Most Unusual Space

Why-didn't-I-think-of-that design solutions for any indoor or outdoor space.

And the award goes to... Angela Rasmussen, winner of the most unusual space category.

Angela Rasmussen

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Blue Contemporary Multifunctional Master Suite

This aqua-blue contemporary master retreat needed to serve several functions for the homeowner. The design team created a cozy nook for the bed with an aqua accent wall and incorporated task lighting over the bed. Meanwhile, an arched doorway leads to an en-suite bath, laundry area and home office space.

A Bright, Multifunctional Contemporary Master Suite

This cool, crisp and airy space serves as both relaxing master retreat and functional workspace for the homeowner. An arched open doorway connects the serene bedroom to the en-suite bath and adjoining workspace. Cool colors, ample lighting and sleek flooring bring continuity to the contemporary rooms.

Contemporary Master Suite Features Built-In Home Office

Contemporary cabinetry in a variety of configurations provides ample storage space for a home-based business. This room, which also incorporates a laundry area, connects to the master suite via a short hallway, creating a uniquely functional live-work space.

Contemporary Bedroom Retreat Serves as Live-Work Space

A large laundry area and plenty of built-in storage form a uniquely functional space in this blue contemporary master retreat. The homeowner wanted a space to work as well as a space to relax. The design team accomplished both goals by creating this multifunctional suite that connects to the master bedroom.

Contemporary Workspace With Dark Countertops and Light Cabinets

This contemporary master suite needed to serve both as a relaxation space and as the headquarters for a home-based business. The design team accomplished both goals by creating a separate nook off the bedroom that stores supplies and provides space to work.

Amber L. Clore

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Colorful, Eclectic Home Library Offers Comfy Seating

Two walls of built-ins rise to the peaked ceiling of this contemporary, third-story library. Chairs are sited to make the most of the room's lakefront views. A collection of Suzani blankets inspired the room's design and color palette.

Loft-Like Library Alive with Color, Pattern

A collection of Suzani blankets inspired the palette and design of this eclectic library. Colorful pillows top an imported bench from Bali, and streamlined built-ins connect the space with the modern lines of the architecture. A collection of crosses forms a valance of sorts above the windows.

Eclectic Library Features Metallic Poufs, Unusual Table

A love of color and a collection of Suzani blankets inspired the palette and design of this eclectic library. A pair of classic wing chairs is perfectly sited to take advantage of lakeside views. Two shimmering garden stools sub as ottomans to bring in a bit of bling.

A Warm and Eclectic Library

A colorful Suzani blanket and pillow top a comfy reading chair in this third-story library. Traditional paneled walls get an update with clean lines and inset lighting. A contemporary rug and vintage-inspired floor lamp add to the room's eclectic feel.

Brandon Pruett

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Vertical Garden Creates Showstopping Shower

In this open-air space, the designer merges function with high-style green living, creating a color-filled outdoor shower with a tropical feel.

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Vertical Garden Blends Function, Style

The moisture produced by the rain shower head provides ample water for Tillandsia plants lining the wall to thrive.

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Vertical Garden Brings Outdoor Shower to Life

This outdoor shower gives new meaning to the words "green design," with low-maintenance tropical foliage built right in. The sleek vertical shower column is surrounded by Tillandsia, or "air plants." These twisting tropical blooms grow without soil and need little moisture to thrive, making them an ideal choice to bring life and color to this outdoor space.

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Amanda Maday

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Large Modern Brown Bathroom With Metal and Wood Vanity and Soaking Tub

Custom touches abound in this unique bathroom built for a busy family. A custom-built metal vanity with wood drawers is topped by brass-accented mirrors and a backlit panel. A modern fireplace and built-in wine storage by the freestanding tub set the stage for a luxurious bathing experience.

Light Wood Built-In Cabinetry in Transitional Master Bathroom

In this transitional bathroom, custom built-in cabinetry includes wine storage next to the freestanding tub. A tiled box contains a modern fireplace feature, making this an easy spot to relax and unwind.

Contemporary Turquoise Tile Fireplace in Modern Bathroom

A contemporary fireplace surrounded by turquoise-hued tile sits above a freestanding tub in this spa-like bathroom. Near the bathtub, built-in storage includes a wine rack for easy access from the tub.

Custom Industrial Metal Bathroom Vanity With Wood Drawers

A custom-built metal vanity with wood drawers is topped by brass-accented mirrors and a backlit panel. The vanity's white concrete countertop sits flush with its metal frame and flows seamlessly with the white vessel sinks and subway tile backsplash. Vintage drawer pulls give a nod to the period of the house.

White Modern Industrial Bathroom With Wood and Metal Vanity

Metal-framed mirrors with brass accents flank a backlit panel in this unique master bathroom with industrial touches. A custom-built metal vanity with wood drawers features dual vessel sinks and sleek brass fixtures. A subway tile backsplash, frameless shower door and cork flooring add to the room’s modern-industrial feel.

Jaimie Belew

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Master Salon Fit for a Fashion Queen

This formal sitting room off the master suite features shoes as art and mirrored panels that draw the eye to an eggplant-colored ceiling. An eclectic array of furnishings includes a rounded velvet sofa and a Louis XVI fauteuil with a fun and funky finish.

Eclectic Salon a True Conversation Piece

An eggplant-colored ceiling gives this eclectic and formal salon a feeling of intimacy despite its substantial size. Unique objets d’art rest on interesting furniture forms throughout the space. A quilted animal hide rug anchors a seating area that features a kidney-shaped sofa and a teardrop chandelier.

Formal Bathroom With Unique Details

A sink basin carved from solid marble and a custom-designed shower opening are among the standout features of this elegant master bath. Marble floor tile laid in an intricate, graphic pattern and elaborate millwork combine to give the room a formal feel, but an eggplant-colored ceiling brings intimacy to the space.

Elegant Bath With Whimsical Style

Designer Jaimie Belew created a custom shower entrance to add interest to this fun and formal master bath. An acrylic console is topped by a fishbowl and cat-themed artwork, adding to the room’s whimsy. An eggplant-colored ceiling makes the high-ceilinged space seem more intimate.

Spa Features in Eclectic, Elegant Bath

A spa chair with a view over the treetops makes this elegant and whimsical master bathroom a great space to retreat and relax. Marble floor tile laid in an intricate, Moroccan-inspired pattern and elaborate millwork combine to give the room a formal feel, but an eggplant-colored ceiling brings intimacy to the space.

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