Cube-shaped bunching tables combine to form a coffee table, and a metal urn doubles as a spot to hold a drink in this compact family-friendly living room. In the 600-square-foot home, the living area doubles as an entryway and serves as the family’s main gathering space. Graphic textiles, including a throw pillow and area rug, add visual interest.
A large doorless closet in a boys' bedroom has three rows of small cubes, in which different colored baskets are used to store books, toys and clothing. Two silver racks are attached inside the closet to hang clothing. The closet adds style and function to the room where the bold blue wallpaper with red accent features make the room fun and playful.
A bubble chandelier adds fun texture to the classy design of this transitional living room. A neutral sofa, chaise and pair of armchairs circle the room around an area rug and cube wooden coffee table. A bay window lets in natural light framed by sliding white drapes. Yellow throw pillows and touches of gray throughout the room add accent color and detail.
A neutral palette, beautiful modern elements and low furniture create a calm and stylish look in this master bedroom. Long tile covers an accent wall behind the bed with a connected side table supporting the cube lamp. A shag rug softens the floor under the eye-catching glass fireplace. Glass walls create a natural separation from the bathroom while still keeping the space open.
This modern home's exterior exposes tons of unique elements. The bottom half of the house is covered in wood siding, while the upper area is a bright white stucco. The rear half of the home has a curved wall and ceiling reminiscent of a barn, softening the lines of the cube-like front.
On HGTV's "Color Splash," David Bromstad transformed this once lifeless backyard into a cozy outdoor getaway. The deck was replaced with lush grass and the tall fence was traded for a shorter wall, which does double duty as a bench. Privacy is maintained with living walls of tropical plants. Three glazed ceramic cubes create a unique table while weather-resistant fabrics add lively pops of red, orange, lime green and turquoise.
Terrariums can make a striking statement in modern decor. These gazebo-, cube- and teardrop-shaped terrariums are made of faceted glass and copper-hued metal. Inside a terrarium, there's the fun opportunity to bring in plants, found objects, pebbles, sea glass and other interesting details. These terrariums are sold by Gardener's Supply Co.
The ceiling-height corner window grouping is a key feature with cedar wrap that gives it a more natural and refined look and matches the exposed ceiling beams. A metal cube chandelier compliments the combination of updated and rustic style used throughout the space. Sage green walls keep the room calm and light while adding color.
The open floor design of this modern living room and dining room plays heavily with daring geometric shapes. Wenge wrapping the walls and ceiling creates the geometric idea of a cube over the dining room while details like the X-based coffee table and cubed side table unify the design within the details. Softer textures like a silk area rug and leather and upholstered sofas soften the space to highlight the peaceful living environment.
The open floor design of this modern living room plays heavily with geometric shapes. Wenge wrapping the walls creates the geometric idea cubes while details like the X-based coffee table and large rectilinear windows unify the design within the details. A sliding wall gives way to a pass through to the kitchen, and softer textures like a silk area rug, leather bench and linen sofas soften the space to highlight the peaceful living environment.
This dining room is ready for festive fetes. Kay Douglass Interiors used bright and bold Hermes pieces, including a mobile and its signature orange for the custom velvet banquettes in the contemporary space. The chic dining chairs are in gray velvet and other seating swivels. The stool has a faceted cube shape. The paintings were found at a French market. The room was in the 2017 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays.
Architect Tara Donnelly of Wolcott Architecture created a series of colorful cat cubes with plenty of compartments and climbing space. Does her own fluffy little tabby (or any other cat) appreciate the colors? Donnelly said she’d researched the subject and found out that while not technically color blind, cats see certain colors and contrasts better than others, so she painted her house accordingly.
The hip black and white look of this barrel cactus cut and placed on alternating black sand and table salt is made even more dramatic with the addition of vertical porcupine quills. "Pour one mound of table salt across each side of the glass cube. Layer black fine grained sand on top. Repeat. Layer with white aquarium pebble before placing cactus," says Anne Gunnels of Honey + Gunn Succulents. The table design is by @pleasebeseatedrentals.
Sherwin Williams Iron Ore was used on the walls for both of these boys’ rooms. The Jack-and-Jill bathroom is covered in a cool black and white comic strip-inspired wallpaper. The animated paper adds a sense of humor and a youthful energy that perfectly describes the Blehm boys. Each of the rooms also has refurbished vintage pieces that reflects the boys’ individual interests; check out the retro digital clock and Rubik’s cube. My favorite element is the black penny tiled bathroom floor that bridges that gap between the two bedrooms.
Architect Adam Kalkin, co-founder of Industrial Zombie, has made a name for himself by taking shipping container design to the next level. Bunny Lane in rural New Jersey is a real mind blower, as it looks as though a shipping container swallowed a traditional house. The latter is a replica of a 19th-century cottage, complete with a porch, and could easily exist as a stand-alone structure. Unlike, say, a museum exhibit, both spaces are furnished and easily flow into each other. In another trippy twist, there’s even a three-story wall of nine cube-shaped rooms (glassed in), creating a real-life dollhouse effect.
This residential kitchen boasts commercial flair. Functionally, the room was laid out to maximize prep space for cooking; visually, the sense of immense space was heightened by using three different types of engineered stone for the backsplash, the countertop and the island topper. The neutral background is broken with a dash of bright orange in the light fixtures — an easily changeable feature when you're in the mood for a different color. This impressive kitchen with was designed by Poggenpohl team Tedd McKee and Rosemary Porto in collaboration with architecture firm CUBE 3 Studio.
Located in the charming village of Mt. Pleasant, The Artist Collective is the brainchild of contemporary art entrepreneur Allison B. Williamson. A hometown girl who has periodically left Charleston in the service of her art education, Williamson has created a bright, comfortable alternative to the usual white cube, slightly intimidating gallery norm. Filled with work by a host of Williamson's represented artists—many of whom specialize in color, coastal themes and easy-on-the-eyes work—the Artist Collective also plays host to several artist studios and provides an easygoing way for art fans to dip a toe into collecting art or expand an existing collection. Williamson has expanded her brick and mortar collective presence to Atlanta, Nashville and Washington, D.C. and her artists are also available for anyone to peruse on the Artist Collective website.
This gumball party wouldn't be vintage-inspired without some soda. "I used Mason jars with stamped lids for drinking glasses," says Kara Allen. "The straws were made out of paper—a perfect vintage-inspired touch." To add to the theme, Kara made "gumball" ice cubes by freezing red punch in a ball-shaped ice tray found at a bargain price online. Aside from the decor, Kara suggests including a theme-oriented activity for guests. "I thought that ribbon wands would be so fun for little guests to play with and they were also easy to make," she says. She attached colorful polka-dot ribbons to the tops of painted wooden dowel rods and placed them in a large mason jar filled with gumballs to fit in with the theme. Photo by Lyndsey Fagerlund Imagery