The living room offers the perfect study nook that can be hidden when not in use. The desk conveniently folds up, and the chair can then be used for extra seating. Built-in shelves and cabinets provide essential storage.
Vintage European furniture creates a stylish, uncluttered look in this mid-century modern studio with white walls, ambient light and a hardwood floor. A cozy throw and sheepskin pillow add an element of softness to the space.
On episode seven of HGTV Design Star season six, contestant Kellie redesigned kid Mason's bedroom. Mason can use this private under-bed area to kick around the soccer ball or relax with a book. "It's the only space in the room I kind of like," says judge Vern Yip.
This small vintage kitchen showcases a modern flair, from the brass hardware on the classic white cabinets to the gas range. Dark slate flooring pairs well with the tile backsplash and marble countertops that wrap from the farmhouse sink to the oven.
Once a wasted space in the form of a dated double height covered front door area, this nook is now a treasured retreat. By flooring the once open space and adding a window seat, bookcases and table, this is now a cherished spot to lounge and read a book, do homework or play a game.
Don't shy away from inviting guests over just because you have a studio apartment, small back yard or dining room that isn't as large as you’d like. By following these simple steps, you can still pull together a perfect party where guests will embrace the charm of your cozy space.
To add life to the living room, the area rug was replaced with colorful carpet squares that also added pattern to the space. The brown pillows were swapped for colorful prints picked up on the cheap from a show house sample sale. To help accommodate up to three guests comfortably, the tiny coffee table was placed into the storage space to make room for a trio of modern nesting tables. For a wallpapered look, an 8-foot-by-4-foot sheet of 3/4-inch foam board was covered with wallpaper and fastened to the wall using double-sided tape.