Stone Double Fireplace in Contemporary Master Bedroom
A double-sided stacked stone fireplace is a stunning focal point in the center of this elegant master bedroom. Comfortable chairs sit on one side for a cozy seating area, while a platform bed is situated between picturesque windows with beautiful views.
Transitional Master Bedroom With Neutral Upholstered Bed and Headboard
A window above this master bedroom's built in window seat allows natural light to illuminate the space. Neutral upholstery covers the bed and headboard, while white floating nightstands are positioned on either side. A bench seat sits at the foot of the bed.
Lounge chairs with neutral cushions are positioned next to this backyard pool, creating the perfect spot for relaxing. The adjacent cabana area provides a bit of shade, while tropical plants decorate the backyard.
Contemporary Kitchen Mixes Clean Whites and Warm Woods
Walnut cabinetry pairs with streamlined white countertops in this Scandinavian-inspired kitchen. Open shelves keep glasses handy and allow for an airy, bright feel. Vertical rectangular white tiles make for a striking backsplash.
Problem: White spots that look like powder or flour on your houseplants. Solution: This is probably a fungal disease, powdery mildew. Increase the air circulation in the room, and avoid overwatering. Saturated soils and poor ventilation are breeding grounds for this problem. Remove badly infected leaves, and if the problem persists, look for an organic fungicide labeled safe for indoor use. Follow all label directions. Shown here: a vining Philodendron, 'Brasil'
Problem: Swarms or clouds of tiny white creatures fly into the air when you move your plants. Solution: You’ve got whiteflies, insects related to aphids that suck plant juices. They make a sticky substance called honeydew that can attract fungal diseases. Spray the plant with an insecticidal soap, following label directions. You’ll probably need to re-treat. Some gardeners use a homemade spray of 2 parts rubbing alcohol, 5 parts water and one tablespoon of mild liquid soap. The good news is that some houseplants, like this red Anthurium, are seldom troubled by these pests.
Contemporary Guest Room Features Bold Orange Accents
Natural light floods this guest room thanks to the large bay window. A pair of orange lumbar pillows and a matching bench at the foot of the bed bring a pop of color to the soft gray palette, and a sparkling light fixture above adds a touch of glam to the design.
Little Girl's Nursery with Symmetrical Book Cases and a Comfortable Sofa
This sweet little girl's nursery will also be used as a guest room when the family has guests stay the night, so designers added a plush, teal velour sofa that anchors the long wall of the nursery and doubles as a sofa bed when the need arises. To add symmetry to the space, bookcases on either side of the sofa add toy storage, and sconces add light to the space, while not posing a tip-over threat to the little one.
This masculine media room is fully clad in walnut cabinets that give the space a comfortable, yet truly modern feel. This sophisticated space doubles as a guest bedroom, with a Murphy bed that folds down out of the wall, adding extra functionality to this room.
Black and White Bedroom With Cabinets and Work Station
Ultra-white, black-brown and sand tones transform a multipurpose room into a tranquil space that doubles as an at-home office and a cozy spot for guests to sleep. Accented by a muted tonal mix, the room's organic textures add visual depth.
Media Room Triples as Office and Guest Bedroom with Stylish Murphy Bed
This media room does triple duty: first as a media room, with plenty of shelving to store DVDs, books and CDs; second, as an office, and third as a guest bedroom. A stylish and practical Murphy bed folds down over the couch to give this minimalist apartment extra functionality without sacrificing style.
This multi-purpose room has clever tricks up its sleeve. The space functions as a home office most of the time, but when overnight guests are in town, a Murphy bed comes down between the bookcases. Built-in cabinets double as office storage and sleek nightstands. If the room needs more floor space, the desk also flips up to be flush with the zebrawood millwork.