Replacing an existing window that was smaller, a new insulated double hung window with white trim over the bench with relaxed roman shades brings lots of natural light into the entry. Two adjustable industrial-style wall sconces with a polished nickel finish help illuminate the space.
To make this foyer as open and inviting as possible, walls were kept basic and neutral accented by delicate glass pendants. The space is anchored by a sturdy console table and mirror. Wall paint color: Sherwin-Williams Narce SW6154
HGTV's Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines turned this once bland laundry room into a colorful and inspiring craft room. Two bright yellow light fixtures illuminate a large craft table, made from an old pocket door. New blue-gray cabinets provide plenty of storage for the space, and an attractive sheet metal magnet board is a perfect place to display the kids' artwork.
Blue Cottage Playroom Is Friendly for Kids and Adults
The playroom is designed for both kids and adults. A small table and chairs, train table, a soft area rug and low bookcase is kid friendly, while an elegant chandelier, comfortable sectional and pretty decor, like the printed window treatments, gives the space a grown-up feel.
Cottage-style Neutral Foyer with Refinished Wood Floors
Removing the louvered windows above the shelves, and opening up the entry to the dining room, redefined the look and feel of this front room. Refinished wood floors and fresh paint in a warm gray help to both soften and brighten the room, that now serves as a large, contiguous entertaining space.
Organized Sewing Room With Built-In Cubbies and Shelves
Mint green walls add a soft but effective color to this cozy sewing room. Built-in shelving, thread storage and a folding ironing board keep the room organized and functional. Light wood countertops complement the hardwood flooring.
In the original sunroom, views were blocked by old sliding doors with mullions. Those were removed and replaced with large windows, opening up vistas of the lake and the mountains beyond. The white armchairs can swivel to take in the view.
Wet Bar With Marine-Blue Tile and Mirrored Backsplash
Deep blue mosaic tiles surround an inset mirror in this cottage kitchen wet bar. The mirror lends the illusion of expanding the room and directs light around so that the bar doesn't become a visual dark hole.
A round foyer in a Tudor revival cottage dating to 1928 features an original Dutch door, a stone floor and a faux painted dome ceiling. Designer Judy Hodgens grouped together mid-century modern iron chairs, paintings and framed landscapes in her room for a Historic Macon Design House in Georgia. The style has a sense of formality with an updated twist, she says.