Contemporary Dining Room With Watercolor Wallpaper
Architects elevated the low profile of this ranch home with high, vaulted ceilings and lots of natural light coming in through skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows. In the dining room, the design influence was the nearby Pacific Ocean with blue-green watercolor wallpaper and a sea glass-inspired chandelier.
Matt and Jodi sought the help of a designer friend to give purpose to the open space just off their apartment's entry. In order to use this as a private office space, the area needed to be separated somehow from the dining and living room areas.
Colorful, Transitional Playroom with Fun Paint Treatment
Gradient color on two accent walls gives punch to this creative playroom. A rug and kid-size work table define an area for crafts and playtime, while a small sofa offers a family-friendly spot for TV watching.
French Country Aqua Living Room With Sage Green Trimwork
Stunning wood and plasterwork moldings and details define this elegant space. Sage green trim molding stands out against the bright aqua walls for added visual interest. A chair and sofa upholstered in a peach floral pattern pops against the blue walls and add a warm color to the room's cool palette. An ornate mantel with a floral carving complements the floral-patterned furnishings to unify the space.
From the moment you step in the front door, designer Kristina Wolf played up the home's dominant Craftsman features. White interior columns and wide molding stand out against the powdery blue walls in the foyer.
Coastal Home Office Boasts Industrial Light Fixture
With soft blue walls and a coastal wood desk, this home office feels like a beach-inspired getaway. An industrial light fixture and sliding barn doors add an unexpected edginess to the otherwise tranquil design.
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
Lucie Ayres' client asked to have a pantry, laundry room AND a desk in a small nook of the kitchen. She made it happen mainly by opening the walls between the former laundry room and kitchen and by installing space-saving retractable doors.