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Neutral Gray Breakfast Nook
This breakfast nook provides a cozy space to wake up and enjoy your morning cup of coffee. The large unobstructed window fills the area with light while the bench, built into the corner, gives ample seating and tons of pillows to lean on. The traditional Mediterranean style of the kitchen is modernized with a neutral gray wall color. Storage isn't a problem in the eating area, the bench has been outfitted with concealed storage for dishes or linens.
An open, walk-in shower features a glass wall, charcoal gray tile and built-in tile bench. A pair of mirrors hang above the double vanity, which provides open and hidden storage. Soft gray tiles laid in a herringbone pattern ground the space.
With white porcelain tile walls and a gray slate tile floor, this master bathroom is elegant and simple. Repurposing an antique clock as a medicine cabinet adds storage, while the 19th-century Italian chair and antique Swedish bench provide a variety of seating options.
The entry's custom white built-in bench includes gray velvet pillows and custom pillows in a paisley print. An open storage area below has space for storing boots and shoes, with green baskets for grab-and-go items to pick up before heading out the door.
Fun Contemporary Dining Room With Unique Wood Chairs, Faded Rug and Gray Cabinetry
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.
Glass Door Walk in Shower With White Subway Tile Walls, White and Gray Tile Floor and Stainless Steel Rain Shower Head
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.
Modern Shower With Glass Room Divider, Gray Wall, Blue Tile Pillar and Floating Wood Bench
A beautiful finish on the gray wall of this shower is the perfect effect to keep from overpowering the room with a solid color. Glass walls create a room division to separate the shower space from the rest of the bathroom. A decorative blue tile pillar supports the rainwater shower head and temperature knobs. A floating bench adds additional storage and a seating option.
Modern, Minimalist Living Space with Sleeping Nook
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.
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.