Specialty Rooms

Create Your Own Music Room

Create Your Own Music Room

By on Sep 21, 2013 in Specialty Rooms | 0 comments

One of the many reasons to hire a designer is when you are doing a specialty room that might have you a bit challenged. We are always up for a good challenge at Style on a Shoestring! For example, we’ve recently been asked to do music rooms for clients who want to be able to play instruments and not disturb others in their home. So the first step in that process is...

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Give Your House & Health a Lift with a Home Gym

Give Your House & Health a Lift with a Home Gym

By on Aug 11, 2013 in Specialty Rooms | 0 comments

If you have extra space in your home — maybe you’re an Empty Nester or you have a bedroom you’re not using — installing a home gym is a cost-effective and convenient way to maintain fitness. And it really doesn’t require a lot of extras. Here are a few tips for planning your ideal home gym. • Select a room that can be completely dedicated to the gym or consider...

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Dream Themed Rooms

Dream Themed Rooms

By on Apr 3, 2013 in Specialty Rooms | 1 comment

We love creating themed rooms! Whether it’s a sports team for a boy’s bedroom or a beach theme for a family game room, spaces that show your personality are charming and fun. Most of our requests for themes are for kids’ rooms. We’ve done a San Jose Sharks hockey bedroom in the team’s black and teal colors with locker room-style furniture, framed jerseys and LED...

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By on Oct 3, 2012 in Organization, Specialty Rooms | 0 comments

It’s not unusual to ask a room in your home to do double duty, whether that combo is office/guest bedroom, family room/play room or sunroom/craft room. Storage is always the biggest concern in a room that has two or more functions since you want to be able to “hide” the room’s dual identity. Here are some tips for how to maximize your storage, including one that...

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By on Jun 28, 2012 in Design Tips, Specialty Rooms | 0 comments

Being in San Diego, a lot of our clients enjoy a coastal design look for their home, but some want a more tropical enhancement that reflects our sunny beach environment. The trick is to do it subtly so you get hints of this style without feeling like you are sitting at a Tiki bar in Polynesia. Grasscloth wallpaper is a great way to introduce texture and that...

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By on Jun 14, 2011 in Design Tips, Garages, Gifts, Specialty Rooms | 1 comment

You’ve probably heard a lot about man caves lately. It seems like every TV show about home searches or remodels includes a man cave – a place where the family patriarch can “get away” from his wife and kids. It’s certainly possible to do a completely tricked-out man cave as we did recently for a client (see below). But you can make Dad happy on Father’s Day by...

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