To create definition between the spaces in the loft, designers used different wall coverings. This keeps the spaces visually separate, although visually connected, and gives integrity to each individual vignette.
HGTV's Design on a Dime transformed this master bedroom into three separate living areas: bedroom, sitting room and home office. A mix of furniture and bold accessories anchor each space with function and style.
This elegant, updated kitchen is designed for entertaining. With comfortable seating for six, the kitchen island extends the countertop space, but keeps the dining space separate. This allows for guests to sit down and eat a formal meal or gives the homeowners the option to lay out a spread and have everyone serve themselves.
This contemporary kitchen design provides a dedicated space for a breakfast nook and a workstation for cooking. The dark stone countertops play well against the white subway tile backsplash and cabinetry.
The bedroom and study are separated by clear glass walls on either side of the light well, but appear to be one large space. The acoustically divided rooms can be made more private by lowering the privacy shades.
To separate the formal dining room from the kitchen, a set of custom mahogany doors were installed to give the spaces definition. However, the doors can be left open in order to make food transportation between spaces simpler.
For this small Manhattan high-rise condo, designer Kathie Chrisicos strategically placed a custom-designed rosewood cabinet to separate two living spaces. From the foyer, you can see a similar approach to style and color in each room, especially in the wood tones and drapery choices used. The look is clean, contemporary and utterly inviting.
The retaining wall that surrounds this space separates the backyard from the surrounding hills. In the backyard, the family is able to enjoy the elegance of their traditionally landscaped backyard, while the hillside is protected from erosion by the foliage designers added to the sloping spaces.
These homeowners loved their open floor plan, but they wanted to create separate spaces within their home while still maintaining visibility throughout the room, so designers created a glass wine rack to create a separate kitchen and dining room space. Designers then blended the homeowners' traditional style with modern features to create a space that is inviting and warm, as well as chic and sophisticated.
Although this space is visually connected to the rest of the home's spaces, it is separated by a wall and a butler's pantry from the kitchen and the rest of the home, giving it the feel of a formal dining room.
In the rear of this modern home contains a waterfall that separates the upper and lower levels of the entertainment space. On the upper level, two dining spaces, an outdoor kitchen and a bar give the homeowners tons of usable space, while the lower level contains a pool.
To create a clear separation between the public and private space of the house, architects use materials that would delineate the two spaces. The first story-the public spaces of the home-is filled with windows that allow in natural light and create a transparency from one side of the house to the other. However, on the second floor, where the bedrooms are, architects used stucco to create a more private feel for those spaces.
This outdoor living space has three separate areas for entertaining and relaxing. An outdoor dining room with a fireplace for extra warmth is nestled under the brick canopy, while a bar area is off to the side-a perfect place for after dinner drinks. Finally, the stairs lead to a sunning station where homeowners can enjoy the sun's warm rays and catch a tan.
A narrow doorway seamlessly connects the master bedroom with its en suite. This doorless entry allows the spaces to be physically connected without requiring that the entire bathroom space be on display from the bedroom.