An essential element in a teen bedroom -- a study area -- is commanded by this desk, crafted from pipes and reclaimed flooring. The desk is attached to the wall, providing ample shelving storage area without taking up a great deal of visual space. A custom radiator cabinet is a lovely way to update an older home while retaining some of the original charm.
This cozy, blue living room brings together traditional and contemporary elements to create a style that's unique to the homeowner. Special elements include the shutter-shaped windows, granite fireplace surround and iron scroll piece used as art over the fireplace. The colorful painting is a bright and cheery punch of color.
It's easy for a top-floor room with sloped ceilings to feel cluttered -- and it can be tough to find furniture that fits the height of the walls. Built-in dressers on either side of the twin bed solve these problems. They're a perfect scale for the space and allow the teen room to feel clean and neat.
An L-shaped sofa frames in the conversation area in this transitional living room, where a colorful striped rug adds graphic energy. Dark blue walls are a rich and unique neutral backdrop for the space.
This nautical-themed teen bedroom brings together vintage and newfangled furniture and accessories, creating a space that feels interesting and contemporary. Unique items include the antique propeller above the twin bed, and the shelving unit made from pipes, ropes and reclaimed wood flooring. The striped wall provides a focal point, and adds a touch of fun and whimsy.
Unique pieces create a lasting impact in this corner of a grand living room. The small glass end table is a delicate pairing to a formal Greek key-patterned armchair. Plantation shutters are an elegant and functional design element that bring a touch of traditional style to the space.
A unique backsplash is always a favorite element in a kitchen -- and this diamond-shaped tile one fits the bill. Just above, a modern-feeling stainless steel range hood acts as a crown for the backsplash, bringing even more attention to the design element. Granite countertops coordinate and complement the walls.
The fireplace — a rare design element in a breakfast nook — brings a homeyness and warmth to this family eating space. Different shades of green are used throughout the room to emphasize and repeat the bold color choice. Multiple tones of wood are grounding and traditional; the unique chandelier adds a striking modern flair.
Surprise! Extra counter space, shelf space and a wine refrigerator are tucked in this kitchen's pantry. This strategy is a great way to bring additional functionality to a room without adding clutter to the space. And who doesn't want fewer appliances on a primary countertop?
The caramel tones in this kitchen -- from the cabinets to the floors -- add a comfortable air, creating a cozy space for cooking and conversation. The finishes create a fresh space that lends itself well to mixing furniture and window treatments, creating an overall traditional feel but with tailored lines and rustic features. The outcome: a space that has a transitional feel, perfect for all ages.