Step inside HGTV designer Alexandra Hutchison's 640-square-foot main floor, which includes her living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Get her decorating tips for creating a cohesive look from one room to another, adding unexpected pops of colour and designing practical built-in storage.
In this video you'll see before and after shots of her home renovation. In the entryway, Alexandra used bold blue paint to add interest to the space, and applied the same blue paint to the living room ceiling for drama. Using a vintage mid-century modern teak chest in the living room provides ample storage. The warm wood tones continue in the kitchen where teak-look cabinets and wood-panelled walls around the dining area create a sense of luxury. Alexandra created a restaurant-like dining nook with a velvet-upholstered kitchen banquette that doubles as storage. Over in the small principal bedroom, neutral-toned grasscloth wallpaper with a hint of gold creates a cosy vibe. Re-arranging the bathroom layout made the space practical, and it now features porcelain wall tiles and herringbone marble floor tiles.
Part of our H&H TV: Best Small Spaces week. First featured in July 2013.