15 Adorable Looks to Steal From 'Love It Or List It, Too' Host Jillian Harris
Though she may have only been a spectator for New York Fashion Week, Love It or List It, Too co-host, Jillian Harris, is a style star in her own right. Check out 15 of her best looks, and see how you can try her style in your home decor.
1. Street-Style Queen
This look is sheer perfection. Ankle boots, skinny jeans and an oversized red sweater make up Jillian’s cozy ensemble that says, "I just threw this on, and yeah, I look amazing."
A Bland Kitchen Gets a Fresh Start
In just one week, this eat-in kitchen is reborn as a sleek and vibrant place to prep and serve food in style. To stay on budget, the room's footprint is kept as is, while the existing cabinets are sanded, primed and updated with high-gloss, cranberry-red paint.
Cranberry + Blue-Gray Palette
The existing cabinets are covered with a cranberry-red paint that contrasts with the cool shade of blue-gray on the surrounding walls. When pairing reds, whites and blues, choose unexpected tones to prevent a thematic look.
Interior designers ensure a well-balanced kitchen by sticking with a perfect mix of materials. In this kitchen, the cabinets are glossy and rich, while the butcher-block countertop is flat and neutral. To help tone down the intensity of the red cabinet color, reflective blue tiles are installed from the top of the counter all the way up to the ceiling.
For a classic yet on-trend look, the basic hardware is replaced with high-end satin brass pulls that add warmth against the glossy red drawers and door fronts. To add a layered element, the brass hardware is paired with the stainless steel sink. To successfully mix metals in a room, choose no more than two different finishes.
To balance the cool Carrera marble countertop on the adjacent island, the countertops are replaced with a character-rich butcher block that's perfect for a hard-working kitchen. In fact, it's the only countertop material that can withstand slicing and chopping.
Kitchen Command Center
With so many gadgets used throughout the day, it’s smart to find a way to integrate smartphones and tablets into your kitchen design. This modular command center allows homeowners to keep electronics within reach yet off the counter, thanks to under-cabinet outlets and tablet/smartphone cradles.
Teeming with outlets, lights and electronic cradles, this command center is also equipped with speakers that allow you to listen to your favorite music, watch tutorials or stream your favorite TV shows.
The kitchen stands just above 10 feet tall. To accentuate the ceiling, it is painted a flat shade color matched to the blue-grey tone of the wall tile. This continuation of color blurs the line between where the walls end and the ceiling begins.
2. Looking Fierce
Only Jillian could take a basic chambray and turn it into an elegant masterpiece. Denim, meet diamonds. I think you two will get along nicely.
At Home With Krista Watterworth
Krista Watterworth is a television personality, interior designer and founder of her own company – Krista Watterworth Design Studio. One of HGTV's go-to designers, Krista shared photos from her Mediterranean-style house in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Fresh, Functional Living Room
Krista completely designed her home in record time – just three months. Her goal was to create a family-centered home that’s both fashionable and functional for her husband and two kids. It was important to her to create a space that worked for her whole family, but still showcased her sense of style. The designer chose durable furniture and treated fabrics that could withstand abuse and repel stains. Her designs are approachable, yet contemporary, casual and elegant.
Sun-Drenched Dining Room
Krista describes her signature design style as casual elegance in a classic, contemporary setting. “I love designing spaces that look like a million bucks, but guess what? My clients actually have to live or work there,” she says. “It’s important to me to make each one of my designs approachable.”
Krista’s designs are heavily influenced by fashion and photography. “I love fashion because it’s always changing, always propelling forward,” she says. “Certain colors and textiles become popular in the fashion world, and I find ways to bring those trends into the spaces I create.”
“Remember the old saying, ‘fashion over function?’ I think it’s truly possible to have both,” Krista says. “Why buy a sofa that looks good but isn’t comfortable? Why choose fabrics that you can’t touch? I will never design a space that isn’t chic and sophisticated, but it will always be livable, no matter how much it costs.”
Krista’s favorite thing about living in South Florida? “The weather!” she says. “I know it sounds cliché, but the weather in South Florida is incredible. You’re surrounded by beautiful tropical plants, ocean breezes and fresh air. It’s truly paradise and I can’t imagine living anywhere else.”
3. Get It, Girl
Black and white and gorgeous all over. This classic combination gets a modern makeover with a trendy cape that definitely makes a statement.
