Bold, blue artwork defines this high-drama dining room, which features white walls and a coffered ceiling with a unique, angular design. Slipcovered chairs offer crisp, yet comfortable seating that invites guests to linger. A wine cellar is surrounded by smoked glass, giving visitors a peek at the bottles stored inside. A built-in sideboard next to the wine cellar is functional and stylish, and offers a perfect nook to display dramatic artwork.
The Asbury Hotel on the New Jersey Shore was once the local Salvation Army. Today, it’s a hip beach retreat that has preserved functional elements of its past. The lobby, which doubles as a greenhouse, has conserved the original brick and pillars while adding colorful new furnishings including the inviting pit sofa with a blue velvet base and playful hand-sewn cushions, custom designed by Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture. The practical grey oak coffee table is from Restoration Hardware.
Nicola and Michael are looking for a space where they can entertain friends and relax with their family. Jillian designed a space that is light, flowing and functional. The windows all around the room allow plenty of light into the space, while the canned lighting in the ceiling helps to add light. The neutral wall color helps to reflect the light, while the grey sofa and its pillows adds color to the space and softens it. The natural beam that crosses the room, the chandelier in the dining room and other wood accents add a rustic flare to the room.
It is simple in its design, yes, but this white subway tile that lines this shower also projects strength while serving as a backdrop for the more extravagant toile wallpaper found outside its door. The tile, grouted in gray, has a slightly brilliant finish that contrasts with the brushed metal finish of the shower hardware. The overhead showerhead and the handheld fixture are functional features of the design as well as the cut-out cubby for products,
The vision for the space was to create a livable, functional space for the homeowners. Their love for modern design paired perfectly with the quaint cottage architecture and geography of the home. By removing the one wall in the space that used to define the kitchen, the designers were able to open the floor plan up and maximize the square footage and natural lighting. The living area features a comfy gray sectional paired with modern black chairs and coffee table. A geometric rug anchors the space and adds interest and dimension.
The Williams family asked Chip and his design team for a functional, family friendly kitchen. That's exactly what they got. As seen on HGTV's Elbow Room, Chip Wade and his team of skilled designers created a multi-faceted kitchen that would be useful for a family with school aged kids. In a section of the kitchen, he placed the natural wood countertops on hinges and added storage for the Williams' kids to study.
Contemporary cabinets and stainless steel accents highlight this functional loft-style kitchen with a two-tiered metallic island. Industrial-style orange pendant lights bring a pop of color to the space while a beautiful arrangement of red roses add warmth. The far wall is decorated with a black and white photo collage, adding an element of surprise and visual interest to the space. Hardwood flooring anchors the space and gives it a cozy feel.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transformed a dark and cramped basement into a bright recreation room full of amenities for a growing family of four. Neutral blues, grays and whites are used throughout the space's decor for a style that's beautiful yet functional for all. A chevron-patterned area rug is the perfect complement to the vintage herringbone wood coffee table and its blue and gray decorative accessories.
This loft space from designer Kirsten Holmstedt serves a multi-functional purpose as both a workspace and lounge. A masculine color palette paired with furniture that is robust enough for everyday use is modern and fresh. The sideboard buffet has extra storage to keep away clutter while also storing office equipment. Pouf ottomans were incorporated to create a place for sitting and lounging while catching up on sports. The addition of can lights throughout the room and an updated light fixture gives the space a fresh modern feel and acts as a cool focal point when coming upstairs.
Because this laundry area sits between a master bedroom and an art studio, the design team at Crystal Kitchen Center wanted to make it accessible and functional for both purposes. The stained-glass window, backlit by a skylight, serves as an art piece and makes the room feel more expansive. The room is small, so a stackable washer and dryer help to conserve square footage. A staircase bump-out creates a spot for laundry baskets as well as a hanging rod, and a shelf over the sink acts as a handy supply station.
If you like your cabinets but want a bit more pizzazz, put a spotlight on them with lighting. Designer Judith Wright Sentz used LED ribbon lights inside and low voltage lights underneath. Not only does this showcase the beautiful leaded glass doors and items on display, it also provides additional functional light for the kitchen. Sentz says the kitchen, which was a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner, was once very dark, so she took care to add as much light to the space as possible.
After giving thought to the cabinets' exterior, turn some attention to their intended use and interior features. "It used to be that we would place cabinetry in the room and make it functional," says Al. "Now every cabinet has a purpose." There are pullout drawers for pots and pans, oversize drawers for baking sheets and even high-tech under-counter cooling drawers that keep beverages and snacks within easy reach. Accessories like lazy Susans, built-in spice racks, drawer organizers and other cabinet extras make the kitchen a much more efficient and enjoyable place. Photo courtesy of GE Monogram
At just under 1,000 square feet, designers had a lot of function to fit into a small space. The homeowners wanted to keep the original structure of the home their grandfather built, but they wanted it updated to include a functional kitchen, living areas and bedrooms, so designers created living spaces with an open concept on the beach side to take advantage of the home's magnificent beach view. Then, they tucked as many beds as possible in the second half of the house so that the entire family would have a place to sleep when the family visited the house.
This newly renovated, turn of the century home has been given an upgrade. The homeowner has decided to turn an underused second story patio into a luxury dressing room. These elegant French doors lead from the home's newly renovated master bathroom into the new custom closet. Upon entering the space, one of the more stunning features is present-a custom built jewelry tower. This tower is complete with lighted drawers so that the homeowner has easy access to all of her favorite pieces. The chandelier that hangs from the ceiling, while elegant and stylish, is also functional and helps to provide extra light to the space.
The goal of this project was to modernize the open plan living space, but in a thoughtful way that would respect the location and also provide the young bachelor with a functional design. The narrow living room space was one of the biggest challenges in the space planning. By creating a wall hung entertainment unit and bookcase, with a large area rug and small cocktail tables, the narrow space was visually widened.
To keep the flow of the space fluid and to create visually interest in the corner of the main living space, a custom round dining table with "wishbone" chairs make a bright statement and feel inviting.
The raw, rambling third floor had one well-sized room, but the rest of the space was a jungle of trusses and HVAC ducts. The designers turned that space into a home office, wet bar, two bedrooms, a full bath and an elevator lobby. Here, the largest room was created into a home office. To create a focal point, the bottom section of the ornate fireplace (originally in the great room) was placed on a wall that is flanked by bookcases. The fireplace is not functional, but it creates a handsome backdrop behind the homeowner’s desk.
Anthony and John, from Cousins on Call, have made a small area look incredibly large by creating a two in one functional area. The eat-in kitchen area seats four people comfortably at the island. The semi-formal dining area allows six people to enjoy their meal. The asymmetric high ceiling give the room a grand yet chic feel. Gray walls adorned with smart artwork enhances the beauty of the area. This room leads right into the living room as seen on HGTV's Cousins On Call.
Always keep changes of weather in mind when packing, especially if you have long days outdoors planned. When packing for Memorial Day weekend, Trunk Club's Maggie Mee recommends some key pieces that are stylish and multi-functional. "For women, wide leg cropped pants serve as a trendy versatile base. You can pair them with a cami or knit tee. Fitted tops complement the wide pant leg. You might also think about swapping out dresses for jumpsuits this Memorial Day weekend. They're perfect for moving around a picnic and leave you feeling comfortable and carefree."