'Big Brother' House Designer Takes Us on a Tour of This Year's Digs

Step inside the house that promises to take contestants around the world.

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Since 2000, people from across the country enter CBS’s Big Brother house each summer to compete for a $500,000 cash prize. And each year (since the third season), production designer Scott Storey comes up with the theme and design of the house where contestants (dubbed "houseguests") will live while trying to avoid eviction until one is crowned the winner. This year’s theme: the ultimate summer vacation.

"One important thing about the house is that each room has a different character so it speaks to different houseguests,” Scott says. And this year’s house definitely delivers.

Living Room

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"I wanted the living room to feel as if you're at home base, so that's the airport terminal," Scott says. "I was looking at a lot of European airports and that's the sort of style I got with the big undulating white wall and all of those lines.” And the furnishings match — Scott got the room’s plastic chairs from a place called the "airplane graveyard," which has a variety of old airport furniture and airplane parts.

The mural of an airplane makes you feel like you’re waiting to take off, and the giant departures board will tell you where you’re going: “Every city on that departure board is a destination that's inside the house,” says Scott. And the living room is also the place where a houseguest will depart from the game each week.

19 Easy Ways to Show Off Your Souvenirs at Home

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Serve Up Reminders

“When I travel, I tend to skip the cheesy souvenir shops,” says Ginnie Leeming of Hello Little Home. “Instead, I look for souvenirs that will fit in with my decor.” This beautiful hand-painted bowl adds an inviting touch to the kitchen countertop and reminds Leeming of the lively colors and surroundings she experienced while visiting Mexico. “From the beautiful ocean sunsets to the local markets, vibrant color is everywhere there,” she recalls.

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Stackable Souvenirs

Leeming also loves photography-filled coffee table books that celebrate her travels. Here, she shows off an eye-catching tabletop display created with a few of her favorite finds. In addition to colorful hardcovers, Leeming incorporates a hand-painted trinket box and vintage figurine. “Seeing these souvenirs in my home everyday instantly brightens my mood and brings back fun memories,” she says.

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Why incorporate souvenirs into your decor? “The memories attached to an item are important,” says Jennifer McMurray of The Bachelorette Pad Flip. “So why pack those away when you get home? I think one should relive those fun memories as much as possible!” Here, colorful postcards are clipped with clothespins along twine that’s tacked inside a salvaged frame. The result is a bright, versatile display that can be quickly changed up in minutes. Plus, according to McMurray, it's also a great way to display Christmas cards during the holidays.

Find Your Seat

Without a purpose, says Erin Souder, owner of Earnest Home co., a travel souvenir is just a knick-knack. “If I can, I like to bring back textiles, art prints or little bowls for nuts or candy. Sometimes, if I fall in love with a piece, it forces me to think outside of the box, which is fun!” This kilim runner-turned-upholstery is a gorgeous example. “It would have been great in a long hallway,” Souder says of the textile, “but I don’t have any hallways in my house, so using it to upholster something was my next thought. A long bench showcases the pattern the best and paired well with my farmhouse dining table, so it was a win-win!” 

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Keep It Popping

Celebrate fond memories long after the bottles are empty with this uber-creative use of corks. Souder is the oenophile behind this cute and useful craft. “I’m a big wine fan and have a lot of bottles that were special or that I wanted to remember,” she says. “Typically, I write the date on the end of the cork as well, so this was a way to display them in a functional way.” While this may be a project that’s in the works for a while, we think getting there is (more than) half the fun. Cheers! 

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Beautify the Bookshelf

“Traveling is one of our passions,” says Damaris Coll of The Cat You & Us. “We want to keep all the experiences at home with us as a powerful reminder not only of how lucky we were to live them, but also of all the adventures awaiting us!” Coll likes to mix and match all types of mementos — from nesting dolls to colorful candy tins — that are small, yet evocative. She says bookshelves are a prime spot for souvenirs “because they represent something similar to what a book brings you: a fun and a fulfilling experience.”

Repurposed Remembrances

“My childhood summers were spent in St. Joseph, Michigan, not far from Holland, Michigan, and I just loved going to the Dutch Village in Holland,” recalls Sarah Ramberg of Sadie Seasongoods. “And now, every time I look at my project, I feel like a kid on summer break again. You can't beat that!”  After attaching the wooden shoes to an old plank of wood, Ramberg simply packed dainty plants into potting soil. Her pro-tip for watering? Disposable plastic pipettes to inject into the soil instead of watering from the top. Genius!

