2012 Trends

Cabinetry can make a major statement in a toilet — especially a large master bath. Many of the new, most powerful design trends still come from Europe, and American manufacturers deliver innovation to the class with intelligent solutions for your bath.

Greene Designs LLC

Upgraded laminates are a sexy cabinetry trend and they are showing up in high-end bathrooms. When you hear the words”laminate” and”cabinetry” in the same sentence, you probably envision the paring boxes in your first apartment. These are definitely not that!

New styles incorporate exotic forests, as seen here, textured metals and imaginative designs.

Element Design Group

With the rising popularity of nominal or nonexistent storage under the sink in modern bathrooms, vertical cabinets continue to grow in popularity. Sometimes their bottoms are lined up with the vanity or incorporated sink/counter. Sometimes, as shown here, they are too tall to make that sensible. You determine where it works the best and how much storage you’ll need.

Mini cabinets are rising, largely in powder rooms, but sometimes in modern master or masters bathrooms. They most often accompany minimalist modernism. Sometimes, though, they just embrace the realities of a very small bath.

Creative Spaciz / SPACIZ Design Studio

Floating vanities will continue as a strong trend in 2012. It’s not unusual to see these partnered with tall storage, acknowledging the needs of a contemporary family.

Furniture details are a strong trend for cabinetry this year. Even with traditional cabinetry and traditional finishes, the detailing gives it this lived-in, not-a-standard-vanity look.

Narita Architects

Frameless cabinetry is an increasingly popular trend for bathrooms, and it is for kitchens. It’s easier to get to your contents with no face frame, and also the construction allows for bigger drawers, also. One of the driving forces of frameless cabinetry approval in the US marketplace is Ikea. Unlike pricier European rivals with offerings that populate many high-end contemporary bathrooms, Ikea combines style with affordability. That’s a trend millions can embrace.

Kelly Donovan

Bornholm Bathroom Vanity

Integrated grips are a hot trend for cabinetry, particularly modern European fashions. This Bornholm Swedish-inspired vanity strips the incorporated grip to its purest form. Other manufacturers add metal — usually stainless or aluminum — for their cabinets. The most expensive configuration is generally a continuous handle, which extends across an whole bank of cabinets.

Whichever works best for your space, the idea is to eliminate the visual clutter of a pull or knob.

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS

I can’t remember the last time that I made a kitchen with no storage accessories such as roll-out trays. Well, accessories are a hot trend for bathroom cabinetry.

Roll-outs are sensible for towels or toiletries. Tilt-out trays (which I only added to my own master tub ) are great for toothpaste, toothpaste and toothbrushes — even for maintaining your ring from slipping down the drain as you prepare for work. Storage racks on the backs of doors hold hair blowers. Appliance garages conceal electric razors and trimmers. Drawer dividers organize makeup. Smart storage fittings make just as much sense for bathrooms as they do for kitchens.


Medicine cabinets are becoming smarter and more functional, also. New models incorporate such characteristics as integrated tv, MP3 speakers and charger, soft-close doorways, cooling and cooling segments for medications, and more.

Native Trails – Cabernet Vanity

Rustic is a strong trend for bathrooms this year. This Vintner Series Cabernet Vanity is made from oak planks reclaimed from wine makers. What an ideal manifestation of a wine enthusiast’s interest.


For people who desire real timber, the 2012 trend is toward hot finishes and clean lines. That doesn’t mean strictly modern, as this Kraftmaid bath shows. Traditional has united more tightly using transitional for cleaner lines and less ornamentation.

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Beyond Windows: Watch How Drapery Can Boost Your Bed

It’s no news that functionally speaking drapery is meant to filter outside light entering in the window. But aesthetically speaking, their addition can do wonders for the look of this room as a whole. Take the mattress such as: is the appearance of yours feeling incomplete? It’s possible that incorporating your bedroom’s drapery into the mattress scheme is just what the décor doctor ordered, and it’s possible all it will take is moving the mattress, or dangling new curtains. Have a look at these images to find out how additional Houzzers have integrated drapery in their beds for the perfect finishing touch.

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Lucid Interior Design Inc..

Of course, there’s no actual demand to get a window to pay if you would like to hang drapery. Drapery in itself lends an aesthetic worth, so feel free to hang it behind your bed regardless of a window. It will function to ground your mattress while adding plenty of sensual feel.

Drapery can offer a distinctive textural backdrop. Consider picking drapery the same colour as your bedding so the appearance feels genuinely cohesive.

