To the left, a large study area -- which could also be used as a home school classroom -- features bookshelves, ergonomically correct chairs, a map and other necessary supplies. On the right, the home's humble entry shows a beautiful wood plank ceiling and frosted sliding glass doors.
A dorm room desk tucked under a lofted bed maximizes your available floor space. Wall space can be livened with posters or trinkets to represent your home state. Colorful school supplies are useful for working and also serve as cute decor on the desktop. An easily removable wallpaper over the desk top gives it an extra personal touch.
The one-of-a-kind Toybox Home is the result of two guys running into each other at a Chicago reclaimed materials store. Frank Henderson, a music student, met Paul Schultz, a designer, and the two decided to design and construct a tiny house where Henderson could live while in school.
Early in the process, the homeowners were undecided as to whether they wanted a modern or midcentury-style house. This design borrows elements from both schools. Stacked stone, wood and stucco were combined to create a feeling of timelessness in what would otherwise be a very modern form.
The one-of-a-kind Toybox Home is the result of two guys running into each other at a Chicago reclaimed materials store. Frank Henderson, a music student, met Paul Schultz, a designer, and the two decided to design and construct a tiny house where Henderson could live while in school. It was created with the concept that home should be a fun place inspiring creativity while also providing peace of mind. The home’s exterior features include an energy efficient thermoplastic roof plane (TPO), natural cedar siding and colorful corrugated fiberglass.
The newly remodeled office features a generous work surface that's ideal for the Ramsey kids to work on school work or projects. The old built-ins were removed and replaced with open shelving in a natural finish.
The first design mistake Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper ever made? "For our first high-end flip, I chose a tan stucco color," Joanna says. "After it was painted, I pulled up to the house and it looked like a big yellow school bus." Lesson learned? Always buy paint samples.
This playroom exudes personality — from the initials on the wall to the deer art and graphic rug. School locker-inspired cabinets provide a great storage space for toys and supplies and also serve as a place to display art, candles and a lamp. The fireplace and wicker chair add a homey feel to the room.
Repurposed old school lockers offer additional storage space and bring a unique, quirky touch to this mudroom. Cut-out caddies house baskets for shoes and other small accessories to keep the small space neat and organized.
Marble floors from the Old East Denver High School guide visitors into the foyer. Here, a console table, armchair and antique cabinet warm the white walls, while stairs and a gold chandelier draw the eye towards the home's second level.
The dining room shows off this Newport Beach home's fresh take on coastal-inspired style. Hints of ocean blue contrast with the crisp white dining table and chairs. And a school of 3-D fish make their way across the back wall.
Artist Tracy Galasso's collection of ivory busts and vintage items are mixed in with art books available for her guests to peruse. Galasso's art school education is visible in every corner of this beautifully designed and well-curated home.
In the open concept design, the hardwood floors and white and wood design scheme help visually connect the kitchen and dining room. On the wall near the dining table, a school of fish are a whimsical nod to the home's beach location.
Designer Rebekah Zaveloff mixed dark wood with black and cream accents to tie in with architecture of 1920s Tudor home. Charcoal grout and school house lights add vintage feel. Black accents and chalkboard inserts on refrigerator add depth. A chalkboard refrigerator is a handy message center.