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Vacation in a Jar

“All of these beach treasures came from the shorelines of southwest Florida, Sanibel and Captiva,” says Ramberg. “They are some of the best souvenirs, as long as the shell is empty! They're gorgeous, free and can be easily incorporated into home decor in any number of ways." After collecting her beachy finds, Ramberg enjoyed hunting down the antique aqua Mason jars to display them. She points out the bubbles captured in the old glass, a fun detail that adds to the underwater appeal. 

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Stitch a Ride

Check out this clever combination of vintage ephemera and simple, hand-stitched embroidery that highlights road-travel routes. Ramberg explains, “I go on a lot of road trips and have a love of vintage road maps. So, when I wanted to try my hand at embroidery for the first time, I decided to pair them together, and I loved the result!”

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Favorite Fabric Finds

Sometimes, beautiful decor results from necessity, as with these ornaments crafted from vintage silk scarves. “We have a large bay window, and I'm always worried that small songbirds will crash into it,” explains Ramberg. “I wanted to create a unique, upcycled project to solve my concerns.” And this pretty three-in-one project — sun-catcher, bird deterrent and travel memento — was created! On her voyages, Ramberg looks for scarves with friends’ favorite colors of favorite destinations to make personalized sun-catchers for them, too.

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Cultured Cushions

Each time Laura Ingalls Gunn of Decor to Adore visited family in England, she was drawn to the colorful souvenir tea towels she spotted in the shops. When her son asked to inject a bit of British flair into the family’s sunroom, she finally had a perfect use for those stashed-away linens. “The beauty of tea towels is that they are sold everywhere and generally inexpensive to purchase,” Gunn says. “You can create an envelope-back pillow in a matter of minutes.” Finishing off the cushions with coordinating remnants and fun trim really makes them pop.

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Local Flavor

You might not think of spices as souvenirs, but what better way to bring home the flavors (and smells) of your journeys? After a trip to Turkey, Jenna Bain of Hello Young Lions XO said, “Turkey is just so beautiful and vibrant. Walking through the Grand Bazaar with thousands of colorful lanterns sparkling overhead and store after store displaying sculptural pyramids made from spices was such an awesome experience. I'd never thought of spices as decorative before, but shopping in Turkey totally changed my perspective on that!”

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Rock Show

As boring as a box of rocks? This incredible DIY is anything but! One of our favorites from Joni Lay, a few hardware-store staples are reimagined into a showplace for a summer’s worth of collecting adventures. The pegboard grid allows for a variety of shapes and sizes of rocks and stones, and the result is as customized as they come!

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Focus on the Journey

“Long ago, I had an idea that I'd like to collect a Christmas ornament from each country that I visit, but that turned out to be harder than I expected,” says Angela Neese Rathbun of Blue i Style. So instead, she decided to create her own ornaments with maps to commemorate each of her travel destinations. “My number one priority was to make the ornaments simple enough that it will be quick and easy to add more over the years as we check more cities and countries off of our travel bucket list,” she says.

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Show and Shell

“My life is all about collecting, so my home reflects that mindset as well,” says Kristen Scalia, owner of Kanibal & Co. “There is a difference between eclectic and cluttered, though, so I try to group souvenirs into collections so the visual stories are contained.” Here, Scalia lined a shadow box with an antique-map print to create an interesting backdrop for a selection of seaside treasures. “Surround yourself with the things you love, and you’ll feel the warmth of summer throughout the year.” 

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Tray Chic

Whether it’s lavender that recalls a respite in Provence, bougainvillea from a jaunt to San Antonio or even a handful of pansies from a friend’s garden, keep happy memories bright and fresh with this DIY using pretty pressed flowers. This simple serving tray is crafted from plexiglass and leather cord and serves as a beautiful reminder when used for a breakfast in bed or a tabletop display. Get the instructions here.

A Place for Lace

From Belgium to Budapest and Montana to Maine, if a destination is known for its linens and lace or boasts a few fabulous vintage shops, doilies make for unique and easy-to-pack souvenirs. With your collected treasures and a few simple stitches, you can create a one-of-a-kind table runner that not only serves as a stunning focal point, but also a collage of your vacation memories.

