As seen on HGTV's Good Bones, designers Mina Starsiak and Karen E. Laine wanted to make the best use of the natural light that streams into this living room from the bay window. A neutral color palette reflects that light, complementing the beauty of nature instead of competing with it. To give the space a bit of personality, a brightly colored ottoman that could double as a coffee table was selected for this space. They also hung a vintage ladder below the window to add interest in the space, as well to serve as a book shelf.
A custom made ladder was installed to access the loft area from the kitchen. The ladder is compact and matches the railing of the loft, making it a functional piece of the space's design, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
Bring an industrial touch to your home by wrapping wooden ladders with colored lights. This can also work as an alternative to a Christmas tree for use inside industrial spaces. For a tree alternative, consider 8-foot to 10-foot ladders, then use the space below the ladder to pile gifts.
For an eclectic, collected-over-time look on bookcases, Emily Henderson, host of HGTV's Secrets From a Stylist, likes to create balance without symmetry. To achieve the look, pepper books, objects and artwork throughout the shelves.
A ladder’s way cooler than your average towel bar, even more so when draped with fringed Turkish towels. Secure to the wall with D rings or leather straps. Both World Market and Pottery Barn have versions of this vintage find. (Room design by Kate Lester Interiors)
On the wall opposite the bed in the master bedroom, a gallery wall displays the homeowner's professional photographs, adding interest and customization to the space. On the adjacent wall, a large window with airy curtains that math those in the living room lets in plenty of natural light, while a vintage ladder helps add rustic detail and provides a creative solution for hanging blankets in the space.
This small kitchen space was opened up by removing walls and vaulting the ceiling. A custom made ladder was installed to access the loft area from the kitchen. The kitchen features a vintage refrigerator, vent hood, floating shelves and new wooden flooring, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
The small kitchen was opened up by removing walls and vaulting the ceiling. The neutral color palate keeps the space bright and complements the vintage refrigerator, vent hood, floating shelves and wooden flooring, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
The homeowners wanted a relaxing place to return after a hard day's work, so the designers created a space that incorporated elements of Zen and relaxation-a rarity twenty six fee above the hustle and bustle of the entertainment capital of the world. The cherry finished ladder in the space adds shelving for spa essentials. Those essentials are combined with vintage Asian accessories to give the space an underwater vibe. To compliment that design, a school of 180 ceramic, gold-leafed koi fish were installed as a one-of-a-kind, three dimensional art piece.
This living room was subdivided to create a bedroom, and a floating staircase was added to the newly extended second floor. The ladder in one corner and the tall, gold-framed mirror in the opposite corner showcase the room's high ceiling. Double doors open up to reveal the stylish master bedroom.