12 Custom Pieces Boost These Rooms’ Function and Style (14 photos)

3. A custom sectional allows for a flexible seating layout — including a handy add-on for comfortable snacking. This living room in Del Mar, California, contains several custom furniture pieces designed to accommodate the way the homeowners live. As with other sectionals, a two-seat section (in the foreground) that can be moved around as needed. […]
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Kitchen of the Week: A Metal-and-Marble Modern Marvel (15 photos)

Photos by Jennifer Siu-RiveraKitchen at a GlanceWho uses it: An artistic couple; she’s a jewelry designer and painter and he’s the grillmaster of the houseLocation: San AntonioSize: 504 square feet (47 square meters) including two scullery kitchens behind the range alcove; 28 feet by 18 feetDesigner: Julie Bradshaw of Bradshaw Designs This San Antonio kitchen […]
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New This Week: 3 Kitchen Island Ideas You Haven’t Thought Of (6 photos)

Other special features. Light green cabinets (matched to Grassland by Sherwin-Williams) with a charcoal glaze on maple. Reclaimed-wood shelves on iron brackets in place of the upper cabinets. Marble countertops with a hand-cut edge detail to resemble the look of when the stone was first quarried. Designer secret. “Because the existing window in the corner […]
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Houzz Tour: A Plain London Apartment Becomes Guest-Friendly (14 photos)

Fun Touches in the Bathroom A disparity in the couple’s heights meant that the old bathtub served neither well. Stanford remedied the issue with a new tub that’s wider and deeper. It also creates a bigger showering space. The curved tub required a panel that could be molded; it’s finished in a stained oak veneer. […]
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A ‘Keeping Room’ for Gathering Near the Kitchen (7 photos)

After: This was a redecorating project. The makeover included new wallpaper, trim paint, furniture and soft goods. Style inspiration came from the book Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style by Mark D. Sikes, which shows a comfy-looking sofa in a space adjacent to the kitchen island in the author’s home. The color palette for this […]
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