Designer Vern Yip squeezes a lot of luxury into tight quarters in this Manhattan high-rise. To maximize the natural light streaming in from one lone window, Vern covered both the floor and main wall in Ann Sacks glass tile for its light-reflecting qualities. Because space is at a premium, the vanity features a slim, elliptical profile with 2 pivoting doors that swing out to provide plenty of storage for necessary toiletries.
A stained butcher block island creates a gathering place in the Atlanta townhome of a couple who loves to entertain. The wood, brass Bertoia-style barstools and Edison bulbs create warm contrasts to the black and gray finishes in the kitchen.
Take a cue from the lighting in this coastal kitchen, which combines sleek style with weathered ceiling beams reminiscent of driftwood from the sea. The glass-domed shade on these pendants strikes a fine balance between those modern and rustic elements in this home in Florida’s Alys Beach community. You’ll find similar pendants priced between $125-$200 at lighting and home decor retailers.
Bookshelf contents can say a lot about the person. Combine books with personal knickknacks for a styled, decluttered look that is as individual as you are. “Place your favorite keepsakes or special items you collect on your travels in combination with your favorite books," says Laurel & Wolf interior designer Kimberly Winthrop.
Sleek, simple and white - White is perfect for a small kitchen, and a contemporary handleless style prevents a small room from feeling cramped. Use cabinets to there maximum capacity with ceiling-to-floor to keep surfaces clear.
This modern style kitchen has the best of both worlds: stylish and functional. The beautiful hardwood floors are accented by lighter colors on the walls and furniture, giving it a luxurious, but still light and feeling, while the eat in kitchen and double ovens give this space the extra functionality it needs to be a practical entertaining space.
A modern, minimalist and midcentury-style kitchen with natural materials. The homeowner loves white and initially wanted an all-white kitchen. But because she feared that it would be hard to maintain with her two kids, she went with natural walnut cabinets instead, along with a few white cabinets and white countertops. “This way she would not have to feel as though her kitchen had to be in perfect condition,” says designer Kristianne Watts.
A new wall of cabinetry in the kitchen offers pantry space from floor to ceiling and even houses a microwave. “Everything’s on pull-out drawers,” says homeowner Lynielle Long, who enjoys sharing bits of fresh ingredients with the children while she’s cooking. “That way, they play with their kitchenette and feel included in the meal prep while I work.” New hardwood flooring features a mix of plank sizes.