The Schroeder family asked chip for an outdoor space where their family could come together and create, so in his design, Chip included an art studio so that the family could come together and have a space to create and keep their art.
Chip Wade and his crew from HGTV's Elbow Room removed an old, dilapidated playground and replaced it with an inviting art studio so that the Schroeders could pursue their passion for creativity. The studio is serene with a beautiful chandelier, plush chairs and beautiful art painted by the family.
A flowering, shrubby vine grows up the pergola to eventually provide full shade over the front porch. The spherical yard decoration made of driftwood is representative of the home's owners appreciation for art, which is evidenced by numerous collected pieces displayed throughout the house.
In the design of this home's yard, designers installed a statue inspired by Native American artwork, helping to connect the home to the culture of the land. Highlighting the statue are a few indigenous, flowering plants, adding color to the space, but not requiring much water, keeping the yard sustainable and eco friendly.
Gentle mounds and boulder piles enhance the site's drainage and reduce the total planted area and water use. They also create wildlife habitats and collect runoff. A drainage “moat” was built to prevent runoff from collecting under the house.
Large eccentric wall art decorates one wall of the dining room. More eccentric art sits on the opposite dining room wall, with large single hung vinyl window with energy-efficient insulating glass that overlooks the home’s front yard on the wall in between.
Modern lanterns and a large pendant brighten the exterior at night, ensuring that guests can safely ascend the front steps. At the same time, landscape lights showcase the yard's greenery like works of art in a gallery.
Aside from the kitchen, Chris planned to spend the least amount of money on his second bedroom, which would be used as an office. Taking the advice of a designer friend, he had the room painted in a blue-grey tone from Sherwin-Williams called Krypton and had custom draperies in a modern print made from a clearance bin fabric at $11.99 per yard. Since his laptop is pretty much the only thing he needs to work from home, the room was simply furnished with a vintage desk picked up from an antique market for $600 and paired with a black woven grass chair from IKEA that was $59. To soften the area underfoot, he installed FLOR tiles in a striped pattern, alternating each tile for a parquet look.
This back yard looks like a small, modern museum garden. The tidy deck features comfortable seating around a unique art piece incorporating wood and painting. The greens and blues of nature complement the white of the structure -- and vice versa.
Another clever place to hide equipment is below your deck's staircase, the way Land Art Design did here. This hideaway functions as a tool shed that can handle taller equipment, and it doesn't take up any of your precious yard space.
What began as a simple covered picnic area wound up as a Thai-inspired garden retreat, giving HGTV fan kimsplay additional privacy in the yard and a place to put Thai furniture and art pieces collected during many trips abroad.