Our Editors' Fave Spaces From 2017's HGTV Faces of Design

Be inspired by the award-winning designer spaces that wowed HGTV's editors.

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September 20, 2017

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Waterside Retreats Winner: Charming Nantucket-Style Lake House

Our editors were floored by this crisp, classic cottage home designed by Amy Studebaker. The open, airy kitchen is a standout in the home. It comes complete with bright-white, floor-to-ceiling shiplap, an industrial stove hood and a Kelly-colored island so pretty, we’re all green with envy. See the rest of the lakeside gem here >>

Countryside Escapes Winner: Refreshed Connecticut Farmhouse

Smoky paneled walls, sleek midcentury furnishings and a trio of minimalist B+W artwork on the mantel? Yes, yes and yaaas! Designed by Hendricks Churchill LLC, this modern farmhouse is nestled in New York’s countryside, making it the perfect hideaway to escape all the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Trust us, this design delivers one drool-worthy image after the next. See the rest of it here >>

Big City Digs Winner: ATL Townhome With Timeless Appeal

We live for the fun, vibrant and eclectic energy packed into this ATL townhome, designed by TerraCotta Design. A fiery, orange runner brings the heat in this kitchen, while a snowy white stove-surround and matching island cools it down. The look we’re lusting over the most, though? Without doubt, the Spanish-inspired tile backsplash and the coordinating wall of blue cabinetry. See more of these divine digs here >>

Curb Appeal Winner: Midcentury Ranch in Palm Springs

Midcentury marvelous-ness, friends! Appealing in so many ways, our editors gushed over this gorg midcentury ranch designed by H3K Design. The stone slab walkway leads the way to a pair of inviting, fire-engine red doors across a lush, manicured lawn. Better still? The head-turning house numbers, glossy glass windows and a stylish orb chandelier to illuminate the entryway. Discover more unmatched curb appeal here >>

Living Large in Small Spaces Winner: Tiny Home With Sleek Guest House

The editors agree that this sleek, chic tiny home from Tomecek Studio Architecture surpasses the masses. Not only does it come with a tiny guest house in tow, but it boasts a beautiful backyard patio and swimming pool. A swimming pool! With perks like these, outdoor entertaining will be a total breeze. See more of this tiny home’s huge (party) potential here >>

Master Retreat Winner: Suite Infused With Hollywood Glamour

This master suite from Blackband Design offers an unmatched view of downtown Los Angeles from its floor-to-ceiling windows and a design that’s equal parts sweet, sultry and sophisticated. Our editors adore the luxe, high-glam feel of the gilded canopy bed. Plus, what’s better than the contrast of the glorious gold frame against that reclaimed, herringbone accent wall? Nothing. Find more of this must-see Hollywood retreat here >>

Kitchen + Dining Winner: Edgy Kitchen With Industrial Elements

There’s no stopping our swooning over our pick for the Kitchen + Dining category: Leanne Ford’s one-of-a-kind industrial kitchen that features exposed brick and farmhouse furnishings. Glossy white subway tiles line the walls as a backdrop to open-air shelving, while thin, cinnamon-hued wood planks panel the ceiling. An industrial orb chandelier hangs above the oversized farmhouse table and stylish wrought iron chairs for an ultra-cool designer touch. See the rest of the space (most notably: its double farmhouse sinks!) here >>

Living Spaces Winner: Chic Sitting Room With Blue Hues

Wall-to-wall white wowed our editors in this expansive sitting room designed by Blanche Garcia. This sun-soaked space stole our hearts with its clean lines, unfussy elegance and a whole wall of built-in bookshelves to boot. Factor in that dash of velvety cobalt blue and this is a space that simply can’t be beat, friends. Get a closer look here >>

Crazy for Color Winner: Condo With Chic Black Ceiling

Caitlin Murray is crazy for color and our editors are crazy for her design of this edgy, California condo. Murray expertly balances the dramatic black ceiling with loads of larger-than-life hues throughout. Some of our fave shades include the cobalt couch and cowhide and the rich red-orange that saturates the patterned rug and artwork, alike. Get more color-inspo here >>

Kid-Tastic Spaces Winner: Playroom with Tunnel + Climbing Wall

Designer Pippa Lee created a kiddos’ paradise in her primary-clad playroom. This space covers all the bases with colorful climbing wall, a reading loft and a cozy tunnel for afternoon naps. See more of its magic here >>

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Pattern + Texture Winner: Exposed Bricks + Beams in Townhouse

Elegance meets industrial in this gorgeous townhome, designed by Alison Jennison. We’re left with mouths agape when gazing at the exposed brick, wood beams and glamorous white mantel in this living space. The texture of the raw materials really steal the show, making it our editors’ top choice in its category. See more of the triumphant townhome here >>

Dramatic Before + Afters Winner: Stately English Cottage Home

Here at HGTV, we love a good makeover moment and this one, performed by designer Jean Stoffer, does not disappoint. To really appreciate the beauty of this white-clad cottage, though, you must see what Stoffer was working with before. She reimagined a sad, mousy-brown, brick home (hidden behind trees, no less!) into the bright, beautiful, sophisticated home that appears before you today. See every one of the shocking before and after photos here >>

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