Patrick J. Baglino, Jr.. Interior Design

A bed with a headboard placed in front of drapery creates an especially intriguing effect when the width of the bed and window are similar. It’s like the window and its drapery were made to emphasize this specific bed. A valance adds an elegant statement.

Letitia Holloway

Bear in mind that drapery can be hung in a variety of ways. Draperies tied back produces a showcase for this incredible antique bed.

Kitchens & Baths

Drapery hanging into the sides of windows gives the mattress a solid sense of place without sacrificing light from outdoors.

Andrea May Hunter/Gatherer

If you’ve got double beds, then you may want to consider this setup. Allow the draperies to fall on the surfaces of the window, and place the beds in front of them. The curtains ground the person bedrooms, and the sun is uninterrupted.

Brian Dittmar Design, Inc..

Expertly placed draperies in this bedroom accentuate both the mattress, creating a visual balance and connection between the elements of this space.

Michael Abrams Limited

Can there be a window there? Who knows, and quite honestly, it makes no difference. The effect of this drapery paired with all the mattress is what is stealing the show.

Elad Gonen

Would you need to include prominence to the mattress and make your ceiling appear bigger? Outfit the wall on your bed with floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall cloth. The floor-to-ceiling application visually expands the ceiling, while the dramatic inclusion of wall-to-wall drapery will present your mattress an aesthetic increase.


You can always have a little fun with drapery. Hang them behind the bed like a canopy to create a fairy-tale escape.

Erika Bierman Photography

Hang two separate bits on both sides of the bed out of a dramatic valance. The mattress will appear grounded, and the sleeper will probably feel extra comfy.

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12 Ways to Have a Nicer Kitchen This Year

Between preparing meals, entertaining and simply collecting as a family, a lot of our time is spent at the kitchen. As we roll into the new year, let’s make time to check this space. Could it benefit from changes? Perhaps you could improve your kitchen’s functionality or dress this up somewhat aesthetically. Whether you are at the budget for a complete kitchen overhaul or a couple of affordable fixes, there’s an upgrade that will do the job for you. Check out the following kitchens for a few fresh ideas.

Venegas and Company

Lighting. Lighting is all-important in kitchen. If your kitchen doesn’t have a mix of ambient lighting (which provides general lighting to the whole space) and task lighting (light that illuminates work places, such as the island or countertops), not, you may wish to consider consulting a kitchen designer that will help you add pendants, recessed lighting, under-cabinate lighting, or a different alternative.

Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc..

Sink. Have a minute to assess your relationship with your sink. Are you pleased with it? If not, it may be time for a replacement; you probably spend much much time hovering on it to become unsatisfied. Undermount and flush sinks are great choices, as they are easy to wash and have a chic, seamless look. Single-bowl sinks provide ample room for washing dishes, nevertheless multibowl sinks offer the option of using half the sink as a drying rack. Consider your needs and preferences before heading into the showroom; they’ll lead you into the ideal option.

Donna DuFresne Interior Design

Sink faucet. Faucets are used not just for washing dishes or hands; they should likewise have the ability to achieve all corners of your sink for proper cleaning. You may gain from one with a spray nozzle or purified water spout.

Ben Herzog

Produce an accent wall. It could be a backsplash, the wall behind the table or the space above the sink — wherever you feel could use a splash of color or pattern. Achieve it through tiles, paint or wallpaper, and alter the character of your kitchen.

Elad Gonen

Paint the cabinets. Want a fairly easy and affordable upgrade that can make your kitchen feel like an entirely new location? Try an original color of paint onto your cabinetry. Save yourself money by doing this yourself as a weekend project.

Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab

Contemplate glass-fronted cabinetry. If you are thinking about replacing your cabinets, you may choose to consider glass-fronted cabinetry. It will turn your dishware to a screen, and help the space feel more airy and open.

Bosworth Hoedemaker

Get rid of your cabinets. If your kitchen feels restrictive and your cabinets are getting in the way of natural lighting, removing them may be a fantastic option. Replace them with shelving for storing your dishware. Your space will open up and your beautiful dishes is going to be the center of attention.

Nic Darling

Update your seats . Kitchen chairs and barstools bring in color, pattern and different style. This kitchen has a very modern feel, yet the accession of the vibrant Kartell Mademoiselle chairs presents a hint of the eclectic.

Karen Ellentuck. ASID

Replace your seats with a banquette. If your budget gets the space and your kitchen the room, consider swapping your seats for banquette seating. This is especially beneficial for bigger families or people who like to entertain, as it provides a great deal more space for seating.

