I am grateful to be back with a new “Top 5” post today especially because we will be seeing some incredible white modern farmhouse exteriors. This is, without doubt, the most popular exterior style we are seeing at the moment and it’s easy to see why so many homeowners are choosing this type of home.
You can get the modern farmhouse look on the exterior of a home by adding white siding, black accents such as front door, trim and, of course, the popular black windows. These elements are often combined with board and batten, brick and metal roof.
Now, go ahead and find a comfy place to sit and get ready to see some beautiful modern farmhouses. Make sure to click the links provided under each photo so you can see the full house tours and know all details and sources.
1: Off-white Modern Farmhouse Exterior
This off-white modern farmhouse features current and yet timeless architectural details. Siding is a combination of James Hardie, board and batten, and lap siding. Paint color is Valspar Cream Delight. Design: @plankandpillow
2: Small Lot White Modern Farmhouse
You certainly don’t need to live in the country to have the modern farmhouse of your dreams. This “small lot modern farmhouse” is a great example that an urban farmhouse can fit in any type of neighborhood! Builder: @mhousedevelopment: @stofferphotographyinteriors
What can be better than a white modern farmhouse with wrap-around porch? This home is stunning from every angle! The white siding paint color is Paint color is Sherwin Williams Snowbound. Builder: wilson_design_construction : Laurey Glenn Photography.
4: White Modern Farmhouse with Painted Brick Exterior
This home is what dreams are made of! If you haven’t seen the complete house tour, you really need to! The painted brick siding paint color is “Extra White by Sherwin Williams Extra White”. Design: @chrissymarieblog
Home Trends for 2021: Maximizing Multifunctional Spaces Sustainably
Who isn’t ready to leave 2020 behind? After all the challenges we’ve faced and continue to confront, we’re pumped for a fresh start in 2021. Still, the difficulties posed by 2020 have also presented us with possibilities and opportunities to change how we work, relax, and play—changes that benefit ourselves and our communities, and the planet.
Our homes also became much more than places to gather with family or hang our hats after a long day. The house was suddenly the workplace, school, gym, yoga studio, and more. Perhaps no other room got more use, or become more multifunctional, than the living room. So, as we enter a new year, let’s talk about how to maximize our hybrid living spaces sustainably.
During the first COVID lockdown, living rooms, kitchen islands, and dining tables were deployed as places for virtual learning, Zoom meetings, and workspaces. Family members vied for quiet spots in which to take care of business. Designers figured out how to create peaceful work zones using sound-absorbing fabric. Earbuds and headphones became necessary, as did carving out places to take a meeting, unfurl the yoga mat, or study for class.
Taking cues from minimalism and tiny homes and how furnishings serve multiple purposes in these places is critical as we move into 2021. Ideas include:
A small work table that pulls down from a wall
A dining table that folds into a bench or desk, and
Storage that hides office or art supplies
All of these can ease the strain of using a single room for different purposes. Some furniture can be folded into compact shapes when not in use. You can then slip it underneath a bed or behind a couch. When shopping for multipurpose sustainable furniture, consider materials like bamboo, cork, and FSC-certified wood. If you’re buying upholstered furniture, select sustainable textiles to eliminate off-gassing, chemical residue. Some companies, like Steelcase, even offset the carbon associated with their manufacturing.
Designers are also predicting that furniture styles will trend toward the soft, rounded, and overstuffed once again, as families continue to spend most of their time safely at home. Alessandra Wood, vice president of style at Modsy, told Insider that people want to add layers of comfort while maintaining functionality to their spaces.
Vintage Dresser. Photo Credit: Post Design Co
Several trend forecasters in the interior design industry are advocating that homeowners look to vintage, antique, salvage, and consignment shops for one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect their personality and style. Hooray for upcycling! According to Sampleboard, for instance, sustainability in the home now taps into the domain of paints, objects, and materials. They go on to say that the industry is exploring different production technologies and promoting recycling. That the growing popularity of vintage furniture and decor with Millennials is helping move the needle forward.
Used furnishings also often come with provenance, or a story, that makes them unique. They add authenticity and a sense of history to your home décor while allowing for personalization and experimentation. Alessandra Wood told Insider that this style is called “Grandmillenial” and described it as “eco-friendly” as well as affordable.