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Tile Style

“Souvenirs make your home feel more personal and lived in, and it’s a great way for your guests to get to know you better,” says Daniela Lukomski of Austin Styled, who created these gorgeous hand-painted coasters from ceramic tiles she discovered while traveling. “This project is incredibly simple to do,” Lukomski shares. “And when someone asks where they can buy those coasters, you can say, ‘Oh, I made those from tiles I found hidden in the flea markets of Montemarte!’” Or a souk in Morocco or an artisans’ craft fair in Sante Fe or...well, you get the idea!

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Artful Recollections

 “I get inspired by traveling to places with breathtaking views and colorful cities and people that are full of life. My travels to Spain and Australia had me swooning over everything in sight, and I just couldn’t get enough. The more culture, the more inspiration,” says Lukomski. “The photo I chose for this wood image-transfer project is a Slim Aarons photograph taken in Palm Springs. His work is very vibrant in color and features celebrities doing amazing things in amazing places."

Photo By: Austin Styled

Kitchen + Dining Room

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The travel theme continues into the kitchen and dining room with custom-made wallpaper. “I did an airplane icon everywhere and that's the theme for when you leave the living room,” Scott says. The coolest feature of the kitchen? An island made from the cowling of a 727 jet engine, also a pick from the "airplane graveyard."

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Lounge

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Need a place to scheme? While houseguests won’t be hidden from the more than 100 microphones and 87 cameras in the house, the photo safari-themed lounge may give them a little privacy from their fellow competitors. 

Bathroom

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The one bathroom (yes, one main bathroom for 16 people) takes you on a tropical vacation. “That is Ocho Rios in Jamaica. It's the number one cruise ship destination,” Scott says. 

“I'll find an image that I'm inspired by and print it on something nontraditional,” he says. “There's an image on the wall of Ocho Rios and I had it printed on commercial exterior siding, and I cut all the siding and reapplied it with a deeper reveal so there's more of a shadow.” Both the walls and the bright wooden furniture will make the houseguests want a tropical drink.

Head of Household Bedroom

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Houseguests compete for safety, power and luxury and this bedroom is one of the spoils. The Head of Household bedroom takes the winner to Hawaii with an image of Waikiki on the walls and a large saltwater aquarium as the bed’s headboard. “It's really great when you're lying there,” Scott says. “It's very peaceful. Head of Household needs to be a retreat and very peaceful, and I feel when you're lying in bed staring at the fish it succeeds at that point.”

Tokyo Bedroom

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Julie Chen goes on the house tour from the CBS series BIG BROTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS © 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights ReservedPlates of the house tour from the CBS series BIG BROTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS © 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Head East to Tokyo with this flashy bedroom styled with bright colors and plenty of Japanese flair. The walls are covered with words in Japanese that translate to words important in the game including “eviction,” “veto” and “alliance” (plus one written in English that says “llama”). The microphones in the house and that the contestants wear posed a design challenge for Scott, who wanted to incorporate neon in the room. “Neon makes a real subtle buzzing sound, so I couldn't use actual neon so we built custom light boxes that look like neon, but they're filled with LED lights that don't make any buzzing,” he says. 

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Plates of the house fromf he CBS series BIG BROTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS © 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

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And one of Scott’s favorite design features is in this room and the next: a phone booth that doubles as a door to the London-style bedroom. One half is a bright yellow Japanese phone booth and leads to the other side that’s a traditional red English phone booth (complete with working phone that the Head of Household can dial down to).

London Bedroom

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Julie Chen goes on the house tour from the CBS series BIG BROTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS © 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights ReservedPlates of the house tour from the CBS series BIG BROTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS © 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

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“One of the things that's so iconic in London are those red phone booths and I really wanted one of those,” Scott says. Topping off the decor in the London bedroom are top-hat lamps (see what I did there?) lining a corner, and these are one of the few items in the house that Scott and his team didn’t make custom or reupholster.

