Stored Toys Double as Fun Decor in Casual Kids Room
Toy storage is kept easy and casual in this kids' room. Cubbies located at floor level make it easy for kids to put away their own toys when through with them, while higher shelves provide a spot to store things out of reach while allowing them to contribute to the fun style of the room.
During the renovation of a home in Greenwich, Conn., Anthony DeRosa of DeRosa Builders was able to incorporate a wet bar into the design of the family room without adding on or stealing space from the seating area. “We fit the bar into a little-used closet,” says DeRosa. “We had cabinets custom built for the space. The biggest challenge was finding a sink small enough to fit within the tight dimensions.” Mission, accomplished.
Open and Bright Entryway is Classic Black and White
The two-story entryway makes a dramatic statement with bright white walls, cool gray marble flooring and contrasting black staircase. Artwork is used throughout the home and an abstract sculpture adds a contemporary note to the space.
Gray walls with cool white trim give way to a wallpapered hallway in the midcentury modern apartment. On either side of the door frame, Asian-inspired artwork sets the stage for the black and white wall covering.
Kitchen Bar with Black Silestone Countertop and Yellow Bar Stools
Get a modern classic look with affordable elements, like a black silestone countertop instead of higher-priced granite or marble, and cheerful furniture. These yellow barstools, which cost $260 for a pair, have a durable plastic seat to handle spills and messes.
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn turns a narrow hallway into a dramatic space with the use of black paint, a checkerboard floor and large black-and-white tree prints. A lone red chair makes a bright splash of color.
Staircase With Carpeted Steps and Patterned Accent Wall
A patterned accent wall marks the turn of this attractive staircase. Black carpet fitted to the stairs adds a softness to the smooth, sleek textures of the space. Two stained glass windows add a pop of blue to the black and white design.
A built-in bookshelf is artfully decorated with books and pretty accessories, while an adjacent closet provides hidden storage. Dark hardwood floors contrast against the bright white walls of the hallway.
Art Decor Macaron Bakery With Dimensional Ceiling, Brass Chandelier, Crescent Counter and Black and White Floor
Ornate decorative moldings adorn the walls and ceiling and are complemented with black paint and gold accents. The ceiling is a standout feature which consists of multiple elevations of diamond-shapes designed to draw the eye to the center of the ceiling where an oversized brass chandelier resides. A crescent-shaped macaron bar adds visual interest and additional counter space. The back wall features handsome antique mirrors to serve as the backdrop to the Macaron by Patisse signage embellished with brass-trimmed shelves designed for additional storage and showcasing macaron towers.