Upcycled Headboards. Photo Credit: Reloved Home Designs
Searching for the perfect piece at a local antique or consignment shop also provides a sense of adventure and discovery. And, this purchase supports the community in which you live. Similarly, finding a multifunctional table or bench handcrafted by a local maker from recycled materials infuses your living room with a whole new level of creativity.
Double Workspace Under Stairs. Photo Credit: Moretti Interior Designs
Renewing and Renovating
The pandemic lockdown also inspired homeowners to take on renovation projects that may have been long overdue. Basements became home offices, gyms, even extra bedrooms. Homeowners connected and moved living areas outdoors, creating kitchens, dining areas, play spaces, living and gathering, and even offices outdoors. Homeowners also transformed underused spaces under the stairs, next to laundry areas, even pantries into a home office or study area.
To keep these innovative spaces sustainable—while keeping the family healthy and happy, and utility bills to a minimum—requires an environmental mindset. For example, if starting a new project in 2021, insist on local and low-carbon-footprint and energy-efficient construction materials, as well as options for recycling construction waste. Bring the outdoors and natural daylight in by replacing windows and doors with energy-efficient alternatives. Use LEDs in light fixtures that provide supplemental illumination for such tasks as reading, studying, or working.
Natural Rug. Photo Credit: Organic Weave
Choose sustainable flooring and rugs made from non-toxic materials. If walls need painting, or you’re thinking of changing a wall color to highlight a specific area in your living space, choose low- or no-VOC paints. Milk paint is another sustainable option. Paint companies are also addressing homeowners’ desires for non-toxic paints and colors that reflect the warmth and grounded-ness of nature. Color palettes for 2021 include earth-toned pigments, bright floral hues, and calm, quiet tones.
Fishbone Cactus. Photo Credit: Tonic Blooms
Bring the Outside In
Bringing nature inside the living room, especially in cold climates where the winter days can be long and dreary, is a great strategy. It not only benefits our mental health but helps keep our indoor air clean and fresh. After spending so much of 2020 isolated from others in our homes, the benefits of bringing nature inside have become quite obvious.
Jason Chongue, from The Plant Society, commented that plants transform the atmosphere of our indoor spaces effortlessly and inexpensively. According to House Beautiful, house plants trending in 2021 include Fishbone Cactus, Velvet Calathea, and Snake Plant.
Photo Credit: BloomingTables
Consider finding a spot near a window for an indoor garden. Research the best indoor plants for purifying indoor air—such as spider plants, chrysanthemums, and areca palms. Succulents are still popular and low-maintenance. BloomingTables is a multifunctional, space-saving option for growing succulents, and you can use the glass top to display décor.
Incorporating biophilic design into your living areas not only brings you closer to nature. Plants create a natural habitat-like sanctuary in the privacy of your homes. Indoor plants can also provide a green “fence” or “wall” between a home-office space and the kids’ study or school space.
Samsung TV. Photo Credit: Amazon
Bingeing via our screens has never been as popular as in 2020. TVs are an essential component of many living spaces, and they do wear out. Homeowners in the market for a new TV should look for LEDs and OLEDs, which run electrically for as little as $9.06 and $17.87 per year, respectively. Also, make sure to look for ENERGY STAR Certified options. If every homeowner in the United States used an ENERGY STAR TV, annual greenhouse gas emissions would decrease by an astounding 9 billion pounds.
Hybrid and Healthy Living Spaces
In 2021, our living areas will continue to function as multipurpose, hybrid spaces. The living room is where we gather with our COVID safe-bubbles, help the kids with online learning, work from home, practice yoga or lift weights, and entertain ourselves. Keeping happy and healthy and our living spaces fresh and clean and comfortable will help us enter the new year with eyes firmly looking toward a more sustainable future.
Thank you to Camille LeFevre and Rise magazine for the great information
When it comes to kitchen design, we have seen so many trends come and go in the last few years, but one that has been going strong for some time now (and will continue to be seen in 2020) is a combination of painted (or in this case, sprayed) cabinets accentuated with natural wood. In fact, natural wood cabinets should be the hottest trend in the new year and that goes for all spaces in the house, not only kitchens
2020 Kitchen Design Ideas
How I love the feel of this kitchen! It feels spacious and BRIGHT, which is so important in any kitchen.
Walls are “Benjamin Moore Graytint 1611”.
