A bright face, dainty porch and classic entryway give this Cincinnati, Ohio, home a distinctive profile. Sure, it acknowledges the influence of the past, but there is a spunky sort of essence there, indicating it's a bit of a hybrid. How to make a home one's own — comfort, panache, efficiency and functionality — can be a lifelong lesson. Yet it is a joyful process, because in the throes of figuring out a room's possibilities or changing its role, one discovers what pleases them. And you can't put a price on that.
After soaking up the scent of fresh grass, the door opens to a wood landing, where one can skip up the stairs or go down the hallway to an inviting sitting area. Here the floors gleam, the light streams in and one is ready to stay for a while.
The dining area features a classic ambience, with delicate lighting and the brick wall making an old-school statement. What we love about this room is its distinct way of noting that a meal is to be treasured with those at your table.
In the kitchen all is light and bright, with natural light and glistening counters setting a lovely tone. Plus, those glass doors on the cabinets mean it's time to show off one's best shopping finds. Everything a chef needs is here, without the fuss.
The master bedroom rolls with the graceful theme, providing space and soothing tones, but also a nod to an era when the pace was a bit slower. Now that's a good mood to find in the bedroom.
A children's haven should be a room of wonder and this sweet design is just the right touch. Waking up every day to this would be a wonderful way to inspire a future artist or writer.
A dainty bathroom with just the right blend of retro influences and the modern conveniences. Dare we say it? We are charmed.
Every home should have a hangout spot — and here it's a classy comfort zone. Maybe the adults stay up late, or the kids throw a slumber party. Or invite the gang over for a game-watching snack-athon. Whatever your pleasure, the room can roll with it.
Did we mention the bonus points of this room? With a few adaptations, this space can double as the guest room — which means friends and family can extend their visit, a least for a little bit.
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