If you dream in ski chalets or rustic cabins, then Giuliana and Bill Rancic's Idaho vacation home is gonna knock your (woolen) socks off. At 4,900 square feet, this lakeside home is probably a little larger than your own space — but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of ideas here worth borrowing for a more modest spread.
A touch of the unexpected
The couple worked with interior designer Lonni Paul to create a feeling of "rustic minimalism," they tell Architectural Digest. There's a nice balance between clean lines and more textured elements, but one of my favorite things in the home's expansive first floor is something completely unexpected: the neon sign hanging over the dining room table. It adds a touch of character and gives the entire space a lighter, more playful feel.
A little bit of shine in the kitchen
Some people claim to be tired of them, but I'm still something of a sucker for a white kitchen. This one adds a welcome bit of lightness to the wood-and-antlers scheme, but still holds its own as a style statement thanks to lots of shiny, eye-catching accents — the faucets, the range hood, the light fixtures.
A chandelier in the bedroom
We usually reserve chandeliers for more public spaces, like the living room or the dining room. But who says your bedroom shouldn't have a few fancy touches? A chandelier hanging above the bed makes waking up in the morning seem like a very big deal indeed.
A bench at the foot of the bed
This is a particularly nice solution for larger bedrooms, but it can work in smaller spaces as well, with a bench with a more modest footprint. A bench at the foot of the bed adds a nice sculptural feel, and it's a convenient spot to land when removing shoes or socks or what have you. In a smaller room, you can place storage bins or stack of books underneath.
A big ol' plant in the bathroom
If you're not yet convinced that plants in the bathroom are a great idea, maybe this photo will sway you. Check out our list of 10 plants that thrive in humid spaces — or take inspiration from Giuliana and Bill's home and go for broke with a whole tree.
For the full tour of Giuliana and Bill's enviable home, head on over to Architectural Digest.