Set up a well-stocked craft display with enough supplies to go around. Be sure to include crafting staples such as glitter, watercolors and assorted paper, while also incorporating unique options like Scrabble tiles and pipe cleaners. Don't forget to supply enough scissors and small glue bottles for each guest to have her own.
This kid's playroom has red carpet, red beanbags for chairs, blue walls with clouds and a corner stage with red-and-white striped curtains. A shelving unit next to the stage provides a dozen labeled storage containers for toys and games.
Susan Brunstrum's unique design for this master bathroom involves floating the vanity in the center of the room and providing cabinetry against the walls to maximize storage opportunities. She placed silver and white drum pendants at the front and behind the vanity and matching sconces on either side of the vanity mirror. This unexpected design creates usable space in the center of the room.
The industrial black ceiling creates the perfect vibe for an in-home performance stage in this basement. The gray rug outlines the stage area complete with leather stools, microphone and guitar stand. A gray sofa makes for comfortable viewing with three wooden coffee tables to rest drinks on.
The auditorium's stage area was converted into the family's formal dining room space. It's position at the front of the space, draws the eye to it, while the family's unique style is conveyed through the mixture of dining chairs that add personality to the room's design.
The secret to a beautiful dining room is the lighting. The vintage crystal chandeliers in this dining room demand attention and create a sense of formal sophistication. To ensure the chandeliers are the focus of the room, the architectural elements and walls are painted in in neutrals and whites.
Fumed oak floors in a striking chevron pattern steal the show in this transitional kitchen. Lime-washed oak cabinets with a bluish black stain provide contrast against the light floors for a visually appealing design.
A pair of bunk beds makes this the perfect spot for sleepovers. A fun black-and-white pattern is carried from the triangle wall decals to the graphic-print bedspreads and white, Danish-style furniture. Model airplanes are hung in a group from the ceiling to give this kids' room its own mini airshow.
The sitting room of this Point Lorna, California, villa home features a central fireplace under a hearth lined with cylindrical vases. The vases' curved edges complement overhead lighting; rings of minimalist candelabras mounted with lanterns hang down. Below, a low marble coffee table is arranged with lavender flowers and candles, the flora complementing decorative pillows on four plush wingback chairs which fill the room.