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Julie Chen goes on the house tour from the CBS series BIG BROTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS © 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights ReservedPlates of the house tour from the CBS series BIG BROTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS © 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Backyard

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The backyard was redesigned this year with some brand-new features including a new and larger pool and spa. But it serves a practical purpose, as well. “When we do our big competitions in the backyard we have to deck over the pool and everything. That pool was custom-built with the idea of them bringing in big steel platforms that go down on top of the pool and seal it off,” Scott says. The backyard’s design also reflects the 100th anniversary of the nation’s National Parks with forest greens and deep oranges. “I just wanted to feel like you were glamping a little bit back there,” he says.

National Park Color Palettes

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Smoky Mountains National Park Palette

Set against the dusky blue of the Appalachian Mountains, the rolling hills and rocky cliffsides of Great Smoky Mountains National Park spring to life each June with the blooming of the native Catawba rhododendrons. Found only at elevations greater than 3,500 feet, the large shrubs, loaded with clusters of purple-pink blooms, are a special treat for visitors to the park’s highest peaks, particularly above Chimney Tops Trailhead, Alum Cave Trail and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. To add a pop of their cheery fuchsia hue to your home, try Benjamin Moore Hot Lips (2077-30). For a dose of earthy green, mix a bit of Balsam (567) or Basil Green (2029-10) into your color palette. If blue is your color of choice, take a cue from the mountains’ smoky shade: Schooner (AF-520) works beautifully as a backdrop while the punchy peach of Sausalito Sunset (074) would be best as a small accent. (All colors by Benjamin Moore.)

Rocky Mountain National Park Palette

At Rocky Mountain National Park, the landscape is so huge that visitors find themselves intrigued by the small things, especially wildflowers in spring and summer. Here, pops of yellow, purple and green in the foreground provide a contrast with the snow-capped gray stone cliffs as the backdrop. Colors inspired by the landscape include: (L to R) Behr Gallery White (PPU12-12), Benjamin Moore Sun Kissed Yellow (2022-20), Behr Sagebrush Green (Sc-138, stain), Benjamin Moore Seduction (1399), Benjamin Moore Polo Blue (2062-10). You can also bring in the brighter colors via fabric and accessories, while iron furniture would be a great resource for the almost-black hue.

Acadia National Park Palette

A road trip to Acadia National Park in Maine is a dream come true. You'll have a spiritual moment watching the sun break though the clouds on these cliffs. Cool colors naturally dominate this palette, and the cliffs are actually composed of granite. Sounds like a kitchen makeover is in order! Colors (L to R): Valspar Pantone Tannin (PN11060), Behr Flannel Gray (N520-3), California Paints Blueberry Muffin (DE-5851), Cloverdale Paint Sky Watch (7362), Sherwin-Williams Espalier (SW 6734).

Joshua Tree National Park Palette

For a place that's so dry and rocky, it's amazing how colorful Joshua Tree National Park is. The iconic Suess-like Joshua Trees themselves offer rich shades of gray, brown and green. On a clear day, the blue hues of the sky vary across the landscape. And let's not forget about the sunsets! To get this look at home, set the stage with neutral walls (Sherwin-Williams Peach Blossom, SW 6624). Layer in color and texture with jute, burlap or linen fabrics. Accessories in shades of light blues (Bluebell, SW 6793) and greens (Leap Frog, SW 6431) pop against a deep green accent wall (Evergreens, SW 6447).

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Grand Canyon National Park Palette

Most Instagrams of the famous South Rim sunset make the canyon seem fiery red but the layers of rock are actually made up of soft tans, plums and blush. The canyon, like a chameleon, changes as the sun rises and falls and as the clouds sweep across, casting deep shadows. To get the look in your home, paint your walls a tan with just a hint of violet like Sherwin-Williams Greek Villa (SW 7551) or Roman Column (SW 7562). Opt for a cognac leather couch or club chairs for that orangey-brown hue in the rock. Mix and match Persian or Spanish-style rugs with plums, deep blues and dusty purple to play with shades in the sky and shadows in the canyon. 

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Redwood National Park Palette

Known for its vast forest of towering sequoias, Redwood National Park is also home to winding rivers, prairies and miles and miles of gorgeous coastline. But it’s the magnificent California redwoods – some believed to be 2,000 years old – that draw most visitors to this majestic park. You can embrace the park’s natural beauty in your home with the use of subtle reds, vibrant greens and calming neutrals that tie the palette together. Colors (L to R): Benjamin Moore Amber Waves (2159-40), Behr Rodeo Red (200D-7), Sherwin-Williams Offbeat Green (SW 6706), Sherwin-Williams Sturdy Brown (SW 6097).

