Mint green walls add a soft but effective color to this cozy sewing room. Built-in shelving, thread storage and a folding ironing board keep the room organized and functional. Light wood countertops complement the hardwood flooring.
Subtle white flowers create a feminine and fun design on the floor of this sewing and crafts room. Moveable table panels provide a manipulative work surface for ease and comfort. A red rolling chair pops against the bright atmosphere of the white room.
The space-saving Murphy bed is the perfect piece for the homeowner's guest room and sewing room. Built-in nightstands, floating shelves and upper cabinets boast storage space without taking up much floorspace. An abstract painting is a surprising addition above the fold-down bed.
This home office and sewing room offers a mix of storage solutions and a flexible furniture arrangement that adapts it for many uses. A "secret door" connects the space to another small office. Reclaimed wood flooring and painted trim are among the period details at play in this historic restoration.
This custom Murphy bed with storage cabinets and a pull-out nightstand by Tailored Living is a wonderful way to maximize space. Available in multiple sizes, the unit folds up when not in use so you can quickly convert a bedroom into a home office, a space for crafts or sewing room.
Color coordinated fabric shelves bring colorful decoration and organization to the room. The shelves are attached to built in glass door cabinetry creating options for supply storage. Moveable table panels slide over the countertop below to create the desired work environment for specific projects. Adjustable pendant lights above the tables allow for light control.
Utility is the name of the game in this neutral laundry room. A stainless steel utility sink, sewing machine nook and a murphy-style ironing board create separate stations around the room, while white cabinetry offers storage throughout.
The dining room is a combination of interesting textures and unique pieces, including a pair of antler candelabras. Reminiscent of an antique sewing table, the dining table features a distressed mango wood top and cast iron base––a nod to the home's industrial past.
Designer Genevieve Gorder converted the former living room in the adjacent apartment into a luxurious master suite with a hand-carved bed from India and custom wood floors. An antique sewing machine is repurposed as a nightstand, while a glowing contemporary chandelier brings a sleek touch to the room's eclectic style.
Deep pumpkin-hued walls invoke creativity in this project room with plenty of counter space, plus cubbies for sewing or scrapbooking. Two nooks (with built-in desks) and a large project table provide room for everyone in the family to have their own personal workspace. An enormous corkboard over one of the desks offers a place to pin up ideas, works in progress, or favorite family photos.
A pillowcase fastened around an embroidery hoop creates a simple and attractive no-sew alternative to the traditional laundry hamper. A patterned fabric can add extra color and appeal to match your dorm room decor.
This living room has a couple high-impact design ideas that anyone can do on a budget. Terracotta Design Build often adds wallpaper to the backs of bookshelves. "It’s a way to give depth and really set off any collection," says interior designer Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson. With wallpaper behind it, even a collection of inexpensive white vases can look amazingly expensive, she says. Then you can customize store-bought curtains by sewing a trim in another color.
Scour the close-out bins at fabric stores to find designer textiles in patterns and colors that you love and that fit with your furniture. Then follow DIY instructions to make easy-sew pillows that add a pop of color to complete a room, says Atlanta interior designer Steve McKenzie.
A rug’s a one-and-done way to fill a wall, and a good conversation piece. Lightweight kilims and dhurries are best for hanging. The Velcro method is sturdy: Attach a strip of the hook side of Velcro to a piece of wood the width of the rug. Sew the looped side of the Velcro strip to the rug. Mount the wood to the wall; stick on the rug. This rug is vintage. Find great flat-weave rugs at Revival Rugs and Etsy stores Atelier Boheme Maroc and Moroccan Tribal. (Room design by Chelsea Hing Interior Design)