The great room completely opens up to an adjacent deck; a phantom screen drops down to keep out bugs without blocking the view. Looking into the home shows off the beautifully-planned—and perfectly aligned—series of arches.
Arch Interiors of Beverly Hills, California, added the wall that forms this conversation corner to block the view of a neighbor's house. The built-in seating and candlelit cutouts make the space feel cozy, rather than barricaded.
The poolhouse offers luxuriously comfy features, including a high-end kitchen with a martini sink. Storm shutter doors tucked inside the arches drop down with a push of a button. The pool house was built only 2.5’ from the waters edge creating an unusual situation with a venial pool. To make sure the pool wall was properly supported, a newly constructed block wall supports that edge. The three main arches facing the pool hide screens and shutters to block the sun or wind.
Textured walls bring sophistication to this Old World-inspired bedroom. An arched alcove houses the cozy, upholstered bed, which is flanked by matching nightstands and table lamps. A wall of curtains softens the space and blocks light for a lovely night's sleep.
This master bedroom in Austin, Texas, is filled with custom touches that make everyday living more luxurious. Arched French doors provide a sweeping view of the private terrace and surrounding countryside. Draperies draw to block light, and a stone accent wall houses a modern fireplace that gives the space a cozy ambiance. A scalloped niche brings distinction to the bed.
Metallic plaster continues from the master bath into the master bedroom of this Mediterranean-inspired luxury estate. A cut stone fireplace adds elegance and warmth to the spacious room. Stone columns on either side of the bed support an arch outfitted with recessed reading lights. Draperies open and close with a button to block light for sleeping or reveal views from the tall windows during the day.
Floral art by Erin Gregory was the inspiration for the palette in the family room. The two blue chairs were painted a custom aqua and covered in a durable Sunbrella fabric, and the draperies at the arched window are color blocked with blue and cream. A leather ottoman, green glass lamps, sofas and shearling benches add to the comfortable feel in the room designed by Kandrac & Kole.
White walls and high ceilings accented by arched entryways set the stage for a multi-layered design moment. The seating is the star in this space with two side chairs upholstered with handira - traditional Moroccan wedding blankets. Behind them a beaded Yoruba Chair showcases a colorful pattern. On the sofa, an Indian Kantha quilt covers the seat cushions accented by Indian block-print pillows. Add to that an ornately carved wooden coffee table, a beautifully decorated fireplace mantle and loads of art and accessories, and you have a perfectly designed desert oasis.
The poolhouse features a sunken design, which gives a different perspective of the landscape, as well as heightened connectivity between activities.The poolhouse has all the comforts of home: an outdoor TV, wood burning fireplace, bathroom/changing room, storage room, full fridge and a high-end kitchen with a martini sink. Storm shutters drop down with a push of a button to provide protection on a stormy night or keep the sun out in the late afternoon. The three main arches facing the pool have screens as well to block the sun and reduce wind.