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Functional Eat-in Kitchen Island With Storage
The island in the HGTV Smart Home 2014 masquerades as a farmhouse table while hiding away drawers to tuck away linens and other home goods. Electrical outlets are built into the sides of the kitchen island for easy use of small appliances during food prep.
Navy Blue Living Room With Pine Ceilings and Deck Access
Pine ceiling beams and floors and an abundance of natural light from the windows and patio door offer sharp contrast to the deep navy blue walls in this cozy, rustic family room, as seen on HGTV's Cousins Undercover.
Nothing beats blue and brown for a great color combination, and Susan Brunstrum used these hues to their best effect in this Park City, Utah bathroom redo. She painted the walls a navy blue and added a medium brown vanity and mirror to complement the brown woodwork. A pop of green in the artwork and vanity accents make a pleasant statement.
Rustic-Chic Basement Family Room From Sarah Sees Potential
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a cinder block wall was removed to create this open and bright basement entertainment area. Sarah added new wood paneling below the chair rail, chic rustic-modern furnishings and heated Brazilian slate floors for a durable, multi-purpose space that will accommodate a growing family of four.
Don't rush out to buy new furniture if your guest bedroom is missing a few pieces — just improvise. Designer Erinn Valencich brought in a weathered garden step to serve as a bedside table. Its rustic patina adds charm while the steps create display space.
Some spots in the home lend themselves to symmetrical design scheming. Case in point: A desk set in front of a window. By flanking the window with a pair of branch “trees,” the design team drew attention to the sparkling wreath hanging against the glass and the mini desk-top forest.
A rustic eat-in kitchen with a farmhouse table and blue chairs. It is a perfect space for entertaining small groups of friends. It is a good idea to go for chairs without armrests as they take up less space. They should also be light since they need to be pulled and pushed from under the dining table.