Coastal meets contemporary in this cool dining area, a mix of crisp, clean lines and bright, tropical colors. White leather wraparound banquette seating makes sure there's always room for one more at the table.
This mudroom features a simple locker design that has space for everyone. Tile floors can take the abuse from kids, pets and wet shoes. White shiplap is adorable with the traditional coat hooks. The blue pendant light is a charming touch of color.
The comfortable living room features a traditional white sectional, elegant pink chair and tufted blue ottoman that is washable and pet-friendly. Striped curtains add bright visual texture to the space, while exposed wood beams create definition between the living space and kitchen.
The designer-selected gray cabinet facings and blue-hued tile backsplash blend effortlessly to create a larger sense of space visually. The large peninsula is also a great work space for a promising chef.
This wider view of the pet nook shows how the space enjoys close proximity to the lounge area of the great room, in this modern-style mountain retreat designed for easy living for all members of the family.
Shaker-style cabinets are installed floor to ceiling to provide much-needed kitchen storage. The lower cabinets are a brilliant navy to contrast with the bright white cabinetry and countertops. The space is grounded by porcelain flooring, a durable and easy-to-clean choice perfect for families with pets.
This live-edge wood kitchen counter was designed to be the rustic kitchen's focal point. A durable top coat makes it practical and easy to maintain. Opposite the counter, pets get pampered with a special feeding and water station. A water spigot under the counter is for easy water bowl refills.
The homeowners, guests and pets can relax on outdoor furniture accented by throw pillows within the shady seclusion of a tall, wood privacy fence. The homeowner had a vision for transforming the space, which was already partially enclosed by a fence and concrete wall, into an outdoor courtyard for entertaining on warm summer evenings.
In a home short on storage, builder Todd Best worked hard to provide his client with plenty of cabinet space. “She wanted us to be creative,” he says. “So we took advantage of every extra square foot that we could find—thus the use of this custom sliding storage unit in a normally wasted area of their master bathroom.”
Wool rugs are easy to clean and have fibers that contain lanolin, a natural stain repellent. They're a smart choice for family rooms, where kids and pets spend most of their time. "This open, second floor media room overlooks the living room below. We needed a strong anchor to be the foundation of the space and to define the character of the room. Merida's classic buffalo check was the perfect solution — boldly inviting guests to gather for conversation, nestle in with a book or cluster for watching movies. The check pattern instantly conveys a sense of warmth and familiarity. Additionally, our clients planned to using this space to watch sporting events — so we needed something to withstand rowdy sports fans and the beautiful, quality wool construction of this rug meant it was the perfect yet practical fit," says the designers at Foley & Cox Interiors.
Perfect for casual weekend living, this Hamptons beach-house dining/family room has a close connection to the kitchen, as well as to outdoor living areas. Glass doors on the ground level slide all the way into the walls, opening the family/dining room and living room to an expansive deck area. The rooms can be entirely open or protected from mosquitoes with a screen system, allowing for summer breezes, ample entertaining areas and restoring connections to nature. “A consistent — but not overwhelming — thread of blue follows throughout these ground level spaces: blue kitchen cabinets, blue custom rug and touches of blue walls,” note the architects.