We love our model moments. That’s why we’ve decided to shine another spotlight on the different ways designers make personal style pop. In case you’re new to this series, what are model moments? They’re the little design statements that infuse your home with one-of-a-kind personality. The way you use photographs, how a corner becomes a reading nook, or maybe just the way you style your bathroom counter. Model moments are little but pack a big personal punch, and to get you inspired, we’ve gathered a few more favorites from our neighborhoods across Southern California. Take a look.
#1 BATHING BEAUTY
Believe it or not, a bathroom wall can make for an ideal setting for a moment. Like here, in the secondary bath, where a row of towel hooks is both kid-friendly and style savvy. Imagine swapping these schoolhouse hooks for something more playful. Maybe ‘initial’ hooks? And what a great place to hang monogrammed towels, especially with that highly personal (and highly adorable) artwork at eye level. Note that the color scheme here ties in with the rest of the house. Kids will be kids, but style is style.
#2 PLAYFUL PERCH
Turn their homework time into your moment for relaxation. Grab a book or magazine and hang out on this built-in daybed, the perfect sunlit perch for supervising. And on the weekends, it’s great for slumber parties and movie-watching with its mix of concealed and open storage that stash board games and extra blankets.
#3 PICTURE THIS
Incorporating a picture rail into the wall paneling of this stairway landing sets the stage for a quiet little moment. Most of the time, we’re busy rushing up and down stairs, thinking about where we’re going next. Adding art where you least expect it invites you to slow down and pay attention.
#4 NOUVEAU NICHE
Architectural features serve up some of the best opportunities for moments. Like here, where adding floating shelves and shiplap accents to a niche creates a memorable display for photos and collections. And check out the artwork. A mixed treatment where some frames are hung is what gives this display extra sizzle.
Pay allegiance to your love of all things spa with a master bath moment that’s totally zen. The counter-to-ceiling backsplash feels like it stepped out of a boutique hotel, and thanks to ample storage (love those sleek pulls), the countertop remains clutter-free. Just an orchid and some beautiful bath soaps. Tranquility, you have arrived.