With a desire to host year-round soirees, these homeowners traded in their old picnic tables to create a one-of-a-kind outdoor dining oasis. The space's true focal point is the wooden gazebo at the far end of the yard next to a fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs and a decorative stone wall. The grilling, cooking and dining area are all in one spot, making the grill-to-table transition an easy one.
This dining room from designer Vanessa-DeLeon is flanked with column-framed arched doorways and accentuated with an eclectic mix of the formal and rustic to create a dramatic and unexpected look. Banquettes in black crushed velvet sit at both ends of the wooden dining table, while eight sturdy leather and antique gold barrel dining chairs make up the rest of the seating in the space.
The white weaving of this chair pops over a wood base for a stylish look and feel. A knit throw and navy pillow soften the seat and contribute to the mix of texture used in this area. The pillows plays off the hombre blue end table displaying white tulips for fresh and simple decor.
The low light and rich tones of this dining area create an intimate look and feel. A buffet flush with the wall serves as a wet bar while a pair of lamps on each end contribute light and illuminate the wall art. Two dark, neutral armchairs with tufted backs provide cozy and sophisticated seating around the rich wood table. The focal point of the design is an eye-catching chandelier with yellow petal-like stems.
After removing poison ivy and ill-conceived wood chips, the crew of HGTV's Going Yard expanded the existing deck and topped it with an L-shaped bar. A wide paver patio boasts a dining table for six at one end and a shady pergola at the other. Fountaingrass, late-blooming lilacs, spirea and unexpected pops of color with ornamental peppers, asparagus and lettuces add life to the surrounding garden.
This platform bed with soft, inviting linens and pillows is accented by the mural that was made into a headboard. This mural, imported from Thailand, was globally sourced and brings in the Asian spa feeling the couple desired. The end tables on either side of the bed are modern and bring in the dark wood often incorporated in the Asian style, while the lamps on the end tables help give the room light and make the space feel larger. The wallpaper is grasscloth wallpaper, which gives this accent wall a nice, rich texture, All of these elements working together make this space the everyday getaway the couple was hoping for.
This dining space, designed by Emily Henderson of HGTV's Secrets from a Stylist features an English Country design scheme that gives the room an all-over quaint, decidedly proper feel. The gray and white wallpaper adds a decorative accent to the wooden drop-leaf table, which includes two black dining chairs at either end. A design tip from Emily: "When it comes to designing your own home, don't over think it. Go out and take pictures. Visualize things, have fun, play around!"
In the master bedroom, the Asian inspired spa feel was continued. Designers used textured wallpaper to give the space a more exotic feel. The end tables are modern, but they still bring in the dark woods and lighter accents of a spa. Even though the space is perched high above the Las Vegas strip, the homeowners will have a place to relax and rejuvenated when they come home.
Giving a brand-new kitchen timeless character and rich personality is a challenge for the best architects and designers. One way to solve this problem is by repurposing a furniture piece for the workspace — but it’s not always easy to find the right fit, as architect Jeff Troyer discovered. He says: “We searched for months for the kitchen island, seeking something with warmth and character that would also fit the space. My clients and I finally found this antique school science lab table online and had it shipped from Ohio. We had to purchase this sight unseen, but it ended up fitting perfectly and the wood is beautiful.”
Just off the outdoor dining area is a comfortable living area for the family. Two plush lounge chairs and a matching sofa in front of the fire place offer plenty of seating for the family, while end tables give them a place to set food and drinks. The wood burning fireplace gives off tons of heat to allow the family use of the space, even in the chilly evenings. The chimney also serves the secondary purpose of hiding wiring for the flat screen television that, when needed, will allow the family to watch the big game or movies any time they please.
To create more light in the space, the Good Bones team, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak, added two new windows in the reclaimed wood accent wall. This not only gives the space a focal point, but also allows more natural light into the space, making it feel bright and open. To add to the elegant, industrial design the team was going for, they added black and white artwork, a metal headboard, brown bed linens and dark end tables and lamp shades. To tie the space together and give it a pop of color, a green shag carpet adds comfort to this elegant, industrial master bedroom.