Jamie Laubhan-Oliver

Introduce artwork. Simply because the kitchen is mostly a space of work doesn’t mean the walls shouldn’t be dressed with art. This is an easy change to make and it is going to immediately customize the space.

Marie Newton, Closets Redefined

Arrange the pantry. Step up and confront the nut: the pantry. Take a Saturday to go through all, get rid of what you have not touched in years and restock what’s left in an organized fashion.

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Add Character to Your Home With the Appearance of Age

Distressed finishes are applied to wood surfaces to make them look older than they actually are. A faux aged surface is reached in a variety of ways from light sanding to hitting it with a hammer. The beauty of those unnaturally worn finishes is they’re very forgiving and they can add loads of charm and personality to your home, like antiques do. Following is a list of some things to think about when selecting finishes.

Tracery Interiors

How much distressing? These painted walls seem to have been scraped to resemble peeling paint. It’s very dramatic inside this minimally furnished room and looks like walls I imagine you might see in an old home in Europe.

Erdreich Architecture, P.C.

Worn corners and edges. Creamy painted cabinets using a cherry glaze look like they’ve existed for decades, thanks to the worn edges on the corners and edges. This appearance would be acceptable for just about any conventional kitchen where a warm and casual style is desired.

Goforth Gill Architects

Top and undercoat colours. There are usually two colours of paint in debilitating: the shirt and undercoats. In this country kitchen, the grim topcoat of those cabinets was lightly sanded to reveal a lighter gold toned undercoat beneath it. Notice how well it matches with the countertop. The chicken wire from the doors is a wonderful touch.

Top glaze. These gray-green kitchen cabinets have a dark glaze on top to mimic years of accumulated dirt, giving this distance Old-World appeal.

KuDa Photography

Barn worn. Do not these red planks look like they were reclaimed in the old barn? The flatness of this wood works well in his kitchen that is modern.

Archipelago Hawaii Luxury Home Designs

How will it be utilized? If your face is a desk you use daily, make sure it is smooth enough to clean and that it has a protective coating on top. This distressed kitchen dining table is eye-catching in turquoise, the color of the Hawaiian waters beyond the home.

Van Wicklen Design

Add just one distressed piece, like this wall cupboard, to attract charm to an otherwise new bath. Distressed black furniture is remarkably popular now.

Zuniga Interiors

Dings and scratches. This lovely chesthas manydings and dents, however, the shiny polished finish prevents it from appearing rustic. A great way to hide imperfections? Add more dings!

Dreamy Whites

French farmhouse. Maria out of Dreamy Whites generates beautiful rooms apparently effortlessly using white, linen and weather-worn items. Though she describes her style as French farmhouse motivated, because the rooms are feminine, some may call her style shabby chic. See more of her home

Palmer Todd

Coastal. Replace the romantic accessories with beach-themed ones for a coastal appearance. Ensure that the paint has been gently chipped or scraped to attain that weathered appearance.

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Old-School Design: Frame Your Own Garden View

When designing your gardens and outside spaces, think about the frames you are creating with your own trees, perennials and garden structures. By carefully considering the positioning of your frames you’ll be able to direct views to maximize the best characteristics of your space. It is often as simple as pruning attentively and including a flowering vine, or as complex as adding a series of outside structures. Join me now as we check out a few gardens which are using natural and manmade framing to make beautiful parts of landscape art.

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This rock structure in Edith Wharton’s gardens in The Mount gracefully frames a view from both sides. Plantings have been inserted to soften the thick walls.

Amy Renea

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, is arguably one of the most gorgeous gardens in the world, and it is a masterpiece in framing. Everywhere you look are beautiful framed vignettes and vistas. My favorite place for framing in Longwood nevertheless, is the arboretum. The arboretum is full of stunning, historical specimens of various trees gathered by the Pearces and also abuts directly on the meadow. Total of bright sun and wildflowers, the meadow is a grand comparison to the deep shade of this arboretum. The trees have been pruned into graceful, natural appearing arcs that framework the areas beautifully.

Amy Renea

The arcs are so well positioned that lots of these directly framework trees in the distance. Notice how this shrub using a wide, squat custom is styled with a subtle curve.

Slater Associates Landscape Architects

Using trees is a great way to produce frames, but you can make literal frames in your garden with constructions. This gorgeous rock wall has included two cutout windows which frame views and the garden in both directions for people on each side.

