Designer Lookbook: Deidre Oliver's Streamlined Master Bath

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Designer Deidre Oliver, with Niwot, CO firm Oliver Designs , transformed her neighbor’s ’90s master bath into a contemporary spa sanctuary with high-end plumbing and beautiful finishes. Oliver reconfigured the 432-square-foot bathroom’s layout to better utilize the center of the room, which had been empty, wasted space. The original layout consisted of an L-shaped vanity, above-mirror Hollywood lights, and quartz … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Rowland + Broughton's Aspen Barn Studio

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Colorado design firm Rowland + Broughton  embraced original architectural elements and added new contemporary finishes to update a beautiful three-story dwelling in Aspen. Located at the base of Red Mountain, the picturesque property consists of four parcels – two developed and two undeveloped. On an 8-acre parcels stands an 8,000-square-foot mountain home built in 1968 by Aspen’s first female architect, … Read More

Your New, Bigger Space: 5 Ways to Win at Upsizing Your Home

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As a new generation graduates from renting to homeownership, they face plenty of uncertainties: How much homeowners insurance is enough? Is a home warranty necessary? How do you fill a 4-bedroom home with the stuff that used to be in a 1-bedroom apartment? Transitioning from an apartment to a larger home is always tricky, but making that move – known … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Kerrie Kelly's Subtle, Sophisticated Drama

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At Kerrie Kelly Design Labs , our clients are anything but traditional. Though transitional style prevails in our Northern California neighborhood, we’re seeing more and more people gravitate toward a simple color palette, lots of great texture, and a few statement design elements. Recently, we had a request for a fresh and feminine take on a builder home, and the … Read More

2017 Home Design Trends With Staying Power

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At the end of last year, our Zillow Digs design experts identified a handful of home decor trends we could expect to see in 2017, from jewel tones to built-in home bars . Now that we’re halfway through the year, we’ve asked top designers to share some of the other recent trends they believe have true staying power. Here are … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Board & Vellum's Second Story Add-on

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Bigger isn’t always better. In the case of this West Seattle remodel, the owners were set against a large, looming addition that they feared would overwhelm surrounding homes. They turned to Seattle design firm Board & Vellum , where they found the solution to their need for extra space. In a surprisingly compact 740 square feet, their new addition incorporates … Read More

Buying Art Like a Grownup (for Investment or Inspiration)

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Bare, white walls are usually the reality when you first move into a new home. But if you want to show off your personality, there’s no better way to do it than with original art. A one-of-a-kind piece transforms a space, makes you feel more at home, and expresses your personal interests. Diving into the art world can feel intimidating, but … Read More

Designer Lookbook: Rebecca Van't Hull's Colorful Weekend Retreat

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A room with a view is always inviting, but you can’t overlook its interior. That’s what one family learned after rebuilding a weekend getaway on the West Arm Bay of Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka. They felt the new property lacked character, so they brought in designer Rebecca Van’t Hull. Her solution: more color – and lots of it. Situated in Shorewood Lane, … Read More

Quiz: What Type of Bar Should You Build in Your Home?

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Note: There is a widget embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s widget. Top image courtesy of Martha O’Hara Interiors Quiz images from ShutterStock, except: opening image (from Zillow listing ); backyard images – beach from Zillow listing , putting green from Zillow listing , outdoor kitchen from Zillow listing , woods from Zillow listing … Read More