You’ve seen regular outdoor umbrellas no doubt, but here’s a clever solution for tiny spaces. This Outdoor Half Umbrella with Pole, $299 from Grandin Road, is the perfect shade over a door, on a balcony or along walls or windows. You won’t have to mount it, as it comes with a sturdy base that keeps the half-umbrella tightly against any flat surface.
On afternoons and weekends, the multipurpose room is occupied by both boys and their playmates. Since young boys are known for rambunctiousness and running around endlessly, they're kept at bay safely thanks to a Dutch door installed at the room's entry. To keep the kids contained inside, the bottom half of the door usually remains closed while the top half remains open, allowing parents to keep an eye on the kids from a distance.
The easy style of this light-filled foyer matches its coastal California setting in Orange County's Corona del Mar. Twin consoles each get a stool, a plant and a pretty basket. The front door has the intriguing design element of being able to split into an upper and lower half.
A sturdy, traditional wood vanity features a large mirror section and built in glass door cabinets over a yellow toned countertop. White wall tile frames the glass door of the walk in shower. Interior white tile is livened with a quilted pattern on the lower half below gold molding.
A glass door closes off the interior wall of this shower allowing the bathroom to have a more open feel. Mixed sizes of natural tile coat the walls and floors of the shower and match the wall tile on the lower half of the bathroom walls. A white pedestal sink and white framed mirror create the vanity.
Neutral marble tile coats the floor, continues up the lower half of the walls, and covers the shower for a cohesive and calm marbled beige design. A glass shower door contributes to the spacious look of the room and gives a look into the large walk in shower. Wood cabinets creating the base to the double vanities anchors the light design.
In the beautiful master bedroom suite, one half of the room is a sleeping area, the second half a spa bathroom. The two spaces are separated by an airy black steel wall that ties in with the steel window and door frames.
On one half of this master bedroom suite, glass doors open to the outside. On the other half is a large spa-style bathroom with a luxurious soaking tub. Graphic patterns on the rugs and bed linens bring dynamic energy to the space.
Half-circle steps lead to the home's main entrance, where a custom ironwork door waits to greet visitors. Stone columns, copper planters and twin sconces on either side of the door infuse the space with symmetry and balance.