With a large limestone island with hidden USB ports and charging stations, this kitchen truly is the hub of the home for a large family. Beckwith Interiors opened the space up to make it feel larger and brighter and introduced reclaimed wood shelving and trim, a glass backsplash behind the stove and white shaker cabinetry to blend the modern and rustic styles the homeowners love.
Before Tze and her husband, Geoff could move in, the home needed a complete makeover. The kitchen became a sleek, modern affair in a colorful mix of light blue, warm woods and cool white. The open shelving was a DIY touch added by the couple once they moved into the space.
Allowing you to utilize wall space and also keep items off the floor, slatwall (PVC panels) is available in a variety of colors and can accommodate items you want to hang, with specialty hooks for bikes, golf bags, skis and more. Attachable baskets and shelving allow you to store smaller items, making it easy to find them quickly.
A vaulted ceiling, clean white walls and a front door with large glass panels help make this small kitchen and living area feel bright and open. White Shaker cabinetry conceals a small refrigerator, full-sized dishwasher, microwave and toaster oven. A farmhouse sink and barn-style pendant lights speak to a modern farmhouse aesthetic — as does the open shelving with beadboard backing. Saddle-style barstools provide additional seating.
A two-piece sectional allows for plenty of seating in this Tuscan-inspired living space. The bright red curtains, metallic gray open back shelving and leather-tufted chair bring warmth and comfort. The steel and wood coffee table is spruced up with a cement bear, candles and flowers to keep the rustic look alive.
A thin black pencil-like floral pattern wall embellishment adds design and style to this white bookshelf. The design is heavy enough to make an impact, but understated enough to not disrupt the quaint, artistic display on the shelving. In addition to books, candlesticks, a glass collage mirror and sculpture art bring some color to the space.
Frosted glass French doors open to the soft gray-green walls of this quiet transitional nursery. A cream and brown wooden crib matches the tall dresser complete with open shelving and drawers. The crib is layered with a sold brown, solid ribbed green, and jungle patterned blue cushions. A neutral shag rug provides some color over the wood floor.
Minimal furniture and ample natural lighting in this uniquely shaped living room give it a spacious and light feel. A neutral leather sofa blends beautifully with the white surrounding walls and neutral floor rug. A burnt orange chair cushion, built in wood shelving unit and hardwood flooring adds warm tones to the bright design. A tall, curved floor lamp and guitar pick shaped coffee table add shape to round out the look.
The media room in this space does triple duty as a media room, an office and a guest bedroom. In this corner of the space, a stylish, modern desk is neatly situated to provide the homeowners the perfect place to work. Open shelving runs the perimeter of the room, making books and necessities easily accessible while working, while a large window wall allows in plenty of natural light and gives the homeowners beautiful views of the Boston Commons below.
A wall of windows provides a sweeping, stunning city view in this sleek and modern living room. Neutral finishes and furnishings allow the view to become the focal point, while a play of rich textures gives the space a striking mix of comfort and luxury. A modern wall of built-ins features a media center, modern fire feature and inset shelving that's lit to display a tasteful collection of objets.
You would never know that this fabulous walk-in closet was created from an outdoor storage room. An exterior door and window were closed and removed to allow space for custom built-in shelving, providing ample room for clothing, shoes and jewelry. The custom-designed full-length mirror and the sconces flanking it stand out in front of the horizontal striped wallpaper. Nicole Norris, ASID, NCIDQ, is responsible for the dressing room design in this North Carolina home.
Between the two built-in shelving units that bookend the room lies a fireplace that has just gotten a facelift. Originally, the builder of the home had selected tile to encase the fireplace, but the designers decided to revamp the fixture. Now, the face of the fireplace is made from purple glass tile. The tile of the fireplace is accented by a white bronze fireplace screen which plays off of other bronze sculptures in the space.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines painted one wall a neutral gray and brought in shiplap for a feature paneled wall, matching detail in other parts of the home. A white subway tile backsplash and quartzite countertops add a modern element to the rustic space. Industrial-style shelving made from plumbing pipes and wood planks offer open storage, and a custom kitchen island made from vintage wood contributes style and utility in the kitchen.
Two long runs of counter space give plenty of room in this cottage kitchen. Blue-painted antique corbels hold open shelving and support the peninsula overhang, bringing vintage-inspired whimsy to the space. Designer Sarah Richardson, host of HGTV's "Sarah's Summer House," chose three different cabinet colors to create a dynamic color palette. She used natural materials and a lighthearted color for the backsplash, and the seeded glass cabinet doors bring an extra touch of softness.
You don’t have to wait for a custom-made island to enjoy the style and functionality of a stone countertop. The Bluestone Kitchen Island, $1,999, from Crate & Barrel is crafted with reclaimed pine from old buildings and doors and topped with a lustrous slab of bluestone for a high-end look. Inside, two roomy drawers open with antiqued iron pulls, while spacious open shelves and two iron towel bars provide additional storage. The top slab of bluestone is wet sanded and waxed to a smooth finish that reveals its organic character. Two counter-height stools can be tucked inside for casual, in-kitchen dining.
A detail of this charming farmhouse kitchen shows off its open shelving and green marble countertop, details that blend seamlessly and characterize the home's updated take on farmhouse style. Brass hardware and green-painted trim are crisp and on-trend. The designers expanded the kitchen footprint and opened up the home's floor plan to create a family-friendly space.
This beautiful, eco modern kitchen is the focal point for the house. With natural elements, such as the live edge wood shelving, the natural green and yellow of the walls and the wood trim around the doors and windows, and the modern touches like the clean lines and smooth edges of the cabinets and the countertop, this design perfectly encompasses the homeowners' desire for a kitchen that reflects their love for nature as well as their attraction to the modern design style.
The pantry in this space is equipped with everything staffers could need to heat up their cold lunch. Plates and bowls are easily accessible from their open wood shelving. A large sink with built-in drying rack provides a place for quick cleanup; a microwave and refrigerator are present for reheating and storing leftovers. All these modern features fit within the pantry's rustic design, featuring an antique clamp that is attached to the countertop and another 20th Century portrait hanging to the side of the space.