This traditional Brooklyn kitchen offers ample storage space, with cabinetry that extends to the ceiling and a center island filled with drawers and shelves. Glass doors break up the solid white lines of the cabinetry, while variegated wood flooring and a table offer contrast.
For day-to-day use, this space is used for laid-back, casual dining. The cool pastel palette keeps the room looking young and fresh and the unexpected use of kitchen island lighting over the dining table helps keep the spot brightly lit after dark.
By simply adding a book tower to one corner for keeping favorite hardcovers handy and on display, and incorporating a rolling caddy to house art and craft supplies, the space is perfectly equipped to be used for creative and work purposes any day of the week.
One of the best ways to maximize your money when furnishing one space for several uses is to consider an eclectic style. This creative workstation is made of a mashup of midcentury modern and coastal cottage side chairs, a transitional white painted table, a geometric rug, industrial-style lighting and playful touches.
Creating a welcoming first impression is this open and bright entryway. A floral-printed rug adds a touch of color to the space, and a simple wooden bench is the perfect spot to slip on shoes before heading out for the day.
The 150-year-old home is updated with clean white walls that highlight the elaborate moldings. Dark hardwood floors contrast against the walls, while a geometric light fixture adds a contemporary nod to the space.
This custom-made sofa is 13' x 13', so an average-sized coffee table would be too small. Hexagonal end tables were the clever solution; they can be arranged in any number of ways, making them flexible and oh-so-functional. Art over sofa: Urban Outfitters (Kimberly Dhollander- Dreamy Art Houses Print)
To add much-needed storage to this family room, a custom entertainment center was designed with space for toys, games and equipment. Sliding barn doors easily hide shelves away when they're not needed. Art over sofa: Urban Outfitters (Kimberly Dhollander- Dreamy Art Houses Print); TV unit: Sliding door hardware by Artisan Hardware; Sconces: Astro by Crystorama
Large drum pendant lights hang from the ceiling above this long, white dining room table with tropical-style chairs. A tufted armchair adds a pop of color at the head of the table, while bamboo blinds lighten the dark gingham curtains.
A dark wood desk doubles as a nightstand beside this white bed. A bedside lamp in the same color as the wall blends seamlessly with the wall, not detracting from the beautiful wood desk or adjacent headboard. An upholstered gray headboard softens the space and allows the white bedding to stand out in the space.
An exposed-beam ceiling, wood-paneled walls and a wicker-frame sofa add an organic element to this neutral transitional living room. An antique cabinet draws the eye while mustard-yellow swivel chairs add welcome color to the room.
This spacious kitchen features all-over white cabinets that serve as a gorgeous contrast to a gray mosaic tile vaulted ceiling. An elegant chandelier enclosed in a glass cylinder hangs over the kitchen island, while white and light blue upholstered pub-style chairs provide casual dining space.