Designer Beth Dana converted the space to a bright, finished-looking studio. When the original 1920s doors are open, the studio becomes a tropical oasis, with avocado and orange trees, bamboo and a trellis overflowing with bountiful climbing roses.
Install pipes along the ceiling for an all-encompassing storage solution. James Angus and Jamie Bolton used S-hooks to hold a variety of tools. A red medicine cabinet rescued from a friend’s junk pile is filled with salsa jars that hold hardware.
Following this cobblestone driveway is like traveling back through time, as guests arrive at a carriage house complete with sleeping quarters. Having a whole top level to stretch out will surely make visitors feel comfortable.
Front carriage-style doors open to reveal a garage fully stocked with top-of-the-line recreational equipment, a work bench, a lounge area for relaxing, a dining table and decidedly collegiate plaid papered walls.
Sleek wooden chairs with simple white upholstery create a seating area at the potting station. When the project is done the table can fold up nicely and the chairs provide a place to relax and watch the game on the large flat screen television.
Contemporary Garage Lounge With Outdoor Dining Area
A garage was opened up and turned into a lounge that will easily accommodate the homeowner's large family, as seen on The Outdoor Room by Jamie Durie on HGTV. In one direction, you see the relaxing outdoor dining area and in the other direction you see into the garden toward the hot tub and deck.
The garage is one of the largest designer Brian Patrick Flynn has ever dealt with. Using muted gray-green paint also found in the home’s closets, he broke the space into functional areas that inspire creativity. Here, creative workstations are surrounded by art and create the perfect at-home studio.