This attractive work space features a huge pin board extending from the desktop to the ceiling. An antique rotating cabinet provides useful storage with unique flair. A contemporary desk chair adds an updated detail for a transitional look.
This home office is perfect for an aspiring sketch artist. A mod gold task lamp illuminates the black acrylic desktop and work space. The black and white striped pin board leaves space for personal mementos, while a glass terrarium provides natural flair.
A custom, upholstered pin board with turquoise ribbon ties in with the latticed lines of the bedding in this sweet girl's room. Floor-to-ceiling built-in cabinets maximize storage in the close space, while broad windows framed with yellow pinstriped curtains offer a breathtaking waterfront view.
For unique character, the designer included vintage details like the globes above the desk and the brass animals. Like the window seat, this built-in desk is a smart choice for a smaller space, fitting handily into the sloped ceiling alcove.
For a touch of traditional style, an 8-foot-by-4-foot sheet of foam board covered in chinoiserie fabric was attached to the wall behind the dresser with double-sided tape. To prevent the fabric from wrinkling or sagging, it was held taut to the back foam board with gaffer’s tape, then secured in place from the sides using T-pins.
Storage Dilemma: Daily mail and magazines quickly pile up and clutter your kitchen. Solution: If you don't want to pin items on your refrigerator or have the wall space for a bulletin board, a base message center cabinet is a good alternative. It gives you an organized spot for the papers, while also providing a great way to end a cabinet run.
Encourage conversation and mingling by setting up an activity for your guests. This New Year's resolution game is inspired by the holiday "white elephant" gift exchange. To set up, create a backdrop using foam or cork boards and pin up instructions. Make note cards using silver cardstock and snowflake cutouts. The striped envelopes are an easy cut-and-fold DIY using leftover holiday wrapping paper.
A vintage wooden ironing board, lady pin cushion and gold-handled scissors add to the quirky vibe of the laundry room while use of circular saw mill grooved wood countertop conceals the washer and dryer beneath. Metal mesh cabinets add to the functionality of the small space by providing easy to search shelving and allowing for greater pops of color. The trellis wallpaper adds pattern and matches the yellow interior of the cabinets.