Everglades National Park Palette

Known as the "largest subtropical wilderness in the United States," Everglades National Park is located on the southern tip of Florida and was created to protect a fragile ecosystem. This network of wetlands is home to numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee and American crocodile. Recreate the essence of this national treasure with a paint palette of cool blues and greens. Park-inspired colors (all from Benjamin Moore) include: Paddington Blue (791), Highland Breeze (783), and Woodland Hills Green (543).

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Yosemite National Park Palette

Nestled in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park beckons all travelers with its famously sheer rock faces and grandest views. Remarkably green and lush, its easy to see why it became the spiritual home of John Muir, father of the national parks idea. Bring the spirit home with a Yosemite-inspired palette of (L to R): Sherwin-Williams Optimistic Yellow (SW 6900), Jubilee (SW 6248), Benjamin Moore Dark Celery (2146-10), Sherwin-Williams Silken Peacock (SW 9059), and Behr Cedar Naturaltone (SC-533, stain). 

Yellowstone National Park Palette

Yellowstone, the country's first national park, is best known for its geothermic features, such as geysers and hot springs. Grand Prismatic Spring gains its rich jewel-toned palette from the water’s dramatic temperature change and the variety of organisms that can live within the mineral-rich water. If you’re looking for a bold wall color, the blues and teals of the pool are the perfect inspiration, while travertine-colored furniture and brown trim can break up the saturation. For a more subdued space, flip the palette and use the travertine colors on the walls and the jewel tones as furnishings and accents. Color palette (L to R): Benjamin Moore Evening Blue (BM 2066-20), Behr Mystic Turquoise (P450-7), Sherwin-Williams Rhumba Orange (SW 6642), Glidden Marshmallow White (30YY 83/012), Valspar Gypsy Leather (3009-8).

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Glacier Bay National Park Palette

Known for its magnificent tidewater glaciers and unspoiled wilderness, Glacier Bay National Park is an incredible sight to see in the American Northwest. Calving glaciers float in a sea of rippling deep blue with towering snow-capped mountains layered above a pristine coastline. You can bring the look of Alaska’s Glacier Bay into your home by embracing a natural palette of cool, icy blues that mimic the park’s glaciers, sea-filled icebergs and rugged mountains covered in snow. (L to R, all by Sherwin-Williams): North Star (SW 6246), Dynamic Blue (SW 6958), Distance (SW 6243), Endless Sea (SW 9150).

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Arches National Park Palette

In no other place are the sands of time captured more gracefully than at Arches National Park. Erosion carved the striking shelters out of sandstone over thousands of years. You can bring the beauty of Arches home by embracing orange, the color of the rock, and pairing it with bright blue reminiscent of the sky. The following colors are inspired by this photo from Arches, but you can also use the palette to bring in accessories, such as pillows or vases in orange or sky blue, or the darkest blue-black through slate. (L to R): Benjamin Moore Peach Stone (094), Sherwin-Williams Osage Orange (SW 6890), Benjamin Moore Electric Orange (2015-10), Sherwin-Williams, Flyway (SW 6794), Behr Dark Navy (S530-7).

Glacier National Park Palette

Located in the northwest corner of Montana and spanning the Continental Divide, Glacier National Park is known as a hikers’ paradise. More than 700 miles of trails wind around soaring rocky peaks, past icy-blue glacial lakes and through flower-dotted alpine meadows. Glacier's beauty has been called “raw and untamed” and the stunning views, lush forests and local wildlife are not to be missed. To bring the park’s beauty into your home use shades of blue-gray accented with vivid greens and fuchsias. (L to R): Benjamin Moore Twilight Magenta (2074-30), Sherwin-Williams Paradise (SW 6720), Valspar Loyalty (4006-7C), Farrow & Ball Pitch Blue (220), Sherwin-Williams In the Navy (SW 9178)

From: Mariel Clark

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Palette

The vast volcanic landscape of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is at once both strikingly beautiful and fiercely terrifying. Home to Kilauea and Mauna Loa, two of the most active and massive volcanoes in the world, the park’s landscape is a stunning, ever-changing fusion of black scalded deserts, lush green tropical rainforests and fiery orange flows of fresh lava. It has long been believed that the strong-willed and capricious volcano goddess Pele inhabits Kilauea’s Halemaumau caldera from where she created and continues to shape the Hawaiian Islands. Bring the unparalleled hues of Hawaii Volcanoes home with (L to R): Benjamin Moore Juno Peach (087), Benjamin Moore Tangy Orange (2014-30), Sherwin-Williams Bold Brick, and Benjamin Moore Onyx (2133-10). For an extra luxurious look, choose pillows, throws or other accent pieces in rich emerald green.

