In the billiard area, the built in shelves to double duty. Not only do they provide a place for the homeowner to display books and other prized possessions, they open to reveal extra storage, which helps to keep the space organized and neat.
Girls will love the extra storage space in this makeup vanity. Black and white stripes carry from the walls to the ceiling, complementing the light blue vanity. A full length mirror covers an entire wall so the girls can see their style from head to toe.
There is no such thing as too much storage-especially in a woman's closet-and this built-in armoire is an elegant, feminine way to add storage in her space. With drawers to store personal items, cabinets with more hanging space and cubicles to store scarves, this armoire is the perfect addition to any woman's closet.
Gorgeous angled windows fill this bright and airy kitchen with lots of natural light. A pair of upholstered wood barstools provide an eat-in spot at the countertop, and a nearby window seat offers additional seating (or storage). Bold orange pendant lights and beautiful striped hardwood floors add finishing touches to the design.
To help give the homeowners both additional seating and storage, designers chose a rustic, Spanish style bench with storage underneath to meet these two goals. Then, they added turquoise accents above the piece to extra color and a touch of Spanish Colonial flair.
Because part of this butler's pantry can be viewed from the eat-in kitchen, the designers used a built-in banquette and patterned pillows to create the illusion of a sitting area. When guests step inside the space, though, they'll see that the pantry actually has floor-to-ceiling cabinets on both sides, plus a prep sink and open shelves.
Chocolate grasscloth wallpaper and white cabinetry continue from the nearby kitchen at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015 into the butler's pantry designed by Kathleen Navarra. The pantry includes extra refrigerator storage for beverages and an additional sink.
Make a space that will last. “You don’t want things to be temporary. You want things that they can grow with,” said Cate Dunning of GordonDunning, who decorated this bedroom as part of a Dwell with Dignity install. This bedroom was for three boys who loved Super Mario Brothers and the Atlanta Falcons, so GordonDunning incorporated red accented with blue and hung framed Mario art prints from Etsy on the wall. The beds were already in the room, and DIY blogger Dena Stormer painted them with Sherwin Williams Positive Red.
These multipurpose benches include pull out storage space to keep extra pillows and blankets safe when storms roll in. Extra storage makes it easy to keep extra plates and glasses at hand when neighbors stop by for a visit.
Niches built inside of the columns allow for integrative bookshelves in the kitchen. “The builders and architects were really smart about using every square inch of this house to the best of its potential,” says interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn.