Stop using your kids as an excuse to halt those ambitious design plans. Let these images prove that a family home can be both stylish and functional. Designer Kimberely Renner turned a pair of Austin, Texas duplexes into a beautiful nest for her family. The walls are covered in shiplap for a rustic yet contemporary aesthetic. The bold upholstery choice for a traditional wing chair keeps things interesting. Surprise! The fabric is Sunbrella -- so it's going to be durable.The brass Crate & Barrel lamp is a nice addition among the bold upholstery and a leather Chesterfield.A vintage Milo Baughman table helps set the stage for an eclectic dining space. Note the profile of the bookcase. Yes, that's cinderblocks sandwiched between planks of wood. A 25-foot counter and library style lamps create a sleek and functional backdrop for preparing favorite dishes.The bathroom is both industrial and chic with its red cross tiles, black rubber floors, and vintage stools.
images via Martha Stewart