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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 dimensions of the room have stayed the same, but the wall separating this room from the kitchen has been removed, creating an open concept first floor. A large sectional now dominates the living room, providing a comfortable sitting area for guests and family.
Like many of the rooms in this home, the kitchen, dining and family room feature large windows that provide a stunning views. A modern white sofa and chairs create a complete minimalistic look to the space.