The designers showed off the architectural bones of this beautiful cathedral-like building by keeping furnishings simple and elegant. A clear floor on the upper level maintains the soaring feel of the space by letting occupants see all the way through the structure.
Architectural firm Specht Harpman's goal with this modern redesign was to preserve all of the site’s large live oaks while creating a sense of transparency that allows the landscape to flow through the living spaces. With soaring windows and uninterrupted views of those oaks, the main living room perfectly embodies this goal.
This spacious bedroom features loads of fun architectural details, including a window seat, sliding barn door and a loft accessed by a built-in ladder. Slate blue accents give the space a nautical vibe that connects to the Newport Beach, California, waterfront locale. A comfy seating area makes maximum use of the room's large footprint.
The nursery in this urban home is the height of upscale baby chic, with a restrained, neutral palette, whimsical art and an emphasis on architectural detail. Pale wood floors and pale walls create a restful space for a young child, while unadorned windows allow in loads of natural light, giving the room a cheerful vibe.
Neutral matching chairs arranged symmetrically around a square ottoman creates a crisp, clean living space that doesn't distract from the amazing skyline view. A wall of windows and glass balcony railing provide clear, unobstructed views.
This New England coastal home by Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC honors architectural history while maximizing water views with these expansive windows made up of many small “lights” (individual window segments). From the outside, the home communicates historically accurate New England coastal architecture.
The refurbished dining room has hardwood floors and opens onto a newly reconfigured kitchen. An original brick chimney chase was exposed and was retained as an architectural feature, as seen on Fixer Upper.
A wall of steel-framed interior windows and bifold doors allows natural light to flow from the exterior windows in this kitchen to the adjoining dining room. The striking, industrial-style wall adds architectural interest while helping to cultivate a bright, airy atmosphere.
This stately living area is both music room and sitting area, with rich architectural detail and huge picture windows that provide breathtaking views of the lushly landscaped pool and courtyard. An elaborate chandelier hangs from the detailed tray ceiling, while a massive fireplace adds warmth to the space.
When they remodeled an older family home with French architectural details, kitchen designers Marvin Daniel and Brian Pilgrim of KDW Home wanted to give it an open and airy look that still felt in keeping with the style of the home. Roman shades in a French provincial fabric added just the Old World accent the updated space required.
A wall of windows features a window seat and custom Roman shades in this tranquil Tennessee guest bedroom. The overall gray and white palette is calming and harmonious. Draw draperies on the tall windows allow privacy for guests, while a sliding barn door adds chic architectural interest.
A large green rug covers most of the hardwood flooring in this coastal-themed living room, which has a bay of arched windows, two wicker armchairs, sofa with blue pillows, and a fabric coffee table. Eight cut-out shelves on a long white wall add an interesting architectural detail that reflects the large window.
The architectural elements in this dining room result in a more modern take on a traditional design. Floor-to-ceiling curtains flank a contemporary-style picture window while a classic chandelier is suspended from an updated version of a tray ceiling. Paint colors on both the walls and ceiling also play into the present-day design sense.
Round windows add architectural interest to this carriage house's exterior. The windows, which are set in curved walls, have their brick tipped out and pitched down to drain water. A beautiful cupola crowns the structure, adding height to its design.
Larger shrubs and bushes in the front yard provide some privacy to this chic gray-and-white home. In a unique architectural touch, windows group together to form a wide cross in the center of the house.