We love the inspired detail of this "drop zone" from designer Breckyn Alexander where coats, backpacks and other items can be dropped. An oversized drawer beneath keeps clutter in check. Add a few more pillows and the space, with its pretty brass lights, would be the perfect reading nook to hide away on a rainy day with a good book.
A void left, perhaps, by the removal of a fireplace, created an opportunity. The ideal place for a super-sized shadow box, the space was repurposed to display a found object soldier to give this guest room its required dose of funkiness.
Corbel brackets and Victorian, square section pilasters help to frame this working kitchen alcove.
In order to try and make the traditional brackets and room screens a little more modern, the sizes and proportions were exaggerated.
Wall-mounted baskets and a geometric-patterned barn wood accent wall add warmth and texture to this industrial dining area. The black leather and metal banquette offers a cozy, intimate dining experience. Red accents help brighten the space.
An in-room wet bar with a penny tile backsplash is a convenient touch to the HGTv Smart Home 2015 master bedroom. “By using a remote control, the area where the coffee maker is can lift up to reveal a shelf beneath the coffee maker where we have staged a martini maker and cocktail utensils.,” explains house planner Jack Thomasson. “It’s really cool, because it converts from a coffee maker area to a fun, kind of kitschy smart feature.”