Tour DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018

See every stunning space from DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018, a modern mountain home with woodsy charm located in Sapphire, North Carolina.

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: David A. Land

Photo By: Robert Peterson, Rustic White Photography

Natural Beauty

Greenery abounds outside DIY Network Ultimate Retreat 2018. A mix of stonework, grass, and landscaping creates a warm welcome to this inviting home.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Wooded Motif

The simple lines and dark color of this home help it blend with the surrounding wooded landscape.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Outdoor Living

Painting the ceiling of the front porch in the same dark tone as the exterior of the home enhances the calm feeling of the space while contrasting the light tone of the decking. A blue and white patterned outdoor rug anchors the seating area and creates an outdoor living room you can enjoy year round.
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Rustic Framing

Exposed wood and stone combine to create a naturally beautiful entry to this stunning mountain retreat.
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Sharp and Stylish Entry

A metal side table and brass envelope styled shelf create a streamlined drop space for keys and mail from the entry into the great room. The window panel in the classic wood door keeps the area filled with natural light.
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Geometric Cathedral

The geometric shape of the tall, cathedral ceilings is enhanced by an angular and modern chandelier. Warm, wood floors feel natural and timeless and ground the space with an organic element.
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Bright and Cheerful

Centering the seating area in front of the glass patio doors anchors this area as a unique space and keeps things feeling light, bright and airy. Blue and yellow accents feel cheerful and friendly.
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Open Concept Gem

This multifaceted space is perfect for parties and entertaining a crowd or a quiet night at home. The open concept space is brought together by metallic accents, warm colors, and a cohesive, eclectic design.
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Comforting Contrasts

The large glass doors behind the matching club chairs flood the room with light while dark wood accents bring modern, masculine lines to the seating area.
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Masculine Contrast

Using dark black tile and a wood frame around the fireplace adds a unique and masculine touch to the seating area. The large dark wood coffee table plays off of the fireplace design and provides plenty of room for accents and a spot for guests to gather for drinks around the fire.
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Architecturally Elegant

Strong, wood frames in a dark finish pop against the soft, yellow upholstery of these matching chairs. Balancing a mix of light and dark throughout the living area keeps the eye moving and the space feeling unified.
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Soothing Simplicity

The living space in the great room centers a leather couch and side chairs around the fireplace and flat-screen television. The addition of a gallery wall of botanical prints mirrors the large fiddle leaf fig plant and adds a soothing botanical vibe.
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Sleek and Rustic Buffet

The wood and metal buffet is framed by a mix of botanical and bird prints. Mixing and matching frames in a gallery style hanging creates texture and rhythm in the design. Another gemstone-inspired planter is a nod to the areas gem mining history.
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Diamond in the Rough

This open-concept kitchen is versatile and perfect for hosting a crowd or relaxing with coffee on a lazy weekend morning.

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Naturally Neutral

Beautiful hardwood floors add a natural element to the space and contrast the neutral cabinets and wall color.
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Quick Change Corner

This multifaceted nook can transform from indoor/outdoor bar to simple buffet just by opening or closing the windows. Natural textures from the driftwood sculpture to the potted plants bring the outdoors inside for year-round organic beauty.
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Custom Storage

Adding extra shelving to the ends of the large kitchen island adds bonus storage and keeps the space feeling open and inviting.
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Down the Hallway

A curated wall of antiques and art create an inviting design down the hall, which houses the laundry room, guest bedroom, guest bathroom, and bunk room.

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Long and Modern

An exposed wood ceiling with exposed support beams in white feels modern and fresh in the hallway. Drop globe pendant lights add a vintage touch while a textured rug adds warmth and draws the eye down the hall.
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Lovely Laundry Room

With top-notch appliances and lots of natural light, storage and work space, the custom build laundry room makes tackling household chores seem less daunting.
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Work Zone

The crafts area includes a White Oak wood top with lots of user-friendly drawers for organizing supplies, a desk lamp with rust-colored shade and a cheery yellow office chair. A DIY framed print of the USA decorates the adjacent wall. A gold paint used for the wall behind makes the crafts area helps define the space from the rest of the laundry room.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Handsome Hallway

The globe glass pendant lights on the hallway ceiling coordinate with the light sconces on each side of the guest bathroom mirror above the vanity. Southern Yellow Pine used on the hallway ceiling adds richness and warmth to the space.
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Thoughtfully Designed

A shower and bath combo with a hinged glass door and soft lake blue ceramic wall subway tiles in a nontraditional pattern that add dimension highlight this stylish guest bathroom. Special touches, like a vintage wood bench, add character to the space.
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Sturdy Bed

A sturdy queen-sized metal garden bed with powder-coated finish sits center stage in this charming guest bedroom. The open framework of the bed feels light and airy, making it a perfect fit for this naturally bright space.
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Vintage Vibe

A dresser with a vintage vibe just off the end of the queen-sized bed includes uneven, solid pine boards on top and framed end panels, with elongated custom hardware on the spacious drawers.
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Clever Floor Plan

This view of the guest bedroom with the door open shows the home’s fun and rustic bunk room located just across the hallway.