Kathleen Shaeffer Design, Exterior Spaces

If your home is much more modern in its design, you can frame your views using streamlined, geometric patterns in stucco, concrete and other materials. This door and window supply beautiful frames for flat lines of plantings.

Notice the colour blocking of grey and brown concrete which reflect the gold and green color blocking of this planting outside.

Kathleen Shaeffer Design, Exterior Spaces

Here is another framed view in precisely the exact same garden. A secondary door frames horizontals of green and deep aubergine from the meadow. This garden also offers framed views from the seating area through wooden gridwork panels.

Amy Renea

In this traditional garden, the framing is made using a large iron trellis. Open on either side, the trellis generates framed views of various areas of the garden. This particular segment frames a small vignette centered upon the potting bench and leading to the white trellis and pathway outside.

Mark Dodge Design

The design of your garden does not need to always be outside framing. Framing starts inside, together with the positioning of your windows and doors. Notice how this door perfectly frames the trail with a tiny ceiling of green thanks to its neighboring tree. Added views are styled throughout the small-paned windows.

Amy Renea

Do you have beautiful views that may benefit from a little framing? Do you have a wide open space out of your garden that would look beautiful framed within the bounds of a rustic trellis? Maybe you are able to sew several trees to perfectly framework plantings from the distance.

Take a little time to look around your own gardens carefully and be aware of the natural farming that already exists, or produce a couple frames of your own.

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5 Basement Renovations Designed for Entertaining

It’s easy for a cellar to develop into a home’s catch-all, much like the garage. Tucked down a small flight of stairs, everything that is pitched to the cellar is out of sight and out of thoughts. But in these four houses, the customers took this often-unused space to great use. From an indoor hockey rink, to an elegant bar and wine cellar, to special play spaces for kids, these designs put the traditional thought of a basement rec room to the test.

Cara Woodhouse Interiors LLC

1. A place for kids and adults on Long Island. Designer Melanie Morris of Feathered Nest Interiors designed this cellar as a relaxing setting for both the kids and the adults in this family. The homeowners have three young boys, and they wanted to design a cellar play area that would hold up to their antics and be fun for Mom and Dad to hang outside in.

“We designed the huge couch — otherwise known as’The Pit’ — where everyone in the family could lounge, and even nap together,” states Morris. She and her staff discovered three big bean bag chairs and sprinkled them in front of the two TVs on opposing walls — one for gambling, and one for TV.

Cara Woodhouse Interiors LLC

Morris and team split this cellar to many designated spaces. The boys like to play hockey, so they had a custom rubber flooring made to resemble a hockey rink, and had it installed in one portion of the cellar. Morris also had columns around the space cushioned and upholstered therefore the boys wouldn’t hurt themselves while still goofing around.

Cara Woodhouse Interiors LLC

Two large closets shop the kids’ endless toys and games. The cubbies add a decorative touch, and also have low enough distances for even the youngest child to put away his goodies. Morris and her staff thought the design of the basement through carefully, and even added a little bathroom so that the kids wouldn’t have to run up and down the stairs while playing in their new play area.

2. A new room for entertaining in Portland, Oregon. Designer Garrison Hullinger transformed a completed but blank basement area into a eclectic and vibrant location for his customers to relax and entertain. The cellar is just under 500 feet, but its flexible floor plan enabled Hullinger to split the square footage to various activity areas.

Plumbing was added to the wet bar, which Hullinger designed for easy entertaining. Chic light fixtures were strategically placed around the space, and pops of red and gold were added to offset the otherwise impartial pallette. “I wanted the space to appear to be a complicated but casual area, where you didn’t have to be concerned about putting your feet up or spilling a drink on the rug,” states Hullinger.

A cheerful yellow sectional was nestled into the corner, developing a perfect lounge for relaxing and viewing movies. The windows over the television don’t open, but are lit with natural lighting in the home office on the other side of the wall.

Portland has a long rainy season, therefore Hullinger took extra care to make sure that the basement stays warm and dry. A vapor barrier was installed around the foundation, a garden cistern was placed in to draw water away from the house, and a large trench was dug under the basement and full of clay, asphalt, and river rock.

Urban Cape

3. Sleek and innovative in London. The owners of the house in South London’s Battersea district wanted to turn their basement into a glamourous new area for entertaining, as well as a play area for their kids. They hired London-based design firm Urban Cape, who made a dramatic and sophisticated design that is lasting, versatile and fun.

The cellar of the house is huge — plenty of space for a custom bar, media unit, and a wine place. For the bar, direct designer Sarah Radhanauth installed darkish brown leather doors handcrafted in South Africa. The leather is embossed with a gleaming crocodile print.

