Instead of covering all the walls in blue, designers instead selected accent areas: the ceiling, a strip above the desk, an alcove by the window. It's a stylish way to bring in color, but also keep a lighter, snappier feel.
This master bathroom brings to mind a Roman bath house. His-and-her alcoves are divided by square tapered columns, while green mosaic tile, candle sconces and a round mirror define each space. Wall-mounted faucets and plaster sinks complete the look.
This transitional bathroom has a recessed nook for a free-standing tub. A built-in alcove with a mosaic tile backsplash adds visual interest to the wall while also keeping bath time essentials handy. Overhead, recessed lighting keeps the space bright and open.
This cozy alcove perfectly fits a handsome clawfoot tub (just add bubbles!). On the wall above, a set of six matching sunburst mirrors are sweetly romantic without overwhelming the small space. Two sconces are just-right lighting.
With no room for a table in her own small kitchen, interior designer Melanie Coddington installed a pine slab counter in an adjacent alcove. Bright orange barstools combine beautifully with the wood of the counter and frame of the large wall mirror.
If you look closely, this black and white entertainment center that lines the wall of this living room is a custom design: three free-standing cabinets within built-in bookcases and a center alcove to house a big screen TV. The black, white and gray colors contribute to its overall contemporary look.
Imagine lying back in this luxurious soaking tub and enjoying the view out the window. The bathroom isn’t bad to look at either. The rich caramel walls warm up the crisp white marble, cabinetry and molding. Having the vanity and mirror recessed into the alcove saves space but adds style.
Contrasting bright white molding and light green beadboard walls bring a touch of coastal flair to this traditional sitting area and adjacent kitchen. Natural light from an alcove of windows fills the space and lets nature in. A set of French doors leads out to a screened patio dining area providing plenty of space for entertaining.
Art and pattern define this hallway while keeping with the largely black and white color palette of the living room. A stunning photograph by Gregory Prescott adorns the wall while geometric shelving designed by Jeanine and Bryan turns an originally empty alcove into a display area for books and small works of art.
This modern bathroom is a space of luxury. The black and white motif, with brass accents, features a deep oval soaking tub that's black on the outside and white on the inside, with a brass faucet, set in a cherry walled alcove with windows. The black honeycomb pattern tile floor complements the white rectangular tiled walls. The double sink vanity in black and white sits below two twin, brass-framed mirrors.
A custom window seat doubles as a daybed and provides extra storage with built-in bookshelves in this sophisticated kid's room, found in HGTV Smart Home 2014. A queen-sized bed rests against a striped wall of wood panels painted various colors found throughout the room. The dark wood dresser and TV are nestled in an alcove to provide more space in the room.
Theater Three of the Prospector Theater was designed to make patrons feel as though they were watching a movie from a rooftop under the stars. Comfortable lounge chairs provide the ultimate movie watching experience while also providing maximum flexibility for the space.This multi-functional theater has 55 fixed stadium seats and an open floor providing flexibility of seating types and layouts. It features movable walls that open into an alcove overlooking the courtyard. This theater space can host a variety of social events.
This open-plan kitchen, living room and dining room allows for easy flow. A bay window dining alcove and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors allow for plenty of natural light. The dark hardwood floor contrasts the gray stone accent wall. Stylish glass and metal chandeliers on chains add points of visual interest. The room features both warm and cool tones, and plenty of textures, like the brown suede and velvet barstools, white marble countertops, and colorful patterned dining chairs.
This has got to be the neatest family in the country! Angela actually used a white sofa and white rug in the kids' playroom. Her use of white in this room balances the dark walls beautifully and doesn't allow the red to feel too serious or moody. True to form, this playful space features more black and white pattern, however this time on the ceiling with stick on appliqués: a fun way to get kids involved with designing their own spaces. This entertainment/homeschool/play area, also boasts a computer station tucked away into an alcove for homework without the distractions.