In the dining room, designers wanted to include as much seating as possible for this growing, active family, so they installed a bench to surround the modern table, while additional chairs provide seating to the other side of the table. Blue upholstery adds color to the space, while a monochromatic painting adds a soothing feeling.
An outdoor room has to be functional, but it also has to be engaging or you'll never use it. Elyse Santoro, a Miami-based interior designer/decorator asks clients to think about places they've traveled to that they absolutely love. "If they say they love Tuscany or the vineyards in northern California, I ask them to remember what it felt like there and to create their outdoor space with elements of that place."
This contemporary breakfast nook is perfect for relaxing and enjoying a quick meal. The yellow wall color and light wood table is contrasts with the dark wood floors. The upholstered bench with accent pillows is a creative, stylish seating solution in a small space.
Patterned yellow wallpaper and an eye-catching blue bench with a high back grab your attention as soon as you step into this transitional living room. Large potted plants bring an organic element into the space.
Circles and curved lines establish the theme of this modern dining room. From the hanging globe fixture to the circle-patterned window treatments to the curved bench and chairs, here's a room you'll love hanging around. Bright colors and textures complete the space.
A colorful canvas draws the eye in this transitional bedroom design. A pink armchair with soft white pattern compliments the mauve bed cover and tufted upholstered headboard. A blue bed skirt, patterned bench and tufted ottoman add a complimentary tone to the color scheme. A feminine white chandelier hangs above the bed.
Next time you feel like a hoarder, look more closely at your home spaces. There are so many ideas you can employ to create storage. This mudroom is perfect for a growing family. It features a window for natural light as well as several floor to ceiling cabinets for coats and a cute bench.
A contemporary floating bench is the eye-catching piece in this blue living room. Painted chair backs are attached the the tufted surface to give the illusion of an upright chair, while a comfy window seat with yellow throw pillows add extra seating behind.
This elegant transitional master bedroom features a soft and inviting blue color palette. The bench at the foot of the bed also provides storage for additional bedding or throws. The chandelier helps to fill the height created by the large tray ceiling; it is the jewel of the room.