The garden at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 leads to a final vignette, designed by Kate Webster and Thayer Hopkins, to inspire and encourage reflection. A brick path draws the eye toward the abstract, mirrored sculpture that reflects light and creates the illusion that the pillars are also decorated with the flowers.
Berm Ensconces Coastal Live Oak Tree to Create Cozy Space for Reflection
Landscape design firm Siol added a berm to create an intimate space for reflection and meditation in the backyard of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. A crane was used to lift a 15-year-old, drought-tolerant coastal live oak tree into the mounded area, which is lined with cedar shingles.
Modern Home's Exterior with Complimentary Natural Accents
This beautiful, modern home uses exterior materials that complement nature and each other. White stucco maintains the home's modern style, while cedar and natural stone accents help to soften the space's design and make it more complimentary to the nature that surrounds it.
Walkway to Boathouse, Fishing Dock and Sunbathing Area
A staircase and walkway leads down the sloped and rocky terrain to an area for lakefront enjoyment, including sunbathing, fishing and boating. The boathouse incorporates rough and smooth materials to blend the casual lifestyle of lake living with an over-arching aesthetic that is at once both vernacular and sophisticated.
Modern Home With White Exterior, Gravel Driveway and Bamboo Planter
The elevated planting bed houses bamboo that will grow to provide beautiful cover for the front of the home. A dark wood entry is a beautiful warm-tone contrast to the white exterior walls. A spacious gravel driveway allows for easy maneuvering while plant life adds life and shade to the yard.
Too often architecture is defined by what blows away in the wind, the extraneous layers. What if we stripped architecture down to its skivvies? What would we have left and would it be interesting? The P+P Home is a modern home in Phoenix that embodies these ideals: efficient modern design, efficient structural design, efficient constructability and energy efficiency. The architecture must marry these four ideals with no fat or awkward details, achieving integrity and authenticity.
Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors create a seamless transition between the indoors and out in this Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home. The back patio leads to a sleek swimming pool, the perfect place to take in the coastal views and relax.
The owners of this Spanish Colonial wanted a courtyard design that would match the integrity of the home's exterior design, but they wanted to make sure it was fresh and modern. In order to achieve this goal, designers anchored the courtyard design around the pool, the shape of which is traditional, but the black bottom brings in the modern character these homeowners were looking for.