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.
To provide more space at the end of the bed, a clever alcove was carved out to house a dresser and flat-screen TV. "Originally we didn't have enough space for a television and piece of furniture," says interior designer Linda Woodrum. "This was a way to make the television prettier and more discrete."
HGTV Star contestant Boris Eckey and his team gave the new dining room a brand-new roof, matching floors and beams, an eight-foot sliding-glass door and archways to create the look of an Italian oasis.
With a royal blue sofa and two copper ottomans, this alcove becomes a comfortable spot to read, relax or even nap! Windows all around fill the space with natural light and help it feel nice and bright.
An uninspired storage space was transformed into an elegant sitting room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014. An alluring art deco carving circa 1928 surrounds the tufted alcove. The jewel-toned color palette adds an exotic edge to the room.
A beautiful stone alcove housing the cooking range is the focal point for this open kitchen layout. Lots of honey-colored wood cabinetry fills the remainder of the space, and dark gray and black countertops complement the dark tile floor.
Traditional upholstered chairs and wooden coffee table create a sophisticated reading nook in an alcove bay of windows. Coastal colored pillows add a soft color palette of pastels for a beach-inspired flair.