backsplash was added, and a gray and white chevron floor was laid. In the shower area, the walls are covered in off-white tile with a penny round tile inset that matches the backsplash to tie the space together.
Leanne Ford and her brother, Steve, replaced the existing lower cabinets with a custom, metal grate-fronted system that they powder-coated bright white and topped with a solid surface Formica countertop. Leanne's thoughtful design choices combined to create the look of a home that's been there for years — a far cry from the brand-newness of the original space.
Leanne covered the range hood in wood and painted it white, swapped the existing gas cooktop with a high-end stove and installed industrial-chic fixtures throughout. She kept the existing concrete floor, sealing it with a matte sealer — a decision that judge, Mike Holmes, questioned. Her response? "I honestly believe in imperfectly, perfect."