A contemporary California pool terrace features a custom fire pit, sofas and armchairs. The space is shaded by arbors topped with panels of woven willow. The home is on a 17-acre site in the Sonoma Valley. The project by Roche and Roche Landscape Architecture was an 2017 ASLA award winner.
A hot pink rug, multi-colored striped coffee table and vibrant throw pillows immediately grab the eye against the blue walls and navy sofa in this sitting room. Natural light from the french doors catches the mix of colors and bounces off the reflective finish of the table lamps.
The built-in shelves were removed to make room for new windows, bringing more natural light into the space. The fireplace gets a facelift with marble hearth and surround, contrasting smartly with the new hardwood floors in dark stain.
A center island is number one on many kitchen renovators’ wishlists, but a large, built-in island doesn’t always fit the budget or the space. No matter, freestanding islands perform the same functions, adding counter prep space and storage, but usually require less floor space and cash — as designer Liz Miller found in her own home. “The freestanding island was a must in a small kitchen with two little kids. When we need more space, to say, have an impromptu dance party, or when we have friends over, we just push the island against the side wall to open up the room,” she says.
The view into the dining area shows how the white painted ship lap accent wall allows the plants and wood furniture to come to life. White chairs at the ends of the table add an extra pop of style to the dining set up. Hanging succulents and indoor plants add natural life and color to the design.
A no-threshold shower with a glass enclosure helps this dramatically designed bathroom to feel as large and open as possible. A black and white chevron floor, wall sconces and a custom vanity lend glamour to the space.