Raw steel is used for the backsplash and island in a loft's open kitchen. The backsplash is lit by LED lights for a halo-like effect, and the island has shelving on both sides in the black-and-white kitchen. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
This modern kitchen detail features a copper-front bar with blue upholstered mid-century modern barstools, black and white hand painted columns, black and white patterned wall tile, and hardwood floors.
A grand living room extends off the foyer with ceilings that reach up at least two stories high. The space is all in white with crisp black accents: the railing, tile punctuations on the floor, a grand piano tucked beneath the stairs.
Brick flooring grounds this light, neutral front porch design. White columns support the porch cover and keep the space open to the surroundings. Black planters match the black window shutters and red accent pieces add a final touch of color.
Hints of purple, gray and black pop out from the stair runner complimenting the gray walls and the first floor rug. A tufted bench pulls out the purple for a rich accent color in the foyer. Wooden handrails and columns travel up and turn with the staircase at the accent wall covered in a subtly patterned gray wallpaper.
A small column raised up from the swimming pool is finished with a small iridescent tile exterior giving it a reflective look in the sunshine. A rock bowl filled with black stones give an earthy, zen quality to the design and houses a waterfall feature flowing down into the pool.
More than 20 interior designers collaborated to turn this dated 1950s Colonial estate into a decked-out showhouse in Washington, D.C.’s Spring Lake neighborhood. The traditional brick home is accented by crisp white columns and trim and black shutters.
Neutral tile floors and beige walls are awakened by the brilliant color accents in this foyer. Built-in fish tanks sit on either side of the black door, bringing life to the space. Vibrant green and blue mosaic tile columns are a bright pop in the open area, and a hanging glass panel displays colorful glass art for a stunning finishing touch.
This traditional black and white foyer has soft neutral marble floors and neutral cream paint on the walls. Intricate wooden columns and archways are complemented by gorgeous black detailing in the iron stair rail and glossy wooden entryway table, adorned with an oversized vase of fresh flowers
This contemporary kitchen was designed with high-end features and materials like black marble top counters, sleek stainless steel appliances. The columns with a buffet style countertop, kitchen island and ample lighting make for a bright, open space for cooking and entertaining.
Glass shower walls keep this bathroom feeling spacious and bright. Small blue, gray and white tile decorate a support beam in the shower for a decorative effect. Black marble countertop on the vanity is echoed by the sponged look of the gray shower wall. A tall wood cabinet creates concealed storage space.
A 5,000-square-foot industrial loft in New York City was renovated as a live-work space for a photographer. The architects cut the ceiling planes to encourage light to bounce and anchor seating areas. The public spaces include a black-and-white kitchen, dining and living areas with architectural elements, such as columns original to the loft. The architects used raw steel, aluminum, white oak and LED lighting. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.