A full bar features built-in wine storage and ample seating for family and friends. The lower level of this three-story beachfront home serves as a game and media room, bar, exercise room, full bathroom and laundry room. Broad windows let in loads of natural light and put the ocean views on display. Tans, browns, deep greens and blues combine with textures such as woven reeds, metallic, leather and driftwood to bring nature indoors. A feature wall behind the bar was inspired by the client's travels.
Dark wood furniture create a warm and classic feel in this transitional bedroom, while light blue accents are airy and an unexpected touch. A small, crystal chandelier hangs in the middle of the room, and a large contemporary mirror is placed above the bed, further blending the line between traditional and contemporary design.
"Compositionally, I think this kitchen works very well," says designer Genevieve Gorder about this HGTV Design Star kitchen makeover. "The layout is open and inclusive to everyone and everything in the house, which is ideal for families and entertaining. I love the idea of Moorish accents running throughout the space and that there seems to be enough storage that was installed correctly in every corner of the kitchen." But she adds: "Where I think they missed — and missed hard — with this particular design was in the very concept. When I look at this space I'm confused with a folkie valance, a latticework design of Moorish descent on the bar and an almost Victorian/turn-of-the-century pressed-tin backsplash. Overall, I think the space lacks focus; it feels weighted down by too much color and busied by clashing patterns."
Rustic wood and metal barstools pull up underneath the kitchen island's butcher-block countertops, creating a casual dining spot and perfect place to gather while this avid baker is prepping her next creation. Open pantry shelving keeps all ingredients in view and easy to reach.
Raising the bottom height of one wall cabinet by six inches allows homeowners to fill the coffee pot each morning without moving it. Glass doors on the Mission-style cabinets make it easy for cooks to quickly find dishes, while roll out trays in the pantry allow for quick access.
A formal living room connects to the dining room and features chic, navy accents, including the tufted leather sofa, upholstered piano stool and vintage dining chairs. Roman shades allow for privacy, and subtle western decor adds a fun twist to the space. Designed by Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors.
A plush gray velvet sofa with nailhead trim features a mix of neutral and faux fur pillows in this cozy living room. A row of candles add an intimate feel to the room, and in the corner, built-in shelves provide a personalized touch with framed photos and treasures. Designed by Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors.
With its sleek, curved ceiling, dark hardwood floors and built-in wet bar, this lounge-like game room is designed for entertaining. Rows of doors open the room to the sweeping water view and bring in loads of natural light. A TV above the fireplace pairs with comfortable seating, allowing the space to function as a media room as well.
This chic his-and-her bathroom features an elegant double vanity with vessel sinks and wall-mounted faucets. Glossy wood frames the vanity area with a large mirror and contemporary sconces. Marble tile laid in a diamond pattern ground the space. Photography by Andy Caulfield
A cinnamon-colored wood dining table warms up the dining room, complemented by dark walls and a twinkling crystal chandelier. The soft tans and white of the coffered ceiling help to show off the beautiful architecture.
The media room adds dramatic color and rich, masculine accents, creating the feeling of a true bachelor pad. Perfect for entertaining, this room offers a bar, media equipment and accommodates up to 12 people. Back-lit movie posters on canvas add theater ambiance, while a comfortable sectional is a great spot for watching a movie.