Yellow is the perfect accent hue for a black-and-white color scheme. HGTV fan KT Designs carefully incorporated pops of color throughout this master bathroom while still keeping the focus on the dramatic palette and toile pattern.
With a brilliant use of wall decals, HGTV fan naildinny created a stunning focal point in her classy dining room. Thirteen-inch wall pops — repeated over and over — are definitely an interesting dinnertime backdrop.
Something's Gotta Give
HGTV fan susanandmarkw says she imagined her dream kitchen for years. This black-and-white gourmet hot spot, inspired by the movie set of Something's Gotta Give, turned out to be a dream come true.
4. Pretty in Pastels
Pastels are back and better than ever. Looking oh-so-sweet in pretty florals, Jillian rocks the look with a cute gold necklace and cheetah-print sunglasses.
A Pop of Pink
Pistachio-colored wallpaper paired with punches of hot pink, ballet pink, fuchsia and lemon yellow make this nursery fun yet sophisticated. But this color combo isn't just for babes. Switch out the crib for a bed and you'll have a stylish room any grownup would envy.
- eclectic style
- pink photos
- white photos
- contemporary style
- green photos
- wingback rocker
- area rug
- round mirror
- pink footstools
- pink poufs
- end table
- side table
- pink window treatments
- beamed ceiling
- white beamed ceiling
- tongue and groove boards
- woven baskets
- global design
- crib skirt
Darker Pastel Shades
Darker shades of pastels are perfect for more "adult" spaces, like this color-saturated breakfast area. Designer Liz Strong pairs this teal tablecloth and thistle-purple sofa with darker teal bamboo chairs, creating a more updated pastel palette. See more photos of this bright space from HGTV Magazine.
Let the Accessories Do the Talking
Do you want the pastel look but don't have the energy to paint? Mixing accessories in a variety of soft and bold hues is a great way to achieve the look in a neutral room. This light purple living room from HGTV Magazine is complete with additions of pastel and jewel-toned pillows, vases and artwork. See more photos of this bright space.
A Touch of Whimsy
In this colorful farmhouse kitchen, carved accents are highlighted by pastel blue cabinets and a jewel-toned subway tile backsplash. Designer Meg Caswell finishes the look with a sleek glass-topped island in another coordinating shade of blue -- teal!
Open and Airy
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn gives this small living room an open look and feel with pale blue wall paint, furniture, drapes and throw pillows. For added dimension, soft pink tulips and hot pink roses add punches of natural color to the space.
The great thing about pastels is their versatility. Even though this soft-hued nursery is accentuated by youthful hot pinks and bright blues, it can be easily transformed to suit the needs of a growing child simply by switching out the accessories. There's no need to repaint!
Pops of Pastel
Pops of rich pastels, like these teal throw pillows and this plum sofa, are beautifully contrasted with hints of aquamarine and neon orange. When set against a neutral backdrop, this color palette creates a warm and inviting space. See more photos of this bright space from HGTV Magazine.
Not only does the scent of lavender promote sleep, but so does the color … or at least it does in this comfy purple bedroom. Designer Carey Karlan creates a sweet and simple sleep spot by combining vivid yellow-green and turquoise accents with soft purple walls.
Mix and Match
Use accessories to inspire your design. This eclectic sitting area was built around the pair of patterned, pastel drapes that designer Fawn Galli found in Cambodia. Additions of neon, primary and neutral tones give the room a fresh and interesting edge.
The Right Way to Use Neutrals
Lilac-hued walls are a beautiful backdrop for neutral accessories. The camel-colored headboard, lampshade and wall canvases in this contemporary bedroom hold their own among bright splashes of blue, green, orange and purple.
Green With Envy
Don't be afraid to go overboard with color in your space. In this contemporary living room, designer Alisha Gwen balances yellow-green walls with chairs and curtains in a darker shade of the same hue. This same technique can be applied to any pastel color you choose. And don't forget to add pops of bright pigment, like these bubblegum pink pillows, to complete the look.
A Bold Pair
Pastels shouldn't always play backup. In this luxe spa-like bathroom, Caribbean-inspired blue-green walls complement the sweet apple-green vanity. This color combo is fresh and relaxing when paired with a white quartz countertop and a Carrera marble shower.
The Proof is in the Pattern
Fun fabric patterns are a great way to add interest to a pastel space. In this soft teal living and dining area, large-scale floral-patterned dining chairs create a rich focal point. The chairs' light cyan hue is repeated subtly throughout the space to create a gorgeous pastel color scheme that isn't monotonous.
