A mid-century modern style family room with a collection of furniture classics: An Italian leather sofa, wicker egg chair, natural wood coffee table and modern light fixture create a sophisticated space. Light wood tone floors with an inspired area rug and sliding glass doors highlight the views.
This pristine pair of swivel chairs was passed down from Micah’s grandmother. They’re a perfect way to inject a little generational history into a young family’s home. Family heirlooms are always a good idea. You’ll notice that below the white painted crown molding is a white picture rail. In many older homes, the walls are plaster as opposed to drywall. Plaster is much harder and more difficult to repair; therefore, a piece of molding/rail is used as a surface to attach hardware and wire, and then your artwork to. Preservation is key in caring for older homes. The Stansells cleverly repeated the teal color on the drapery panels, but used white sheers on the window’s interior for semi-privacy while still allowing light in.
Home is all about family. It’s about creating a space where every member of the family feels represented, connected, and safe. Of course most of that happens outside of the realm of interior design, but when it’s reflected in the design of the interior, that’s when a space becomes truly special. Nestled away in a quiet corner of Brooklyn, New York, one home manages to capture all of these things spectacularly. In it, David Land (http://www.davidaland.com/), a well-known photographer and video director, lives with his husband, author Rumaan Alam (http://rumaanalam.com/) and their sons, Simon and Xavier. With family roots in Russia, Bangladesh, and African American heritage, the diversity of the family provides a fertile ground for design that is beautifully representative with a melange of cultural pieces, family heirlooms and items collected during travels.
There comes a time in many homeowners’ lives when they realize a reno is in their future. For Cristina Poscablo-Stein and James Stein, the momentum started during their daughter’s first birthday party in their Atlanta, GA, home. “I’d set up a spread in the dining room, but everyone congregated in our kitchen—the last place I wanted people to see,” says Cristina. The area was closed off and, like the rest of the house, not as efficiently laid out as it could be. As they considered what to do, she says, “the list of things we wanted to make us love our house kept growing!” Pictured here: Cristina and James with Max, 21 months, and Fiona, 6.
It’s easy to overlook obvious opportunities to reconnect with your partner or kids. Eating together is a chance to go around the table and check in with each person. Even if you’re eating take-out, the face time is important when you have hectic schedules and lots of distractions.
Gray, neutral and yellow work well together to create this stylish and comfortable family room. The tufted, built-in bench includes three dog crates underneath so every family member, even the furry ones, has their space.
Sleek master bathroom with a space-efficient duravit floating vanity, timeless design and unique, modern look that maximizes storage space. The minimalist glass enclosed shower is ideal for any modern, family environment.
A brick fireplace serves as the focus point for this neutral transitional family room. Matching mirrors, lamps and tables bookend the fireplace, creating symmetry. A lantern pendant light hangs from the vaulted ceiling.
This luxurious family bathroom mixes a variety of design styles to create a unique space. Traditional ceiling moldings, salvaged wood shower and modern appliances all add their own design element to this space.
White floor-length curtains visually elongate this family room, while huge windows let natural light pour into the space. Notes of blue and teal in the oriental rug are carried through into the pillows.
Various textures and coastal tones add beauty and interest to this open family room. Shades of tan, brown, blue and white and artwork inspired by the beach and ocean give the space a calm feel, providing a great place to relax and unwind.
Even though the kitchen is mostly white, Darnell adds interest through different textures. The backsplash is a trellis design, while white bead board is installed on the walls. The space is made family friendly by having the breakfast area open up to the kitchen.
The perfect space to gather with family, this living area features cushioned seating with enough room for the whole family. A built-in bookshelf beside the fireplace makes it a cozy spot for reading, too.