Cabinet Paint Color
The perimeter cabinets are “Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove”. “BM White Dove” is a classic and timeless white paint color, often recommended by cabinet makers and interior designers. The kitchen island and hood are Natural Oak.
The countertops are Calcutta Quartzite.
Range: 48” Wolf range
Cabinet Door Style
Kitchen Cabinet Door Style: Flat panel, shaker style with inner panel slight round-over detail.
We break down 9 kitchen design ideas that are making people happy — and show how to make them work for you
Whether it’s a splash of color in the cabinets, a champagne-brass drawer pull or a wall of open shelving, the kitchen ideas homeowners and designers are loving now can elevate everybody’s favorite gathering space to home showpiece status.
Kitchens remain the most popular room for homeowners to renovate, and it’s no wonder why — thanks to the array of popular and practical countertop, cabinet and lighting styles out there, an updated kitchen can make a house feel fresh again in a way other rooms can’t. Here are the kitchen design ideas that pros, homeowners and Houzz photos say are taking off or still going strong.
Trend No. 1: Colorful Cabinets
What the pros say. “Painted cabinets are having a bit of a moment,” says designer and decorator Nancy Harper of Washington, D.C.-based Studio Miel. Harper and other pros agreed that blues and greens are the go-to non-neutral colors of choice now, but Harper says she could see other bold hues — emeralds, darker shades — also take hold soon.
What popular Houzz photos say. Seven of the 10 most-saved kitchen photos uploaded in the last three months feature cabinets with some color, including four examples of blue cabinets, one example of green and two black. Even if gray and white are still more common in most remodels, many Houzz users are drawn to brighter pops of personality.
Getting the low-key look. Paul McAlary, of Pennsylvania-based kitchen and cabinet design firm Main Line Kitchen Design, says more colorful cabinets, particularly bolder shades like navy blue, can cost more. He doesn’t recommend painting them yourself as it can damage the quality of the cabinets. Instead, he suggests homeowners get their color fix through the easier-to-update walls or backsplash. Still, painting your cabinets yourself is definitely the affordable option if you want to get the look for less.“They’ll never look quite like they actually should, but it’ll be [an updated] color and they’ll be OK for a few years,” McAlary says.
Getting the full-out look. Incorporate vibrant cabinetry in just the island or base cabinets, or create dimension and visual interest by pairing all-around colorful cabinets with contrasting countertops and on-trend brass or gold hardware.
What the pros say. Homeowners looking to make a more dramatic, organic statement with their kitchen countertops used to gravitate toward natural stones such as granite for the unique speckling and veins. But pros say more natural-looking quartz — an engineered product that contains mostly quartz mineral, as well as resins, pigments and polymers — is showing up in more kitchens.
Designers are seeing more and more higher-end remodelers opting for quartz countertops that are designed to look like marble. Mary Kathryn Reese of Dallas-based Kitchen Design Concepts says slabs of these types of quartz, such as the popular Aurea Stone shown here, also are available in larger slabs now, making it easier to create seamless countertops.
Granite, still pricey but available in more affordable varieties than quartz, still reigns in some areas.
Quartz’s expanding pattern palette may be contributing to its growing popularity, along with other pluses like its stain resistance and durability. Homeowner Jennifer Dabbs, who worked with Studio Miel’s Harper to renovate her 1894 Washington, D.C.-area kitchen, says quartz’s reputation for being a more contemporary style initially gave her pause. “I was afraid it would look too modern in our home,” Dabbs says. “However, we chose a stone that replicates a marble and turns out to be exactly what we wanted in terms of functionality — low maintenance — and look.”
What saved Houzz photos say. Favorite kitchen photos from the previous three months feature a number of white and white marbleized quartz countertops, including Cambria’s Brittanicca and Walker Zanger’s Calacatta 981 Quartz, which can be striking against a wood butcher-block island or countertop extension.
What the pros say. Open shelving can make a kitchen look taller and airier. As this look gets more popular, Luke Owen of Kansas City-based Owen Homessays his team has seen a corresponding spike in requests for hideaway places for smaller appliances, outlets and other clutter.
Dishes, plants and knickknacks displayed on open shelves need thoughtful curation to avoid a cluttered look, so having spaces to tuck away less-attractive counter-crowders can keep things balanced and tidy. Having fewer pieces on the shelves also minimizes the risk of your favorite platter crashing down. (Open shelves typically aren’t made to withstand the weight cabinets are.)
