This is a multipurpose room designed to be a home library with occasional use as a dining room. The room is about the art of the mix; the look is modern with Asian influences, providing serenity with interest. The homeowners use the space for studying with their children at night and formal dinner parties on the weekends.
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.
This 1980s home received many renovations over the years, each space portraying its own personality. The home's newly designed living room ties in a mixed use of luxury materials and the style of culture. The white walls and shelving make the space feel fresh and maintain a timeless appeal.
Charming built-ins flank the fireplace and TV in this cozy family room. The built-ins sit further back and are painted a few shades lighter than the TV surround and mantel so as to ensure the fireplace structure is the focal point of the room.
This master bedroom features a unit of custom built-ins with an integrated TV and desk. Polished nickel hardware gives the unit a sleek finish. A custom desk chair features cotton and silk velvet upholstery.
A custom, built-in bookcase with a dark stained finish pops in this neutral California kitchen. The design team created a boxed beam detail on the ceiling to add architectural interest and conceal a structural element.
A wall of built-ins provides space for media storage and decorative display in this updated, Arts & Crafts-inspired media room. Comfortable sofas create a great spot for conversation, while a built-in bench seat offers an extra spot for guests to perch. A contemporary globe pendant fixture offers a fun and funky touch.
Beautiful built-in bookshelves boasting art and personalized accessories flank the fireplace and TV in this living room, adding personality and interest to the transitional space. The bookshelves' dark backdrop creates depth in the light-colored room.
Traditional architecture forms a pleasing backdrop for modern furnishings and accessories in this transitional family room. Built-in bookshelves flank the fireplace, and a bold, abstract painting provides a punch of color and creates a focal point. A pair of X-based benches beneath the media console can slide out for extra seating.
Seen through the entryway, this glamorous dining room showcases hints of Asian style through details on the ceiling and backs of chairs. A wall of built-in bookshelves is a great place to display favorite treasures.
Two upholstered armchairs are positioned close to a fireplace, creating a cozy spot for conversation in this traditional sitting room. Built-in bookshelves with soft green backing flank the fireplace, creating a sense of symmetry.