Known for their original, timeless style, Philadelphia interior design firm Nile Johnson Interior Design was invited to collaborate with The Commonwealth Group and Montchanin Builders of Wilmington to revitalize a Delaware neighborhood. The Darley Green development was designed to give a new vision to the neighborhood that exuded quality and value. As part of HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown, Principal Nile Johnson competed with other designers to create a model home that would appeal to its unique demographic consisting of first-time home buyers, professional couples, families, and retirees who desire a community.
Nile Johnson Interior Design faced the unique challenge of appealing to different kinds of buyers, while creating designs within a space constraint. He kept the client’s entertaining, comfort, and convenience needs in mind as he designed, giving each multi-functional space a warm ambiance.
In the end, the developers’ client base chose Nile Johnson Interior Design to be the winner of the HGTV Showdown. We congratulate Nile and his team on their stunning work, which can be seen below! Get inspired with the sumptuous details of this elegant design:
This space was initially going to be the family room as it features great open space. As it is adjacent to the kitchen, it was later chosen to be the dining room. The farmhouse-styled table lengthens the space while the tall settee’s give vertical elongation/ The chosen rug is a unique blend of high luxury and casual style.
Primarily, the space was intended to be a breakfast nook but was instead created to be a sun room with custom furnishings. With plenty of windows, this space is refreshing and full of light. Window treatments and a sectional rug increase the space and make it an idea relaxation escape.
Small but functional, this space gives a foreshadowing of the rest of the home. Equipped with a console desk, high back chair and patterned wall art, this space is a location made for a quick mail read or note taking.
A whimsical, yet slightly casual wallpaper lines the inside of this powder room. A non-traditional mirror has a water droplet-like effect, enhancing the standard pedestal sink below.
The unique thing about the kitchen is that it is visible from every viewpoint on the first floor. Granite counter tops and beautiful illuminating pendants provide the perfect atmosphere for this center stage kitchen.
A bird’s eye view gives us a different look of the cabinetry and crown molding. The molding draws attention to the the ceiling. The kitchen island stands as a focal point ideal for quick dining and cooking.
Ample seating and space make this an ideal entertaining location. Simplicity and neutral colors widen the area.
Another view of the room displays why this room is central to the home. Ideal for relaxation and rejuvenation. Various seat furnishings and media console make it a unique area.
After the show, viewers and visitors to the Darley Green residence congratulated Nile for his win and said he inspired them to incorporate design elements he used into their own homes. The Darley Green sales office also relayed that Nile’s designed unit moved several buyers to ask for more information about the Darley Green community home. What’s most touching is that Nile’s work potentially inspired millions to “Live Beautifully” by design!
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