Designer Shane Inman takes advantage of floor-to-ceiling wall space with louvered cabinetry and pull-out drawers in this galley-style laundry room. Custom industrial-inspired butler doors take up minimal space and introduce an interesting design element into the space.
Since this home is located in Los Angeles, it only makes sense to have French doors that can be opened to fresh air and sunlight at a moment's notice. In the library, two brown leather armchairs and a cream-colored seat soak up the views, with an oversized red area rug pulling in some additional warmth.
The homeowners wanted their newly redesigned kitchen and dining room to showcase the beautiful view from their classic home, so designers used glass paneled accordion style doors to separate the indoor dining room from the outdoor patio space. These doors can easily be pulled back to allow access to the patio, creating a beautiful, functional indoor-outdoor space for the family.
In the foyer, the ceiling stretches up over two stories high to create a soaring space. The brown wallpaper in the formal dining room matches the front door and pulls visitors into the rest of the house.
White curtains with a soft blue pattern frame the french doors on the wall of this living room. A dark blue sofa pulls out the color in the curtains and adds a heavier shade to the light and airy look of the room. A striped armless chair is cushioned with a gray throw pillow while the couch throw pillows add an extra touch of brighter color for a fun finish.
Curtains pull back to reveal white french doors connecting this foyer to the outside. A colorful runner softens the hardwood floor leading through the hall space. Matching upholstered gray chairs sit at the end of a long wood table supporting a collection of blue patterned vases below a large mounted shutter and watercolor display.
Wood cabinets create a polished frame for this kitchen design. A curved island with neutral granite countertop adds nice shape against the sharp lines of the cabinetry and creates an eat in space. Gray leather cushion upholstery on the wood bar chairs pulls from the cool tones in the countertop. A stainless steel range adds a modern finish over the stovetop.
When designing a mudroom, think of how your children will use the space. Jeffrey S. Brown, president of J.S. Brown & Co., says, "Most parents tell us their children do better with open areas because they are more likely to hang their coat on a hook than to open a closet door and pull down a hanger." In this situation, low-hanging hooks are the best option. Kids can easily hang their bags and coats on rows of hooks and kick off their shoes below. Designer Sarah Richardson's walk-through mudroom is the perfect example of a low-maintenance entry with kids in mind.
Neutral stone tile makes up the backsplash of this traditional kitchen. A produce basket and repurposed antique basket sits on top of granite countertops. Traditional white cabinets with bronze drawer pulls provide storage for plates and pots.