Primaries and Pastels
Pair bold primaries, like red and blue, with soft pastels for a chic and contemporary design. Red armchairs and royal blue accents make an unexpected yet striking statement in this pastel green living area.
5. Stars: They’re Just Like You
As if we didn’t already love Jillian enough, this adorable sweatshirt shows off her quirky side, making her even more endearing. Oh, and that headboard? Swoon.
Layers of Color
Powerhouse designer Barry Dixon combines a luxurious headboard with wall curtains and a bed crown. This complex blend of shapes and fabrics can be difficult to achieve, though Dixon makes it look effortless.
Hip to Be ... Well, Rectangular
This upholstered headboard provides balance, in both texture and color, for the room where the view is the focal point. Design: Gacek Design Group
Let Art be Your Focus
There's a white bed behind the sumptuous stack of pillows, but the painting on the wall behind it is what catches the eye. Art is a good substitute for a headboard in rooms (or budgets) where one won't fit. Design by Kerrie Kelly Design Lab
Chandelier + Gallery Wall
Sometimes the best headboard is none at all. In a small bedroom, you can get the feel of a headboard with paint, a statement light and a gallery wall. Design by Emily Henderson
This bedroom is the ultimate in English Country. The yellow trefoil-shaped headboard, graceful furniture and wainscoted walls are grounded by the richly hued Oriental rug. Design by Brian Coleman
If you love the rustic look, consider a custom wooden bedstead. You don't have to live in a cabin to pull off this look — it will work in rooms from traditional to modern, simply by changing out the bedding and accessories.
Platform Bed: Keep it Neutral
When shopping for large pieces of furniture, look for neutral upholstery that will be a base for several color schemes. Then rotate bedding seasonally so you don't get bored with your look. Design by Ammie Kim
Designer Benjamin Cruz embraced the modern style of this Fort Lauderdale, Fla., high-rise, and gave the homeowner a comfortable weekend getaway. Get the full story behind this contemporary master bedroom Design by Benjamin Cruz
A Little Extra Padding
Okay, so the idea of padded walls? Not usually comforting. But in this case, they're not only comforting, they're stylish. Design by Charles Pavarini III Design Assoicates, Inc.
This velvet and damask headboard takes on a subtle texture against a wall covered in the same fabric. The lavender backlighting echoes the color of the quilt. Design by Charles Pavarini III Design Assoicates, Inc.
Designer Sarah Richardson turned a contractor's basic room into this splendid space. The color inspiration? The views of the forest and river outside the house. Check out the full makeover at Sarah's House
Art Deco and Loving It
In the Atlanta Decorators Show House, designer Jillian Prichard Cooke turned a bedroom into an Art Deco haven. The oversized headboard stands out against the navy walls, while the white finishes and the large mirror keep the room from being too dark. Design by Design Synergy
Looking for an inexpensive design solution? Upcycle old paneling or barnwood and hang it on the wall. You can paint it or make an oil-rubbed finish to bring out the wood's glow. Design by James Farmer Designs
6. Beach Babe
Forget everything you thought you knew about bathing suit cover ups, and look at this blue oxford. Borrowed from the boys, this shirt is perfection when paired with a sexy pink bikini. Jillian, you’ve done it again.
The pinstripe may be the most quintessential and sophisticated fabric that menswear has ever known. It also happens to be the most decor-friendly, as it can be used in a variety of ways and is easy on the eyes. Case in point: this wallpaper in a cozy reading nook by designer Jessica Helgerson. The addition of modern furniture pieces gives it masculine appeal.
Clean Lines, Classic Patterns
Herringbone for Her
There's no reason that men should get to have all the fun. Inspired by the classic herringbone pattern, design firm Dodson & Daughter used alternating slabs of marble to create a fresh and feminine bath. Who needs textiles when you have such gorgeous stone to work with? The same can, of course, be done with wood or paint (if you’re brave!).
