Jackie Cantwell started adding shelving to her apartment, and when she started, she couldn't stop. She ended up adding floating shleves to her kitchen and created a pretty and practical storage solution.
Preserved midcentury modern details flow throughout this lovely, black-and-white master bathroom. Mosaic tiles line the floors, with white subway tiles on the walls behind a floating sink. Open shelving beside the rectangular mirror provides lots of storage.
A green door opens to an updated midcentury modern bathroom with preserved wooden details. Mosaic tiles line the floors, with white subway tiles on the walls behind a floating sink. Open shelving beside the rectangular mirror provides lots of storage.
Turquoise and navy tiles create a floral pattern accent wall showcased in this desk nook. A simple, sleek floating white desk and built in shelves form a modern set up perfect for working without distraction. A stainless steel stool with white cushion can be easily tucked below the desk to keep the space open.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, a pair of floating vanities are the perfect addition to this master bathroom. Sleek, square mirrors complement the strong lines in the space, while the built-in shelving is as visually appealing as it is functional.
Contemporary penny tile combines with classic subway tile in this kids' bath with modern-industrial flair. Nautical-inspired light fixtures and a riveted mirror/medicine cabinet complete the look, while a minimal floating vanity features open wood shelving that brings warmth to the space.
Although the cabinets in this modern rustic kitchen were custom made, architect Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta says there’s a key space-planning tip here. Depending on your kitchen layout, use the space above your windows for storage that you don’t need every day. Floating reclaimed wood shelves would well work in these spaces and can be found at home decor stores, for example.
When designing a bathroom for a busy family of five, Wanda Ely used a wide trough-style sink that lets all three children brush their teeth at once and added clever storage solutions to store everyone’s essentials. “The clients wanted a white bathroom with Scandinavian, spa-like feel with open shelving,” says Ely. “The floating, rustic maple shelves had holes routed out of them to fit various glass and metal inserts that help hold and organize their belongings. Stainless steel inserts hold toothbrushes, glass test tubes hold flowers, glass cups hold miscellaneous items like hair elastics and cotton balls.”
As seen on Fixer Upper, this elegant master bathroom has been transformed into a stylish oasis. Bathed in a neutral color palette, this space is bright and inviting thanks to the large window and glass paneled door that leads from this space outside onto a private balcony for the couple to enjoy. To help warm the space, stylish accents, such as floating sinks, modern shelves and a rustic mirror were added, creating the perfect, updated blend of stylish and relaxing.
As seen on HGTV's hit show Love It or List It Too, the floors in this living room have been sanded and stained, and the fireplace has a new insert and ties. The shelving beside the fireplace is floating and the dog doors have been built into ledges that double as a location to place a beverage.
Light blue glass subway tile delicately graces an accent wall, flowing into the shower and giving the feeling of space in this compact bathroom. The addition of a rain showerhead adds to the spa-like luxury while the geometric shapes of a small floating vanity and shelving ground the space with sophistication.
Incorporating a lot of color in the kids’ room, from shiny chartreuse to brilliant bursts of orange, turns this chic, contemporary bedroom into a fun and youthful sanctuary. Carrying the green to a stylish built-in bookshelf is in playful contrast to reflective black floating and staggered shelving. Reading, relaxing and studying can be accomplished at either the built in desks or on the sofa with the use of the portable table. Skateboard decks can be installed as contemporary art.
“The trick to tackling a huge room like this is to divide it up into zones and that's just what this design trio does so well,” says designer Candice Olson. “There is an area to take in the view; a sprawling wall shelf that doubles as both display and seating; (great for those big LA parties); and a main conversation grouping that floats in front of the fireplace. I think the wall art is the strongest element in this space. Large tree-motif panels suit the grand scale of the space, as does the ingenious bubble-wrap wall hanging backed with a very current fretwork graphic — someone’s going to Design Heaven for that move. And can we talk about the pink ducks?! The 3-D element of these wooden sculptures animates the massive fireplace wall but this team doesn’t stop there. A quart of neon-pink paint has these ducks kicking sand in the feathered faces of their pink flamingo cousins. It’s this touch of the unexpected that prevents a serious room like this from looking too somber and that can make a good design a great one. As strong as the wall art is, I feel the decorative elements placed along the wall shelves and mantel are suffering from a case of "Honey, I shrunk the accessories." Big rooms need big accessories — lamps, candlesticks or pedestals, ceramics and mirrors — all large-scaled to suit. I would have opted for a huge, free-form, wood coffee table. Glass tends to visually disappear and is a better choice to help keep the feeling open and uncluttered in small spaces.”