Architect Eric Haesloop and his wife were longtime residents of their century-old Berkeley, California house when an idea for a renovation arose. On the far end of their property, in the sunniest section of the backyard, sat a garage. Haesloop wanted to make better use of his land and he transformed the garage into a stand-alone cottage. Red POÄNG chairs from IKEA sit on reclaimed white oak from Arborica, which runs throughout the home.
An IKEA PS Vågö chair sits on a small treated-pine deck off the master bedroom of this renovated Texas home.
After buying property in Carrboro, North Carolina, Anantha and Leigh Aiyyer approached CUBE design + research to create a home that reflected their passions. Anantha, a professor who studies hurricanes, and his wife Leigh, a harpist, share a love of music and nature. In the bedroom, an IKEA bed frame and CADO wall unit are drenched with natural light during the day from the skylights overhead.
Actors David Alan Basche and Alysia Reiner rework their Harlem town house with an eco-sensibility and an eye for smarter spaces. Builder Nick Moons and architect Hannah Purdy enclosed the vestibule of the front entrance to offer an area in which everyone can remove shoes and coats. The dining area boasts a handmade pendant by The Light Factory in Baltimore, Maryland. The table is from Blu Dot; the chairs are from Ikea. The flooring is natural bamboo from Dyerich.
Designing for a couple and their two teenage girls, architect Ed Kopel transformed three individual apartments into an expansive, 3,200-square-foot flat. The kids’ bedroom features playfully colored bunk beds from Ikea. The mirrored closet doors reflect light and make the room appear larger. The vertical light slot can also be viewed through the bedroom corridor.
An elegantly utilitarian Kristalia table is as much a place to work as it is a place to entertain. Chairs are from IKEA.