Layer, Layer, Layer
Just as any dapper man dresses in layers, so does the dapper living room! Enhance your pinstripes (pillows) and plaid (curtains) with rich materials like chrome, leather, and burl wood. Don't forget to tuck a flower into your pocket for the ladies! Interior by Scot Meecham Wood
Normally we wouldn't suggest mixing your menswear too much, but on the table? Oh yes. China in plaid, napkins in herringbone and a tablecloth in pinstripes creates a warm, classic look for a special meal. Design by Cassandra LaValle
A Touch of Trendiness
If you've got commitment issues, then maybe a simple touch of a menswear in an accent piece (like this rug) is all you really need to dip your toes into this trend. It adds just a hint of tradition and richness to a clean modern space like this, and the pattern is subtle enough for even the most timid decorator. Design by Shawn Henderson; photo by Steve Freihon.
His and Hers
A happy marriage is all about compromise, and this bedroom from Dodson & Daughter is the ideal blend of his-and-hers textiles. Feminine floral drapes and strong-but-complementary shirt stripes on the headboard make for a perfect couple.
Pretty in Plaid
Like a well-tailored suit, this headboard sports its houndstooth plaid in much the same way — perfectly styled. A dose of feminine curves, a perfect balance of black and white and a chic tray on the nighstand complete this sophisticated space. Design by Scot Meacham Wood
Masculine Dressing Room
Forget his and hers: This bathroom is definitely men's only! Using steamer trunks as storage is a twist on traditional vanities, and easy to replicate using your own vintage trunk finds. For a more feminine-friendly feel, simply lighten the tones in the room and add some softer pieces, but keep that dashing wallpaper. Image courtesy of Coleccion Alexandra.
7. Trend Setter
One sentence I never thought I’d utter: “I want that poncho!”
Southwestern-Style Home in Santa Fe
A white tiered Southwestern fireplace catches the eye and provides a natural room barrier in the open design of this living room and kitchen in Santa Fe. The low ceiling and natural wood create a cozy and intimate feel. A blue rug brings a pop of color to the neutral space.
Beautiful Natural Backyard in Santa Fe With Stone Patio and Wood Furniture
This small garden space is full of life with a mixture of trees and potted plants adding color throughout the yard. Wood and stone create beautiful landscaping and furniture without distracting from the natural beauty and appeal.
A natural wood design on the ceiling sets the stage for this Southwestern-inspired contemporary sitting space. Neutral furniture is decorated with masculine colored blankets and pillows adding beautiful darker hues to the space. The blue rug's subtle stripes and bright color shine on the hardwood floor.
8. Mile-High Style
Arriving for New York Fashion Week, Jillian proves she’s no fashion novice. That gray swing coat + those leather leggings = the epitome of every outfit on my Pinterest board. Love.
Start With the Floor
When you think of adding global textiles or accessories to a room, you might first think of bringing in a rug and with good reason. Rugs made in the Eastern tradition offer patterns and colors that will work in any space. Susan Gomersall of Kea Carpets and Kilims in Brooklyn, New York, which specializes in tribal rugs, says when shopping for a tribal rug, you should forget about standard rug sizes like 5x7 or 8x10. All tribal rugs were made for a purpose: sleeping, sitting, eating or praying, as rugs are the furniture of the nomads. Because these rugs are odd sizes, determine the size rug you need before shopping by covering the area with newspaper. Image courtesy of Shop Horne
Buy What You Love
Susan of Kea Carpets has additional tips for anyone shopping for an antique or vintage rug. To determine if a rug is authentic, Susan suggests, look for a few imperfections. These rugs were made on primitive horizontal looms that were dismantled and transported with the tribe. Weavers used the wool from their own sheep, often having to dye batches of wool at different times, resulting in subtle color variations. A tribal piece that has uniform colors and straight edges is most likely not genuine. When trying to work a rug into your space, find a dealer who will let you try the rug on approval. You will never know if it works in your space until you try it. Any good dealer will offer this service. Ask questions about the rug's origin and intended use. If the dealer doesn't have the answers, shop somewhere else. Last but certainly not least, be bold and go with your heart. You are not just buying an object but a piece of tribal life. Image courtesy of Ore Studios
So we've established that one of the best ways to add a global eclectic feel is with carpets and rugs. But think outside the box. Los Angeles design collective Commune frequently uses global textiles and accessories in its designs. The heavy weight of most Oriental carpets and kilim rugs makes them ideal candidates for upholstery projects. In the Los Angeles living room of Commune Design founding partner Ramin Shamshiri, this George Smith ottoman upholstered in a Turkish-style carpet adds the perfect splash of visual texture to the room. Image courtesy of Commune Design
