To serve the family's entertaining needs, designers added a walk-up bar in the billiard area. In the corner of the space, a rustic, elegant wine rack displays refreshment choices, while a mini-fridge, sink and storage spaces make this small bar area complete and accessible.
Gray wallpaper covers the top wall portion of this half bath to add shade and dimension to the design. The black floor pops against the bright white elements. The sink runs parallel with the toilet, and the countertop continues around the corner creating attached, built-in shelving.
Designer Vanessa DeLeon's professional touch is on brilliant display in this immaculate contemporary bathroom. The rectangular shape of the vanity mirror matches that of the sink below, creating harmonious symmetry. The tiled shower in the corner is a beautiful focal point.
This round sink opens up the space and makes it easy to maneuver the bathroom without getting poked by corners. To avoid a cramped feel, we passed on closed storage and installed a linear wall shelf above the sink to hold cotton swabs, lotions, and even flowers.
This earth-toned bathroom features a spacious sink with a long rectangular basin and dual chrome faucets. A brown mosaic tile backsplash is paired with dark wood cabinetry and shelving, while a wall-to-wall mirror shows off the corner window that allows natural light to flood the space.
The master bathroom has everything the owners could ever need: a vanity with his-and-her sinks, a stall shower and even a soaking tub in the corner. If you look in the mirrors, you can even see the bowls from the clients' trip to Morocco -- the same trip that inspired the overall design.
Subtle shadows on the Christian Lacroix wallpaper make the butterflies appear to float above the walls in the laundry room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. The room is as functional as it is beautiful, with ample storage throughout, a sink in the corner and drying racks tucked above the washer and dryer.
The new bay window in this recently renovated kitchen delivers new light to what used to be the darkest corner. The green rug offers a nice pop of color against the rift oak cabinets and ties well with the plant life on the sink. Blue stove knobs add a smaller pop of color against the neutral color scheme.
This luxurious powder room features soft, metallic finishes that lift the space and cast it in an ethereal glow. A frameless mirror has antiqued brass corners that complement the brass sconces and plumbing fixtures. A vessel sink completes the elegant space.
A wall-to-wall mirror reflects the natural light in this master bathroom, opening the space up and making it seem even larger! To contrast the crisp white walls, the designers brought in a dark, reclaimed wood vanity with his-and-her sinks and a caged chandelier in black. A round, metallic tub waits in the corner for when the owners need to relax before bed.
To make maneuvering around this kitchen easy as pie, designers set up different zones: There's a food storage zone with the refrigerator, a pull-out pantry, beverage refrigerator and spices. Around the corners is a cleaning zone with the sink and dishwasher.
A beautiful mounted counter supports a stainless steel vessel sink and towel rack in this modern bathroom. A gray tile accent strip extends from the counter to the ceiling adding color and texture to the white walls. A horizontal mounted mirror crosses the accent strip to create great lines and contrast. Two box pendant lights extend from the corner for a great lighting addition.
Crisp, white cabinetry paired with black soapstone and Calcutta marble sets the tone for this elegant, multi-functional kitchen and living area. The space is equipped with a baking center, banquette seating and glass cabinets wrapping around a corner to further defining the space. The style and millwork of the home were continued in the columns flanking the apron sink and featured detailing on the built-in snack bar.
A soft blue tint to the glass show door matches the tufted blue seat set in the open floor over a fluffy, faux fur rug. The white marble floor extends up the shower walls decorated with a tile accent panel. A large double vanity set up turns the corner opposite the bathtub. White marble countertop and built in cabinets surround the his and hers sinks under large mirrors and victorian sconces.
You’ve seen them in magazines and on TV, no doubt — built-in coffee bars complete with a sink, fridge and lighted shelving, like this one that Lisa Robazza designed “to utilize an awkward space under a stair in a small kitchen for a client who entertains often.” All those pricey perks are nice, for sure, but you can get the same effect for free. Just reorganize a corner of your kitchen (ideally a spot near your sink) so that all your coffee-making supplies are together: The machine on the counter, mugs or cups in a cabinet above, and filters, pods or grounds in a drawer underneath.
The beautiful cracked look of this countertop looks great against the traditional marble look of the floor tile and traditional wood cabinetry and shelving. The square shape of the faucet and handles complements the counter's corners well and is a great shape contrast to the deep oval sink.
A bright blue tile accent wall at the back of the shower adds color to this modern bathroom. A black stone floating bench matching the countertop covering sleek white vanity cabinets. A polished white pedestal sink adds a smooth circular shape to the sharp corners of the design. Gray marble floor tile blends the black and white together for a cohesive look.
Your backsplash may technically be functional and keep food and oils off the walls behind the stove, but let’s be honest: in a kitchen renovation, the backsplash is a style leader. It can be a cost driver, as well. But Mary Elizabeth Hulsey founder of Mission Stone & Tile in Nashville, Tenn., says it doesn’t have to be. She says rather than turning the corners with your backsplash and carrying it all along the kitchen wall, just finish the tile where the walls meet. “That ensures you have the tile where it’s most visually and functionally important,” she says. Then you can budget for some really mind-blowing tile in the area behind the sink or stove, and go budget in the other areas around it.