The guest bathroom features walls lined in blackened steel diamond plate, cement tile floors and a cement floating sink designed by Andrea Michaelson. The open shower creates a spacious feel. The contemporary design style with industrial modern touches carries throughout the home.
Create several gifts from one vintage license plate with cut metal keychains. Search antique stores for old steel plates ranging in different letters and numbers. Use metal snips to cut out the letters and numbers, then sandpaper the edges. Add a hole along the top with a drill and a 1/8-inch drill bit, then attach a metal key ring into the hole.
Don’t hide your collection of decorative plates. If you have a collection of cookware, pull the pieces out and let everyone see and enjoy them. Stephanie Andrews of Atlanta-based Balance Design showcased her client’s collection in this designer kitchen. “The blue and white pottery is not expensive, but it made an impact when there is a collection of it,” Andrews says.
Half-inch steel plates and boards form work together as modern, sculptural retaining walls for a luxury touch on landscaping. The simple backdrop of the steel plate allows the decorative grasses to shine.
This traditional kitchen features dark wood cabinets with built-in stainless-steel double ovens and microwave. Earth-toned granite countertops match the honeycomb pattern tile floor. Under cabinet stemware storage and the plate rack above provide beautiful and convenient dish storage.
Long, slender windows frame the corner of this midcentury modern kitchen. Sleek, wooden cabinets feature stainless steel cornered handles and frosted glass accent doors. The neutral color scheme is livened by a simple and tasteful display of matching mauve dishes, tea set, vases and decorative plate.
Prior to the renovation, the fireplace brick was a plain, drab color. Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri painted the brick and the mantel in bright white for a stronger visual impact. The firewood holder is a welded steel box with plates attached at the top and mid-point for structural support. An oversized wall clock is made from reclaimed wood, while a five-piece modular sectional sofa makes for a comfy spot to relax.