With a dad that plays professional baseball, it's no wonder the kids love it too. This fun, rustic playroom has plenty of floor space for playing, table space for creating and storage space for hiding toys.
This rustic cabin features a two story pine timber which anchors the staircase that leads up to the loft, while an open dining area features knotty pine throughout, an elegant antler chandelier, and a large breakfast bar island.
A small butler's pantry with sink, microwave and counter space make it easy to serve snacks for epic TV binge-watching sessions in the adjacent family room. The whitewashed brick wall matches the accent wall just out of sight in the family room.
Host happy hour in this fun bar area that looks into the living room and has a counter-height bar table, beverage refrigerator and sink to answer all the cocktail requirements. During the day, presto, chango...it's a breakfast nook!
Looking from the great room towards the front door of the home, this view highlights the staircase that leads up to the second floor of the home. This view also shows the pair of modern cowhide stools that add extra seating in the lounge area of the great room.
Beyond offering a place to mix drinks, a wet bar can play an important design role in a home with an open layout, linking the kitchen workspace with the entertaining areas of the house. Here, designer Amy Darooge used rustic materials to create a coherent style throughout. She chose distressed wood cabinetry, a copper sink and faucet, and “the material on the counter is walnut with a live ledge,” she says.
This unique space -- an entomology studio -- was designed as a workspace to create original works of art, and also to showcase personal collections. By keeping the walls white and the furniture simple, the homeowner can display multiple items without the space ever looking cluttered.
Double doors swing back to reveal the foyer which takes rustic style in a graceful direction: The ceilings are exposed wood slats and the chandelier and sconce feature single antlers painted black. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
Some spots in the home lend themselves to symmetrical design scheming. Case in point: A desk set in front of a window. By flanking the window with a pair of branch “trees,” the design team drew attention to the sparkling wreath hanging against the glass and the mini desk-top forest.
On episode seven of HGTV Design Star season six, contestant Kellie redesigned kid Mason's bedroom. Mason can use this private under-bed area to kick around the soccer ball or relax with a book. "It's the only space in the room I kind of like," says judge Vern Yip.