After the backyard transformation by licensed contractor Chip Wade, the Schroeder residence in Atlanta, GA now has a lot of function. An old playground is replaced with an art studio complete with a Dutch door, dog bed, sitting area and painting desk, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room. Before the renovation, the Schroeder family lacked a place to play and make art.
A warehouse is transformed into a luxe dog boarding and daycare facility. The space is both functional and chic with unique dog art, grasscloth elements and durable, easy-to-clean surfaces. Reclaimed barnwood is used to create a custom reception desk, while playful dog art adds color to the space.
Dark wood arched doors add depth to the neutral, orange tones of this high ceiling foyer. The natural wood flooring and color scheme are livened by colorful abstract art and metallic greyhound statues.
One of the elements of this backyard makeover was an art studio that can double as guest quarters. It sits on a raised turf area, with grassy lawn adjacent: perfect lounging for the owners' big dogs when the artist is at work.
A modern space with traditional touches: This living space is marked by the juxtaposition of styles. While the ceiling medallion, crown moulding and fireplace feel traditional, the funky ceiling fixture and furniture are anything but. A dark navy sofa and area rug bring calm color to the otherwise neutral space -- the dog invites you to join and sit for a spell!
Turn around and this golden crane lamp and lifelike dog sculpture may just start running the show. Paired with two silver sunburst mirrors and a contemporary console table, they make a tableau that's art museum-worthy.
This neutral contemporary living room pairs a gray high-back armchair with a wood side table for a cozy sitting nook. Eye-catching wall art adds a bit of artistic flair, while the chair's nail-head trim adds gleam to the mix.
A neon sunglasses case, a bright blue dog statue and colorful wall art enliven this retro dresser, which features wood drawers and a white frame. Houseplants add life to the stylish space, and white walls allow the colors from the art to pop.
After Sheila Bridges was done with it, however, the room was anything but bland—she turned the reception area into a welcome room for dogs and their walkers, then dubbed it, “Le Salon Des Chiens.” Wall art celebrates the relationship between humans and canines, while a dog tub and a table covered in treats tops it all off. This mudroom is truly a pet’s paradise.