Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dining Room Pictures : HGTV Dream Home 2013

Open to both the kitchen and great room, the dining area offers a casual chic space to congregate and enjoy the company of friends and family.

 About the Dining Room

Open to both the great room and kitchen, the casual chic dining area commands attention through thoughtful use of eye popping accessories, including a teak wood sculpture purchased in Mount Pleasant, S.C., and cage-shaped chandeliers. “You don’t have a place for artwork, a big mirror or a piece of furniture,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum. “So you are looking for ways to do more than just chairs, a table and a rug.”

Colorful Shower Curtains Design Ideas 2012

Lacking color in the bathroom? Spice up your bathroom with a colorful shower curtain that’s sure to turn heads.

Green Dreams

RMS user dezignrogue pulls in natural green tones to stand out against the white brick wall.

Hello Sunshine

With deep blue tiled walls, a golden yellow shower curtain brightens the space and provides a bold contrast. Design by Velvet Hammerschmidt.

Four Square

RMS user rdoukas turned a children’s bathroom into a colorful, tropical getaway.

Paisley Daze

This pink paisley shower curtain adds a girly touch and stands out against the bathroom’s white walls and fixtures. Love it?

Subtle Color

A green and beige damask shower curtain provides subtle color to this bathroom.

Modern Bathrooms Decorating Designs Ideas 2011 by Candice Olson from HGTV

Modern Luxury

Glass mosaic shower tiles and marble floor tiles lend a watery theme to the bathroom completed in restful hues of blue and green. Modern sconces and recessed cans allow for ambient and task lighting, while a skylight illuminates the soaker tub and frameless shower enclosure. Mirror-mounted faucets add an ultra-contemporary finishing touch to the space.

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Show-Stopping Bathroom

To create a modern, boutique-hotel vibe, Candice injects the bathroom with a palette of grays, blues and pure snow. Elements, like the ceiling mural, stainless steel chain window treatment and gray and white mosaic-tiled wall, are pieces of art while also adding function and personality to the space.

Spa-Like Retreat

A watery-green palette sets the tone for this relaxing bathroom, which features a soaker tub and glass steam shower. The same marble mosaic tiles used in the shower is carried over to the sink’s backsplash, adding color to the rich mahogany cabinets and white quartz countertops.

Suite Getaway

In this 100-year-old row house, Candice creates a loft master suite full of modern amenities and high-end finishes. A glass-enclosed shower complete with solid white quartz walls and a green-tiled feature wall is paired with a stylish vanity and quartz countertops.

Streamlined Elegance

Cool, clean colors, modern fixtures and smart yet stylish storage combine to create a refreshing, luxurious bathroom. The frameless glass enclosure of the walk-in shower keeps the space light and airy while separating it from the deep soaker tub.

2012 Candice Olson’s Kitchen Design Ideas From HGTV

Candice Olson, a leading designer in the United States and Canada, began her career in commercial and residential design after graduating from the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. Candice received accolades and media attention for her distinctive and exceptional work before moving her design career to television. In fact, earlier in her career, the New York Times identified her as “one to watch.”
Candace Olson is a genius when it comes to total renovations and overhauls. When it comes to kitchens, she is definitely the queen. If I were to choose any designer to build my dream kitchen, it would Candace Olson hands down.
Her signature trademark for many of her kitchen countertops is quartz which is beautiful and more durable than granite. Granite will stain and so having really light colors for granite counter tops actually takes a lot of work to upkeep.

Create your own divine kitchen with Candice Olson’s top 10 kitchen design and decorating tips.

Creative Backsplashes

Backsplashes add character to the kitchen. This tin-tile backsplash was painted cream for an antique effect.

The Necessary Island

If your kitchen is all about family, invest in an island. This long island features a stunning white quartz countertop, white and chrome bar chairs, and a dark wood base to match the mahogany floor.

Unique Flooring

Make a statement with your kitchen flooring. Stripes of light and dark concrete-like material add an unexpected touch to this contemporary kitchen.

Find Inspiration in Your Favorites

Bring the charm of your favorite place to the kitchen. Displaced after Hurricane Katrina, this couple now live in a Big Easy kitchen with French-style accessories.

Use a Similar Color

Integrate family rooms into the kitchen through color. Dark, espresso-toned cabinets coordinate well with this space’s black sofa and warm khaki walls.

Love Your Kitchen

Design your kitchen to cater to what you love. This baker’s dream kitchen includes a peninsula for entertaining, a lounge area and comfortable flooring.

Update Cabinets

On a budget? Refinish existing cabinetry. These former maple cabinets look custom with their new finish and same-color painted bulkhead.

Open Up Your Space

Knock out a wall to add space to your kitchen. This kitchen seamlessly integrates with the dining area, using a buffet island to separate the two.

Durable Solutions

Design your dream kitchen for durability. Three kinds of porcelain tile and carefully planned cabinet storage make this kitchen a stylish workhorse.

Mix It Up

Two-toned kitchens are more interesting than one-toned. A marble island, different cabinet finishes and Art Deco tile make this Candice’s favorite Divine Design kitchen makeover.

Fall Outdoor Decorating 2012 Ideas

Add to the natural autumn beauty of your yard with harvest inspired outdoor decorations. This ideas will span the season from September to Thanksgiving.