As the unit was new when they arrived, Leyden and Lazhar had little to do by way of renovation. Instead, what renovation has taken place over the years Leyden remembers as, “adding interior-architectural components that just didn’t exist.” Many of these additions were designed to address the homes bigger needs, storage being chief among them. Fortunately, the dining room architecture offered a perfect opportunity. “The niche created by the space between two existing wall-columns seemed an ideal place to design the bookshelves and display,” the designer remembers.
Through a colorful doorway and past a tastefully appointed parlor is a breathtaking living room. The dark stained floors, which run through the entire house, were laid by Julio, who taught himself the skills he needed to accomplish the job. The white masks that hang from the far wall are his creations as well. The masks offer a modern way to bring classic Angolan art home. The ornate fireplace, one of four hearths this home boasts, is original to the space, as is the decorative scrollwork that runs across moldings and ceilings in this room. The way that Kenza and Julio have maintained the architecture of the home, is a reminder not to remove or cover up original fixtures, but to instead accentuate them. Filling a traditional space with modern furnishings creates a unique contrast of styles that can add layers of sophistication to a room.
In the master bedroom of a California mid-century modern home, designers Diego Monchamp and Ryan Brown of Brown Design Group took a bold approach to the asymmetrical architecture, emphasizing it with the contrasting colors of the walls and ceiling. “We used a spectrum of grays and blues, including a steel-blue wallcovering, throughout the room to make it feel sophisticated and neutral,” says Monchamp. “Wood elements always complement these muted tones.”
The graphic patterns and bold colors characteristic of midcentury style can overwhelm a small space. But with a little creativity you can get the same effect, as designer Michelle Lord did in this bathroom update. Adding a lattice panel between the vanity and toilet/bath area not only created a sense of privacy but also incorporated pattern and texture, without straying from the all-white and wood palette.
Glass exterior walls open up, literally connecting this indoor living room to a modern and minimal outdoor living space. A sleek fire pit surrounded by a mix of seating allows the homeowners and their guests to fully enjoy the rugged natural landscape. Concrete floors continue from indoors to outdoors, harmonizing the spaces.
PHX Architecture designs a new headquarters, called Venue8600, for the Scottsdale Area Association of REALTORS®. The building features large training rooms, a breakout hall, patios and second-floor administrative offices, as well as a coffee cafe.
A welcoming home that draws inspiration from traditional architecture with a few twists of its own. The brick facade with stacked stone around the windows and doors add a rustic element that makes up for the absence of shutters.
A sleek fireplace is the focal point of this chic living space that blends traditional architectural details and contemporary furnishings. The bold navy sofa and glass coffee table pairs with graphic-patterned and chrome chairs for a welcoming, comfortable seating area.
Every element in this modern foyer — from the frosted glass windows to the abstract statue to the architecture itself — quietly announces to guests that they are in for a treat in this gorgeous home. The rich hardwood and stacked stone add warmth to the room.
Large stone urns full of flowering plants bring color and life to this classic-style home. The overall formal theme of the house is reflected in all the landscape spaces, plantings and materials used for the hardscapes,
In this New York City townhouse both the architecture and the furnishings have been executed in a minimal and modernist manner, but the client requested a house that also references the Moroccan aesthetic of which he is especially fond. The interior’s palette of browns, blues and warm golds complements the architecture, with just enough accessories and incidentals to reference the Moroccan sensibility of the architectural details.
This home perfectly balances the Italian Mission influences of simple, clean architecture with the traditional elements of design. The elegance of the space can be seen in almost every detail like the crown molding, exposed beams and sophisticated furniture choices.