Urban Cape

Radhanauth and her staff broke up the space into multiple regions designated for different activities. This helps make the large space feel balanced and warm.

The leather doors on the bar slide close to seal off the bar during the day while the kids are using the press centre.

Urban Cape

Radhanauth used durable, timeless leather for the surfaces of the media centre as well. Slabs of shadowy Emperador marble in Spain were installed on both the press centre and the bar, contrasting the warm walnut paneling.

Urban Cape

A temperature-controlled wine area sits in the trunk near the cellar stairs — a perfect place for catching an extra bottle in a celebration.

Shoshana Gosselin

4. A colorful family space in Pennsylvania. The owners of the home in Breinigsville, Penn. wished to remodel their unfinished basement into a room where they could entertain family and friends , and let their kids have a distinctive play area of the very own. Above all else, they wanted to renovate the area so that it wouldn’t feel like a dim and damp cellar. Designer Shoshana Gosselin split this spacious 930-square-foot space into zones. “We didn’t want any walls separating every zone since the cellar could shrink in size, so we worked with an open floor plan,” says Gosselin. “That is also a fantastic way to think if you are unsure of how you may use the cellar in a few years.”

The kids’ play area, tucked away towards the back of the cellar, is slightly hidden from guests but still has plenty of room to put away toys and games. Built-in shelving along a wall takes up minimal floor area, leaving more space for the kids to perform. A bright green paint from Sherwin Williams helps keep this room bright and light.

Shoshana Gosselin

Gosselin installed a stainless steel bar area with counter area around the corner where the customers could host guests and mix drinks. The brown-and-green mosaic backsplash is a perfect complement to the space’s dark chocolate laminate flooring.

Shoshana Gosselin

A sitting area with a TV is nestled next to a small and flexible dining room area. Gosselin mixed in chic and glamorous accessories and light to help incorporate the space with the rest of the house. “Whenever you’re looking for basement furniture, be certain that you measure doors and get areas so that it will match the stairs,” says Gosselin.

Eisner Design LLC

5. Open and bright in New York. Joseph Eisner and his group at Eisner Design transformed a bare-bones basement into this spacious, light, and multi-purpose space. The family in Westchester, New York, wanted the room to incorporate room for a home office, a fitness center, a bar/lounge, a guest bedroom, and a large play area.

The design was more about taking away elements than simply adding them. A large glazed wall with sliding glass doors is situated to the right of their home gym. In the first construction, this was a large foundation wall, which Eisner and his staff removed to open the space up.

Eisner Design LLC

The large play area has a long desk made from double laminate where the kids can work and draw on crafts. The bar and lounge area is visible just beyond this area. The bar itself was created with Eco-Terr, an aggregate built of all recycled materials.

Eisner Design LLC

Playful block storage units were custom designed and painted in bright colors to (hopefully) encourage the kids to put their toys away. Everything in this cellar — the materials, goods, and finishes — were selected for their low- or zero-VOC and high recycled material.

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Houzz Tour: Cabin Studios in the Landscape

When an active couple wanted to include more living space to their picturesque Mill Valley house, they chose to take full advantage of the setting. So they immersed themselves in the landscape by constructing two little hillside cabins.

The two cabins integrate the creative dreams of landscape architect Jori Hook and architect Jonathan Feldman, who used the native scene and creative personalities of their homeowners as inspiration. The end result is a whimsical refuge that bows in reverence into California’s beauty.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

Feldman meant for the architecture to speak softly, as a quiet intervention from the landscape. The design is understated but hot, and preserves the natural texture of the website.

The customers are “inventive and passionate people with a deep appreciation of where they live,” Hook says. Everything in the roofline to the substance choices has a cheery lightness meant to reflect the characters of the owners.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

Feldman used natural gaps between trees to pick locations for the cottages. The structures seem like discoveries rather than impositions on the landscape.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

Inside the first cabin, that serves as a personal yoga studio, the entire south wall opens into the hillside, embracing the trees and sunshine.

Situated on a southeast-facing slope, the cottages receive the sun’s first rays in the morning. “In earth-based civilizations, East is considered a place of inspiration,” Hook says. “What better place to locate a artwork and writing studio?”

