This gorgeous vignette featuring a whimsical dot-chair and dramatic vase takes advantage of a blend of white space and bursts of color to create a compelling Gallerie moment from designer Julia Buckingham.
Collapsible leaf tables are excellent for versatile rooms. When the area is in use as a home gym, the leaves are kept up to offer a spot to cool down post-workout and review routines and progress on a tablet. Stackable chairs allow seating to be stored away when the space is not in use. Lastly, a full length mirror in the corner allows for keeping an eye on proper form.
An outdoor living area near the top of the backyard garden features a gas fire pit for easy fire-starting. With a garden this big and entertaining a priority, ways to save time and add instant ambiance are critical.
Talk about fancy (and inexpensive): designer Barbara Westbrook showcased two stunning ottomans with glowing gold undersides in her Southeastern Designer Showhouse and Gardens Great Room design. You can get the same magical effect by painting the underside of a bench, coffee table or side table in glimmering gold.
Straining to reach those too-high spaces? This ingenious side mounted, pull-down closet rod lets you maximize closet space. It comes in three sizes and is adjustable from 34" to 50". Hang clothes you don’t need every day on it, then send them up for out-of-the-way storage.
After you've finished de-wrinkling shirts, you need a temporary place to hang them within reach of the ironing board. A hook like this one from Spectrum Diversified Designs holds 12 hangers — plus it stores vertically.
The wall color in this dining room, Night Owl by Sherwin Williams, creates an ideal backdrop for more of Angela's original paintings. The triptych, painted on custom-made wood panels, sets the mood for the entire space. Each of the dining elements outside of the artwork are all classic design staples. The Verner Panton chairs and the upholstered settee not only makes for comfortable seating, but for an approachable dining experience in a typically formal space.