A series of pilastered arches frame the view from the dining room to the glass doors of the library. Intermediate “vestibules” help to formalize the entry to the dining room and living room from the entry without the use of doors.
An interior challenge was to transition from formal to informal spaces. Daniel Contelmo Architects accomplished this by minimizing the detailing of moldings in the informal spaces, and adding beading in the ceiling and oak accents in beams and mantels.
This elegant entry in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2014 features a glamorous chandelier, arched windows, and natural artistic elements. Designers Elan Evans and Charlotte Meyn took inspiration from the lines and shapes in the garden and integrated them into the foyer.
The home's incredibly detailed stonework includes special arches over the front door and windows and a charming circular cutout. Lush vines climbing the exterior could have been there for a hundred years.
This view is of the front hall from the entry door toward the family room, which has glass doors - currently opened. The staircase was pushed to the side so as not to call too much attention.
At 11,000 square feet, the challenge was to create spaces that were gracious, but not overwhelming. This home is large, but each room feels personal, and the residents do not feel dwarfed by the space.
With the high arched ceiling and the neutral color palette in this entryway, the space feels large and voluminous. To make it fun, designers added a colorful, geometric chair to add some personality and color.
The entrance to the home exudes elegance. An arched mahogany front door matches with the hardwood floor and winding staircase. A pair of candelabra chandeliers and a piano nestled in the corner completes the timeless design.
This long, arched hallway with oatmeal-colored walls leads into the master bedroom's sitting area, seen at the end of the hallway. The master suite features a crystal chandelier and elegant draperies creating a warm and inviting retreat.
Surrounded by glass doors and arched windows, this sitting room is bright and comfy, thanks to plush chairs and an extra-long sofa. An over-sized coffee table with gold decor is at the center of the space, matching the tray ceiling accent. Floor to ceiling curtains blend seamlessly into the room.
This luxury home in Texas features an architectural style that's right at home in the Southwest, with a stone and stucco exterior that pairs well with the red tile roof. Sage green trim complements the roof's terra cotta hues and mirrors the patina of a pair of large planters that flank the arched entry.