A traditional touch gets a contemporary update: The movable ladder attached to these otherwise basic bookshelves is as functional -- allowing the homeowners to reach items up high -- as it is attractive. Adding plants and unique accessories along with the books arranged in varying ways feels personal and adds additional elements of interest.
LED light-paneled walls in this two-story walk-in closet light floor-to-ceiling shelves that show off an extensive collection of shoes and handbags. A sliding wood ladder allows access to high shelves and cabinets.
This apartment is in a beautiful landmarked building in the Wall Street area. During its renovation, the designers strived for a modern feel but also wanted to pay homage to the Old World charm of the original building elements: massive windows, ornate ironwork furnaces and dark wood floors. The previously enclosed kitchen was opened up and the materials chosen to highlight the feel of old New York: reclaimed brick on the walls, steel countertops and backsplash, even the pendants have the look of gas lights. Paint: Benjamin Moore Dove Wing, Pendants: Remains Lighting Eugene, Brick: Brick It Used NY.
This apartment's new open plan kitchen is flooded with natural light which shows off the warm brick walls, reclaimed wood cabinet and pretty details like the globe pendants. Refrigerator: Bosch Benchmark Built-in Fridge, Counters: Pietra Cardosa, Cabinets: Aster Cucine Factory Line Cabinets, Ladder: Putnam Ladder Company.
Custom closet rods feature LED lights that makes it easy to view and organize hanging clothes in this masculine closet. Small lights illuminate a shelf that holds a collection of baseball caps while a metal ladder on a sliding rail allows easy access to higher cabinets and shelves.
The combination of dark wood cabinets and stainless steel create a kitchen with masculine style. An exposed metal duct pipe, industrial track lighting and a ladder on sliding rails emphasize the unexpected, a signature attribute of eclectic design.
This playhouse provides a true retreat for kids with rough-sawn spruce wood making it a weather resistant space all their own. A large entrance provides easy access while a sliding corner door reveals a kid-size door as an easy extra exit. A wooden ladder leads to the second story loft above a fun chalkboard wall.
Responsible green features make the playhouse good for the family and the environment. The structure is clad inside and out with rough-sawn spruce boards, which are naturally weather resistant. A blue racer rocker, made of recycled milk bottles, offers fun yet durable seating. In the corner, a kid-height sliding side door guarantees an easy second exit at all times. A ladder leads to the second floor loft area over a large chalkboard providing tons of creative space.