From a surfboard that doubles as a coffee table to a canoe mounted from the ceiling, these unique and creative interior design ideas are proof that when it comes to decorating, it's all in the details.
Upside Down Mirror
When a window left little room for an above-the-sink mirror in the guest bath of a Malibu home, designer Lawrence Rizkowsky looked up instead — mounting a shaving-style one from the ceiling.
Surfboard Coffee Table
Purchased from a vendor who makes tables out of vintage surfboards and skis, the coffee table in the family room of this Cape Cod beach house gives the room a relaxed, lived-in feel.
Mirrored Cabinet Doors
With a mission to transform a small and narrow Brooklyn townhouse into a family home fit for four girls, designer Jonathan Berger corrected the home's layout and added chic, feminine touches throughout. The antiqued mirrored glass on the kitchen cabinet doors helps enlarge the space while also adding a touch of glamour.
Rattan Hanging Chair
The sunroom of fashion designer Liz Lange’s Westchester home is both chic and cheeky, thanks to a playful, swinging seat selected by designer Jonathan Adler.
Canoe as Ceiling Decor
Inspired by a restaurant in Vermont, the pantry of an Idaho barn-style house by architects Sandra Vlock and Glenn Arbonies harbors a wood canoe in winter. It also coordinates perfectly with the home's classic American style.
Chandelier Bulletin Board
Ellen O’Neill’s apartment in Manhattan is a tiny studio, so she needs extra space anywhere she can find it. Turning to the ceiling, her "bulletin board" is Ingo Maurer’s Zettel’z 5 chandelier. O’Neill uses it to hold notes, lists, directions, sketches, and even a hat.
Green Gingham Ceiling
To bring a suburban New York home's extremely high ceilings down to a more comfortable place, designer Gideon Mendelson had Silve`re Bureau paint a graphic design on canvas. Then he installed it above the kitchen island, which he painted a custom pea-green color.
Designer and television personality Thom Filicia created a modern and classic interior for a Designer Visions showhouse. For the staircase, he chose heavy rope in place of a traditional railing and angled the runner to reveal a hint of bare floor.