Designers used gray and blue as the neutral foundation for this home's color palette, then livened the look with interesting patterns and family antique heirlooms. In this bedroom, the result is comfortable and elegant.
It's difficult to believe that this was once a living room, but it was. Then designers answered the homeowners' wishes for a larger kitchen and switched up the spaces. Now, tall windows look out onto a marsh and wide walkways make the room easy to work and play in. Cabinet color: Benjamin Moore Quarry Rock Semi Gloss; Flooring: Sea Green Quartzite 8x16, The Tile Source; Drawer pulls: Restoration Hardware Duluth Pull in Aged Brass; Island Pendants: Circa Lighting Goodman Large Hanging Lamp in Antique Nickel; Sconces: Circa Lighting Graves Pivoting Sconce; Counter Stools: West Elm Slope Stool in Leather
Every lady needs a reliable vanity. Luckily, this stylish master bedroom comes equipped with its own, which is comprised of an antique mirror and hairpin-legged desk. A chic cushioned stool completes the vignette.
This handsome master bedroom is a quiet and peaceful space to unwind. The American Clay plaster walls have a subtle ombre effect, getting darker down by the floor. A huge antique Roman oushak rug to grounds the room.
A rich walnut kitchen island provides an antique Midcentury vibe, paired with white countertops and light, bleached wood cabinets. Colorful antique stools sit atop gray and white geometric floor tiles that extend throughout the kitchen and nearby dining space.
This master bedroom gracefully incorporates antiques into its look: A dainty table paired with a cube stool becomes a dressing table. In the corner, an high-backed armchair makes a quaint reading nook.
The master bathroom looks especially grand with its hand-carved mirrors, elongated vanity with his-and-her sinks and bathtub defined by stone columns. A small, antique stool sits directly by the tub, giving the owners a spot for towels, books or a glass of wine.
As part of a major home renovation, this beautiful kitchen was enlarged by utilizing an adjacent existing laundry room. Cherry cabinets that have been antiqued and glazed for an Old World look surround a dark-topped island lit by overhead pendant lighting.
A large piece of modern art defines this dining room. Its array of colors and unique shape are a perfect complement to the simple, clean-lined dining table and stools. The antique lockers to the side of the table provide storage space and also act as a decorative element.
Find a new use for old and unused items. In this kitchen in Susan Sully’s book, “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques," a vintage step stool, repurposed as a table that now holds a bowl of lemons, fills an empty space leading into the pantry. To further the retro aesthetic, the walls are painted a light shade of green, and subway tile is used as the backsplash.
A soaking tub adds a contemporary touch to this cottage bathroom. Plaid curtains, a three-legged antique wood stool, a painted wood stepping stool and a painted lantern-style pendant light bring a homier feel to the room.
Communal tables and bar tables with stools -- different types of seating areas -- create a space that's nuanced and interesting. The open kitchen clad in white subway tiles feels like a diner; the antique-style restaurant sign is a fun, antique element in the space. The resulting feel is both homey and modern.
By pairing an antique console table with Asian-inspired artwork, TerraCotta Design Build added serious interest to the stairs. The gold picture frames and ruby red stool bring in those jewel tones that the owner loves, too.
To create the historic, rustic feel the homeowners were after designers included a farmhouse sink, black fixtures and glass pendant lights. Wood topped bar stools and an antique pitch fork give add a rustic feature to the space.
An antique fireplace mantel serves a new purpose as a bar counter with bright red tractor seat stools. In the alcove to the left, a refrigerator and copper vessel sink make up the wet bar for this second floor family room.