Built in bookshelves create a nook-like feel and frame this cozy sitting space. Two recessed lighting bulbs shine down over the neutral tufted chair. Natural wood hardwood flooring and green walls capture the calm vibe of the design.
Built in shelving creates a frame perfectly suited to surround this cozy pastel blue sofa. Coral floral throw pillows add a pop of accent color and compliment the brighter tones used in the painting mounted above. A striped ottoman doubles as a coffee table to finish the space.
This living room's sitting area features patterned wing chairs and a fireplace framed by a Louis XVI carved-limestone surround. Traditional bookcases flank the fireplace, adding color and height to the living space.
A framed jersey and a bookshelf packed with games sets the stage for this fun and entertaining space. Plenty of seating and a comfy shag rag underfoot ensures everyone is always comfortable in the colorful hangout.
This master bathroom boasts an oval freestanding bathtub positioned in front of a slate tile accent wall. A built-in glass shelf provides space for stowing bathroom essentials, while neutral tile wall tiles frame a glass panel door that leads to an outdoor space.
Just off the kitchen, there is a full bathroom that beautifully complements the rest of the first floor. Soft, blue walls keep the small space open and comforting, while dark cabinets accent the space, and the framed tile piece above the floating shelf adds a little texture to the space.
A feminine frame shows off long legs highlighting her black Christian Louboutin heels in the foreground of this women's closet space. A large black shelf showcases organized shoe and handbag storage. A purple ceiling with black pattern compliments the sultry, feminine look of the room.
Subtle carvings along the edge of the wood slats in this built-in bookshelf give it subtle panache. The shelves are spaced far enough apart to allow them to display artwork and picture frames as well as to store books.
This stylish girl's neutral transitional bedroom features an addition of trellis wallpaper and simple woven rugs. Additional accents include a honeycomb unit and single wall shelf for displaying books and knickknacks. The space also includes a ton of personality with framed pieces of the girls' personal artwork.
This black-and-white powder room features a wall-mounted rectangular sink paired with a floating wooden shelf for storing bathroom essentials. A black accent wall adds a dramatic effect, while two framed black-and-white photographs give the space a touch of artistic flair.
Matching built in shelves frame the gray stone fireplace and mantel in this ranch living room. Each shelf cubby displays a decor item adding personality to the room without giving it a cluttered feel. A mirror coffee table catches the natural light from the window and brightens the space. A leather sofa is highlighted with turquoise throw pillows.
Using careful groupings of furniture and objects, you can create distinct niches, even in smaller spaces. Designer Michel Boyd uses an ultrasuede-covered couch and bookcase to create a reading nook in his home, and this chair and pillows framed by a cut-out portion of wall is its own unique vignette.
Wood sections create a unique coffered look over this large study. A full-wall built in bookshelf frames the desk with mint green leather office chair. Light tan leather chairs surround a table for extra work space or game playing. A brown leather sofa set against the large sliding glass door faces out to the open room.
Black subway tile frames a plate wall display to create an artistic accent wall. A reflective finish on the side wall grabs the light and creates a contemporary feel in the room. Simple wood tables with matching chairs and understated place settings fill the dining floor. A built in bookshelf gives a homey quality to the public space.
This Claire Paquin-designed child's bedroom in dark blue and white is another nod to her serene living philosophy. White laminiate bookcases frame either side of a comfy window seat with added space to display favorite toys or knickknacks. The striped Roman shade in shades of blue, white and soft beige tie the unit together for a clean, comfortable look.
This kitchen redesign gave the opportunity to incorporate some of the more traditional and farmhouse elements that the clients were looking for while still tying the look to the existing lines of the home. The stained shiplap and informal dining space provides a decidedly rustic feel but is balanced with contemporary open shelving with black metal frames and glass shelf inserts.
This contemporary white living room with a light gray sectional features metallic accents to make a clean, bold statement. A white lamp sits on a clear acrylic end table while the oversized candle holders atop the marble coffee table add visual interest. The large metallic display shelf behind the sofa compliments the style of the space and frames the room.