Don't be afraid to think beyond traditional upholstered pieces. In the same Commune designed home in Los Angeles, a mid-century modern classic, an Eames chair, is reupholstered with an African fabric to add a bold pattern to the space. Image courtesy of Commune Design
Add a Little Shimmer
There are so many fantastic options when it comes to global textiles. These Moroccan wedding blankets are a trendy interior designer fave actress Kate Hudson has one in her bedroom. The blankets are Berber in origin and were woven by women who painstakingly sewed on each sequin by hand. Depending on the complexity of the design, number of sequins and the size, a blanket can take many months to produce. The blankets are thought to contain Baraka, or divine blessings/fulfillment. A great source for these blankets is the online shop My Marrakesh. Shop owner, photographer and hotelier Maryam Montague specializes in sourcing these vintage sequined Moroccan wedding blankets that typically range in price from $300 to $575. Image courtesy of Maryam Montague
Think Beyond the Floor
The Moroccan wedding blankets bring the perfect combination of glamour and organic style to a space with their rich texture and sparkle. Maryam uses them throughout her home as blankets, headboards, over the back or side of a couch, on a wall and even on the floor. Image courtesy of Maryam Montague
Going Global on the Walls
To pack a dramatic punch, carry the floor tile pattern up onto the wall. Caitlin Dowe-Sandes of Popham Design designed this striking bathroom with her company's modern cement tiles. The process used to create the tiles, a centuries-old Moroccan technique, creates tiles with a lovely worn patina. Image courtesy of Caitlin Dowe-Sande
Create Dramatic Visual Interest
Tiles aren't just for the kitchen or bathroom. Here, Caitlin has used Popham's Curly Branch Coral tile to frame the bed in the master bedroom. She also used a Moroccan wedding blanket as a box spring cover. Image courtesy of Caitlin Dowe-Sandes
Mix and Match Styles
Just a hint of a global pattern can add a lot of visual interest to a room. Fiona Douglas of Bluebellgray had the curtains in her Scottish home made from cotton muslin edged with a real ikat shipped over from Uzbekistan. To find unique textiles, Fiona suggests looking for authentic traditional fabrics when you travel every country has its own unique textile heritage. A few carefully chosen key pieces will look fantastic mixed into any style interior, giving a sense of your travels and personal style. Try to avoid going for a themed room full to the brim, as this can look a little staged. Image courtesy of Fiona Douglas
Small Accessories Pack a Big Punch
If you want to incorporate global accessories without making too much of a financial investment, global accessories can be a simple and inexpensive way to bring exotic pattern and color into your home. Look for vases or African baskets, and use the bold colors as inspiration for pillows and other accent colors in your room. Image courtesy of Ore Studios
9. Green With Envy
This picture-perfect outfit made up of the world’s cutest shorts and a white blouse, complete with matching green buttons, is the stuff dreams are made of. And those accessories? Take me to the nearest jewelry store, pronto.
For the Love of Green
Zoe Kon got a new all-green bedroom months before her eleventh birthday. The tween wanted her room packed with several shades of the color, including the grassy green in the wallpaper, the kelly green on the desk chair and bookshelves, and the lime and celery tones in the bedding.
To add overhead lighting to the room, Zoe's contractor replaced the existing ceiling fan with a wood and mirror chandelier. The mirrors help break up the heavy use of green and its reflective quality plays with the light in a captivating way. The mirror's gleam also adds a touch of glamorous, feminine elegance.
Mixing and Matching Patterns
Zoe's daybed is the focal point of her room. To tie together the different shades of green used throughout the space, the daybed was dressed with bedding and pillows featuring kelly green, grass green and lime green, with a gingham duvet cover and throw pillows made from botanical print fabric.
A Flooring Focal Point
Aside from the wallpaper, Zoe's new floors were the biggest aspect of her room's new design. Wall-to-wall carpet was replaced with gray-toned engineered wood flooring that cost only $1.89 per square foot. Since the flooring is engineered, it's durable and can withstand the wear and tear dished out by an active tween and her friends.
This dress is everything. Stripes and florals are a match made in heaven, and Jillian could not be cuter with wavy tresses and a pretty pink lip.
Choose Three or More Patterns
Odd numbers, especially the number three, just seem to make things work, whether you're combining colors or planting shrubs. Three is the minimum number of patterns you should use, and the key to successful mixing is to vary the scale, from small to large, of the patterns.
