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Nooks, Crannies & Rooms With a Mission
Our homes can provide a treasure trove of unexpected spaces. When Sheina Macadam was searching for a place to house her books in her quaint character home in Vancouver, British Columbia, the answer was simple: a reclaimed spot in the hallway. This warm mini library includes shelves that float off the ground and a countertop …
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Bar Closet
Kristen and Eric Lawler love entertaining at home in Long Island, New York, but their wet bar was falling short, forcing bottles into their main pantry, where they took up valuable real estate. They decided to create a cocktail closet with a textured background for dimension, motion-activated puck lighting, recessed ribbon lighting, and glass shelves …
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Media Center
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Media Center
“Instead of playing with color, we focused on experimenting with lines and shapes of doors.” Initially, Christen and Kyle Downie weren’t sure what aesthetic they wanted for the media center that would anchor their Vancouver, British Columbia, living space. They started with a dozen ideas, from simple to extremely complex. Through that process, they realized …
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Murphy Bed
With a newly purchased two-bedroom condo in Toronto, photographer and creative director Alen Palander wanted to make the most of his second bedroom within a strict budget and a specific creative vision. The wall bed system allows him to use the bed only when needed, and the design evokes the industrial, dark, emotive feel he …
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Laundry Room
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Laundry Room
Kelly Sleece’s laundry room in East Quogue, New York, had zero storage but plenty of usable space. The blank slate was designed to include a variety of cabinets to house washer and dryer pipes (while keeping them accessible) and an area that’s the perfect height for folding freshly laundered clothes. CC Design Consultant: Ariane Brabant
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Coat hanger
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Mudroom
Situated next to their garage and side patio, the Kowals’ mudroom in Naperville, Illinois, gets a lot of foot traffic. They wanted to create optimum organization in this well-traveled space, with stacked shoe shelves, open hooks for easy access to coats and bags, and an area designed specifically for the children’s stroller. CC Design Consultants: …
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Entryway
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Entryway
“Light and bright was the goal for the space, as it was previously quite dark.” As you walk into Pamela Coloumbe’s Calgary, Alberta, house, built in 1918, you are in the entryway, but you’re also in the living room and home office. The original entryway accommodated only coats and boots, but the update has extended …
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