The couple turned a small upstairs bedroom into a nursery to accommodate their growing family. The neutral colors make it a sweet place for a baby, while the light pouring in from the window and the chandelier on the ceiling makes the space light.
Designer Corine Maggio has successfully achieved the ‘TV above the fireplace’ look – so hard to get right. The herringbone stone lightens and lifts the fireplace space and stops it from looking dreary.
Polygonal pieces help break up the typical rectangles and squares found in most rooms, says interior designer Kelley Lentini of House of Nomad, a Charlotte, N.C.-based firm. In a living room, a geometric brass and glass coffee table from Four Hands creates multidimensional interest.
A soft neutral color palette is highlighted by warm textures, including the flokati area rug, gray velvet sofa and linen curtains. Brass accents bring metallic gleam to the space, which also features classic artwork.
Some people telecommute, others finish work projects or emails after hours at home, while still others simply enjoy having a dedicated home office for paying bills and taking care of other personal business. An extra bedroom is a perfect option for a home office because the door can be closed for solitude and focus or to hide clutter.
This custom built-in settee resides in a space typically slated for bookcases. Since we had enough storage and this is an entertaining family: why not more seating? I also imagined this corner being the perfect spot to curl up with a good book, with a cozy fire going and a fave snack. I specified this piece be upholstered in white to blend in with the walls and also not compete with the sofa.
The modified floor plan incorporated what had been a porch at the rear of the house, enclosing the space and turning it into a combination office and laundry room adjacent to the den. The two spaces are separated by a pony wall and integrated open shelves that are visible and accessible from either room.
With the concept of “weightlessness” and “optical illusion” in mind, this living room hits all the right notes. The furniture gives the illusion of floating atop the blue rug, which mimics water. The soaring picture windows, reminiscent of an aquatic viewing tank, invite on-lookers to take in the beauty of this other-worldly environment.
After purchasing the house, Ron and Jane decided to keep all of the interior pine cladding original rather than painting or staining it. Pine is one of the most affordable woods available and evokes a casual vibe, a staple for mountain living.