A vintage kitchen cupboard handed down from my parents does double duty in a hallway as storage for gift wrap and shipping supplies, kitchen linens and other items. Figuring out where to store things in a historic home is a perennial problem but not as challenging as in previous homes. A small portion of my vintage suitcase collection on top of the hutch once functioned as a much-needed storage tower of suitcases and room divider in the closet-free two-room apartment where I lived with my husband in New York City's East Village. The "Pray for Atlanta" artwork is by beloved Atlanta artist R. Land. A metal basket holds my son's sports equipment and vintage wooden tennis rackets, which we still use.
A pair of chocolate brown armchairs add color to this eclectic living room. A neutral area rug covers dark hardwood floors and anchors the room that includes a neutral sofa, acrylic coffee table and metallic sunburst mirror.
Elegant, iridescent mosaic tile trims the mirror and custom vanity, providing texture and shine in this timeless all-white bathroom. The clean white walls and soft marble floors keeps this space feeling airy.
Beveled subway tile covers the walls and even the ceiling of this white shower, while a fun mosaic adds color and interest on the floor. A rainforest shower head pairs with an adjustable, sliding bar shower head to give users the ultimate in function. Meanwhile, a marble-topped bench adds convenience.
Contemporary Bedroom and Sitting Area With Geometric Bookshelf
This white and stainless steel contemporary bedroom has separate spaces for sleeping and sitting. A geometric stainless steel bookshelf displays art on the seating side, while frosted glass faces the sleeping area. The frosted glass makes up the upper half of the shelves for privacy.
Contemporary Curved Living Room With Gorgeous Night View
While the view is spacious and an ever-changing source of entertainment, the furnishings address the comforts of the family. A curved sofa seats larger groups and has a custom curved bookcase that snugs into the back of it. A swivel side chair can be used for reading or easily rotated to gaze out at the view, and a large ottoman creates overflow seating.
This farmhouse overlooking the Snoqualmie River Valley in Washington now has the open, airy feel of a fire look-out tower in a national forest. The wall that previously stood between the kitchen and dining room were removed, which allowed the family to add a continuous ribbon of windows around the space. These windows allow tons of natural light into the space and help make it more sustainable. As a tribute to the beautiful forest around them, the family had a custom kitchen island crafted specifically for this space.
White walls and cabinets make this remodeled kitchen feel light and bright, and a rich wood island lends an appropriate dose of warmth. A vaulted brick ceiling adds depth and interest overhead, and a statement chandelier elegantly completes the look.
Rustic and Contemporary Kitchen with Wood Ceiling and Elements Plus Kitchen Island
Believe it or not, this is a kitchen in a Civil War-era home! The designer retained original elements of the house -- such as the wood beams and ceilings -- but added contemporary elements such as a plethora of cabinet space and a large, marble-topped kitchen island. A unique, painted folk art spring screen brings splashes of color to the room.
A Birdseye View of a Formal English Garden with Boxwood Topiaries
Historical inspiration was drawn from gardens in the United Kingdom's National Trust properties for this landscape. The succession of rooms defined by formal pathways, focal points and ornamental plantings are typical of classic parterre-style gardens.