Talk about fancy (and inexpensive): designer Barbara Westbrook showcased two stunning ottomans with glowing gold undersides in her Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens Great Room design. You can get the same magical effect by painting the underside of a bench, coffee table or side table in glimmering gold.
Collapsible leaf tables are excellent for versatile rooms. When the area is in use as a home gym, the leaves are kept up to offer a spot to cool down post-workout and review routines and progress on a tablet. Stackable chairs allow seating to be stored away when the space is not in use. Lastly, a full length mirror in the corner allows for keeping an eye on proper form.
Straining to reach those too-high spaces? This ingenious side mounted, pull-down closet rod lets you maximize closet space. It comes in three sizes and is adjustable from 34" to 50". Hang clothes you don’t need every day on it, then send them up for out-of-the-way storage.
After you've finished de-wrinkling shirts, you need a temporary place to hang them within reach of the ironing board. A hook like this one from Spectrum Diversified Designs holds 12 hangers — plus it stores vertically.
A wood slat wall with a retractable screen offers privacy when needed but also allows for views of the yard when retracted. The indoor living room flows seamlessly into the living space on the porch via sliding glass doors.
The traditional dad-walks-bride-down-the-aisle doesn't work for everyone. You don't have to have anyone walk you. Or give you away. You could walk yourself. Or you could ask a family member or friend to walk you down and give you away, too. And if you want a little bit of both. That's OK, too. Grooms John and John Henry had their moms walk them down half way. Then, they did the second half together.
Shake off the idea of one person walks down the aisle while the other waits at the end. Same-sex couples are making their own rules. Brides Julia and Amber walked down the aisle together, with a bouquet each.