Doing laundry is ever so much more exciting when you get to come into the laundry room via a hidden entrance. Turn these pantry shelves around and step inside. The pantry itself features hand-scraped shelves and a mahogany butcher block countertop.
In the master bedroom, the wall on which the bed rests is covered in a gorgeous, metallic silver grass cloth that conceals the hidden door to the closet. Above the mirrored, four-poster bed, a brass chain link chandelier makes a bold statement, while rich texture was added with black faux fur pillow shams and blanket at the food of the bed. To personalize the space even further, designers had a modern, monogram printed on metallic linen.
The bookshelves on the hidden bookshelf door have been engineered to handle 300 lb. loads, so books, baskets for smaller office items, decorative accessories and framed family photos can easily be displayed and organized.
This hidden door bookcase leads from an office to the guest quarters in a private home in Alameda, Calif. Designed by Mark Dutka of InHouse Design Studio, it’s made of rift oak with a natural finish, and is just one part of a highly complex design which covers every inch of the room’s walls. It was quite the challenge, but Dutka's specialty is the design of custom cabinetry solutions for specialized residential environments. Our question is, what’s the secret password?
A rustic wood wall and brightly colored chairs give this modern home office a playful, kid-friendly vibe. Wall-mounted lamps provide task lighting while keeping the desk space free. Glass doors and a well-placed window fill the space with light.
This open concept, urban home in Austin, TX, offers more seating for guests in this bonus living space. With ceiling fans above and plenty of comfortable seating below, take in all the views of the outdoors, or seclude yourself from the dining area with the hidden pocket door.
This bonus living space takes in views of the open concept dining room and galley kitchen. Windows work to define the space, with a view of the bedroom to the right, and a hidden pocket door that can be used to section off the dining area for extra privacy.