This fireplace is clad in new bricks and features a custom designed trim and screen. The industrial chandelier over the dining table works perfectly to balance out the off center fireplace in this modern Park Slope apartment.The baseboard and window sills were replaced with wood reclaimed from an old Brooklyn building for a one-of-a-kind look.
This dark gray living room is perfect for entertaining. Designed with Art Deco influences, it features a brown sofa with nailhead trim, a stylish end table, a metal coffee table, hardwood flooring, and a wooden console table that supports a big-screen television. The room also features a large picture window and a black baby grand piano.
An ornate crystal and gold chandelier adds sparkle to this formal dining room. The space is accented with a richly draped valance above gold window treatments, striped wallpaper and a dark wood dining table and chairs. A red highlight along the ceiling trim adds visual interest while the large bay window provides natural lighting to the room.
This eclectic sunroom features paneled ceilings, custom Roman shades and peppy sage-and-white trim that makes the millwork pop. Modern chairs team with a woven sofa and reclaimed wood-topped coffee table for an effect that's casual yet effortlessly chic. The once dark and dated farmhouse is now open and airy, with a contemporary color palette and tons of natural light.
If you keep the exterior, trim and accent colors on your home light and neutral, you can put any color you desire on the front door. A deep wood tone works great here. This is a smart exterior color palette for a home in a warm climate, because light home colors don't absorb as much heat as darker colors do.
The exterior facade of this charming coastal cottage was previously a drab, shingled brown. During the whole-house renovation, the designers reconfigured the exterior and lightened the color of the formerly dark green trim, embracing the region's prevailing architectural style and taking maximum advantage of its lush, wooded lot. A sunny brick patio offers a perfect spot for morning coffee.
A factory cart coffee table and reclaimed barn wood hung over the fireplace mantel add natural texture to this casual living space. A large brown sofa with white trim and a wing back chair provide a comfy place to sit back and enjoy the fireplace. The trio of windows are adorned with floor-to-ceiling indigo-blue drapes and bamboo blinds.
This transitional living room is centered around a glass coffee table surrounded by a neutral sofa with nailhead trim and coordinating neutral chairs. A neutral rug breaks up the wooden floor and thin black shelves sit flush against the wall holding books and photographs. An accent pillow with a red design adds a small change in color along with a metallic fabric ottoman.
Gray walls define this bedroom's white bed linens with gray trim against a cushioned headboard. The wooden dresser with white drawers and tall black shelf add layered height to the room and provide breaks in the gray color scheme. Black mounted shelves display pictures next to the window with white floor-length drapery, and flowers add a personal touch and pop of color.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna removed the brick from the home's original fireplace and replaced it with Texas limestone and installed a simple, wood beam mantel to create a focal point in this elegant space. To create a cleaner look, the trim around each of the doors was removed and the walls were painted a modern beige to warm the space.
Sure, a stained wood deck is nice, but treat it to a coat of black paint and the look becomes significantly more elegant. “Black is versatile and dramatic,” says designer Stephanie Wilson. “Here, the black decking and rail acts as a strong base for the white walls and window trim; the black French doors tie the decking and the walls together and adds a lovely element of symmetry.”
A white support beam provides a simple room separation in the open design of this home. Hardwood floor and white walls create a seamless connection between the rooms. Nailhead trim on the living room stools, kitchen bar stools and dining room chairs creates a cohesive element throughout the space. Darker wood furniture pieces add a warm tone to the calming, light neutrals in the design.
Sunlight streams onto this dining table from the sliding door providing balcony access. The light and airy look is perfect for the open floor plan of the home. A light, neutral color scheme keeps the look cohesive with the connected room. Tufted dining chairs with nailhead trim surround the smooth, natural wood table. Shrubs in the centerpiece and napkins at the place settings add color to the table.
Stunning wood and plasterwork moldings and details define this elegant space. Sage green trim molding stands out against the bright aqua walls for added visual interest. A chair and sofa upholstered in a peach floral pattern pops against the blue walls and add a warm color to the room's cool palette. An ornate mantel with a floral carving complements the floral-patterned furnishings to unify the space.
Create a beautiful piece of indoor or outdoor decor with a piece of plywood, a pile of sticks and some wood glue. Cut the plywood into a roughly pumpkin shape. Use wood glue to completely cover the plywood with rows of sticks. It's ok if the sticks hang over the edge of the wood a bit. Place weights on the sticks and let the glue dry for at least 24 hours. Trim the edges of the sticks and sand if necessary to create your refined pumpkin shape. Add a fabric leaf and display your pumpkin in your garden, beside your front door, or hang it on the living room wall.
As seen on Love It Or List It, the floors throughout the main floor are now a beautiful 6.5" wide maple wood boards called 'Wave Rock.' Opening up this main floor was done by removing the wall that housed the fireplace. The wall that divided the dining room from the kitchen is now a big open peninsula for the family to gather around. The paint color in the dining and kitchen area is Behr 'Creme de la Creme.' The trim is painted 'Popped Corn.' The color in the living room and hall is 'Salt Glaze.' Jillian pulled her design together with the glass chandelier that helps to add a traditional touch to the space.
Shiplap gives a fresh spin on a farmhouse-style bathroom, like this one by design firm Cloth & Kind. These walls use 1-by-8 primed spruce, but you can use almost any species, and the thinner the wood, the cheaper per board, says Tyler Davis, owner of Athens Building Co. To further trim costs, he suggests cutting thin ⅛-inch sheets of finished plywood into strips and hanging them on the wall. Although those transoms were added, he says you can purchase fixed sidelights or transoms from a builder surplus store, or better yet from an old house or charity thrift shop, and add hinges and a chain to make them operable.
Shrubs and trees planted too close to your house can trap moisture, damage siding when the wind blows, and fill gutters with debris. “I want to be able to walk behind shrubs — they need to be at least three feet from the house and from air conditioning units because they block airflow,” says Steve Gladstone, owner of Stonehollow Fine Home Inspection in Stamford, Conn. “With trees, you don’t want them rubbing against the house at all. If the sun can’t dry your house, you’ll have to repaint more often because mold and pollen will build up.” Prune regularly to keep your house envelope clear.
Climbing vines like ivy, although beautiful, can splinter and rot wood siding and even weaken the mortar between bricks. Prune any existing ivy so that it stays away from windows, gutters and trim. If your heart is set on adding a climbing vine, choose a twining vine that wraps around a trellis or other nearby structure rather than a vine that climbs by tendrils or rootlets that cling to the surface of your house.