Segmented concrete pavers provide access to this section of the backyard that contains a small area of turf, a sunken trampoline and a line of Sweetgum trees. These trees provide privacy to the yard, separating it from the street, and the green space gives the kids a place to play. Finally, a sunken trampoline with six jets enhances the fun on a hot summer day.
The backyard of this home contains a swimming pool, hot tub and plenty of space for playing in the grass behind the pool. Just beyond the yard, the home has access to the ocean, making this home the perfect place for playing and entertaining outdoors.
The bright colors continue on the other side of this bedroom where a long work table is perfect for art and homework projects and eye-popping electric yellow features lend attitude to the look. The overall effect is of a hip designer's atelier just right for sparking a young girl's creativity.
Creating a family-friendly hang out space that’s comfortable AND durable is easier than you think. This combination of sofa and chairs around a round table make the most of a small space. The disparate set was transformed into a kid-friendly space by simply upholstering the second-hand sofa and chairs in the same preppy plaid. A busier pattern holds up better to spills and crafting mishaps better than a solid fabric would.
This area used to be unattractive wooden storage racks on the left and an exposed laundry room against the back wall. It's now a fun new game room with extra space to run and play designed by Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri from HGTV's hit show Cousins on Call.
This has got to be the neatest family in the country! Angela actually used a white sofa and white rug in the kids' playroom. Her use of white in this room balances the dark walls beautifully and doesn't allow the red to feel too serious or moody. True to form, this playful space features more black and white pattern, however this time on the ceiling with stick on appliqués: a fun way to get kids involved with designing their own spaces. This entertainment/homeschool/play area, also boasts a computer station tucked away into an alcove for homework without the distractions.
With an abundance of windows offering ample natural light, the corner of this kid's bedroom is a dedicated work and play space. A world map accent wall adds a fun pop of color and interest to the room.
This impressive walk-in closet is a fashionista's dream. Walls of built-in shelves provide the perfect place to store and display collections of handbags and shoes, and elegant chandeliers offer a sense of sophistication overhead.
A fully stocked bar in the basement of a Dallas, Texas, home features elegant display shelves for the homeowner's collection of glassware and beer steins. A marble countertop offers a comfortable spot to pull up and enjoy your drink of choice.
Designer Beth Martin sought to evoke thoughts about light and space in the powder room at the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The mirror on the back wall bounces light throughout the intimate space while reflecting the "watchful eye" painted on the ceiling.
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, John and Anthony designed a kitchen space that is family friendly. Adjacent to the both the kitchen and the office space, the kids' play area provides the little ones with a place to play within eyesight while mom and dad fix the family's meals.
As you're putting together your tablescape, pay attention to how the textures of each element play together. Too many shiny elements can come across stark or flat. If you introduce too many work and faded elements, the look can come across rustic or country. Here, the perfect balance of refined wood, soft fabrics, a mix of metallics in faded brass and rich gold along with layered chargers in cork and seagrass strike the perfect combination.