The color-blocking on these shelves, decorated by blogger Gabrielle Blair, creates a unique style filled with bold accessories that often speak to her family’s love of travel, like bright red elephant figurines from Africa.
A local woodworker created an original butcher block pedestal from a fallen local tree, with a removable chopping block set into it. This creates a functional and beautiful detail at the end of the kitchen space - and truly celebrates Lauren Levant’s innovative approach to designing a healthy, environmentally friendly Craftsman kitchen.
To balance the cool Carrera marble countertop on the adjacent island, these kitchen countertops are replaced with a character-rich butcher block that's perfect for a hard-working kitchen. In fact, it's the only countertop material that can withstand slicing and chopping.
This master bedroom is complete with a beautiful view of the ocean. The large double windows let light into the space, but when it's time for bed, the padded walls and room darkening curtains seal out light and make the space the perfect place for a little "R and R."
Arrange vegetable gardens in small blocks instead of rows. Watering a block of plants is a more efficient option than spraying water over a long row. Design blocks with a maximum 3-foot width to provide easy reachable access.
This open concept kitchen leads straight through to the mudroom on the left and the living room on the right. The amenities in the space include new appliances and light fixtures, as well as a new countertop that is stain and scorch resistant. There is a butcher block extension to give the family more prep space when cooking dinner.