Located right inside the entrance to the Taylors' home, the home office features a sitting area with a couch and ottoman and enough thought put into the design to make the room functional as both a study, parlor and work space.
This open loft is a great living space, and its industrial-style decor makes a strong, cohesive statement. The antique tools on the wall pays homage to the decor and help to separate the home office function from the rest from the living area. Pops of red and purple in the tools and rounded couch are exciting accents colors.
The layout of the living room accommodates different activities, creating a true multipurpose space. The primary seating area includes an intimate arrangement of the sofa and two armchairs for gatherings of family or friends. The sofa has a comfortable view of the television, which is mounted above the fireplace, for nights when the homeowners choose to stay in and watch a movie. A bistro-sized table and chairs near the window offer a space to have a drink, play cards or even work on a laptop with a view of the TV.
Designers Heather Hilliard and Fleur Keyes envisioned the garden room at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase as a multipurpose entertaining space. The wood-burning fireplace offers a spot for open-flame cooking, while the tabletop creates the perfect spot for casual dinner parties or kids' crafting.
If your multipurpose space is used by adults and kids, consider upholstery fabrics that will help mask accidents and spills. Medium gray tones pair well together and are an excellent alternative to beige or tan.
This loft space from designer Kirsten Holmstedt serves a multi-functional purpose as both a workspace and lounge. A masculine color palette paired with furniture that is robust enough for everyday use is modern and fresh. The sideboard buffet has extra storage to keep away clutter while also storing office equipment. Pouf ottomans were incorporated to create a place for sitting and lounging while catching up on sports. The addition of can lights throughout the room and an updated light fixture gives the space a fresh modern feel and acts as a cool focal point when coming upstairs.
Designed to appeal to a single client who works from home and loves to entertain, this small kitchen features a clean, contemporary, and functional space for socializing, dinner parties, and day-to-day use.
Charged with creating a playroom for her clients' daughters, SuzAnn Kletzien set out to design a multipurpose space for play, study and possible sleepovers. A custom U-shaped storage bench and accompanying table anchor the space, while colorful upholstery and Moroccan-inspired accessories keep the eclectic space lively.
The owner of this multipurpose space wanted to use his garage for more than just vehicle storage. Designer Jeanne L. Griggs treated the room—which houses workout equipment, a dog kennel with outdoor access and space for two cars—to a mix of rich details, including custom cabinetry, a stainless steel refrigerator, granite countertops and a TV and sound system for workout entertainment.
A 13' long island with a kitchen sink, prep sink, dishwasher and microwave provides plenty of space to prep, cook and clean on one side, while a breakfast bar provides seating for five on the other side for eating and entertaining.
This multipurpose room functions as a laundry area and craft space. A bold blue island with cabinet space features a butcher block countertop that works great for messy crafts. In one corner, a niched wall works well for a stackable washer and dryer, and on the other side of the door, a built-in bookshelf displays art and knickknacks. A quaint powder room is nearby for convenience.