This neutral transitional bathroom features twin sinks on either side of a tall, free-standing cabinet used for storing toiletries, towels and other bathroom necessities. By the window, a contemporary bathtub with gray tile surround offers a place to relax and unwind after a long day.
This residential skyscraper is one of the tallest and most famous in the world, and provides a stunning view of the city from every room in the apartment. The master bathroom is no exception, with a modern, white soaking tub in front of the expansive window, marble tile flooring and walk-in shower.
The room's soft color palette of pale blues and white creates a relaxing environment for peaceful sleep. A tall upholstered headboard acts as a focal point, complemented by slim lamps on wall-mounted nightstands. A nearby window seat features a curtain that can be pulled shut to block light and provide privacy.
A tall natural wood dining table is centered in this kitchen surrounded by upper and lower built in white cabinetry. A gray and white rug perfectly frames the rectangular shape of the table. A window casts natural light over the eat-in space and keeps the room feeling breezy and open.
Here's inspiration to make the most of an oddly shaped space. Pale yellow is used on the walls to brighten up the room, while a white ceiling helps the area seem taller and loftier. Ruffled curtains create a special hideaway spot to cuddle up and read a book in the built-in window seat.
Natural light illuminates this nursery which features a neutral upholstered sofa with a built-in trundle bed. Decorative wooden shelves are positioned above, while soft-hued hot air balloon wallpaper adds a child-like touch. An upholstered rocking chair sits in front of a tall floor lamp and window framed in neutral curtains.
The white and gray marbled floor tile extends up the wall to form a backsplash behind this tall, white bathtub. The oval shaped tub fits beautifully below the sharp lines of the window casting natural light over the polished surface. A built in wall cubby creates easily accessible storage.
Weathered white planks create a stunning beach-inspired backdrop to this cozy nursery. Light fixtures and a metal changing table nod to industrial style. In order to take advantage of the tall ceilings, large canvases are placed close to the top of the wall and the curtains are hung high above the top of the window.
This luxury bedroom suite features a sleek gray paneled accent wall and a seating area that takes advantage of a large corner window. Pendant lighting is like jewelry for the room, and luxe bedding on the tall upholstered bed gives the room the feel of an upscale boutique hotel. The overall gray color scheme is chic and calming.
Place houseplants to provide a leafy contrast to the hard lines of windows and furniture. Peace lily is a natural for filling a corner, especially if you select the one known as Sensation. This beauty grows to 6 feet tall and easily commands attention in a large room. It holds its own beside a large window, where it receives the high light necessary to promote steady bloom. Tuck it into a simple dark container to let glossy leaves and stately flowers steal the spotlight.
Three tall panes of leaded, frosted glass provide privacy for a shower created from a window bay in this storybook carriage house. The open shower features a waterfall shower head, and a sliding mechanism allows for a barn door-style enclosure. A petite teak table keeps bathing accessories close at hand for guests.
In the bedroom, designers blended the homeowner's collections with a more contemporary color palette. The headboard of this bed is made from two antique Chinese doors which are complemented by the tall antique candlestick and the Chinese statue that is featured in front of the window. These elements, combined with neutral walls and tan curtains give the space a light, yet still elegant feeling.
The architect created a tall, grand space for the living room. Splashes of color in the furnishings and accessories work well with the neutral palette. The use of the reclaimed beams truly showed off the artistry of the builder, Ron. Knowing that the reclaimed beams would be a focal point, designer Kristina Crestin brought in a dark door and window sashes to add a bit more dimension.
Gray walls define this bedroom's white bed linens with gray trim against a cushioned headboard. The wooden dresser with white drawers and tall black shelf add layered height to the room and provide breaks in the gray color scheme. Black mounted shelves display pictures next to the window with white floor-length drapery, and flowers add a personal touch and pop of color.
Sweet olive blooms release a heady, sweet fragrance that’s almost haunting. Give plants cool temperatures during winter and a spot near a south, west or east window to encourage flowering. The natural bloom time falls from September to April, so you can count on this charmer for some winter cheer. Plants won’t start flowering until they’re 6 inches tall. Botanical name: Osmanthus fragrans ‘Fudingzhu’
Double blooms adorn this favorite fragrant bloomer. This is a dwarf variety that grows 2 feet tall and up to 4 feet wide. Indoors, raise plants in terra-cotta pots to help prevent root rot. Water only when soil is dry. Bright light near a south, east or western window is ideal. For best flowering, provide a temperature difference of 10 to 15 degrees between day and night. Botanical name: Gardenia jasminoides ‘Crown Jewel’
Starting with an apartment-sized, three-seater sofa centered on the left-hand wall, Briana and Buzz arranged the space around it to maximize the flow of their loft's living room. They took focus off of the room's lack of space by grounding the area with an oversized area rug featuring a bold, graphic print. Instead of adding a bulky, horizontal bookcase to the spatially-challenged room, the couple opted for tall, metal book towers they placed by in the window. The vertical arrangement instantly turned their cherished photography books and novels into a sculptural focal point while still keeping the collection neatly organized.
Shiny, leathery leaves feature finger-like lobes on easy-growing ‘Xanadu’ philodendron. This plant is an upright type of philodendron, forming a bushy plant that can grow 2 to 4 feet tall and up to 5 feet wide in the landscape. As a houseplant, it happily grows to fill a 10- to 14-inch pot over time. ‘Xanadu’ is undemanding and gets by with minimal light and water. Give it spot near a bright window, though, and you’ll be rewarded with a bushier plant. It’s sometimes sold as Winterbourn philodendron.