Plenty of Space for Food Prep and Consumption in Large Modern Kitchen
This modern kitchen provides plenty of space for food prep as well as food consumption. Countertops line two sides of the kitchen, and a large kitchen island provides even more space for preparation. Once preparation is finished and the meal has been prepared, the large kitchen island seats seven-perfect for a night of casual dining.
A hand-tufted wool pile area rug in a muted, gravel-colored tone anchors the design of the HGTV Smart Home 2012 guest bedroom. One-of-a-kind artwork — digitally altered photographic prints — stands in place of a traditional headboard.
Through a colorful doorway and past a tastefully appointed parlor is a breathtaking living room. The dark stained floors, which run through the entire house, were laid by Julio, who taught himself the skills he needed to accomplish the job. The white masks that hang from the far wall are his creations as well. The masks offer a modern way to bring classic Angolan art home. The ornate fireplace, one of four hearths this home boasts, is original to the space, as is the decorative scrollwork that runs across moldings and ceilings in this room. The way that Kenza and Julio have maintained the architecture of the home, is a reminder not to remove or cover up original fixtures, but to instead accentuate them. Filling a traditional space with modern furnishings creates a unique contrast of styles that can add layers of sophistication to a room.
Limestone coping surrounds the pool area of this modern backyard to create a stunning effect. HGTV fan RandyAngell added soft lighting around the pool to create a calm atmosphere, while the vibrant green stucco wall brings energy to the space. The fireplace creates a stark contrast against the deep blue water spouts and pool.
Wall panels break up the conventional structure of the master bedroom, adding dimension and flexibility to the space. A fireplace and two armchairs make a cozy seating area; the bathroom is behind the half wall.
The sleek built-in desk is paired with Ghost armchairs for a modern home office in this Santa Ana, Costa Rica home. Floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide beautiful views of the outdoors and allow the natural surroundings to be a part of the space.
A counter-height peninsula provides a functional breakfast area in this small kitchen. White cabinets and light-colored wood keep the space feeling open while a gray tile accent wall adds visual interest and depth to the room.
Light and Bright Dining Room With White Upholstered Chairs
This modern dining room features a white upholstered chairs positioned around a wooden dining table with metal legs. A metallic, branch-like chandelier hangs above, while a blue-gray rug is positioned underneath. Natural hardwood floors complete the look of the space.
Patio of a Modern Home Featuring Wood Ceilings, Fireplace and Multiple Seating Areas
This beautiful, long outdoor porch spans the space between the modern home and the pool house. Special features include the tucked-away fireplace, multiple seating areas and the wood ceiling with open slats that creates geometric dashes of light on the patio floor.
White Modern Kitchen with Tile Backsplash and Open Shelving
Paint the sashes of your windows black for a chic and unexpected way to accent the kitchen, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. This kitchen also has another design trick, depending on your budget: Install tile backsplash all the way to the ceiling. Here, dark tile grout ties in with the black window sashes.
Elevated, built-in storage cabinets offer plenty of space for kids to store their art supplies and artwork in this modern art room. Multicolor stripes add fun color and pattern to some of the storage cabinets, and there's ample room to create art at the kid's table nearby.