"We had been using our garage as a dumping ground for tools, lawn equipment, toys and discarded furniture for years," says designer Suzanne Dingley of Suzanne Dingley Interiors. But when her husband started his own business, the couple realized they had the perfect spot for a home office. They installed new windows, doors, floors, drywall, lights and insulation. "The garage had a peaked ceiling with rafters, which we chose to make a feature to bring some character to an otherwise rectangular box." Replacing the overhead garage door with two sets of French doors brought in light and charm.
Katie Ridder's "Leaf" wallpaper in green adds a "squeeze of lime" to make work less of a chore in this home office. The stylish desktops are mechanized to transform from a sitting desk to a standing desk to suit the homeowner's preference for the day.
Vaulted ceilings and large windows make this spec home in Palm Springs, Calif., feel wide open. Designer Natalie Myers then used contemporary furniture, cool wall treatments and metallic accents to infuse each space with color and personality.
Two walls of built-ins rise to the peaked ceiling of this contemporary, third-story library. Chairs are sited to make the most of the room's lakefront views. A collection of Suzani blankets inspired the room's design and color palette.
A mix of red, green and yellow paint colors create a charming exterior on this Victorian home with ornate molding. The front porch is surrounded by a decorative, colorful railing and looks out over a small garden with shrubs and topiary.
Layered rugs give this colorful, eclectic home office a unique look by mixing style and straying from traditional style norms. Stacked wooden boxes on the desk provide extra storage for knickknacks and act as a textural, homemade art piece.
The one-of-a-kind Toybox Home is the result of two guys running into each other at a Chicago reclaimed materials store. Frank Henderson, a music student, met Paul Schultz, a designer, and the two decided to design and construct a tiny house where Henderson could live while in school.
The one-of-a-kind Toybox Home is the result of two guys running into each other at a Chicago reclaimed materials store. Frank Henderson, a music student, met Paul Schultz, a designer, and the two decided to design and construct a tiny house where Henderson could live while in school. It was created with the concept that home should be a fun place inspiring creativity while also providing peace of mind. The home’s exterior features include an energy efficient thermoplastic roof plane (TPO), natural cedar siding and colorful corrugated fiberglass.
"Many Mediterranean-style homes in the United States are often found in warmer climates. That means that trees and shrubs around your Mediterranean-style home are likely to grow much more quickly and fully than around homes in other parts of the country," according to the experts at The Plan Collection. "As a result, frequent landscaping and gardening maintenance is essential for enhancing curb appeal."
While the front yard may be small, this home relies on colorful flowering plants to provide a lively outdoor look. Several shrubs and bushes line either side of the entrance, while similar flowers cascade from window boxes and perfectly complement the rust orange shutters.