This modern mountain home on Lake Tahoe combines modern design with the look and feel of a traditional cabin. A simple streamlined look allows the homeowner to enjoy their space without it distracting from what's outside.
In the living room of this St. Barts beach house, designers wanted to create a design that was continuous with the beach just outside the living room, so they swathed the space in sandy tones with blue accents. The suede, tan sectional adds ample seating in the space, while a dark, wood coffee table warms the design. To add splashes of color, blue artwork and blue throw complete the design.
NYC-based designer Patrick gives this reading nook a sophisticated, seasonal update with fall-color accessories. Pumpkin-orange roses, a richly-colored tapestry pillow and cranberry-colored drapes warm up the space but can easily be swapped for icy winter tones or bright hues for spring.
A marriage between the lush kitchen space and the spectacular views outside, this design embraces simple white materials with wood accents echoing the natural surroundings. Bright and spacious, catering to modern conveniences, this magnificent kitchen complements the essence of the sprawling beauty outside.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian Harris designed a dining room for the family that is elegant and contemporary, with a vintage touch. The table and chairs add a contemporary feel to the space with their stark lines and unique designs, while the vintage silver serving trays give the space a classic feel. The large French doors can be opened to let in sunlight or to bring the outside in.
A skylight and window let natural light in to highlight the bright, spacious design of this white bathroom. A full length mirror and glass door shower further reflect the light to accentuate the airy feel. Potted plants add natural color and connect the space to the greenery visible outside.
This great room's sleek, minimalistic design puts the focus on the incredible skyline view outside the floor-to-ceiling windows. Recessed, cove and track lighting make table and floor lamps unnecessary, therefore freeing up floor space and keeping the space uncluttered and open.
The Longs designed the screened deck to extend the living area into the woods, so they can be outside year-round. The light and airy space juxtaposes diagonal and linear strips of wood for visual interest and features a metal roof.
Careful construction and design provides top-of-the-line sound reduction qualities, insulating this backyard studio office from outside noises. The space is integrated into the overall home, but anyone inside it can maintain a high level of concentration.
When designing seating for a small space, it helps to think outside the box — or, in this case, beyond the rectangle. In this condominium kitchen by Krieger + Associates Architects, Inc., the prep/dining island is wider at one end to accommodate diners, and narrower at the other to improve traffic flow.
Hand scraped and hand stained white oak wood flooring and beautiful brown butcher block counters add details to the dining area. The open floor plan and modern minimalism highlight the functional and spacious design approach. The windows add more dimension and the outside becomes simply an extension of the interior space.
This backyard art studio is designed as a contemporary work space outside of the main residence and paired with a functional and beautiful low-water landscape with clean lines to match. The studio features sliding glass doors and clerestory windows to maximize natural light and is surrounded by sleek concrete pavers and Mexican pebble joints.
A glass section of the large front door creates a connection between the foyer and the outside entrance. Neutral marble tile matches the cream colored walls and gives a polished look to the space. Two columns with a textured finish frame the entry and add to the grand feel of the design.
Sleek leather sofas and velvet cushions are juxtaposed by a warm wooden ceiling. An elegant glass coffee table adds to the sophisticated feel. Stunning views of the garden outside replace artwork in this beautifully designed space.
Lighting can make a huge difference to the look of an outside space. Bistro lights in the oak tree, illuminated containers and landscape lights help create a romantic and fun atmosphere. The pergola was designed to have decorative privacy screens in between the posts and is lit with decorative sconces.