Arched alcoves add architectural character to the master suite. One niche houses a desk for checking late night emails, while the other contains a chest that doubles as a media cabinet. The fireplace is elegantly highlighted with boxwood topiaries and a quatrefoil mirror.
Textured walls bring sophistication to this Old World-inspired bedroom. An arched alcove houses the cozy, upholstered bed, which is flanked by matching nightstands and table lamps. A wall of curtains softens the space and blocks light for a lovely night's sleep.
A blend of contemporary and traditional pieces come together to create a welcoming dining space. The home's architectural features like the arched alcove and French door lend a cottage-style vibe to the space while the upholstered chairs and elegant light fixture give it a touch of formality.
Ideal for hosting parties or cooking for two, this functional kitchen features an arched vent hood, detailed cabinetry and alcoves built in above the stove to hold spices, oils and other flavorings for convenient cooking. Design by Gail Drury
HGTV fan ericjlandry found an inexpensive way to dress up his home's arched doorway: After purchasing a resin garland for $20, he painted it to match the home's stucco and hung it above the entry alcove.
Sage green molding, cabinetry and exposed beams fill this space with serene color. Arched doorways and alcoves create a cottage-style feel. A floral sofa and chair create a cozy seating area with plenty of natural light streaming in from the glass French doors.