A stone base design on the house column is echoed on the smaller gate columns bringing a beautiful texture to the design. The light concrete of the columns and walkways brightens the forrest green siding. A small pergola frames the wood gate and supports a single lantern hanging above. A bright red bench pops against the neutral tones surrounding it.
Kitchen moves seamlessly to living room in this grand great room where concrete columns and area rugs help denote the different spaces. Upholstered stools have multiple uses as ottomans, coffee tables or extra seating.
This stunning living room borrows from French country style in creating an updated traditional feel. Unique features include the concrete columns that have been faux finished to reflect saw-cut travertine. Tea-stained walls add depth to the space, yet another special addition to this well-appointed room.
Blown glass chandeliers, acrylic chairs and a row of cosmic pendants bring a feeling of lightness to this open, modern loft. Carved from the top floor of a century-old St. Louis warehouse, the 7,500-square-foot loft features 18-foot ceilings, original arched windows and industrial elements like exposed brick, concrete columns and metal piping. The open concept design is ideal for entertaining.
SPG Architects’ Pawling House in Pawling, N.Y., features an open, loft-like living space with soaring ceilings. The library, on the house’s lower level, uses the same soft palette as the rest of the house — polished concrete, steel columns and neutral walls — with a pop of color in the built-in bookcases.
Concrete floors and columns pair with metal trellises for an industrial feel in this Mexican restaurant. Heavy wood dining chairs add a touch of rusticity, and hanging plants bring the outdoors inside.
Concrete stepping stones let you walk on water over this enchanting swimming pool. A raised column is covered with tiny iridescent tile adding a reflective finish against the smooth, neutral concrete top and stone bowl topper and waterfall feature. Black smooth stones fill the bowl for a fully finished zen look.
In stark contrast to this urban bedroom's concrete ceiling and column, a richly colored rug fills the floor space and warms up this tiny sleeping space. A navy blue curtain adds another layer of luxurious color.
Industrial concrete floors and columns pair with rustic wood chairs and tables to create a dining area in this San Diego restaurant. The Mexican restaurant also boasts a large bar area, where barstools offer additional seating for more casual dining.
The exterior gets a color-themed upgrade, going from plain, flat white to a pale yellow with soft blue accents. The concrete porch is painted blue to match the new custom shutters and a single French door is added along with a new porch swing and outdoor furniture. The existing columns get dressed up with sash curtains.
Concrete ceilings and columns are paired with French oak hardwood floors in this minimalistic living room, while floor-to-ceiling windows provide a panoramic view of the Chicago skyline. The open nature of the living space allows for easy transition between the dining, living and kitchen areas.
The white exterior of this home gives it a bright glow in the sunshine. A gorgeous concrete walkway with ponds surrounding planted palms creates a fresh, zen feel leading up to the front door. The wood door and matching columns give a modern asian style to the home.
The texture and unruliness of the twig vines growing on columns beside this patio walkway are a curious sight, yet they work almost as works of art against the austere cement and limestone structure of the home. Their addition brings a simple, natural element to the home. Design by Andrea Michaelson.