When the upholstered king-sized bed came in 5” wider than expected in this bedroom makeover, the matching bedside tables did not fit. For the "her" side of the bed, designer Kerry Fidler decided to use a skirted linen table, introducing pattern into the room.
This window seat comes with tons of storage: drawers built in beneath the cushion and nooks just right for baskets. For an added bonus, pull off the accent pillows and the seat becomes a cozy bed. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
This former plumber’s ingenuity is on display in her kitchen. The exposed copper pipes and plumbing fixtures are a cool personal touch and a fun example of upcycling at its best. Designer and builder Robin Hayes left no pipe “unfitted.” Everything from the cup hooks to the temperature gauge is a clever nod to her former profession.
Even something as simple as a new tray and soap dispenser can spruce up your counter style in a moment. Add a fragrance, like incense or an oil burner, and a color-coordinated tissue box and you have an instant update that packs an unexpected visual punch. This bathroom, designed by Stephanie A. Bruntz of Studio B. Design, was a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner.
A custom daybed adorned with robot-inspired linens is ideal for sleepovers in this boy's bedroom. The bed's modern design works with the modern design of the room, and its bold-colored upholstery adds major impact.
Twin mattresses, nestled atop custom-crafted platforms, provide napping and sleeping space in this clever playroom. Anchored into the ceiling, the beds are designed to gently sway as coastal breezes blow through the ground level space.
Add a special treatment halfway up the wall, to cut your costs. Tile or wood paneling, which can be cheaper, gives any bathroom a certain finished style. Designer Stephanie A. Bruntz of Studio B Design used tile in this National Kitchen + Bath Association winning bathroom, but also suggests using beadboard. If you opt for beadboard, she suggests adding chair rail around the room and a standalone backsplash above the vanity. “It would be faster to install and less expensive on the material purchase,” says Bruntz, who lives in Nebraska.
Meghan Bresnyan of Sweet B Organizing designed a floor-to-ceiling shelving unit in her Sonoma client’s garage to accommodate large bins filled with extra linens and overflow utility items. Each bin is clearly labeled by family member and room number.
Make your storage do double duty as decor. While the vanity cabinet in this 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winning powder room is custom made, a standard vanity without doors on either side can add decorative storage to any small bathroom, says designer Stephanie A. Bruntz of Studio B Design. Bruntz says the diagonal slats in her custom cabinet are one of the more expensive elements, so adding a horizontal shelf or no shelf at all would be much cheaper. She adds that a stylish pendant can also create a designer look without breaking the bank. You can buy frosted mini glass pendants at Home Depot for under $20, while regular sizes range from $80-$100.
The master bedroom has been designed to be a restful retreat. A mix of carved elements, Chinoiserie lamp shades and custom pillows have been used to craft a room that feels like a Parisian getaway. The pink pillows on the bed were designed by Camille. The ombre fringe in shades of coral and purple adds a colorful touch to the bed.
In this basement family room, a storage wall transforms the space into a welcoming guest room in a snap thanks to a built-in Murphy bed. "We designed the room to accommodate the family and their guests," says designer Laura Stein. "Night-table trays pull out of the custom built-ins to hold a lamp and small essentials, like a glass of water, leaving plenty of floor space."
If you’re outfitting a space that’s small or has awkward design features, custom-made furnishings may be the best option. Case in point: this elegant guest room. “The bed was designed for a room that had door locations that inhibited twin beds from being placed side by side as they typically are,” explains designer Chandos Dodson Epley. “We went with the corner-style headboard to provide more floor space and a walkway in the bedroom. It also created a cozy nook for the clients’ two young granddaughters.”
Beautiful, sleek finishes blend together in this modern design to create an open and bright living room atmosphere. A marble fireplace surround is a cool, subtle accent wall framed with gold detailing. A second accent wall panel compliments the tone of the wood floor and travels onto the ceiling highlighting the area over the sitting room featuring charcoal armchairs and a textured rug.