What homeowners say. Though it can work with a number of styles, the sometimes minimalist, sometimes rustic vibe of wood and metal open shelving fits right in with transitional, contemporary and farmhouse kitchen styles — the first, second and third most-popular new kitchen styles that renovating homeowners chose when updating their kitchens, according to the Houzz 2018 Kitchen Trends Study.
What saved Houzz photos say. Natural wood open shelving seems to come up the most in recent popular photos, though white and black examples also appear.
Getting the low-key look. Even just a few shelves can draw the eye up and make a small space look bigger.
Getting the full-out look. More shelves mean more styling and maintenance to keep your kitchen from looking too busy. To create that sleek, intentional feeling with more shelves, group items by color, leave some shelf space open and carve out plenty of sturdier, hidden space for bulky appliances and mismatched dishware.
What the pros say. The versatility of basic Shaker cabinets — defined by their flat center door panels and a generally clean raised-square frame — continues to make them a popular pick for kitchens. “Shaker-style cabinets are very popular because they can look a little bit traditional and they can look a little bit modern,” Harper says. “They have clean lines, so depending on the hardware that you choose and other elements in the kitchen, it can go either way.”
What homeowners say. By choosing Shaker style for her cabinet redo, Dabbs says she was able to give a nod to her traditional house’s history while giving the space a fresh update. It also saved her a significant amount of money, as the inset cabinets she had initially wanted would have cost $20,000 more.
And she’s not alone: Shaker cabinets remain the most popular among all segments of homeowners, according to Houzz research.
What saved Houzz photos say. More than half of the 20 most popular recent kitchen photos featured Shaker-style cabinets.
What the pros say. High-tech touch-screen refrigerators and ovens have yet to really catch on with the typical homeowner, pros say, but smart electronics are appearing in the kitchen in other ways.
The Dallas-area clients that Reese works with can be a little leery of major appliances with too many bells and whistles, Reese says. “They’re a little afraid of that technology,” she says. “Is it going to break? How much will it cost to fix it? How long will it take to fix it? Is it going to be too difficult for me to actually cook even though the whole premise is to enable the whole cooking experience?” Other pros echoed similar sentiments.
Where technology is cropping up more in the kitchen is through wireless speakers, smart lighting and voice-controlled TVs and assistants. Harper says her clients are always looking for more outlets and often a separate charging station in the kitchen for powering their devices, though she’s noticed she’s adding fewer USB connector ports as technology evolves.
What homeowners say. Touchscreen controls or built-in speakers appear in 1 in 4 new appliances that homeowners are choosing as replacements for their old gadgets, the kitchen study found. Wireless and voice-controlled appliances appear in 11 percent of upgraded appliances.
Getting the low-key effect. A voice-controlled or wireless speaker or digital assistant comes in handy in the kitchen when you need a measurement converted or background dinner-making music.
Getting the full-out effect. Homeowners reported their refrigerators, dishwashers, microwaves and range hoods were their top updated appliances, so tricking out those major players with touchscreens and smart controls may be the way to go if you’re tech-happy (and have the budget for it).
What the pros say. Owen says good lighting is the second-biggest kitchen priority he hears from clients behind opening up a kitchen space into a living area. To get it, he might add a picture window above a sink or score more natural light by knocking down a dividing wall. Statement pendants, like the ones shown here, are also popular, as are sconces, which can come in handy in illuminating an open shelf.
What saved Houzz photos say. Dramatic pendant lights and chandeliers, many with gold details, are a repeat sight in the recent most-saved kitchen photos.
Getting the low-key look. Light fixtures can be a great place to test out a trend, as they’re typically easy to replace or upgrade, Harper says.
Getting the full-out look. Statement lights you can control with your voice or a smartphone are all the rage.
What the pros say. The all-white trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, to some pros’ dismay. “You’re spending all this money for cabinets and all this money for countertops and everything else, and when everything is white nothing stands out,” McAlary says. Harper says if her clients are leaning toward a white-on-white look, her team will typically suggest adding tile or backsplash that makes the space a little more dynamic and unique — an approach she expects to see more of going forward.
