Waiting for the big idea to strike? There's plenty to inspire in this airy, bright workspace. Everything you need is here: comfortable seating, generous (yet subtle) storage ... and you can't beat the view from that office window.
Inspired by the idea of “floating,” the coffee table in this minimalist living room passes through the glass partition that defines the seating areas. Sleek desks integrate ample workspaces into the living area. Bamboo floors contrast the stark whiteness and add texture.
Symmetry and storage were important ideas for this kitchen. The client wanted to have both her grandkids in the kitchen or serve appetizers to adult guests while she was preparing foods. A peninsula was added to provide seating and to allow for a functional cooking area.
Symmetry and storage were important ideas for this kitchen. The client wanted to have both her grandkids in the kitchen or serve appetizers to adult guests while she was preparing foods. A peninsula was added to provide seating and to make for a functional cooking area.
Designer Bo Li used big design ideas to turn this small kitchen into a stunningly spacious, transitional space. Patterned upholstery gives the kitchen island seating a decorative touch while white cabinetry and rich textiles to enrich the space. A breakfast bar like this one can serve as an informal place to eat, or as functional seating for when your party guests inevitably end up in the kitchen with you. This granite breakfast bar doubles as a kitchen island and features comfortable upholstered stools.
“Our client had the fantastic idea to use rolling tool cabinets in her kitchen,” says architect Nick Pancheau. “We designed a simple kitchen island combining seating and storage in a single movable piece. We selected a lime-green finish to match the fritted glass lamp shades made by the client; a subtle dark-green soapstone countertop rests atop the cabinets.”
A custom-built window seat provides extra storage and style in the kid's bedroom in the HGTV Smart Home 2014. "The idea behind the daybed was to have more space for friends to hangout," says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
A pair of window seats flanks a modern bookshelf in this girl's bedroom filled with fun and clever design ideas. The room, which belongs to Cooking Channel star Tiffani Thiessen's young daughter, features a chic white color palette punched up by swaths of bright pink and yellow. The design team made maximum use of the room's unique, angled layout.
This beautiful girl's bedroom is carved into the eaves of Cooking Channel star Tiffani Thiessen's home. Clever storage ideas make maximum use of the room's many angles. An all-white color palette gets punch from swaths of pink, including bold pink doors. Large windows and a pair of window seats bring in loads of natural light.
Inspired by the idea of a well-traveled woman, this dressing room pairs a glamorous Victorian-style bench with two Chinese ceramic vases. The result is an elegant yet eclectic seat on which to lounge before getting ready for a night on the town. Two floor-to-ceiling armoires ensure that the lady of the house has many outfits to choose from.
Turn to landscape timbers for an easy DIY lawn edging that keeps grass from invading planting areas. To install, you’ll need to dig down a few inches to create a stable footing for the timbers. To help timbers last longer, it’s a good idea to add a layer of landscape fabric topped with gravel between the timber and soil. Nestle timbers into soil as deeply as you want, but try to keep them raised at least a few inches to create a grass-proof barrier. Use a wider timber (6 inches minimum) if you’re stacking timbers and want them to serve as seating.