Next to Rollins' kitchen garden is a shady space where a previous owner planted bamboo for privacy and a tall stone wall gives the feeling of being in a hidden oasis. Begonias, Japanese maple and geraniums kept in simple terracotta pots mean Rollins can move them around for parties, or bring them inside when the weather gets cold.
Crisp white walls and rows of windows keep this transitional breakfast nook as light and airy as possible. Here, the bachelor can take a seat at the table and enjoy coffee with a view, or he can pull back the roman shades for some privacy, too.
This breezy, beachy and traditional space serves as a home office and reading room. A built-in desk unit offers ample storage and provides maximum function in this narrow corner niche. The color palette reflects the home's coastal locale and sets a relaxing mood. Window shades give the homeowner flexibility and control with privacy and natural light.
A built-in bench draws you into this charming hallway nook in the 2013 HGTV Dream Home. Resembling something out of a Jane Austen novel, the spot has curtains for privacy, woven baskets for storage, and an antique mirror and candle sconces for a bonafide chic country look.
This opulent living room has a wall-mounted, flatscreen television, a long, red upholstered seat with privacy curtains, a curved sofa, and a glass-topped console with unique, carved supports. Sconce lighting illuminate the room's gold walls.
To accommodate as many people as possible, designers combined the exercise space and photography studio into an expansive, communal sleeping area with space for up to 10 people. Inspired by railway sleeping cars, the double-decker, double-sized bunk beds are cozy, comfortable and private, with well-appointed interiors including reading lights and book nooks. A comfy window seat doubles as day bed, and converts to a trundle bed when needed, while deep drawers provide plenty of storage space.
Two separate vanities, each with their own sink, countertop, mirror and cabinets, ensure space for two in this contemporary bathroom. Situated just past the vanities is a nook with a freestanding bathtub, offering a bit of privacy for bathing.
Relaxed, comfortable upholstery gives this waterside living room a homey, beachy vibe. Throughout the house, white paneling and neutral walls provide a restful backdrop for the pale, beach-hued furnishings and accessories. Soft blue chairs create a cozy conversation nook in the bay window and connect to the similarly hued upholstered chairs in the adjoining breakfast nook. Matchstick shades filter the light and offer privacy without blocking the stunning views.
A sunny corner is the perfect spot for a conversation nook in this luxury waterfront home. Broad windows offer sweeping views across Long Island Sound. A curved, low-slung sofa is ready for dozing or reclining with a good book. Sheer curtains draw to give privacy or filter the light.