Pattern 1: Pick this pattern carefully because it will make the strongest statement in your room, says designer Shari Hiller from Room by Room. It should be a large-scale pattern.
Pattern 2: Select a very different pattern that's half the scale or size of the first pattern. If your first pattern is a large floral, the second pattern could be a plaid or geometric shape that has some of the same colors.
Pattern 3: The third pattern can be similar to either of the other patterns and use two or three of the colors in the other patterns. A smaller floral would work well, for instance, with a larger floral and a plaid.
Pattern 4 and more: Shari suggests that a fourth pattern, such as a tiny check or a printed texture in a small scale, could be used as a complementary pattern. Bedroom design by Erinn Valencich
This can be a color you really like, a piece of fabric you've found, a favorite chair, painting or even a piece of clothing. Mother Nature, who rarely goes wrong with her color and pattern combos, is another good source of inspiration.
Work With the Same Color Intensity
Don't mix pastels with primary colors, or muted with vibrant jewel tones, says designer Jayne Pelosi of Renaissance. A large floral, a smaller floral, a stripe and a check will work together if they are made from the same set of dyes in the same hue. Bedroom design by Sarah Richardson
Consider Fabric Feel
Be aware that there's more to a fabric than simply its color, Jayne says. "All fabrics have a personality or a feel, as we say in the trade. Most people would identify damask, for example, as a formal fabric, even if they didn't know its rightful name! Conversely, most people would agree that muslin or gingham plaid are examples of casual, informal fabrics. These levels of formality absolutely come into play when you're mixing patterns." Bedroom design by Shelly Riehl David
Watch Your Weight
Avoid putting all patterned pieces together on one side of a room. They'll throw the whole space off balance, says designer Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, author of Mystery of Color. "Distributing solids and patterns smoothly throughout the room will provide an aesthetically pleasant look," she says. Consider, too, that other elements of the room, from fireplace surrounds to paneling, contain patterns that should be considered part of the grand scheme. Bedroom design by Natalie Umbert
Be Careful With Whites
When you choose whites, keep them in the same family, whether it's cream, off-white or bright white, Shari says. "If your whites don't match, the fabric will stand out and take away from the lovely combination already developed," she says. Bedroom design by SPI Design
Pattern can have a big impact on how a room feels. If you're trying to pull a space together and create harmony, think larger patterns. Want to draw attention to one part of a room? Smaller patterns will do the trick. Also consider pattern personality. Busy patterns will up the energy level in a room while simple or pale patterns will promote calm. Bedroom design by Erinn Valencich
Cheat With Companion Fabrics
Many fabric companies have made the pattern-mixing process easier for you by creating what they call companion fabrics, Jayne says. "They've created two, three and four patterns all designed to exist harmoniously in one room. All you have to do is choose a color palette you like, and the patterns are already coordinated for you." This may give you the confidence you need to mix up more on your own. Bedroom design by Phyllis Harbinger
How the Pros Mix it Up
"Don't let the fear of mixing three different patterns leave you perplexed. Just remember: large scale with many colors, medium scale with some colors, and small scale with just a few. Don't mix whites with off-whites, and you'll be well on your way!" — designer Shari Hiller, co-host, Room by Room
"Patterns? We love to mix them up! Just a few things to keep in mind. Use related colors to tie the patterns together. Choose obviously different patterns — like a wide stripe and a paisley in the same palette. That way it looks intentional." Kitty and Jennifer O'Neil, authors, Decorating With Funky Shui.
"Mixing fabrics isn't that hard as long as you follow what you like, which sometimes starts with a favorite color. Choose the main fabric — often something out of the ordinary. This isn't necessarily going to be used the most but is the inspiration for the fabric choices to come." — interior designer Alexa Hampton, Mark Hampton Inc.
"Many novices play it safe by having one pattern and all solids in a given room. I urge you to experiment with mixing plaids and florals, or paisleys and stripes. If the thought of multiple patterns in a room gives you the willies, at least offset the solid fabrics with the use of texture. Tone-on-tones, jacquards and moires will offer great interest by virtue of their innate textural appeal, yet they are still considered solid, not patterned." Interior designer Jayne Pelosi, Renaissance Interiors, author of Interior Divine: The Design Coach Walks You Through the Tranformation of Your Home. Bedroom design by Judith Balis
11. Sweater Weather
Hello, Cozy Weekend Wear. Jillian combines a basic white top with distressed denim and a super comfy sweater for the perfect girl-next-door ensemble.
