Looking to use your kitchen island as a breakfast bar but too short on space to make it work? Consider having your countertop material rounded at the edge. This still offers enough overhang for use as an eat-in area, but won't protrude into the kitchen as much as a full square or rectangle.
This area used to be unattractive wooden storage racks on the left and an exposed laundry room against the back wall. It's now a fun new game room with extra space to run and play designed by Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri from HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call.
Because this small bedroom must be shared by two young girls, spacial planning was very important. A lofted bed for the older of the two girls creates room for the younger girl's crib and a storage or play space. A bunk bed can replace the setup as the girls age. A light, monochromatic palette was used to make the room feel larger than it is. Fabrics and accents with distinct patterns and textures are used to make the space from feeling too plain.
This bedroom is set for serene dreaming, thanks to the layers of neutral furnishings and linens. A natural grass rug grounds the space, while soft textures are added in the upholstered bed and bench, linen curtains and colorful throw pillows. Antique-inspired dressers take the place of nightstands, providing extra storage.
Summer parties aren’t just for adults—kids want to have fun too! “An important part of entertaining is keeping the kids occupied,” Jenny says. “I like to design a space just for them.” Put together a tent or create a fort area away from the rest of the party so the kids have their own, special place to play.
Susan Brunstrum not only added an elegant style to this Park City, Utah vacation home, but she solved storage problems as well. In this mudroom, she situated a rustic bench for shoes and hung eight small "antler" hooks on the wall for purses, bookbags and jackets.
Niches built inside of the columns allow for integrative bookshelves in the kitchen. “The builders and architects were really smart about using every square inch of this house to the best of its potential,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
A lounge area in the master suite at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase creates an intimate space where the homeowners can spend quiet time together. Designer Tineke Triggs drew inspiration from David Bowie and Iman, selecting a sophisticated palette of gunmetal, gold and cream to reflect the fashion model's timeless glamour and introducing modern furnishings and geometric designs inspired by the musician's Ziggy Stardust persona.
An elegant marble counter tops mint green cabinetry to create a welcoming space to gather in this Craftsman-style kitchen. "We wanted it to be a little something special," designer Jamie House says. "It’s a walkway, so there wasn’t enough room to extend the counter far enough to accommodate seating, but it’s a good space to stop and talk."
A formal brick pathway leads visitors through a well-manicured front garden in this transitional home. The informal gravel pathway blends with the lush green landscape, inviting visitors to explore the grounds.
There are seven new fenced-in horse paddocks that cover most of the home's acreage. These new spaces allow for several riders and their horses to graze, train or simply enjoy a day of casual riding without disturbing one another.
Architect Julia Morgan, whose original design is seen in the curved detail of the front entry and doors in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015, often placed an emphasis on an interplay between exterior and interior spaces. The French doors seen here open wide to create a continuous gathering area between the front garden and entry.