This master bathroom is as peaceful as can be. In the corner, a large walk-in shower looks as light as air with glass walls and a window. There's a delicate soaking tub set up on a marble platform. Clean-lined benches and drawers are a pop of contrast, as well as handy storage.
The rectangular reclaimed wood table in this dining room provides a division between the living and dining areas. A distressed green bench lines one side of the table and white chairs are positioned along the other. Two globe pendant lights hang above, while bookshelves and a navy blue storage cabinet span the entire wall.
A wall of built-ins provides space for media storage and decorative display in this updated, Arts & Crafts-inspired media room. Comfortable sofas create a great spot for conversation, while a built-in bench seat offers an extra spot for guests to perch. A contemporary globe pendant fixture offers a fun and funky touch.
Linen baskets create an organized and stylish storage system in the white shelves of this large built in unit. The deep blue color is complemented with a raspberry pink accents panel and upholstered desk bench. A glass top over the desk adds a polished finish to the piece.
As a designer, Tanika knows the value of a good entryway, both as a functional part of daily living and as a design feature, setting the tone for everything to come. She makes excellent use of her space on both fronts with a dark-stained wooden bench adorned with colorful pillows in dazzling geometric patterns. Complemented by the modern, artistic mirror hanging above, the bench is the perfect place to sit while putting on shoes or to pause for a moment after a long day, with an underside that doubles as storage for shoes.
A long black dining table is lined with unique wood chairs over a faded floor rug. Open space surrounding the table creates an open feel for the room. Gray built-in cabinetry lines the walls for concealed storage below window benches. Colorful throw pillows, Aa plant centerpiece and a large view of the outdoors decorates the room.
A glass door opens into this spacious walk in shower. The three remaining walls are covered in white subway tile for a bright and spacious feel. Small white and gray square tile flooring compliments the monochromatic design. A built in cubby and small corner bench create easy storage and use throughout the space.
A built-in hall tree in the mudroom of this newly built farmhouse features a low bench with cubbies perfect for storing boot trays lined with shoes. Simple coat hooks line the paneled wall, while a high shelf provides space for display or additional storage. The crisp white palette is punctuated by soft gray trim that updates and distinguishes the architecture.
Because this home sits in a special zoning area, the designers could not increase the square footage of the existing house. To solve the problem, they built a separate structure and connected it to the old house with a structurally independent deck. Inside, the modern entryway encompasses several functions, with a built-in bench with storage and a built-in sleeping nook.
This built-in mudroom area provides a great space for keeping the house organized and clean. The bench allows for an easy place to take shoes on and off and store them in the cubbies below. Jackets and bags can be neatly hung on the row of hooks, and wicker baskets provide detail as well as extra storage. A tribal rug adds pops of bold color to the light, neutral space.
This beautiful, modern guest room has both style and function. With two closets in the space, this room has plenty of storage, while the elegant furniture adds to the style. Large windows allow lots of natural light into the space, reflecting off the white walls, making the space feel bright and clean. The elephant patterned throw pillows and the patterned bench cushions help to make the space feel warm while adding depth and texture to the space.
Fun and full of color, this eclectic dining room from designer Jil Sonia McDonald will undoubtedly be a house favorite. The room's gray-and-white curtains stay true to the overall eclectic look of the room while also taking the color palette down a notch, providing a nice balance to the bright orange and greens. The bench seating doubles as storage space, and the modern style china cabinet is perfect for storing the dishware and utensils.
This modern space serves multiple functions, with a seating area, sleeping nook and built-in bench with storage. Because the house sits in a special zoning area, the designers were unable to increase the square footage of the existing house, instead building a separate structure that connects to the old house by a deck. The home runs on solar power, recycles gray water and captures rain water in cisterns. All interior doors are built from recycled flooring.
Homeowners wanted a light, open space in their family's basement, so designers opted for a neutral color palette to make the space feel bright. On the opposite wall from the couches, designers created an inset for the large, flat-screen TV to create depth in the space, while on either side of the television, flat, modern sconces add additional light. Dark wood shelving in the corner optimizes storage space, while dark wood panels behind the sconces project light and a dark wood bench provides additional seating.
Designer Jil Sonia McDonald mixes funky patterns with unique pieces to create comfortable and eclectic dining spaces. In this one, a wide window seat offers banquette seating in a dining nook. Remove the breakfast table and its the perfect spot to sit and read. A mix of throw pillows, in orange, white and solid green, and a bold orange bench cushion animate the space, while built-in drawers offer extra storage below. An orange and white chevron throw adds the finishing touch.