The upper cabin functions as a painting studio.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

The ascent from the main house into the cottages was designed to reflect and respect the special uses of the cottages by concealing them from a redwood tree-lined pathway. “These cottages are sacred places for the customers to produce their work, so the transition from the main house was quite important,” Hook says. Just once the customer reaches the cottages are that they truly presented.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

Hook implemented aspects of Mill Valley’s Mount Tamalpais to her style. From the vegetation of the mountain into the boulder-strewn terrain, the overall website reflects the flora of the mountain and Marin as a whole.

“I take an educated and instinctive way to the systems at drama, whether it’s soils, slopes, grand trees or remarkable vegetation, or even the orientation into sunlight,” Hook says. “I visit the roof as a microcosm of the slopes of Mount Tam. The layout turned into a living mosaic, representing the variety of plants and plant communities on Mount Tam.”

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

The roof’s role in both the landscape and structure of the website and layout is a unique facet of this project. Because of the essential terracing, the roof of the lower cabin (the yoga studio), is the initial site experience.

The green roof is really the curb appeal of the property — the first facade of the design. Hook took this opportunity to treat the roof as a canvas, even more than a typical green roof, and made it as a living piece of artwork, filled with succulents and other plants found throughout the project.

“Anything living thrives on attention,” Hook says, but “I try to supply a garden where the upkeep is a labor of love and not a constant toil.” Understanding site-specific microclimates makes plant selection easier and ensures a layout will be more in sync with the website. Hook pressures a plant palette naturally adapted to the surroundings is very likely to require less upkeep and be more effective.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

Navigating and accessing the 20-foot grade change of the property was shown to be Hook’s main challenge. Extensive grading was something the designers the homeowners needed for the website, and supposed that little space could be left to style an actual garden. “The opportunities and limitations of a project, though sometimes in opposition, tend to be the driving forces of the design,” Hook says.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

The grade of the website created naturally different experiences in the landscape, and the route itself reflects those changes. Steeper parts of the site require quicker and more direct movement, meaning less space to meander or leisurely take from the website. After the out grade levels, the paths are widened, creating more chances to respect the vistas or take a seat on a nearby boulder.

Feldman Architecture, Inc..

For a project with such extensive architectural and structural components, the natural landscape and terrain of the site played an extremely significant role. The prominence of the green roofs and the insertion of the buildings into the landscape emphasize that in this layout, the landscape remains the focus. The thoughtful and seemingly understated implementation on both landscape and architecture leaves Feldman content with the “incorporated, respectful, subservient and quiet” structure of the cottages, and Hook hoping that with every trip, traffic to the website will “walk off satiated with nature’s beauty and their place within it.”

Photography by Joe Fletcher
General Contractor: JP Builders, Inc..

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10 Sensational Side Tables

A well-executed layout plan does not cease with all the basic furnishings. Accent pieces, such as side tables, deserve equal attention. Exceptional side tables elevate the many simplistic décor and command respect even in the presence of classic furnishings. Have a look at these 10 trendy side tables and decide if these in your rooms could use an update.

Megan Blake Design

Curvacious and fun, this solid wood table is a welcome conversation piece. Insert a glass top to provide greater surface area when needed (felt or rubber pads will help hold the glass in place).

Philpotts Interiors

A three-tiered side table gives the illusion of floating shelves but is still able to support the weight of heavier items like a desk lamp and books.

Jodie Rosen Design

Contemporary pieces include a silent sculptural element to a space. The exceptional shape of this zigzag end table has the additional benefit of providing three levels of storage.

Rachel Reider Interiors

Get your money’s worth out of this slick, shiny accent bit. Not only does this function as a table, in addition, it can act as a seat. Another alternative: group two or three together and you have an instant coffee table.

Up the design ante with a studded bedside table. Upholstered in nailhead trim, this handsome table is gender-neutral and boasts open and closed storage to boot.

Dillard Pierce Design Associates

Fit for a queen, this slender-legged gold-leaf gadget table is dainty and feminine. Its sheen makes it a standout Even tucked into a corner.

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti

Invite the outdoors in with a natural tree-stump table. Regardless of what your style, a table similar to this is intriguing and versatile.

Dillard Pierce Design Associates

Lucite is outta sight. Do not be fooled by their barely-there look: All these twin tables are 10 times stronger than glass and package just as a lot of style punch.

Beckwith Interiors

A slender demilune console conveniently doubles as a side table. Its baroque-meets-modern silhouette creates this bit timeless and cutting edge at precisely the exact same moment.

This Italian beauty on the left of this picture takes geometry into a whole new level. The six laser-cut reflective circles have been designed into a cubic work of art that unexpectedly makes mathematics a lot sexier.

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