Celebs: They're just like us! Whether you're into bohemian design or go for clean, modern lines, there's a star that shares your taste. Take a peek at their homes and personal spaces to find your style twin.
To create an architectural element worthy of a luxury hotel, Atlanta designer Rachel Greathouse started with a $30 mirror at a flea market. She painted the four-paned frame in a gloss that matched the wall color, and then hung the mirror at a 45 degree angle for an interesting visual effect. From its place above the bed, the mirror can appear like a diamond-shaped window because it reflects the windows on the opposite wall.
Midnight at the Oasis: Artificial Grass in Arizona
The owners of this Arizona home wanted their own tropical oasis all year long, so they installed artificial grass around an incredibly opulent water feature. Plus Arizona is on schedule to be as dry as California and watering a lawn can be just as extravagant as a trip to the Seychelles.
Regardless of your stance on climate change you need look no further than your own backyard or at the water bill to see how the times are changing. In 2014 Arizona recorded the worst drought in its 110-year history of collecting weather-related data. Those statistics and perhaps a little guilt has led many in the Grand Canyon state to roll out the green carpet especially in areas (like around the pool) where grass can be difficult to grow.
High-end Custom Modern Kitchen with Range Hood and Island
Simply the cabinet placement can create a polished designer look. Using pairs, like these cabinets on either side of the high-end range hood, create rhythm, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. This inspirational luxury kitchen also has another smart idea, to replace upper cabinet doors with glass ones to create a display space.
Luxury Gray and White Kitchen with Island and Tile
For another molding idea, go the extra step by creating a diamond design on your vent hood to connect sections of cabinets. For this high-end kitchen, Atlanta designer Michele Gratch also brought in luxe barstools and surfaces but then accessorized with affordable items from home decor stores.
Color is an easy way to add luxury to a room on a budget. These sea blue walls conjure a luxurious coastal feel you can add to any home, no matter how far you are from the beach, says Michiel Perry, founder of Black Southern Belle.
A wallpaper accent wall brings elegance into this bedroom. Designers Cate Dunning and Lathem Gordon of GordonDunning suggest layering a duvet and coverlet for a more luxurious look, and having one “boom-pow” statement pillow can make a big style difference, too.
A sitting area and plush decorative benches at the foot of the bed take this bedroom from comfy home to a sumptuous experience, plus the butter and gray color palette gives the room a restful vibe. Cindi MacPherson of the Interior Partners says that master bedrooms and bathrooms that they design have coordinating colors and fabrics, another detail that adds to an extravagant feel.
Sophisticated Cream Contemporary Bedroom Suite with Drapery
Channel the vibe of a modern bed & breakfast with sophisticated, no-frills drapery used in an unpredictable way. Install curtain rods onto the ceiling to create a soft wall of fabric around the bed, which adds height and intimacy, says Alice Cramer, an Atlanta interior designer.
We all know designers and trendsetters who inspire us. But have you ever wondered where their inspiration comes from? You flip through magazines gazing at the stunning houses and spaces they decorate, but wouldn't you like to know how they came up with the design behind them? My Favorite Place
is an all-access behind-the-scenes look at the spaces today's top designers and trendsetters find most inspiring.