12. Slice of Summer
This cute hi-rise bikini is the perfect retro-inspired suit to show off Jillian’s love of classic patterns. And that pizza float? I think we all could use one of those.
Retro on a Budget
Do-it-yourself expert Tracy Metro and her husband, Marty, bought a 1975 40-foot houseboat. Even though on a tight budget, Tracy wanted to create a playful, retro-style space to entertain guests in. With the use of bold color and her favorite flea market finds, she was able to do just that.
Seating for Five
A lounge area sits at the front entrance of the boat. A custom banquette allows Tracy to interact with guests as she prepares food. The L-shaped seating accommodates up to five people.
The original fiberglass sofas were updated with nautical paint and reupholstered in brown indoor/outdoor Sunbrella fabric accented with white piping detail. A clear Lucite table with storage underneath gives the illusion of a bigger space. Miniature aluminum blinds allow for a view of the water, but provide privacy at night.
Mixing Old With New
Although the bathroom is only 5 1/2-feet wide by 4-feet deep, Tracy made the most of the space. She mixed old with new by keeping a vintage glass wall sconce with gold zodiac detail and decorating with '70s decor found at flea markets. To modernize the space, she brought in a modern sink, vanity and faucet.
The light-filled kitchen is open, airy and packed with energy due to the orange Silestone countertops, glossy white cabinetry and frosted-glass door fronts. The rear is open to the living room, which is accessed by steps covered in the same cork flooring material used throughout the boat.
13. Make It Work
Who would have thought denim overalls paired with an unexpected white lace top would be such a stylish combination? The trendy fringe bag is just a bonus.
14. On Fleek for Fall
Coffee on the go never looked so good. Jillian is killing it in ripped denim and an olive green blanket scarf that make it clear her summer-to-fall style is no joke.
Update With New Throw Pillows
As the weather gets cooler, the family will start spending more and more time indoors. Cozy up your living room sofas and chairs with plush throw pillows in different shapes, sizes and patterns. Comfy accessories add visual interest to your living room, plus they’ll emit a warm, inviting tone perfect for the season. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn
Warm Up the Living Room With Plush Throws
If your blankets and throws have been stored away since last winter, run them through the washing machine before putting them back in use. In this midcentury-modern living room, a handwoven throw adds subtle warmth and texture to the sleek gray sofa. Make a bolder statement with a bright throw that contrasts your sofa. Hosting a movie night with friends and family? Be sure to keep pillows and blankets handy to ensure that guests are warm and comfortable. Design by Sarah Richardson
Layer Area Rugs
Layering area rugs is an easy way to add color and texture to your floors. Plus, the extra cushioning and warmth will ensure your feet avoid cold tile and hardwood floors during the fall and winter months. There are no set-in-stone rules when creating this look; just make sure the bottom rug pokes out below the top rug to show off the layering effect. Photo courtesy of West Elm
Prep the Fireplace for Cool Weather
Unless you're surrounded by year-round winter weather, your fireplace probably gets a bit dusty from March to October. To prepare for cool fall nights, get your fireplace ready for its seasonal debut. Contact a contractor to check for any gas-related safety hazards, like leaks or odd smells. To keep your wood-burning fireplace safe, get a professional check and cleaning before you light the first fire. Now you're ready for fireside relaxation! Photo courtesy of Blackberry Farm. Photography by beall + thomas
Change Out Your Summer Shades
During the warmer months you may depend on bamboo Roman shades or breezy curtains to cover the windows. But as cool weather approaches, trade out your light and airy treatments for some that offer more insulation and natural coziness. In this living room, designer Ana Donohue added rich ikat draperies over bamboo shades. The pattern adds vibrancy to the room's gold and chocolate color palette, while emitting a natural warmth within the space.
Light Up Candles
With fall comes cooler weather and shorter days. That means daylight instantly becomes a rare commodity until spring rolls around. Take advantage of early nightfall and embrace the darkness by lighting scented candles around the house. The candlelit ambiance will help relieve stress and anxiety after a long day at work.
Cozy Up the Patio
Don't forget about your favorite outdoor spot when the seasons change. As summer transitions into fall, the weather becomes perfect for comfortable evenings outside. Decks and patios are often neglected as the weather cools down, but the lack of heat and humidity makes your outdoor space even more usable and enjoyable. At the outdoor dining area of HGTV Green Home 2012, a throw sits folded at each seat just in case the weather gets chilly during an outdoor meal. Now there's no reason to not enjoy the patio January through December.
