Photo By: Heidi Long Longview Studios, Designed by Montana Creative and Heidi Tate with Tate Interiors
Black and White Playroom Designed to Encourage Joyful Play
Designed to encourage joyful play, this expansive play space is packed with fun features that will lift the spirits of all who enter it. The crisp white walls boast a Swiss cross pattern and are trimmed in black to highlight the architectural details of the room. The highlights of the space are the expansive stretch of cushions topped with colorful throw pillows and ceiling-hung rope swings.
This modern stairway is a true work of art. Wire-brushed oak floors and stairs are set against the glass railings. Recessed lighting highlights the details of this space, including the contemporary artwork.
In the hallway, Ginger filled woven baskets and wood crates with found objects like pine cones, wooden beads and black packages to connect the design in this space to that in her living room. Then, she hung a Chrstmas banner and set out a Christmas pillow to complete the vision.
To minimize the presence of the stair in the hallway the designer eliminated the need for the outer stringer. Instead, they cantilevered the tread supports from a single stringer located adjacent to the wall. The treads themselves are sandblasted acrylic mounted to a pair of tapered steel angles. The tread design allows for maximum light to pass through to the space below. Glass infill panels create the guard at both the stair rail and surrounding guards. With the use of 2 layers of laminated glass no top rail was required at the guard locations. To support the glass, steel bar stanchions span between floors levels, adding an element of continuity to the various levels of the stacked stair. High levels of precision were required during the detailing and construction process to maintain absolute alignment between 3 levels as the stairway extends from upper bridge to the basement.
This two-story loft in Boston's South End features new walnut stair treads that lead up to the master suite. A folding door with frosted privacy glass opens the bedroom to the foyer, while a desk attached to a black metal railing creates a functional work area with a fantastic view of the play space below.
Carved out of a non-functional wall space, an intimate bar and serving area was designed for a family that entertains guests. A mirror wall continues the design from behind the couch while making the space feel bigger. Two ottomans were added for extra seating; they can be tucked away under the serving table when not in use.
Charcoal Wallpaper, Metallic Accents Meet in Foyer
This chic entry is also fully functional thanks to a console table for storing keys, mail and other essentials. Gold-trimmed containers complement the mirror above, while Daikon Stilk sconces in onyx offer an unexpected yet luxe touch.
Large Modern Mural Behind Thin Modern Bar and Stool Seating
A large modern canvas is the focal point of this minimalist, modern bar set up. A trio of barstool, with alternating polished leather seat cushions, line the thin bar and compliment the angled lines of the table legs. The beautifully rich hardwood grounds the etherial and bright look of the white walls.
To create the illusion of a floating stair, designers hid the support in the wall behind the stairs. This support, along with the co-planar, clear-tempered glass rails and childproof open slots elegantly comply with New York's rigorous safety code as well as the highest child safety standards.
Modern Entryway With Dark Wood Stairs, Stone Accent Wall
This entryway is masculine and modern, with a dark wood staircase and a stone accent wall offset by a stretch of white. A large piece of contemporary art brings some punchy color into the space as well.