"The homeowners were really baffled as to what to do with the third bedroom in their condo," said designer Debbie Perez. "They really didn't need two guest bedrooms. So, we suggested to use their favorite items from their previous home they didn’t want to part with and created this cozy little den."
Designers wanted to create a kid's room that wasn't so matched, the way that many kids' rooms are, so they took care to choose unique items that mixed color, texture and style to create this space that can easily transition with the homeowners' daughter as she grows.
The natural bamboo floor and wicker tub surround gives this bathroom a unique cabana style. Wall niches provide space for a built-in vanity with a wicker backsplash and a dresser while plantation shutters provide privacy from the backyard.
This modern staircase winds down to a clean, open foyer with white walls that carry throughout the home, unifying the space. Overhead, a four-paneled skylight features unique millwork that supports a hanging lantern with modern styling. A bold painting provides a punch of color.
While trying to complete a quick design, Jo Torrijos, a design blogger at A Simpler Design from Atlanta, revamped an old black bookcase by painting its top, sides and front edging only to save time. She used Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue chalk paint to contrast with the dark paint on the inside of the bookcase. “To 'transform' this into a headboard, I left all my styling bits in place, and simply moved the bed in front of the bookcase,” says Torrijos.
This living room oozes style thanks to a mod-looking sofa, barrel chair and yellow coffee table. A Restoration Hardware South American cowhide tile rug defines the seating area, while three pieces of framed artwork adorn the wall.
Mixed dining chairs, abstract art and a unique chandelier give this eclectic dining room a style all its own. Gray-blue walls and a light blue area rug tie the look together and allow the more interesting accessories to stand out.
The unique stone wall of this Transitional style garage is beautifully lit with a pair of wall mounted lanterns and custom doors. The beautiful lanterns provide subtle exterior lighting in the evening as well as adding dimension.
A funky, geometric mirror and textured neutral walls add interest in this small, contemporary powder room. Framed art beside the vanity echoes the lines in the mirror, and a sleek, furniture-style vanity is topped by a slab of gray and white marble that complements the color scheme.
An impressive limestone stove hood mimics the gothic style of the fireplace mantel and has a strong presence in this transitional kitchen. Natural light entering from both sides of the room prevent the stonework from weighing down the space. A dining area near the cooktop provides front-row seating for interested on-lookers during meal prep.
Outside, the unique details continue. Through the dining room, the brownstone reveals a large outdoor space, which Paul has designed in two parts. In the first, a sun porch boasts a series of Eames dining chairs around a simple and elegant wrought iron table. A series of Paul’s sculptures lines the table, displaying his continued fascination with nature, texture and unique shapes.