Behind the bookshelves, this secret hiding place in a little girl's playroom is the perfect escape to let creativity run wild. A chalkboard accent wall allows endless possibilities to draw and decorate.
The secret to the Sharp's success? Storage. "Everything utilitarian; blow dryers, toothbrushes and products should be stored away," says Patrick of a streamlined ethos seen in the couple's guest room bath. "Let your lighting and fixtures be the star."
This hidden door bookcase leads from an office to the guest quarters in a private home in Alameda, Calif. Designed by Mark Dutka of InHouse Design Studio, it’s made of rift oak with a natural finish, and is just one part of a highly complex design which covers every inch of the room’s walls. It was quite the challenge, but Dutka's specialty is the design of custom cabinetry solutions for specialized residential environments. Our question is, what’s the secret password?
Behind the bunk beds in this boys' room hides a secret space for the young boys to play. With two bookshelves, a desk on each side and perfect peeping windows, the nook has all the trappings of a hidden fort.
This sunken bar is a completely hidden room that can't be seen from anywhere within the home. The secret space is concealed by bookcases in the hallway. Contemporary touches spice up the room's stunning Old World design.
This bedroom butted against attic storage, so the small space was turned into a whimsical secret play room any little girl would love. Green walls and a soft green carpet in the play space pair perfectly with the elegant green and pink bedding right outside.
The garden is divided via gates and brick walls covered in creeping fig into several distinct rooms that help make the space feel like a special secret to explore. The neat, clean brick surface makes the garden conducive to entertaining.