This spunky, modern kid's room on New York's Upper West Side features built-in bunk beds with reading lamps, a streamlined paint treatment and a hanging bubble chair any kid would love. Gray lacquered floating shelves serve as nightstands for each bunk, while built-in drawers provide storage. A mod polka-dot rug pulls together the fun and colorful palette.
When updating a historic home in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles, Sabine Klingler Kane designed the kitchen around her clients’ butcher-block island. “My client had the island long before we started the remodel,” she says. “It looks perfectly vintage, but it is actually a reproduction made from reclaimed wood. It is ideal for their young daughter as she does not need to be careful with her crayons and spilling food. It has drawers on both sides, and wine storage underneath as well as shelves for cook books. But the best thing is: Two compartments on top have been outfitted with electrical outlets to plug in tablets, laptops, phones and small appliances. It also has towel bars and a bottle opener attached to it — it is not only great looking, but also totally practical and functional.”