How to Recreate Hilary Farr's Best 'Tough Love' Looks in Your Own Home
Ready for a shopping trip with Hilary? Take a look at some of her coolest home designs from Season 2 of Tough Love With Hilary Farr — then steal the look.
Hilary Farr is a straight talker, and we love her for it. In Tough Love With Hilary Farr, she uses her decisiveness, design expertise and incredible know-how to put together stunning spaces for families struggling with much more than a bad floor plan. She knows how to create looks we love with a mix of both high-end and affordable pieces
Of course, we can’t all get a visit from Hilary, but we can steal a little of her shopping smarts. Ahead: Shop the coolest spaces from Tough Love Season 2.
The Traditional Dining Room
Create a gathering place for the whole family. This space was formerly a home office, but Hilary encouraged the owners to incorporate a dining room into their living area. Not only does it give the family of four a spot to gather in every day, it’s perfect for entertaining. Spindle-back chairs surround a custom dining room table, while a blue buffet from Target adds much-needed storage.
The Modern Kitchen
A large, open space isn't so great if it’s designed poorly, which is exactly what Hilary found in this kitchen. (The countertops were actually six inches shorter than the standard height.) Starting with an expansive center island, Hilary built out the space with function and fashion in mind. Large travertine tiles ground the modern furnishings; pearlescent subway tile acts as the backsplash and duo-toned cabinetry brings in a decidedly chic contrast.
The Midcentury Modern Living Room
Thanks to Hilary, this once bachelor pad is now a family abode. She expanded the space with bright white walls and simple, yet classic furnishings. Streamlined accessories bring midcentury flair.
The Boho Nursery
Send the little one off to dreamland in a vintage bohemian nursery. Neutral, earthy walls highlighted with rusty oranges and reds convey a welcoming atmosphere. With a sunshine-inspired area rug, Hilary smartly infused subtle style underfoot.
The Bold Entryway
Design an entryway that sets the tone for the rest of your home. Before Hilary got her hands on this space, it functioned as an office, foyer and playroom. With some clever built-ins and smart planning, Hilary introduced an inviting entry that welcomes guests into the home with major style.