The modern furniture in this white-walled den is custom-fitted to the space, with an integrated desk that extends straight from the sofa's wooden frame. Geometric circles offer a contemporary take on the round woven rug, and modern art has a birch bark vibe, bringing a natural element into the space.
Double entry doors are upholstered with a patterned fabric. The back wall showcases an open weave bark wallcovering that leaves some of the red wall beyond exposed. The sink is repurposed chicken wire filled with a bag of river rocks with a function stainless sink hidden below the wood timbers. Water falls into the basin through the rocks, creating a nice soothing sound.
Add two simple reclaimed-wood slabs, and presto! This recessed niche, just inside the backyard door, becomes a mudroom. Barker Freeman Design Office architects needed little more than the shelving and a few hooks to create an ideal setup for removing shoes and stashing flotsam. Keeping the wall color the same as in the rest of the room allows for continuity, but the paler hue on the surrounding wall helps to define the space.