The Ontario estate features charming bedrooms like this one with custom built-ins with plenty of storage and a small built-in desk. The blue accent wall draws the eye to the large window letting in a lot of natural light.
A partition with built-ins divides this rustic, casual bedroom from the rooms beyond. Whitewashed finishes and soft white bedding give the room a lush, relaxed feel. Exposed beams tie the space to its setting and fit with the living area's rustic vibe.
Alder cabinetry with a warm glazed finish offers ample storage space in this transitional kitchen and adjoining dining room. A double oven and microwave are built in, and an appliance garage offers a handy spot to house a stand mixer.
Traditional built-ins are countered with contemporary touches in this eclectic living room. Blue pillows add color against the cream couch. A contemporary wooden coffee table with extending sides sits on the shag rug and matches the brown leather armchairs and dark wood floor. Silver statues add modern detail and decor.
Custom built-in shelving is perfect for housing the homeowners' books, artwork and accessories. Gray carpet with a diamond print grounds the space, while comfortable orange chairs with a graphic pattern surround a contemporary coffee table.
A built-in entertainment unit and built-in bookshelves provide functional storage space in this modern, minimal living room in Lugano, Switzerland. The home has white interior walls, bleached floors and an all-glass exterior that connects the home to its outdoor setting on Lake Lugano. The furniture is by J. Mascheroni.
Oak wood flooring lightens up this kitchen for a fresh, contemporary look. A midcentury modern floor lamp takes the place of a pendant light over the dining area. Built-in bookshelves and wall-to-wall cabinetry offer plenty of storage space.
This contemporary master bathroom features a drop-in soaker tub and luxurious marble finishes. Dark wood accents on the vanity and built-in shelves bring warmth to the clean, neutral space. A round mirror adds interest and reflects light above the tub.
No TV allowed in this family room! The clients' main desire was to enjoy the company of friends and family without having to talk over an entertainment system. Custom built-in cabinets with mirrored backsplashes reflect light around the room, while the cabinet doors added interest on either side of the brick fireplace. Super comfy and kid-friendly fabrics were used on the furniture for a worry-free entertaining space.
The vision for this home office was a contemporary, functional space with room for the children to sit and read. The walnut cabinets provide a richness to the space and are the prominent architectural feature. The light countertops add a crisp airiness to accentuate the walnut without deterring from the color and patterns on the floor and accessories.
Beautiful cabinetry and custom furniture fill this family room. Beige upholstered chairs with a round wooden coffee table create a comfortable conversation area, with chairs facing each other. It's a perfect spot to play games or enjoy the company of family and friends.
Grouping objects by era and color is a good place to start when you begin filling your shelves. “I like to keep my old 1930s Reader's Digest collection grouped together, and my 1950s Hardy Boys collection in one place,” says Atlanta designer Carl Mattison. He recommends filling your shelves completely, and then removing things piece by piece to give it some openness.
On the other side of the room, a wooden unit with shelves and cabinets creates a custom bar area. Here, cupboards and a cooler keep the owners' favorite glasses and bottles of wine close for entertaining.