The light-filled breakfast nook in this modern-Victorian kitchen features a playful mix of bentwood chairs that evoke the mood of a Parisian sidewalk cafe and a built-in, space-saving, farmhouse-style bench. The table combines styles, too, with a modern pedestal base and a reclaimed wood and industrial metal top. The oversized pendant fixture adds drama and its own industrial flair.
As seen on HGTV's Secrets From a Stylist, a more refined wood table and blue upholstered captain's chair tone down the '50s vibe from host Emily Henderson's first makeover of this space. The room still features plenty of kitsch with DIY chandeliers made out of socket splitters and a fun centerpiece of salvaged architectural and design elements. Instead of buying one huge, expensive area rug, Emily saved money by buying three smaller area rugs and laying them next to each other.
Designers wanted to create a reception area that feels very connected, but also has clearly defined spaces, so they chose to incorporate elements into their design that would visually separate each one. In the waiting area, built-in bookshelves wrap around the chairs for waiting clients; in the reception space, wood paneling and artwork provides definition. Finally, the main office space is hidden behind a set of pocket doors that can be opened or closed, per the needs of the situation.
Atlanta designer Julie Holloway calls her signature style "bomoco" for its blend of bohemian, modern and country. There are plenty of design tips to incorporate into your own space, from the soft pastels of an Oriental rug that soften the seagrass rug underneath (and dispense with the need for a rug pad) to the whimsical art dead-center above the headboard to the imaginative mix of old and new in the acrylic chair combined with a rustic wooden desk used as a nightstand here.
A custom-designed de Gournay wallpaper set the scene for designer Pamela Babey’s depiction of a romantic Venetian garden—after a party—in a vignette for the 2017 San Francisco Fall Art & Antiques Show. A Venetian carved and painted chair, a Danish painted day bed and Chinoiserie-painted wire and wood demi-lune tables are sourced from New York-based antiques dealer Carlton Hobbs.
In this design featured on HGTV's Color Splash, a classic Victorian dining room gets a novel makeover that combines modern and antique pieces. This eclectic dining room boasts orange walls and a bright blue sideboard that tie in with the colors in the art work selected. A fireplace with adjacent firewood and wine storage sits to one side of the room. Playful decorative items grace the rustic wood dining table, which is also accompanied by plexiglass chairs.
A dark wood dining room table with a 42-inch round top allows Matt and Jodi to seat four to six people for meals. Round tables in small spaces are the best solution since there are no hard corners to crowd space needed for chairs. To ground the area and delineate it from the family room and office zones, a shag rug in the same shade of peacock blue was centered in the space.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once dark and dated dining room into a chic, updated space perfect for entertaining. Dark wood accents in the table, floor and mirror balance the room's primary light, airy color and lend a "steakhouse" feel. To add a touch of traditional charm, Sarah added vintage dining chairs, a wrought iron chandelier and a gray antique sideboard.
This quaint dining space was designed with a Parisian café in mind. Elegant European rattan bistro chairs surround a mango wood dining table with classic cabriole legs, providing the space with cozy seating. Sunlight floods into the space, while apricot blossoms add to the outdoor bistro feel. Family photographs and vintage objects create an eclectic gallery wall among heirlooms, plants and books, making this space the perfect place to cozy up with a newspaper, croissant and cappuccino.
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.
White is a classic tone often used in shabby chic designs. HGTV fan rnhey wanted to create a light, airy dining room ideal for casual year-round entertaining, so she used this fresh hue as the base for her entire design. The upholstered cane-backed chairs, freshly painted table and vintage marine life prints are reminiscent of relaxed summers and shabby seaside homes. White beadboard walls allow the sand-colored curtains and accessories to act as complementary accents rather than simply appearing in the background. For an elegantly shabby look, combine your rustic pieces with more contemporary counterparts. The white table and rattan chairs feel ultra casual, while the symmetrical prints, pleated draperies and dark wood serving tray deliver a perfect hint of refinement.
To create a separate living space for the homeowners, designers used floor rugs to define the boundaries of the sitting room. In this smaller space, a stylish sofa and wingback chairs provide seating, while a coffee table and end table give guests somewhere to set plate and cups. To add warmth to the space, designers used rich wood trim and added a fireplace to give off heat on cool nights. For pops of color and a touch of personality, blue artwork was added to the space.
"Here contemporary reads as cold. All those severe straight lines, chrome, plastic and Plexiglas could stand to be tempered by a few flowing lines and the use of natural materials like wood and stone," said HGTV's Design Star judge Candice Olson. The contemporary living room showcases a black, triangular chair, a clear, plastic coffee table and white cubicle storage shelving. A gray shag rug adds texture to the smooth lines.
What was once a small cold entryway and sunroom is now a new dining room that sits behind the Miller family's living room. Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, from HGTV's Cousins On Call, tore down the old wall and french doors that separated the two rooms, as well as the old ceiling. With a taller ceiling, and new wooden support beam, this room is not only twice the size, but it makes the whole house feel larger and brighter. The dining room table was made by the cousins themselves, and the chairs and accessories are CB2.
Soon after purchasing their home, the homeowners were ready to redesign the entertaining hub of the home. A custom-designed drop ceiling with bubble pendant chandelier defines the new dining room, which pairs a chic woodgrain table with sleek black chairs. Anchored at the end of the living space is the wet bar and frameless glass wine room, each outlined with bookmatched wood walls and ceilings. The end result is a series of spaces that feature the homeowners' sophisticated style and taste.
Replacing the heavy brick mantel with a hand-carved washed wood mantel and ledge stone hearth creates a contemporary, cozy and inviting room. A quatrefoil window was added to create visual interest while bringing in another natural light source. A stylish bar is perfect for entertaining and the bar top repeats the ledge stone from the fireplace mantel creating visual continuity and connectivity. The lucite barstool backs keep it light and allow the eye to move easily throughout the space. A blue sectional and comfy club chairs are perfect for entertaining or snuggling.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once dark and dated dining room into a chic, updated space perfect for entertaining. A new chair rail was added for visual interest and to allow Sarah to install two types of chic beige wallpaper. Dark wood accents in the table, floor and mirror balance the room's primary light, airy color and lend a "steakhouse" feel. Sarah finished the space by closing in an awkward half-wall with antique leaded glass windows repurposed from an old library cabinet.
British-African artist Yinka Shonibare decorated the interior of his Victorian dollhouse with Dutch wax print cloth and used furniture in various woods and styles to fill the rooms of this home that comments upon his dual identity as an African and Brit. Along with reproductions of paintings by Shonibare and French artist Jean-Honore Fragonard, the two-story dollhouse also includes cabinets, chairs, tables, fireplaces and a canopy bed.