From: Elizabeth Demos

Multi-Purpose Ottomans

The bunk room’s three extra-large round ottomans upholstered in different colors and patterns include storage space inside. “They’re sort of like a fun landing spot for kids if they’re playing the Xbox or whatever,” says designer Elizabeth Demos. “They’re also great for storing toys or extra blankets.”
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Wonderful Wall Mural

A hand-painted, paint-by-number inspired wall mural makes a big statement and reinforces the rustic theme of the room, while also bringing the beauty of nature inside.
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Vintage Vibe

Operating off the entry and as an extension of the master bedroom, the handsome open study includes an interesting mix of reclaimed items found in the home and local vintage finds that help bring history alive.

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Collected Look

The wall above the bookcase includes pieces designer Elizabeth Demos found while driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, like vintage pictures from thrift stores that were framed and interesting fish prints that reflect the local area. A flat weave area rug adds softness and pattern over the distressed hardwood floor, with two brass and marble table lamps on top of the bookcase for illumination.
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Coordinated Spaces

This view from the hallway and study outside shows the prefinished and distressed Alpine Sierra Maple floor that helps the powder room coordinate with adjoining spaces.
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Innovative and Powerful

The powder room’s white toilet features a toilet tank with innovative technology and a patented flush engine for a fast, powerful and virtually plug-free flush. The tank is paired with an elongated toilet bowl with a sleek skirted design.
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Soft and Serene

Blue and cream tones in the area rug anchor the space and play off the tones found throughout the upholstery and bedding in the space.
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A Study in Contrasts

Dark walls and wood floors create a strong background that contrasts the blue, white and gray bedding in the master suite. The blue and white rug adds a soft accent to the space and anchors the area around the bed.
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Stunning Storage

Dark wood in the custom built-in cabinets of the walk-in closet connect the space to the dark woods found in the master bedroom nightstands and bed frame. A geometric rug in neutral tones pops against the cabinet and walls and echoes the design found in the larger space as well.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Timeless Transformation

A coat of paint transforms this vintage dresser and brings it into the color palate of the space. Sleek brass lamps with simple white shades anchor the dresser and echo the brass frame of the mirror.
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Colorful Details

Using paint to make furniture and doors pop adds texture the room and continues the color story found in the master bathroom.

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Vanity Flair

The vanity in the master bathroom offers both open storage for fresh rolled white towels, as well as closed cabinets for other bathroom essentials.

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Beautiful Bookcase

A tall metal and wood bookcase placed in a niche by the water closet offers an attractive and easy way to increase the storage capacity of this master bathroom without a formal linen closet.
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Best of Both Worlds

The wet room offers all the advantages of having both a shower and tub, with a crank-open window that brings in fresh air and beautiful natural light without compromising privacy.
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Outdoor Master

The outdoor patio space is easily accessible to the master suite through sleek, modern sliding, pocket doors.
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Sights and Sounds

The backyard of this updated property offers not only great views of the water and natural vegetation, but also a chance to enjoys the appealing sounds of nature.
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Connected Spaces

The design of the backyard deck that wraps the home offers good flow between designated areas for eating, entertaining and relaxing outdoors. A deck that was added to the front of the home ties into the backyard deck.
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Durable Rug

A gray/teal area rug made with 100 percent polypropylene yarn that is treated to withstand rain, sun and other outdoor elements adds color, pattern and a touch of softness over the repainted deck surface.
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Outdoor Dining

A pass through stacking window from the kitchen to the backyard deck makes it easy to enjoy the fresh air with a casual meal at the counter.
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Pretty Poofs

The backyard deck includes three flexible and mobile outdoor poofs can be used for extra seating for large gatherings, as a footrest, or spot to rest a tray of snacks.
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Focal Points

Removing a smaller octagon deck while incorporating an existing large octagon deck into the backyard’s updated design offered the chance to concentrate on focal points, to create a multi-functional space made for outdoor entertaining and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Comfortable Spot

Located on the south side of the house, this backyard enjoys great solar exposure. “It’s warm and comfortable but it’s still within a shaded backdrop of natural hemlocks and rhododendrons,” says project manager Dylan Eastman.
From: Elizabeth Demos

Lovely Landscaping

Landscaping that includes azalea, mountain laurel and rhododendron gently frames the updated backyard deck, adding color and texture to this alluring outdoor retreat.
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See-Through Fireplace

Perfect for a crisp morning or fall night, this seating area with see-through fireplace from the great room inside offers another backyard spot for casual conservation while enjoying the outdoors.
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Vintage Table

The deck’s vintage outdoor beer garden dining table with attached benches folds up for easy storage. Other vintage items on the deck, including a vintage tobacco basket, add character and local flavor to the backyard.
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Natural Setting

This view from above shows how this home integrates with nature, with plenty of options for various outdoor activities. The elevated property offers the chance to enjoy views while still feeling part of the overall landscape.
From: Elizabeth Demos