When you are designing a custom yard feature, you can get creative with materials. Chip Wade created this cool water slide feature using a sewage drainage pipe (much cheaper than a commercial slide) inside and disguised the slide with these cute Hobbit-style wooden door.
The master bathroom takes this home from the beach to the resort without missing a beat. The tile work, matching sinks and rustic, brass mirror all speak to the experience of an all-inclusive getaway. For a custom feel, Malene designed the bathroom vanity as a replica of a Chinese cabinet, featuring modern double sinks.
“It was a complete gut remodel,” Breegan remarks about the work of transitioning the home from the condition it was in when she first purchased it to where it is today. But the upside of such a monumental task is the beauty of having exactly what you want once it’s all over. In the master bathroom that means a vanity fit for a palace, featuring custom made mirrors and wrap-around marble counters along with Moroccan-inspired metallics.
The inviting queen bed includes a custom bed frame made with whitewashed planks of wood that create a look similar to a classic white fence. An industrial-style chest with metal frame and engineered wood finish on one side has three drawers for handy storage of bedroom essentials, with a clear glass table lamp with cotton shade on top for nighttime reading.
Everything in this interior was thoughtfully designed by Ana Claudia and her husband. In the kitchen, custom details stand out as unique statement pieces. Chevron brick tile creates a graphic display as the backsplash behind the kitchen stove. At the center of the kitchen, an island has been designed, blending stone and natural wood in an unexpected way. The mix of materials adds to the home’s story of midcentury meets modern design.
This custom piece of knit artwork adds a sweater-inspired statement to this corner of the room. A mix of pillows, a shag rug and a playful rocking horse invite relaxation and enjoying time with family and friends.
Before Tze and her husband, Geoff could move in, the home needed a complete makeover. The kitchen became a sleek, modern affair in a colorful mix of light blue, warm woods and cool white. The open shelving was a DIY touch added by the couple once they moved into the space.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines used plumbing pipes and wood planks to create industrial-style open shelving that is perfectly at home in this rustic farmhouse kitchen. The shelving blends well with the shiplap paneling feature wall, island made from vintage wood and wood-trimmed range hood. Elegant white subway tile and cabinets and gray quartzite countertops balance the rusticity of the space.
Upstairs, the library is distinctly different from the dreamlike world beneath. The space is studious and more restrained in its color palette, but colorful components shine through in the seating and art. The space is a significant one, as everything in it once belonged to Paul’s godparents. Upon inheriting it, he painstakingly had each piece of the library moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn, reassembling the room in his home just as it had been in theirs.