Designer Anna Williams worked her magic for a young family with dogs galore by repurposing this neglected walk-through space with a few clever touches. White custom cabinetry was added to one wall of the room, which can now be used for decorative display and storage. A wall of family art and photographs, displayed in white frames and canvas, adds a personal touch to the room, while the casual furnishings encourage relaxation and play.
The living room is light and bright with soft layers of texture from the grasscloth wallpaper to the linen draperies. An oversized neutral sectional pairs with blue armchairs and tufted leather ottomans.
This contemporary home features indoor/outdoor kitchen, family and dining rooms that open to the lanai. An expansive balcony captures the spectacular lake views. The turf is artificial with drip irrigation used for the plantings.
The Houghtons' 4,000 square foot lakeside retreat on Lake Gaston in rural North Carolina offers a place for the family to work and play when not spending time at their home in Chapel Hill.
Inside, Heather Garrett Interior Design and the Houghtons determined that a fitness room took priority over a vacuous master bedroom suite, so Heather designated that area on plan to house a gym with a climbing wall. She then ditched the idea of a dining room, in favor of a deep upholstered niche and shuffleboard table open to the kitchen and family room.
This Jackson Hole, Wyoming, home serves as a cabin retreat for the owners and their siblings and extended families. The owners wanted a log cabin with all the modern conveniences, and the design team used a frame construction with log accents and siding. The finished product is an authentic, heritage log cabin with an updated look.
Sunlight peeks from beneath the eaves of a covered porch, one of the many ways this Jackson Hole, Wyoming, cabin retreat connects to its woodsy setting. The home was created as a retreat for the owners and their siblings and extended families, who come together at the vacation home and needed both private and communal spaces to relax, feel at home, and create great memories of well-spent vacations together.
Studio Outside Landscape took advantage of the sunset and western views in positioning this metal fire pit and seating on a Texas property. The family's outdoor gathering space is immersed in native vegetation and flowering native perennials that provide color through most of the growing season, according to the company, which won an American Society of Landscape Architects award for the project.
A bunkroom maximizes space in this cozy, yet spacious cabin retreat. The house serves as a vacation home for the owners and their extended family, with plenty of space for family members to come together or relax in privacy. In this cozy kids' space, sleeping bunks mix with open spaces filled with a mix of seating options, giving the kids a great space to hang out.
The living room of this home on Australia's Darling Point peninsula features a cozy conversation area nestled up to a homey, traditional fireplace. A natural fiber rug and dark-stained trim bring warmth to the space and give it a casual vibe that's comfortable for everyday living. Built in 1870, the Gothic Revival house has been fully restored and updated as a family residence.
Creative Spaces Interior Design crafted this teenage retreat using color and eclectic furnishings for the family room. The turquoise blue of the walls and the cornflower blue of the sofa anchor the space allowing the strong stripe of the room's back wall to take center stage. The room's area rugs, pillows and artwork pick up the colors in the stripes (orange, kelly green, royal blue and yellow) for an overall pleasing effect.