A play of textures on the walls, floor and bed gives this sleek, contemporary bedroom depth and dimension. Blackout curtains draw to block light and provide privacy. A wall-mounted TV is situated across from the bed, allowing the lush, upholstered bed to double as a cozy media center.
This family-friendly kitchen features a large island topped by a row of beautiful and functional pendant lights. A built-in desk puts the home office right at the heart of the house, and a walk-in pantry is ultra-convenient. Transom windows and crown molding are traditional architectural details that fit the style of the house.
Neutral and classic elements fill this living room, but the art piece above the fireplace brings the room alive. A leather sofa and pair of armchairs create a sitting area as well as offering a view of the grand piano.
Gray walls and white trim set a fresh, clean tone in this ground-level family room in Brooklyn. A modular sofa and a desk turn the room into a multifunctional living area. Meanwhile, French doors to the back garden connect the home to the outdoors.
This aqua-blue contemporary master retreat needed to serve several functions for the homeowner. The design team created a cozy nook for the bed with an aqua accent wall and incorporated task lighting over the bed. Meanwhile, an arched doorway leads to an en-suite bath, laundry area and home office space.
An eye-catching green-and-white striped chair adds a vibrant pop of color to this kitchen's built-in desk. The desk offers a convenient spot for paying bills, sorting mail and studying while maintaining a watchful eye on the kitchen.
In a single day, what was a lifeless place to store items is now a multi-functional, color-soaked place to keep toys, sports equipment and clothes organized. The bright blue wall color keeps the space fresh and exciting.
The basement in this Tampa Bay home is the perfect family-friendly game room. The multifunctional space features a comfortable TV-watching spot, a wet bar and pool table. Designer Don Sharp also designed the space to take advantage of the rear views and covered deck.
To give a family in Santa Monica, California, the multipurpose guest house/screening lounge they’d dreamed of, the design team at Spazio LA turned to an unexpected place: the four-car garage. "We converted half of the space while leaving the other half as a two-car garage," said the designers. "The space now includes a full screening room, a bar-kitchenette, a full bathroom and a Murphy bed for overnight guests."
This cool, crisp and airy space serves as both relaxing master retreat and functional workspace for the homeowner. An arched open doorway connects the serene bedroom to the en-suite bath and adjoining workspace. Cool colors, ample lighting and sleek flooring bring continuity to the contemporary rooms.
The large island in this white, transitional kitchen is sleek and multifunctional, with cabinetry at one end and comfortable seating at the other. The flat top creates an ideal workspace for cooking, dining, homework or crafting, and a modern chandelier illuminates the task area. A slatted wood ceiling with beams brings a casual vibe to the elegant space.
A custom white oak cabinet by Honea Woodworks balances the wood-paneled opposite wall in this airy and transitional living space. Vintage teak bookcases and an upright piano turn the room into a multifunctional space the whole family can enjoy. Traditional rugs make a fun pairing with modern artwork.
This small rented studio on Manhattan's Upper West Side is short on space but long on style. A Blu Dot for Target console table does triple duty as a vanity, workspace and dining table. The pinstriped wall paint treatment is both easy to produce and easy to cover up, an ideal combo for a rental. Hexagonal mirrors from IKEA add an artistic yet inexpensive element between the windows.
To give a converted garage the modern-farmhouse style their clients craved, the team at Spazio LA specified built-in media cabinets with sliding doors and black barn-door hardware. A retractable projection screen and a popcorn maker help create a cozy and welcoming space, perfect for movie nights.
When buying furniture for a dorm room or other small living space, choose pieces that are multifunctional. A futon is the perfect example; by day it can be used as a sofa, but by night it can instantly turn into a full bed. Here, white tables on casters are used as an entertainment center and a mobile coffee table and the cubed bookcase not only stores books and kitchen essentials, but serves as a room divider, too. Photo courtesy of IKEA