Elevated, built-in storage cabinets offer plenty of space for kids to store their art supplies and artwork in this modern art room. Multicolor stripes add fun color and pattern to some of the storage cabinets, and there's ample room to create art at the kid's table nearby.
Dream Playroom Features Teepee, Rope Swings and Floor Cushions
Chango and Co. created every child's dream play space in this expansive playroom. Floor mattresses line one wall and are topped with playful throw pillows for crashing, a teepee provides a place for dreaming, and rope swings hang from the ceiling for extra fun. A bold Swiss cross pattern livens up the walls, and black trim highlights the architectural features of the room.
Floating Staircase Includes Alcove With Built-In Storage
Wanting to give the homeowners' service dog, Rescue, a space of his own, the designer transformed the dead space beneath the stairs into a private, puppy-friendly alcove. Built-in storage allows for stocking treats and toys, while a buffet table down the hall displays the owners' personal mementos.
Foyer With Custom Walnut and Bronze Door and Pendant Light
The custom walnut and bronze door and bronze stair railing, designed by architect Steev Wilson, complements the warm walnut used in the light-filled entry. A handcrafted pendant light by Kevin Reilly hangs in the space as does mixed media artwork.
Sliding Glass Door and Balcony Make This Building Versatile
The multi-glass sliding door fully retracts to reveal the tennis courts from the gym. This creates a perfect indoor-outdoor experience. The roof balcony above creates a space for watching tennis matches, sunbathing and open air exercise surrounded by a pebble-landscaped rooftop to complete this versatile little building.
Ambient Light and Modern Art Collection Update Pre-Depression Era Hallway
Before renovating this pre-Depression era apartment, the spaces in the home were very dark and traditional. To remedy this, designers added ambient light to brighten up the space. In this hallway, they restored the neoclassical plasterwork to highlight the architectural elegance of the space and added modern art to match the homeowner's personal style. These efforts highlight the history of the building, perfectly blending it with the modern style of the homeowner.
To create a seamless, open foyer and camouflage the front and powder room doors, the walls in the entry of this apartment were covered with articulated wood panels with linear etchings. The beige accent wall matches the large photograph.
The stair design in the Capitol Hill Residence reinforces the concept of the central light core and makes for a dynamic entry and circulation space. Its apparent simplicity of form and material enhances the overall light and airy quality of the interior spaces.
This modern foyer is all about clean, crisp lines. A custom front door blends modern glass and metal with warm wood slats, creating a juxtaposition that hints at what's inside. Gallery white walls provide an ideal backdrop for well-lit abstract art.
Chic Modern Hallway Features Large-Scale Contemporary Artwork
A large piece of artwork upstairs can be appreciated from either the hallway spanning the second floor of this modern home or from the first floor below. Up close, the piece appears to be a collage of books and magazines while at a distance a lady in a cafe appears.
An ascent on the modern staircase leads to the second floor landing with a direct view of the eye-catching laundry room accent wall. “I think that wall is really the key, we were looking at that space knowing most of the time in the laundry room that door is left open and you’re looking at something that is not necessarily lovely. In this case there is a great piece of local art hanging on the wall when the door is open and you see the beautiful stainless tile, so the first impression of that space is much nicer and more contemporary,” says house planner Jack Thomasson.
For a homeowner with an art collecting passion, clean, neutral walls act as a gallery to show off bold works. The foyer's sleek, geometric console table fits in with the modern aesthetic and doesn't overpower the photograph hanging above it.