Channel Islands National Park Palette

Off the coast of Los Angeles is another world entirely, Channel Islands National Park, made up of five main islands jutting out of the ocean. The bare island landscape provides a stunningly open view of the mighty Pacific. Take that open, airy, oceanic feel home with you through a Channel Islands-inspired palette (L to R): Benjamin Moore Ocean Air (2123-50), Benjamin Moore Barley Grass (271), Behr Deep River (P500-6), Benjamin Moore Jet Black (2120-10).

Photo By: Kelly Smith Trimble

Dry Tortugas National Park Palette

Travel by boat or seaplane to the very end of the Florida Keys and you'll find Dry Tortugas National Park — a tropical island paradise stocked with colorful, undisturbed coral reefs, rare marine and bird species and pristine white sand beaches. The park's most notable feature, however, is the massive, brick-laden Fort Jefferson, a naval fortress that was used as a Union prison during the Civil War and holds the record as the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere. But if you can't make it to this tropical oasis just yet, no worries! Recreate its utilitarian-meets-coastal look by mixing industrial favorites such as exposed brick and weathered wood with paints and fabrics in unexpected turquoise and bright green hues. Dry Tortugas-inspired color palette (L to R): Valspar Dancing Mist (5005-7A), Benjamin Moore Teacup Rose (2170-50), Benjamin Moore Poolside Blue (2048-40), Valspar Spearmint Burst (6003-10A), Benjamin Moore Twilight Dreams (049).

Sitka National Park Palette

Incorporate a nature-inspired look in your home without decorating in the usual green and taupe by looking for inspiration in unexpected outdoor places. If you ever visit Sitka National Park in Alaska, you can't miss the colorful totems. To translate this look into your home's design, combine weathered wood accents with muted colors and black. Color palette: Behr Matador's Cape (M160-6), Salt Glaze (PPU-12-11) and Ink Black (N490-7).

Olympic National Park Palette

Located on Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park covers nearly a million acres and encompasses three distinct ecosystems: glacier-capped mountains, rugged coast and majestic old-growth temperate rain forest. In Hoh Rain Forest (pictured), ferns and mosses drape towering Sitka spruce and western hemlock trees, creating an unbelievably lush canopy of green. The Hoh River, which gets its milky blue color from glacial sediment, meanders between the trees. To bring the look of this magnificent forest to your home, start with an earthy neutral backdrop, then layer in accessories in leafy greens and watery blues. Color palette: Benjamin Moore Porcini (CSP-195), Sherwin-Williams Houseplant SW 6727, Sherwin-Williams Picnic (SW 6731), Behr Tropical Waterfall (P460-2), Behr Underwater (PPU12-20).

Fire Island National Park Palette

Fire Island National Seashore is a 26-mile stretch of a barrier island that sits between the Atlantic Ocean and Great South Bay on Long Island, New York’s south shore. There are only two bridges leading to Fire Island and no public roads within the seashore (only parkland). The Fire Island Lighthouse was built in 1826. At that time it was at the western end of the island, but due to the natural movement of sand on a barrier island, the lighthouse is now located five miles from the western end of the island. Color palette (L to R): Benjamin Moore Redstone (2009-10), Benjamin Moore Amber (168), Sherwin-William Nacre (SW 6154), Sherwin-William Sea Serpent (SW 7615), Olympic Viva La Bleu (OL634.3).

From: Jacquelyn McGilvray

And while this looks like all the house has, a have-not room (where losers of a certain competition will have to stay and endure uncomfortable sleeping arrangements) and some house surprises have yet to be revealed. “The house does have a few tricks this year that I can't tell you about,” Scott says. “But throughout the season you'll be like ‘Oh! how did that happen.’ I'm excited about those tricks.”

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