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.
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.
This inviting, modern farmhouse kitchen mixes natural materials such as butcher block and hardwood flooring with black granite to create a warm welcoming feeling. The kitchen also features two built-in pantries on either side of a small bar with floating shelves and black and white subway tile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Modern chandeliers hang from vaulted ceilings in this bright, white living space. With a glass railed balcony above, the living room features a large sectional sofa in white facing the wall-mounted TV, gas fireplace, and black built-ins with plenty of storage.