At the end of the master suite is a cozy den featuring a corner fireplace, library nook and television. Heavy wood beams and trim and stucco walls continue the Mediterranean styling seen throughout this Santa Ynez Valley, Calif., home.
The master bedroom of this turn of the century home was dysfunctional, but the designers moved the French doors to the corner of the room to make the space function smoothly. In the back of the space, the porch was inclosed to make a private TV nook for the couple. The navy shelving matches the tufted navy headboard in the main part of the room, while the open shelves give the couple a place to store their books and small decorations.
Decatur is known for its distinct, historic neighborhoods, eclectic food, and vibrant downtown: it is not known for log cabins. My clients are the owners of this unlikely urban retreat and wanted to design a space that provided a TV-free zone to read, relax, eat, and play games as a family. This little reading nook is my favorite vignette. It is my client's favorite spot in the house. She has her morning coffee there daily. The chair was hers but the shelves were added to have storage and interest go up the wall and showcase their family pictures and items I sourced in flea markets all over Atlanta! The pouf and blanket were "must haves" from the very beginning.
Painting the interior wall of the archways navy brings an eye-catching depth to this set up against the bright, white walls. Taller cabinets and mounted shelves frame the larger arch housing the television. Below the TV, beautiful textured cabinets feature a diamond cut out pattern adding extra texture and detail to the design.
The homeowners needed plenty of storage in their new addition, so designers took the opportunity to put storage wherever possible. The created an arched TV niche for a visual anchor point to the space, but it also has a storage closet behind it. On either side of the TV niche, nook areas took double duty-the right nook serves as an eating nook and game table, while the left nook is a craft table and a wet bar.
The focal wall behind the bed is made from strips of stained wood. A dresser and TV sit in a wall niche across from the bed. To make the perfect reading spot, the window nook is outfitted with a built-in daybed and bookshelves.
This home office features an attractive navy-colored wall unit with bookcases, desk, and computer station as well as space for a TV. Creatively-placed books and household decorations line the bookcase for an uncluttered arrangement, and the comfy wing chairs are a great addition for a reading nook.
Just off the breakfast nook sits the owners' den, which features a built-in entertainment unit, TV and blue sofa flanked by two green armchairs. A distressed wood coffee table centers the space and gives the owners (and their kiddos) a spot to play board games *or* keep snacks and drinks on hand during family movie nights.
Classic red theater seats add vintage flair to the playroom. A plush, white rug covers the floor space for extra comfort and coziness when coloring, reading or watching a movie. A long, narrow nook in the wall provides the perfect place for glass bookshelves, and a small built-in table underneath the TV inspires the young artists to create their next masterpiece.
Varied wall treatments add texture and interest in this streamlined master bedroom suite. At one end of the space, a reading nook takes advantage of the light from a wall of windows. Nearby, a desk is both functional and a pretty vignette. A wall-mounted TV and tailored bedding complete the space and give it the feel of a luxurious, well-appointed hotel.