The large sectional grounds the design of this living room by adding a deep shade of blue to the room. The natural walls, area rug and ceiling keep the room looking bright and spacious. A kid's play table is centered in the room for a fun and interactive family set up.
This outdoor space was designed to create a nice transition from the home to the expansive backyard. A playground is perfect for kids, while a fire pit and dining area are ideal for adults. The landscaping features natural materials and a bold use of color for a crisp visual appeal.
Cindy loves her West Village location because of its relaxed atmosphere and nearby parks for the kids. "You can actually smell fresh air in the city, which is wonderful for New York," she says." The reality star is currently transforming her outdoor living space — a rare find in New York — from a party place to a play area for the kids, adding a swing, cushioned cement, an outdoor kitchen and tables for family meals.
A developed backyard with limited access and a client wanting a fun pool for the kids, but with an adult feel..The solution was to craft a vessel that would sit within the multiple terraced gardens, that were created with dry stacked stone. Our first challenge was getting into the backyard with minimal disruption, this would require importing soil to fill in areas creating ramps over walls and developed areas.
Connected to the kid's bedroom, this craft area doubles as a desk space for doing homework. A vaulted ceiling helps the narrow space feel more open. The long built-in wood desk stretches the length of the room and looks out a series of three window, two of which open for ventilation.
Because this room came with a permanent, pueblo-style bed, the designers decided to make the space work for the parents *and* their kids. A neutral sofa and two patterned armchairs create a sitting area for the adults, while the pueblo bed and swing chair give the kiddos a place to play.
Light wood furniture is a smart, neutral choice for a nursery since it can grow with the child. A mod orange-and-blue area rug adds contemporary style underfoot, while elegant blue valances and shades blend beautifully into the walls. Accessories, like the floor lamp, showcase the parents' avid love of cycling.
This nursery features a custom mural inspired by the children's classic tale, Where the Wild Things Area. To let the mural shine, designers kept the room's other elements quiet: a white crib, bed linens and rug. A mobile with sailboats recalls the boat Max steps into, off on his explorations.
From the foyer, the stairway leads to this second, casual family room with a bar area. Espresso-colored stain on the stair rails pairs nicely with the sage green walls for a cozy color palette. This space is a perfect retreat for kids while adults entertain downstairs in the formal living room.
After a long day by the water, the owners and their kids can retreat to this comfortable living area. Here, a plush gray sectional allows everyone to stretch out, while a modern fireplace promises to keep the space cozy and warm all evening. Rustic wood trim, meanwhile, makes for a unique visual.
Designer Susan Fredman creates a colorful space for everyone in the family to enjoy. The media room features a play area for young kids with a chalkboard wall and a pool table so the adults can play too. Ample seating and floor pillows provide a spot for everyone to gather around the tube.
Even the kids room offers breathtaking views of the Chicago city skyline. Designed for two boys, a contemporary, gray wood bunk bed adds functionality to the small space, and a stylish blue and white chevron rug grounds the room. A pair of bean bags provides a quaint area for reading and relaxing.
An in-kitchen eating area - perfect for kids and family or for entertaining - is a key feature in this open-plan kitchen. The symmetry, along with the all-white cabinetry and tile backsplash, make the room feel large, clean and organized. Modern-style hanging globes give the space an industrial look while providing plenty of lighting.
Wanting a space where they could enjoy lunch with the kids and host dinner parties in the evening, the homeowners asked the Barbour Spangle Design to transform their plain patio into a versatile eating area. Thus, a rustic wood table with six chairs centers the space, with a light gray floor to protect bare feet on sunny days.
One Washington, D.C., area family enjoys morning coffee on the front porch. What they dislike is clutter. They keep hidden the chaos that goes with raising kids. What looks like architectural details on the porch conceals bats, balls and other baseball gear.
Rather than destroy the existing pool, Michigan-based Zaremba & Company adds a second pool that overlaps the original pool. The second pool has shallow ends and a vanishing edge over which water spills into the original pool below. The multi-tiered design provides a safe play area for children and introduces plenty of spaces for lounging and entertaining.
Picture a living room that flows into a colorful, wide-open double terrace, and you'll soon see what Lieve Saether with Turnstyle Interior Design has created. Designed for a couple and their college-bound kid, this stylish outdoor space includes a blue-spotted upholstered bench, a large brown coffee table and an area rug that resembles a watercolor painting.
The Parkers wanted to make sure that there was something for everyone in their new living space, so Chip and his team made sure to include lots of seating. The living area also includes a multi-use ottoman (pictured) for everyone in the family including the dog with a nail salon, gaming station and dog bed. This creates a central area for the kids to work and spend time with their parents, as seen on DIY Network's Elbow Room.