What homeowners say. White still tops remodeling homeowners’ favorites list when it comes to cabinets and backsplashes, and it narrowly trails gray in wall color preference, according to the Kitchen Trends Study.
What saved Houzz photos say. Survey-taking homeowners and pros say all-white everything is still the most common choice in practice, but when Houzz users are planning or daydreaming about their next projects as they’re scrolling through photos on the site, it’s mostly shades of blue and gray they covet. Could that mean white kitchens might get knocked from their popularity throne in the next few years?
Getting the low-key look. White is classic and crisp, and it works with all kinds of kitchen styles. White countertops paired with either white upper or lower cabinets or a white backsplash leave room to break things up with a gray island, black countertops or another colorful accent.
Getting the full-out look. White cabinets, countertops, backsplash, appliances — go to town!
What the pros say. As cabinet pulls, light fixtures, faucets and other hardware are one of the easiest parts of a kitchen to swap out, they’re a logical place to try something new. And pros say that while oil-rubbed bronze and brass were must-haves recently, people are experimenting with a variety of metal finishes, including champagne brass and charcoal stainless.
“It’s not just about brass anymore. I feel like for a while everybody wanted brass, but there are so many beautiful options out there,” Harper says. “And I think people are a little bit more comfortable mixing metals too.” A client might opt for brass hardware and a different metallic colorin lighting, she says.
What saved Houzz photos say. Saved kitchen photos from the past three months feature a mix of more golden brass hardware and darker bronzes, often set against the glint of stainless steel appliances.
Getting the low-key look. Just one element — a pendant light, stool legs, a faucet — with a different finish can help you avoid any matchy-matchy monotony and give your kitchen a bolder, lived-in edge.
Getting the full-out look. Incorporating too many different finishes in one space can feel busy, but two or three can make things interesting and sophisticated.
Catch a glimpse of homes dressed up to celebrate the yuletide, each in their own individual way
The holiday is here, and you’ve done whatever decorating you were going to do. Now’s the time to sit back and enjoy the day. Join us in the passenger seat on a virtual holiday drive through the extended Houzz neighborhood.
Poinsettias, backyard cedar and holly warm a cottage entry.
A dusting of snow turns a classic porch into a postcard.
Luminarias light the way in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A cow skull and garlands made of free scraps from the tree lot transform a Dallas entry.
A Christmas tree on the porch says “Happy Holidays” to the neighborhood.
Even Frank Lloyd Wright’s house celebrates the day with handmade decorations and greenery.
Now that you’ve gotten your feet completely immersed in 2016 and had time to recuperate from the holidays, you might be eager to tackle your New Year’s design resolutions for your home. Whatever those may be, you can start by looking back at trends from the last few years and see which ones are holding up well. As a designer, I’m always trying new things, but I also like to check in with my past clients to find out what’s still working for them. Here are some recent trends I’ve used in clients’ homes that are still making them smile and should continue to for years to come.
This is a trend that may pass eventually, but probably not anytime soon. Graphic tiles make a big statement and hearken back to the midcentury, when tiles embraced color and pattern. Try to find something you feel you can live with for a long time, as tiles are quite durable. Think of it as art. It’s an investment that will grace your walls for years to come.
This trend is here to stay. Today, people are designing their spaces to be used. The formal living room is mostly a thing of the past in many homes, and creating spaces where you can hang out with friends and family in a comfortable manner as opposed to a formal one seems to be the way to go.
I really hope this trend sticks around forever. I love that designers are finding ways to minimize waste and turn old, worn materials into things of beauty.
Black window frames
What better way to bring attention to one of the most important things in your house than with a dark, bold frame? The natural light coming into your house is essential. If there’s a view that goes along with that natural light, accentuate it with a bold black window frame.
Statement light fixtures
I view light fixtures as art. It’s one of those items I encourage my clients to splurge on. You can have the most simple space, but if you put an amazing light fixture in it, you automatically boost the room’s atmosphere and presence.
Stairs take you up or down from one floor to another. But when stairs are transformed into a design focal point, beyond merely a mode of transportation, then you lift your renovation to the next level.
Open and airy
This has to be the No. 1 request I get these days. Every one of my clients asks for their spaces to be opened up. Today’s families tend to be incredibly busy, and multitasking is the norm. Having clear views of what’s going on in your home from anywhere in the house makes sense.
