Muted gray tones give this neutral master bathroom an elegant feeling with floor-to-ceiling cabinets, a single vanity sink with oversized mirror and crystal pulls on the cabinets. Marble flooring runs from the vanity to the nearby modern soaking tub in white.
This pretty laundry room is conveniently adjacent to the kitchen. Patterned tiles and interesting details, like the metal-and-glass pendant and the cabinets' leather pulls, add compelling layers of texture.
A three inch thick white quartz countertop makes the countertop stand out as a focal point rather than blend in as a detail in this kitchen. The vertical lines of the backsplash also add a design element to the kitchen that accentuates the height and linearity of the cabinet pulls.
You could get the look of these costly acrylic cabinets at a fraction of the price by alternating white and black high-gloss paint. Designer Laurie Haefele of Haefele Design adds that using hardware that screws into cabinets or no hardware at all would be significantly cheaper than the recessed drawer pulls she used. This bathroom is a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner.
The ingredients for a midcentury-style kitchen are simple: stained wood cabinets with flat-panel doors and a few vintage accessories (like the bulb pendants above). Designer Michelle Lord shares her money-saving strategies for creating a midcentury look. “I like to shop for midcentury furniture and accessories at garage sales and at Salvation Army stores. Then, to pull the look together I use pops of midcentury colors like lime green and orange.”