Storage Dilemma: You love entertaining on your deck, patio or porch but hate constantly running inside your house for supplies. Solution: Choose flexible outdoor furniture pieces – like a coffee table with drawers – so you can keep extra napkins, plates or throws for chilly nights nearby and avoid unnecessary trips inside.
A statement piece that offers storage, the multi-functional white lacquer Radford desk from Safavieh can double as a coffee table when the need arises, or even be used as a console table behind a sofa. The height-adjustable desk includes two roomy drawers, refined lines and glossy white crossed legs for a sleek look.
Baskets are a user-friendly way to store items you want to access easily. This Tuscan Retreat 3 Basket Stand in Sea Blue from Hillsdale Furniture features solid wood construction and a distressed finish with three ample storage baskets and an extra drawer so you can keep books, magazines, remotes and more organized and sorted.
A long storage table turns this awkward wall into a functional space to store books, wine bottles and tabletop accessories. A bar stool fits under the unit to create a makeshift desk, and colorful art and a wooden sculpture hang above the table to add interest to the mostly neutral space.
Keep what you need for entertaining on your deck or patio handy with this White Outdoor Beverage Table from Horchow. Handcrafted of a lightweight concrete/resin mix, it gives you a place to rest a tray of drinks and includes a rounded indent that can hold fruit, river stones or beverages on ice.
A custom-made table can expand and retract as needed to reveal various board games and has four stools tucked underneath, just waiting for family and friends to use during game night, as seen on Cousins Undercover.
Designer Claire Paquin created a space in the basement of her client's home that could function for young children, as well as space for adults. For the play area, carpet tiles create visual interest, color and warmth for kids to play on the floor. A bookcase cubby is a wonderful choice for toys and games.
On either side of the bed, Art Deco nightstands provide chic storage for family photos and fresh flowers. An antique lamp on top not only illuminates the room, but also evokes thoughts of Old Hollywood.
The playroom in this space is filled with all the things that little boys love best. Trucks, books and games line the modern cube shelves that add storage to the space, while a modern orange and white table and orange chairs give the boys a place to imagine and create. Natural light from the windows on either side of the bookshelf brightens the space, and the cheetah artwork hung on the wall brings a strong, masculine presence to this whimsical room.
This space is all about creating an imaginative, fun and plush space for the kids to dream. The art room by extension was all about the same interactive touch and feel aspect. Creating a space for the kids to create was the base of the vision.
Under the two windows that flank the fireplace sit two metal and glass console tables with outdoor table lamps that have a white bulbous base. Assorted coffee table books and decorative accessories like a silver and marble clock and antique decoy duck decorate the shelves of the console tables.