This image shows the view that greets guests from the home’s long driveway, before they make their way to the welcoming front door of this modernized home. “The whole idea was to take something and make it the best it could be architecturally without really changing its character,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
This industrial space is made to be inviting and fun with all it's character and charm. Exposed brick, Victorian inspired sofa, bright blue rug and repurposed metal table make this area not only fabulous but incredibly fun!
Filled with abundant character, this living room offers comfort and visual appeal. By adding pattern and texture through the curtains, throw pillows and area rug, the room's style really takes flight. The blue accent wall and tray ceiling take this space from ordinary to extraordinary, making it a fabulous, fun space for entertaining or lounging.
A black-painted clawfoot tub fits with the character of this historic New York farmhouse, but the sleek black-on-white design of the space is characteristic of its modern renovation. In this updated bathroom, white walls mix with black octagonal tile floors and an unexpected animal hide rug to create an eclectic space with loads of style.
Ada's Technical Books & Cafe occuppies a remodeled home in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle. The impetus for the project was to create the "book retailer of the future." Achieving this vision required an adaptive reuse design, an addition and a pioneering approach to the neighborhood bookstore. The challenge would be to convert a dilapidated single-story Craftsman into a refurbished mixed-use project. The owners were dedicated to creating a balance of history and modern sustainability, so architect Jeff Pelletier imagined the building like an aged book cover with crisp, clean pages on the inside. In order to connect the space with the street-scape, Pelletier added a raised front porch for cafe seating.
There's plenty of room in this spacious kitchen for prepping food, dining in and entertaining. Bright green base cabinets, blue patterned Roman shades and glass pendant lights over the island add color and cheer to the space.
When the home was built in the 1800s, a stove like this was essential for staying warm and cooking dinner. Now, the designers use it to maintain the integrity of the farmhouse -- and occasionally heat a tea kettle.