Swap Out Summer Bedding
It's time to stow the summer quilt and bring back the heavy-duty down comforter and thermal blankets. If you want to save money on your utility bill during colder months, set the thermostat to 62 degrees or below while sleeping or away from home. A thick comforter will keep you warm at night while saving you money at the same time. Photo courtesy of Blackberry Farm. Photography by beall + thomas
Add Seasonal Warmth to the Table
Stow everyday dishes in the cupboard and pull out seasonally themed pieces. Designer Lauren Liess of Pure Style Home layered a vintage quilt over a linen curtain panel to create a one-of-a-kind tablecloth with incredible fall appeal. To coordinate with the season, she brought in pumpkins, nuts and fresh herbs to form a table-length centerpiece. A mix of crystal glasses and wood cutting boards share a fusion of rustic style with refined elements.
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Try Dark Hues
While light colors are great for making a room feel larger, a darker hue envelops the bedroom, creating the perfect space to relax and slumber. The plush bed linens in this ultra-dark space add a nice contrast and look like the ideal spot to cuddle up in this cozy black bedroom.
Whether your bedroom is covered in carpet or hardwood, rugs are a great way to add color, texture and of course, warmth underfoot. Try layering rugs in different shapes and patterns for an extra-comfy look.
Add a Personal Touch
Simple DIY touches can make any bedroom a cozier place to be. Here, a nightstand made from a vintage suitcase adds personality with a nice lived-in vibe.
Choose the Right Pieces
Warm wooden accents and a vase filled with fresh blooms come together in this peaceful space to create a nature-lover’s paradise. With a stack of books placed on the nightstand shelf, you may never have to leave this restful oasis.
Make Use of Texture
In this soft, inviting space, a delicate mix of texture subtly adds depth and interest in a neutral space. From the textural wallpaper to the herringbone-patterned floor, this sweet bedroom would be the ideal spot to curl up with a good book.
Pile on the Pillows
What’s more cozy than a huge pile of fluffy pillows? Mix and match and never be afraid to add too many. The more the better when it comes to creating a super-comfy look.
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Add Ceiling Beams
Adding wooden ceiling beams may be a bigger project than tossing a few throw pillows on the bed, but it is one that will definitely pay off in the cozy department. Wooden accents add warmth to a space, and wooden ceiling beams are a smart architectural way to add the look without taking up space.
Create a Reading Nook
A window seat is a great place to cuddle up and read or just enjoy the view. But sometimes, adding a window seat can be a costly endeavor. Instead, try creating a quiet nook in your bedroom for a similar effect.
Put in a Faux Fireplace
A bedroom fireplace adds instant warmth, but when it’s too expensive to add the real thing, a shabby-chic faux fireplace may do the trick. This adorable example from HGTV’s Fixer Upper proves it doesn’t take big bucks to create a cozy space.
An unexpected mix of patterns can create a homey look in any size bedroom. In this sweet space, a cohesive color palette pulls the patterns together, keeping the look subtle and seamless.
Place Furniture Strategically
Where you place your furniture makes a huge difference. When creating a seating nook, place chairs facing each other. This arrangement brings a conversational and intimate feel to your bedroom even if you're the only one utilizing the space.
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Sure, floor-to-ceiling draperies can be expensive (especially if they aren't DIY), but you'll keep them for years to come. Purchase neutral window treatments, so they match your room's style no matter how many times you change your bedroom's look.
Decorate in All White
Many believe an all-white room is stark and stale, but decorating in this color can make you feel as though you're at the spa. Plus, it's like sleeping on a cloud.
Don't Forget the Foot of the Bed
If you have the space, place some furniture at the food of the bed. Whether you choose one large piece or a couple small pieces, display something that acts as extra storage and is upholstered in a lush fabric.
Skip Overhead Lighting
The right lighting can make all the difference. Place a couple lamps on either side of your bed to provide enough lighting without the harsh glare from an overhead light.
Invest in Good Bedding
Aside from window treatments, bedding is the best thing to spend your money on. Choose soft, high-quality fabrics — you won't be sorry.
Sometimes binge watching your favorite show is most comfortable from your bed, but visible electronics in the bedroom are the opposite of cozy. Hide them by placing in a thrifted armoire.