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.
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.”
A mix of materials—wood, velvet, silk—add luxurious texture to this bedroom, an easy way to keep the neutral palette interesting as well as serene. Along the edge of the room, a circular alcove hidden by curtains makes an attractive retreat.