The 2017 Southern Living Idea House is a playful, bold study in elegance with designer Lindsey Coral Harper pushing the conventions of texture, color and scale. The result is an envy-inducing home both grand enough to be a showpiece and welcoming enough for relaxation and comfort. While this home on Bald Head Island, North Carolina, is filled with aspirational polish, many of the details are on trend and can be translated in your home. Here are our favorite design moments from Harper’s creation. Bring these ideas to fruition in your own home and tag us on Instagram @DeltaFaucet.
Small, Bold Bathrooms: Powder rooms provide the perfect opportunity to get wild with design. This tortoise-inspired wallpaper is the perfect backdrop for an ornate mirror, a hammered brass sink and a Trinsic Bathroom Faucet in Matte Black.
Modern Monochromatic Kitchens: This is not the white-on-white kitchen of the 1980s with all that sterile Formica. Today’s one-color kitchens are neither cold nor unwelcoming. Bold accents like the lime stools add a playfulness to the room’s easy elegance. We're in love with this room's sleek Essa Kitchen Faucet in Venetian Bronze.
Colorful Bars and Butler’s Pantries: Reinvent what it means to use color by elevating your cabinetry. The bright green in this butler’s pantry is pleasantly unexpected and truly illustrates how brave colors can be chic. The bold shade is balanced with subtler hues, like the Venetian Bronze on the Essa Bar/Prep Faucet.
Indoor-Outdoor Living: Who needs glamping? We’d gladly give up city living for the pleasure of retiring to a sleeping porch like this.
Fabulous Flooring: The 2017 Idea House flips the script on traditional flooring. Gone are the days of safe colors and uninteresting tile patterns. Today’s tile floor is color-forward, wildly patterned and unapologetic. We are drooling over the floors in this master bathroom (and over the Cassidy Lavatory Faucet in Polished Nickel).
Dining Al Fresco: This back-porch dining setup is top-notch, with its inviting and timeless bar-and-stool combination. The giant picture window from the kitchen makes for a dynamic pass-through. Talk about the glory of bringing the outdoors in.
Mirrors in the Windows: This one drew some debate: Why block a window with a mirror? Actually, this method brings a new level of reflection for the mirror user, not to mention the detail is a conversation starter—and design should always give us something to talk about, so start chatting about this Cassidy Lavatory Faucet in Polished Nickel.
Going for the Bronze: The Cassidy Lavatory Faucet is a total stunner in this simple but elegant bathroom. The Venetian Bronze finish provides depth and warmth by bringing its own form of illumination to this white-wall-and-sink-deck combination. This faucet also plays well with other colors and textures, as is the case with this wheat-brown wicker mirror.