Directly off the guest room which doubles as a media room, rests a small powder room that converts into a full bath. Just like in the kitchen, the less attractive, but still necessary, features of the space are hidden. This time, a shower is hidden behind a custom Walnut door. This powder room and its secret shower give guests their own little en-suite when they visit this Boston Penthouse.
A dramatic chandelier hanging above a solid walnut dining table creates a specific balance and eye-catching elegance to the open-floor plan of the living space. Sizable sliding glass doors let in natural light to mingle with light from the custom fixture’s more than 25 individual lamps. The solid walnut dining table featured is by Jeff Newell of Newell Design Studio, while Custom Dessin Fournir chairs upholstered in kid-friendly Joseph Noble fabric completes the dining ensemble.
The custom walnut and bronze door and bronze stair railing, designed by architect Steev Wilson, complements the warm walnut used in the light-filled entry. A handcrafted pendant light by Kevin Reilly hangs in the space as does mixed media artwork.
This cottage is only 650 square feet—basically one large room with a bath and kitchenette off to the side. Instead of trying to work a sleeping area into the layout, the designer opted for a Murphy bed stored vertically within the wall, and hid it behind this oversized woven walnut door.
A wall of walnut cabinetry breaks up the all-white color scheme in this kitchen, adding a warm, natural touch to the modern space. Opposite the walnut cabinetry is a wall of sliding glass doors, which provides the chef a gorgeous view.
Doors offer another chance to play up architecture and add rich texture and tone. After several decades with a lackluster fiberglass door, the entry was updated with a glass-paned door with an organic walnut look.
A long row of walnut cabinetry acts as an anchoring device for the kitchen in the open-floor living space. Cabinetmaker Shaum Sinawi chose a vertical-grain walnut that pairs elegantly with the rich hue of the walnut floors. A large kitchen island provides more room for seating and food preparation, while sizable sliding glass doors let fresh air and natural light into the breakfast nook.
This modern kitchen is bathed in richly toned walnut -- from the cabinets to the drawers to the doors. The wood also is used to create a unique, curved panel for the angular countertop. By using a different, lighter shade of wood for the floors, the walnut is allowed to shine yet doesn't overwhelm the space.
Traditional style mixes with French Country to create this elegant foyer. Accordion-style French doors open up the foyer to the formal dining room and living area, and walnut floors tie the spaces together.
Black furnishings and men's-wear fabrics pop against walls painted a vibrant cranberry shade in the master bedroom of the HGTV Dream Home 2011. Turn-of-the-century walnut and poplar doors were stripped of paint and repurposed as pocket doors for the room.
This spa-style retreat features walnut cabinets, Shoji screen doors with metal tile and faux grass cloth walls. A true Japanese-style tub and a large walk-in shower with body sprays provide the finishing touches.
Black furnishings and menswear fabrics stand out against walls painted a vibrant cranberry hue.The queen-size pencil-post bed is dressed with boutique hotel-quality linens, quilted bedding, a cozy wool throw and a ticking-stripe comforter. Turn-of-the-century walnut and poplar doors were stripped of paint and repurposed as pocket doors.