Architectural detailing — from the swirled columns to the intricate crown molding — draws the eye into this beautiful living room. Classic furniture pieces are updated with sleek, contemporary lines, and a furry area rug softens and grounds the space.
The strong architectural forms of this lakeside modern are the backdrop for several new outdoor spaces, such as a Zen garden, swimming pool, and entry courtyard that all compliment the house by using like materials and extending the forms into the landscape.
An ornate fireplace and royal portrait take center stage in this Mediterranean-inspired family room. Dark wood beams help bring the height of the room down, while neutral walls and furniture keep the space light and airy.
A palette of soft pastels graces the walls of this Brooklyn, N.Y., townhouse and draws the eye from room to room. In the dining room, bold red chairs make the fresh mint walls even fresher, and a whimsical, dressed-up chandelier highlights a stunning embossed ceiling.
A furniture-style vanity with a shapely marble top gives a nod to this fully renovated home's Victorian architecture. Chrome fixtures and hardware bring an updated vibe to the white-walled space, which features original millwork. This Victorian home had beautiful bones, but the client wanted to update the bathrooms, kitchen and living spaces to reflect her family's casual lifestyle.
Elegant draperies, columns and an arched soffit help define this dining area as a formal space to entertain guests. The space's tray ceiling is painted a dark shade of salmon to match the dramatic window treatments.
Contemporary furnishings create contrast when set in a historic home. Designer Shelley Cahan combined a simple, white canopy bed, crisp white trim and olive-toned accents in the bedroom of this 20th century home for a look that is both modern and timeless.
From the comfortable chairs of this Santa Barbara covered patio, you can see the beautiful landscape design of Mark Scott and Associates that continues the home's Mediterranean theme. Stepping stones were laid in the grass, with a garden planted and bordered a few feet beyond the green space. The look is stately, serene and symmetrical in a most interesting way.
Architect Tara Donnelly of Wolcott Architecture created a series of colorful cat cubes with plenty of compartments and climbing space. Does her own fluffy little tabby (or any other cat) appreciate the colors? Donnelly said she’d researched the subject and found out that while not technically color blind, cats see certain colors and contrasts better than others, so she painted her house accordingly.
Beautiful hand-cut travertine tile mosaic decorates the floor of this stunning pool while strong, geometric pillars and arches convey a Romanesque aesthetic within this Mediterranean patio area. A circular sunshelf provides a luxurious way to enter the pool. Following the line of warming fire bowls, the patio features an infinity spa and outdoor kitchen and dining space.