No formal dining room
Just as the formal living room is a thing of the past for many, the formal dining room is also going the way of the dinosaurs. People are starting to realize that pleasures are not experiences that should occur occasionally, but rather should be part of everyday life.
We could have a debate about minimal design for years to come, but at the end of the day, this is a trend that makes sense for healthy living. Creating a space that’s free of clutter and ornate decor means a space that’s easier to focus in, easier to clean and easier to move through.
Turn a ho-hum movie night into an Oscarworthy event with a dramatic and welcoming media room
Countless hours are spent around the TV with family and friends. If you are lucky enough to have a home theater or media room, why not make movie night a showstopper? These 10 designer tips will give you the tools to help your media room steal any show.
Meeting of the minds
Why not have all of your favorite books and movies in the same room? Simply install decorative shelving for that distinguished library feel right inside your media room. Then you can choose a classic book or a classic movie all in one place.
Channel your inner Michelangelo and paint the perfect illusion of a blue sky on the ceiling of your media room for an ethereal effect. It’s an ingenious approach to creating the perfect outdoor movie night with all the comforts of home.
Replace all of your traditional media seating with with an oversize platform bed that allows viewers to totally relax by laying down. Your friends and family will never want to leave.
Behind the scenes
Add texture and style to your media room by hanging curtains to act as a divider between the game room and movie room. Just draw them shut when either side needs privacy.
Quiet on the set
Cover the walls of your media room with upholstery tufted in your favorite fabric for a wall application that creates the proper acoustics.
Movie under the stars
Add an enchanting cosmic delight to any home theater experience by installing fiber optics into the ceiling. Sit under the glowing night sky while watching your favorite movie.
For a commercial-quality surround-sound effect in your theater, try an acoustical ceiling.
Achieve old-time Hollywood extravagance by cladding your entire media room in a plush red palate of shag carpet, velvet walls, fabric-covered ceilings and overstuffed furniture.
Help your media room double as a living room when not in use. This contemporary yet comfortable space is perfect for entertaining with or without a movie.
Of stage and screen
Give your media room’s screen a stage that commands attention. Add lush draperies, dapper moldings and sconces to accentuate the stage and create a full theater effect. Bravo!
Looking for a comfortable and calm space? Consider some of the most popular new bedroom photos
Most of us want a calm, soothing vibe to permeate our bedroom. So it’s no surprise that the 25 most popular bedroom photos uploaded recently to Houzz portray that kind of atmosphere. A quick review of the key elements found in the following photos reveals some recurring design moves that deliver the relaxing look. When in doubt, employ gray and gray-blue tones, wood accents and layers of the most comfortable bedding you can find. Here are 25 ways to sleep tight in style.
A soaring, cedar-clad ceiling punctuates this picturesque bedroom in South Carolina. Again, gray walls and bedding deliver a soothing, inviting atmosphere that doesn’t distract from the view.
This Birmingham, Alabama, bedroom features many of the recurring elements we’ve seen in this article: gray tones, painted wood ceiling, statement light fixture and layered, neutral bedding.
A geometric ceiling treatment and light fixture set a polished, contemporary tone in this Orlando, Florida, bedroom, while simple furnishings and decor in organic tones establish a calm and comfortable attitude.
Silvery grays ensconce this London bedroom, while a luxurious collection of bedding gives new meaning to the term beauty sleep.
All the White Moves
A generous dose of soft white paint creates a refreshing atmosphere in this Massachusetts bedroom. Meanwhile, built-in storage below the window seat and on either side of the bed and below it turns a tranquil space into an organization workhorse.
A watery blue wall paint envelopes this Florida bedroom, which is otherwise anchored in grays.
Designer LeTricia Wilbanks did a fantastic job pairing custom pillows with the triptych artwork to create a bedroom full of harmony.
This bedroom proves that well-chosen colors and textures can transform any simple space into one brimming with character. Pastel colors set a soothing tone while touchy-feely fabrics beckon one to curl up and stay awhile.
Why sleep when you live in a dream world? Here, glass walls capture a stunning view of Laguna Beach in Southern California.
Again, gray tones create a soothing vibe in this Parisian home, but it’s the ropy elephant piece that really sets the room apart.
Shiplap walls and antique-style bed frames lend a farmhouse vibe to this South Carolina bedroom.
