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Photo By: Harry Norman, REALTORS, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: Dan Piassick
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Photo By: Chi Chi Eubaina
Office Space with French Doors
Working from home can be a bit dreary if you're tucked away in a plain box of a room. French doors offer privacy, let the sun shine in, close off messy areas and give you a different scene to rest your eyes on.
Having virtually no natural light to work with is one of the biggest design challenges when creating a basement bathroom. Add dramatic elements with texture that make the space feel less like a basement or more like a spa-like bathroom.
When designing a mudroom, think of how your children will use the space. Jeffrey S. Brown, president of J.S. Brown & Co., says, "Most parents tell us their children do better with open areas because they are more likely to hang their coat on a hook than to open a closet door and pull down a hanger." In this situation, low-hanging hooks are the best option. Kids can easily hang their bags and coats on rows of hooks and kick off their shoes below. Designer Sarah Richardson's walk-through mudroom is the perfect example of a low-maintenance entry with kids in mind.
Yes, it's true: the master bedroom comes with a boutique-level closet. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets and drawers all around keep clothes and accessories as organized as possible, while a tufted ottoman offers a place to put shoes on.
Traditional Men's Walk-In Closet With Large Skylight
This spacious walk-in closet provides ample room to keep clothes organized and readily available. A large skylight keeps the room bright highlighting the neutral marble floor, double layer hanging space and floor to ceiling shelf unit.
A plush sectional sofa and two brown leather armchairs provide comfortable seating in the basement. Built-in bookshelves flank the stone fireplace, which features a fish on the mantel, a nod to the lake setting.
Built in Bottle Storage and Display With Vintage Corkscrew Collection in Wood Wine Closet
An assortment of bottle storage shelves gives a pleasing look to this wine closet. A vintage corkscrew display is a simple and fitting way to decorate the space. The warm wood is balanced by cool toned countertop and stone floor tiles.
Traditional Mudroom With Blue Cubby Storage, Brick Floor and Upper and Lower Storage Cabinets
This family wanted a space where their three boys could clean up and store their gear after a hard day’s play. Handy cubbies along this wall are equipped hanging hooks and surrounded with shelves and drawers above and below. A brick floor is decorative and low maintenance.
This luxurious master suite dressing room features an elegant chaise lounge sitting by a traditional fireplace, creating a spot for cozy fireside relaxation. A large white island provides ample storage space, and glass French doors allow natural light to fill the room.
Luxe Textures Create Boutique Feel in Master Closet
Luxe textures create the feel of a boutique in the master closet at this Connecticut countryside estate. Pieces of cowhide are stitched together for an updated take on an animal-print rug, while a shiny brass chandelier shade offers a little sparkle. Specialty shelving and drawers handle the functionality side of things with elegance.