This traditional living room features neutral textured walls paired with white crown moldings and deep brown hardwood floors. A tan sofa is paired with a woven natural fiber area rug, while floral upholstered armchairs provide additional room for relaxing. An arched cased wall opening shows allows for quick access to the kitchen.
The designer removed most of the wall between the dining room and kitchen resulting in an 8 foot cased opening, making the rooms feel and work as one. The crown molding above the cabinets was continued around the room.
This traditional, open plan great room with wide, arched doorways contrasts dark hardwoods with gray walls and gray and white upholstery to provide a light, airy feel. Highlights include a candelabra-style wrought iron chandelier, arched openings, and a neutral diamond-pattern area rug.
Traditional furnishings in a warm color palette set the tone for a comfortable living space in this Austin home. A stone accent wall with an arched opening leads to a clean-lined kitchen with Tuscan-inspired design elements.
Keeping walls and shelves paired down to a few handpicked items helps a bright, open space like this one from feeling cluttered. Also, the shelves themselves get equal billing, in this case pretty wood.
Bright white walls and neutral tile floors create a fresh, clean atmosphere in this sophisticated hallway. Lucite light fixtures are visually weightless, keeping the tall, arched ceilings feeling lofty and open.
This open concept dining room and kitchen have a unique way of dividing up the spaces: with wine! Ceiling-high wine racks are enclosed in a glass case to create a focal point and a partial dividing wall.
This traditional, open plan great room contrasts dark hardwoods with gray walls and gray and white upholstery to provide a light, airy feel. Highlights include a candelabra-style wrought iron chandelier, arched openings, and a neutral diamond-pattern area rug.
Stone walls with an arched opening encompass this beautiful back porch. The natural stone look is a great contrast to the smooth ceiling and polished stone floor. Cushioned seating options create a comfortable spot to enjoy the beautiful pool and outdoor fireplace.
This remarkable home fits gracefully into its surrounding desert landscape with stucco walls and stone tile walkways. The roof is broken up into separate segments, some of which are arched cantilevers, leaving sightlines open inside.
Add curves. One of the hallmarks of cottage landscaping is the movement away from rigid geometric garden beds and toward serpentine shapes. In this case, the arch of the gate leading into a secondary "outdoor room" echoes the curve of the garden beds. The use of plants rather than formal walls lends a cohesive feel to the entire space.