This Texas Tudor features a modern, gourmet kitchen with exquisite marble counters and top-of-the-line appliances. The range hood, built-in refrigerator and double oven in stainless steel provides a modern look paired with a granite-topped kitchen island with chrome bar stools.
This is a kitchen a chef would love, with tons of counter space and a kitchen island for preparing and gathering guests. White countertops, stools, upper cabinets and backsplash keep the space looking simple and clean, while navy blue lower cabinets and kitchen island give the kitchen a crisp, nautical feel. Globe fixtures provide tons of light and a modern touch.
A trio of woven seat back stools take center stage at a marble topped kitchen island embedded with dining counter, inside this Point Lorna, California, villa home. The marble island dominates the kitchen and features enough practical above and below making it ideal for entertaining. The seating provides a window view of a garden courtyard which is complemented on the interior by potted topiary features.
Consider using see-through furniture in tight spaces. This contemporary acrylic table makes a great coffee station and uses the available space well, freeing the kitchen counter of a coffee maker, toaster and fruit bowl. The clear table doesn’t add visual clutter, while the stools add a place for guests or kids to perch. This room was designed by Clay Snider Interiors for Dwell with Dignity, which creates inspiring homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
Metallic finishes and artwork can transform a bedroom from blah to breathtaking, recreating the mood of a boutique hotel. Atlanta designer Michelle Mentzer used framed landscapes, a gold-framed geometric mirror from a home decor discount store, a ceramic stool and a chest with mirrored drawers to reflect the look of today’s luxury hotels in this bedroom.
This simple kitchen space is both stylish and functional without distracting from the natural beauty of its surroundings. The open concept plan makes this space perfect for entertaining, allowing someone to be in the kitchen and still remain a part of the conversation. The wide galley style kitchen provides plenty of counter space for preparation, while the bar stools and the large kitchen table provide plenty of seating for entertaining. The neutral colors and large windows in this space allow tons of natural light in, making this home warm and inviting while reflecting the serenity of the beach that surrounds this home.
This kitchen has been reconfigured to take advantage of the new open concept floor plan. A large kitchen island provides more counter space, as well as doubles as a kitchen table with stools running underneath. The sliding door was reduced to a sink under the window, allowing the galley kitchen to run along the whole wall. Stainless steel appliances, pendant and recessed lighting, and a neutral color scheme create a clean modern look to the kitchen. New flooring was added throughout the whole first floor.
The homeowners were not interested in a white kitchen, but instead wanted something with a little bit of color, so designers brought in custom walnut cabinetry to bring the space to life. Those cabinets were topped with Luche de Luna quartzite counters and a waterfall island in the same stone. Finally, the design was finished with royal blue velvet stools with gold legs that bring out the warmth in the quartzite and complement the Brutalist chandelier.
This room is all about the view, but in this small beach cottage, every inch counts. Designers decided to go with an extra long sectional (for the sitting space) and a fun hanging chair in the corner. The rest of the floor plan was kept open so that people can be sitting at the many turquoise stools at the island as well as the living space without additional furniture in between. A fun assortment of various sized tables is an uncluttered look.
Take your pick, or do all of these things in one weekend. Add comfort and style to plain metal or wooden bar stools by crafting cushions, like these in a beachy blue. Then, attach them using double-sided Velcro, says Atlanta designer Robin LaMonte. For the island top, she purchased a wood trough at a discount home store and filled it with decorative balls from a craft store. You also could wrap styrofoam balls in assorted textiles, securing the fabric with a glue gun.