Utilize your square footage by adding storage and style with built-ins.
Better utilize the space below a window seat by installing drawers, rather than bins that open from the top. Craftsman details give the piece the feel of free-standing furniture.
The space beneath a round, porthole-inspired window is closed in to create an office nook. Shelves in the niche around the window are a hiding spot for books, and desk’s wood top further enhances the subtle nautical theme.
Fill in the space on either side of the fireplace with both open shelves and closed cabinets, and use the shelves to show off a favorite collection. These are kept bare except for items that reinforce the seaside color palette, but stacked with books, they would give a room a warm, collected feel.
What could have been a wasted corner between the tub and vanity is made useful with built-in shelves that open to both tub and the vanity. Backed with a fun patterned paper (which is actually drawer liner), they add function and style.
Designer T. Keller Donovan called attention to this built-in dresser by painted each drawers shades of coral, pink, and charteuse, which he pulled from the fabrics in the room. Drawers tucked beneath the window seat and the lowest bunk add additional storage
A cabinet tucked into a living room offers an extra spot to display favorite items when room for furniture might be limited. Cabinet doors are the same style as the adjacent kitchen, and when cleared, the counter top can function as a miniature bar area, perfect for entertaining.
Tucked into the wall along a staircase, this clever shelf space makes use of an often under-used area. The square shelf units mimic the stairs, and the backs are painted a seaglass hue, in keeping with the homes palette of turquoise, green, navy, and white.