One way to bring Heirloom style into your home is by celebrating the good bones of your home as in this exquisite molding, dramatic chandelier and staircase railing, which allow architectural detail to shine.
The gracious proportions and historic architectural details of this traditional entryway are given a light, modern feel with white walls against warm hardwood floors. The classic shape of the archway frames an interior view that extends through the living room to the family room windows.
Arched alcoves add architectural character to the master suite. One niche houses a desk for checking late night emails, while the other contains a chest that doubles as a media cabinet. The fireplace is elegantly highlighted with boxwood topiaries and a quatrefoil mirror.
Though remodeled in 1989, this historic home retains many of its original architectural details, including the heavy wood doors and ancient beams seen in the foyer. An oversized, sun-washed rug complements the Old World aesthetic and softens the floors for arriving visitors.
The homeowners felt their space was lacking in architectural detail, so they had designers add some within the modern design. Above the kitchen island, a drop ceiling gives dimension to the space, while a niche above the refrigerator cabinets showcases some of the homeowners' unique statues, while another niche creates a bar area for the homeowners between the kitchen and living room.
This Paso Robles clubhouse not only pops with vibrant colors, but designer Victoria Rogers also makes a modern statement with architectural features she chose for the room. The see-through dividing wall continues the openness of her design, while the white tile flooring in the center of the room throws light onto the floor in an interesting way. Moreover, the wall housing the television embraces a modern, futuristic appearance.
East meets west in this eclectic entry hall, which features a nail head-studded door, shouldered arch and original crown molding. A star-shaped flush-mount light fixture echoes the star pattern on the door. An original phone niche houses a sculpture from the owner's extensive art collection. French Colonial-inspired architectural elements are set off by the contrast brought by white walls and ebonized hardwood floors.
Imagine how easy it would be to cook a meal in this contemporary kitchen that is a testament to a functionality and clean lines. From the modern stainless steel gas range to the gorgeous black granite countertops on pristine white cabinetry, this kitchen allows couples to work side by side creating their culinary masterpieces in style. The small banquette area in the corner of the room offers craftsman-style molding that is echoed in the window and door trim.
Arched built-in bookcases complement the arched window in this home office, providing eye-catching architectural details. The neutral transitional room features a minimalist aesthetic for a clutter-free, productive workspace.
The finishes and textiles in this master bedroom suite are luxurious but neutral, allowing the bright tropical views beyond the picture windows to reign supreme. The suite features rich architectural details and multiple areas for living, including a sitting room, reading spot and writing desk. Arched openings tie in with the home's architecture.
The intricate pattern on the drum shade pendant is repeated on the backs of upholstered dining chairs, while seats are swathed in the same green as the interior of two built-in china cabinets. The result is a perfectly pulled together space loaded with casual charm. Traditional architectural details include a paneled, beamed ceiling and transom windows.