This porch features a wall and ceiling made of horizontal boards. Cushions on the stone tile floor provide seating, and drum end tables offer a space to set drinks and snacks. Overhead, a contemporary three-blade ceiling fan keeps air moving on warm days.
An easy way to create visual length to a room is to add horizontal stripes to the wall -- here, tones of blue and green also create a sense of airiness, and provide a focal point behind the bed. Custom shelves and desk area, perfect for doing homework or building a model car, were made from large reclaimed floor boards plus pipes and rope -- a unique way to bring unexpected and charming elements into a space.
This wooden staircase doesn't need embellishments to make it beautiful. Vertical and horizontal natural wooden boards make up the walls and the stairs' foundation. Stained wood for the stairs and railing create a beautiful contrast. The layered railing creates a smooth and effective support for moving floor to floor.
This kid's bathroom (lucky little one!) was designed with youthful whimsy and imagination in mind. Plank boards were installed horizontally on the walls to make the room feel and look wider. The robin's egg blue gets jazzed up by gray-and-white striped tiles on the floor and a speckled shade.