Vintage Meets Industrial in this Storage-Savvy Home
Rugged and Rustic
This home's stone-and-stucco exterior could nearly blend in to the desert surroundings, thanks to its low profile and rugged good looks. The gorgeous facade is merely a nod to the shabby-chic look you'll find inside.
There's no random decorating in this house. Exterior stone and wood detailing is carried throughout the home's exterior and interior alike. Subtle greenery and wooden patio furniture add charm to the home's many outdoor seating areas.
In the mudroom, each child has a locker where backpacks, sports equipment, jackets, and hats belong. There's even bench seating to take off shoes and boots. Red-and-white lined metal bins act as catchalls for quick cleanup and out-of-season storage.
Flea Market Finds
This sturdy set of cubbies holds shoes on the wall opposite the kids' lockers. The homeowners found it at an antiques fair and were intrigued enough to buy it without knowing exactly where they'd put it. The windows, too, were a fortunate flea market find; the panes have no glass and lead to an interior hallway. Both vintage scores imbue the room with a homey feel that's hard to find in new homes.
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The smart island in the home's open-layout kitchen serves double-duty as a cooking center and dining area. A 15-foot marble-slab top adds sophistication, while a pendant lighting fixture adds industrial edge.
Meal Prep in Minutes
Easy-to-access open drawers stash pots, pans, cutting boards, bowls, and plates. Keeping cookware in reach means less time rummaging for the right tool and more time to enjoy with family.
Out in the Open
Open shelves near the sink serve as the only wall "cabinetry" in the kitchen. Everyday plates, bowls, and cups reside here, so the most-grabbed items are always within reach.
Woodwork that Wows
Dark cabinets in the butler's pantry partner with a sink, microwave, coffeemaker, general-store counter, and baker's rack of dry goods to rival the storage and polish of most kitchens. Two-tone brown checkered flooring adds warmth to the room's neutral color scheme.
Brimming with tilt-out bins for onions and potatoes and stacked with drawers for dry goods and bakeware, this breakfront nestled in a corner of the butler's pantry looks like a counter from an old general store -- because that's exactly what it is. The rejuvenated piece found new life in an unlikely part of the home.
All four kids' rooms open into a living room that is decked out with a sectional sofa, TV, and piano. Movies, games, and other items are easy to retrieve and tuck away in the rustic console below the television. An oversize clock above the doors introduces fun color to the industrial design.
Personalized Gallery Wall
Colorful maps and posters surround the TV in the living area to create a functional art display. The media stand, though it bears the same vintage character as other pieces in the house, is actually new and mixes metal and worn-looking wood for an industrial look.
Color-categorizing books is one secret to a stunning set of shelves. Partnering paperbacks with like-hue covers creates an impactful display. Small chalkboard labels allow for flexibility when updating what's stored front-and-center.
Industrial-chic shelves crafted from lumber and metal pipes collect books, photos, and storage bins filled with personal trinkets. A sleek piano takes center stage.
In this dreamy children's bedroom, a lofted bed frees up floor space for an art studio underneath. A desk, upholstered chair, and floor lamp create a cozy corner for both work and play.
Sneaky Drawer Space
A stairway tucks into the side of an elevated bed in this children's bedroom. Each riser doubles as a drawer, adding storage for clothes, toys, and linens.
Built-in bookshelves, a window seat with plenty of pillows, and a desk outfit one wall of this kids' bedroom. The recessed shelves maximize storage and display colorful accessories, while deep drawers beneath the banquette organize spare linens.
Even the hallways match the homeowners' vintage-meets-industrial style. Classic stone doorways contrast a trendy gallery wall.
Living Room Looks
Large grid windows bring natural light into the living room, while bright throw pillows add a pop of color to the otherwise neutral scheme. Wood paneling on the walls adds a rustic, cabinlike feel to the room, while an oversize chandelier adds an element of sophistication.
Bring the Outside In
An all-wood home office brings barnyard-inspired chic to the next level. Contrasting shades and grains keep the office from looking too one-dimensional.
Dine in Style
A minimalist table with mix-and-match seating keeps the focus on this dining room's brick detailing, industrial pendant lights, and fireplace feature. Large windows with black trim let light in year-round.
A giant U-shape desk sprawls out in this sunny home office, making it the epicenter of activity for the entire family. A mix of seating -- including small stools, an upholstered chair, and a rolling desk chair -- accomodates guests. Rustic plank flooring warms up the room's bright-white walls.
Pops of Color
A hot pink chair and bright blue desk add splashes of color to this home office. A funky wall print with similar hues ties the room together.
Luxe Laundry Room
This laundry room is far from a merely utilitarian space. It was carefully crafted to include gorgeous storage, lots of elbowroom, and industrial style. Shelves wrap around the room -- even crossing a window without interruption -- and seem to hover on metal pipes. They provide places for everything, including art supplies and detergent.
Two washers and two dryers help this large family stay on top of laundry, while cabinets collect gift-wrapping supplies, vases, and other awkward-to-store stuff. The metal-and-wood folding table hails from an antiques fair, but the wire baskets brimming with towels are new.
This tall storage rack looks like it could be a shiny treasure unearthed at a fantastic flea market, but it came from Restoration Hardware, whose wares could pass for antiques (albeit in remarkable condition). Scooted into the corner of the master bathroom, the storage rack gathers towels and linens on its gleaming shelves.
Two areas -- one for bathing and one for grooming -- divide the master bath. To the right of the sunny corridor is a large walk-in shower. To the left are two dark-wood vanities that flank a repurposed kitchen hutch unearthed at a flea market.
A whitewashed hutch adds texture to an otherwise traditional bathroom. Fit into a custom-size alcove, it conceals extra toilet tissue, cleaning products, and other bathroom necessities. Two lower cabinets were converted into pullout bins for trash.
Features fit for a spa showcase in this master bathroom. An enormous walk-in shower peeks outside to let in natural light, making it easy to get going in the morning.
A focal-point mirror and wall-mount lamps frame this spacious bathroom vanity. Ample cupboards and drawer space make it easy to stow bathroom necessities.
Odds and Ends
Nighttime necessities are only an arm's reach away in this master bedroom. A nightstand with a shelf for books and a drawer for small items continues the home's modern rustic style, as does whitewashed wood paneling and a studded bed frame.
Separate his-and-her areas and double-decker hanging rods ensure twice the storage power in this master walk-in closet. Seating, like a plush futon, makes it possible to stop and sit awhile.
Two-Sided Jewelry Box
This little dresser-on-wheels has drawers on both sides so two people can use it. A tray on top collects pretty containers and everyday jewelry, while a divider in the top drawer organizes more occasional baubles.