When updating a historic home in the Hancock Park area of Los Angeles, Sabine Klingler Kane designed the kitchen around her clients’ butcher-block island. “My client had the island long before we started the remodel,” she says. “It looks perfectly vintage, but it is actually a reproduction made from reclaimed wood. It is ideal for their young daughter as she does not need to be careful with her crayons and spilling food. It has drawers on both sides, and wine storage underneath as well as shelves for cook books. But the best thing is: Two compartments on top have been outfitted with electrical outlets to plug in tablets, laptops, phones and small appliances. It also has towel bars and a bottle opener attached to it — it is not only great looking, but also totally practical and functional.”
A square tufted ottoman serves as a coffee table and optional seating in this light-filled, family-friendly living room. The cheery blue and white color scheme is punctuated by pops of yellow, and a stylish mix of pillows adds color and comfort.
In the family room, the homeowners wanted a space that was a little more fun and family friendly, so designers livened the space up with bright colors and patterned wallpaper. The blue sectional and modern chair give the space plenty of seating, while orange and teal throw pillows brighten the room. Display shelves give the family a place to show off pottery and display magazines for easy access, while the geometric rug and bright art work finish off the space.
Master Bedroom With Vaulted Ceilings And French Doors
Natural light spills in from French doors in this gray, transitional master bedroom with vaulted ceilings. Framed art hangs above the small seating area with a table and two cushioned armchairs, opposite the wall-mounted TV across from the bed.
A gray paneled accent wall provides sophistication in this serene master bedroom with a brass chandelier overhead. Matching nightstands with table lamps flank the large white bed with a studded fabric headboard.
This serene and sophisticated master bedroom is the perfect retreat, with a subdued gray palette to accentuate the natural light spilling in from the French doors to the courtyard. A brass chandelier hangs above two cushioned armchairs and a side table with framed art.
Transitional Open Plan Kitchen With Black Barstools
A bank of upper cabinets used to sit above this kitchen's peninsula, closing off the room from the adjacent living and dining area. Removing them gives the kitchen a whole new open feel, much better for entertaining.
Modern Kitchen With Counter-To-Ceiling Tile Backsplash
This elegant white and gray kitchen showcases modern design, from the decorative tile backsplash that runs from the marble countertops to the ceiling. A stainless steel range and oven is flanked by classic white cabinets with nickel hardware.
This crisp, white kitchen with modern elegance features four globed pendant lights that hang from the beautifully vaulted ceilings. A marble kitchen island with three contemporary bar chairs face the decorative tile backsplash that runs from the marble countertop to the ceiling.
Designers kept this kitchen's handsome traditional roots and well-planned flow, but gave it a few key updates. The charming blue backsplash is made of hand-painted terracotta and ceramic tile. Countertops are quartz with a concrete lookalike finish.
Calm Cream-Colored Bedroom Feels Like Serene Retreat
Warm cream and gray tones in this bedroom create a calm, serene retreat while the velvet upholstered stools and fur throw add a soft, textural touch. The upholstered headboard adds to the luxurious feel while the cream area rug adds warmth and texture to the bedroom.
Staying neutral with an area rug doesn't mean you have to pay big money for an 8x10 rectangle of blah. Consider a tone-on-tone stripe or a chic graphic pattern that adds interest without stealing the show.