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Camano Island, Washington, Waterfront Estate
This private, waterfront retreat is just 90 minutes from Seattle on picturesque Camano Island, Washington. The property rests on nearly eight acres, with a main house, guest house, post-and-beam barn, chicken coop, apartment and original owner's house. It features views of Mt. Baker, the Cascades and, occasionally, gray whales leaping in the water that borders the property.
The large artwork in this sitting area breaks the plane created by the blocky paneling and reaches up the wall's white upper half. Blue accents are in keeping with the room's serene feel, but bring in sumptuous color.
A bold blue island stands out against white walls and cabinets in this traditional, yet updated farmhouse kitchen. Classic pendants light the butcher block work surface, while recessed lights and ample windows provide plenty of general lighting for the space. Simple pulls adorn the cabinetry on the island and along the perimeter, complementing the room's farmhouse feel. Pale plank hardwood flooring completes the look.
Curved walls can be difficult to decorate, but designer John McClain embraces the curve in this hallway with an art gallery of beautiful gemstones in shadow boxes. The hallway leads into a fabulous, feminine bedroom full of bright colors.
This spacious kitchen features two islands — one topped with Carrara marble and butcher block and the other topped with zinc. The zinc-topped island provides an easy spot for dining, while the other provides storage and prep space.
Lovely details are found throughout the 1891 home, like the wainscoting and bannisters of these stairs and the pretty wood floors. Light filters in through a leaded glass window, crafted by the Colorsmith Studio.
To create a tailored look in a simple, monochromatic kitchen, designer Teri Thomas chose a valance and Roman shade in the same fabric. She used a custom-printed fabric from Galbraith and Paul for both the shade and its box-pleated topper, says contractor Duane Johns of Advanced Renovations.
Pink and White Girl's Room With Bird Lamp & Glider
A white papier-mache bird lamp by Stray Dog Designs sits atop the feminine white nightstand with floral appliques in this sweet girl's room. The handmade quilt draped over the glider adds a touch of nostalgia.
Symmetrical furnishings and a neutral color palette give this traditional living room a simple, clean feel. Great use of texture in the rug, coffee table and stone fireplace create visual depth and make the large space feel intimate.
Traditional Dining Room With Modern Accents From Sarah Sees Potential
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.
Adding a single piece of original artwork is always a great way to start (or complete) a room design, and can take a family room from basic to stunning in the time it takes you to hang a picture. To highlight the unique artwork, keep other wall art to a minimum, and paint the walls white or another neutral hue to provide a backdrop for the art.
This elegant transitional master bedroom features a soft and inviting blue color palette. The bench at the foot of the bed also provides storage for additional bedding or throws. The chandelier helps to fill the height created by the large tray ceiling; it is the jewel of the room.