The decor in this bedroom gives the impression of a moment in a movie that’s transitioning from black and white to Technicolor. Cool silvers and grays anchor the look while bursts of pink and turquoise vie for attention.
A thoughtful mix of pattern, fabric and colors elevates this Florida bedroom to the next level.
This bedroom on the water in Florida employs a blue-gray color scheme, oak floors and wood slat wall cladding for a coastal look that’s anything but boring.
Luxe in London
Glamorous doesn’t begin to describe this London bedroom, which features a custom bed, soothing blue wall color, round metal nightstands and an elegant bench.
Dressed to Impress
This spacious San Francisco bedroom has a lot going for it. A cool gray color scheme, subtle mix of patterns, textured wallcovering on a feature wall, sliding barn door, rich wood floors and a delightful lounge seat (with breakfast) all come together to make this space a difficult one to leave.
From Russia With Love
Built-in bedside cabinetry, a window seat and a gray-blue color scheme create a winning combination in this Russian bedroom.
Beam Me Up
Here, gorgeous wood beams and window millwork lead the eye to a picturesque view of San Francisco Bay.
A king-size bed placed against a feature wall with a vinyl wallcovering grabs attention in this bedroom in Calgary, Canada.
Three built-in beds with drawer storage maximize space in this quaint Nantucket home.
Pretty in the Past
Traditional patterned draperies and a four-poster bed define this large Atlanta bedroom.
A heavenly bathroom could be just a few features away. Would any of these be must-haves for your renovation?
Dreaming of revamping your master bath? From dual showers and soaking tubs to saunas, live-edge wood and built-in storage, more options abound than ever before. Wolford Built Homes, Louisville, Ky can help you achieve your ultimate master bath.
A dual shower. Would you forgo a bathtub altogether in favor of a shower? What if it were a really nice shower? This gorgeous shower has dual showerheads, black slate and built-in storage for towels and soap. Many Wolford Built Homes customers are more focused on a luxurious shower than a tub.
A Japanese soaking tub. If you do go for a tub, consider a Japanese-style soaking tub rather than a full-size version. A soaking tub is ideal for smaller spaces or when you want to devote more real estate to the shower; although it has a smaller footprint, it’s deep enough for bathers to fully submerge.
Slightly larger than a traditional Japanese soaking tub, this one is deep enough for someone to have a good, relaxing soak and wide enough for two. The clean lines of the cube-shaped tub pair well with the narrow horizontal wood slats for an organic modern look.
Wood. Wood in bathrooms has been trending for several years now and shows no signs of slowing — and why not? With marine-grade supplies and specialty finishes, it’s possible to enjoy the warm look and feel of wood in the bathroom. Say goodbye to cold tile!
The bath in the bedroom. Would you bathe in the bedroom? Combining bath and bed tends to ignite controversy — superluxurious, say some, while others prefer a distinct separation. Where do you stand?
A sauna. Live somewhere cold or just love a good sweat? Embrace the wintertime traditions of Nordic countries with your very own sauna at home. Saunas don’t need to eat up too much space, and having one installed may cost less than you think.
Sneaky storage. If you are redoing the whole bathroom, you may as well give some thought to your storage options — things have evolved since the days when your only choices were pedestal sink or double vanity.
Sneak in pullout shelves, wall cubbies, recessed niches and more to get exactly the right storage for your stuff.
What would have been a wasted section of wall space here was transformed into hidden shelving that’s perfect for storing spare toiletries.
Black and white. You really can’t go wrong with black and white — it’s chic, versatile and always in. Whether you bring the scheme to life with hand-painted floor tiles and horizontal black wall tiles, as in this hip space, or go for the classic subway and hex-tile combo, it’s bound to look good even five or 10 years out.
Live-edge wood. Well suited for both rustic and modern interiors, a live-edge wood slab makes a great bathroom feature.
A view. Sadly, this won’t work for all of us (at least not those of us with close neighbors), but if you are lucky enough to have a home with some privacy, I say make use of it!
A wall-to-wall window like this one will give you the feeling of soaking right out in nature — and making the bottom of the window level with the top of the tub will keep you from feeling overexposed. You can also always add window shades for privacy and light filtering.
Open air. If privacy isn’t an issue, consider opening up an entire wall to the outdoors. On cool days you can still enjoy the view, and on warm days you can slide open the glass and let the sun shine in!
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