With its massive windows and careful orientation, this contemporary California home is designed to take maximum advantage of its wine country setting. Warm wood paneling and cool concrete floors create a lovely contrast. A neutral rug anchors the modern furnishings, creating a nice space to talk, read and relax.
Bring the outdoors in to decorate for the fall season. Enjoy a walk in the crisp air to gather clippings of flowering plants and colorful foliage. Fill small vases with your finds and place them throughout the house. If you're expecting overnight visitors, don't forget the guest room. Image courtesy of Blackberry Farm; Photography by beall + thomas.
This outdoor shower gives new meaning to the words "green design," with low-maintenance tropical foliage built right in. The sleek vertical shower column is surrounded by Tillandsia, or "air plants." These twisting tropical blooms grow without soil and need little moisture to thrive, making them an ideal choice to bring life and color to this outdoor space.
Contemporary textiles blend with the traditional lines of a warm wood TV console and glass-topped coffee table in this bright and airy transitional living room. A potted plant placed near the extra-tall windows helps pull the outdoors in and draws the eye to the beautiful outdoor scenery.
In the living room of this St. Barts beach house, designers wanted to create a design that was continuous with the beach just outside the living room, so they swathed the space in sandy tones with blue accents. The suede, tan sectional adds ample seating in the space, while a dark, wood coffee table warms the design. To add splashes of color, blue artwork and blue throw complete the design.
This modern home's formal dining room leads directly from the indoors to the outdoors via a pair of glass doors. These glass doors help to give the space plenty of natural light in the day time, but also to connect the indoors to the outdoors.
Stone tile with a heavily chiseled finish creates a unique, textured focal wall in this contemporary bathroom. Designer Gregg De Meza addresses the clients' desire for indoor-outdoor living through natural finishes that embrace the home's wine country setting.
This modern, white kitchen opens to a outdoor seating area creating a room that truly brings the outdoors inside. The large island adds counter space while the addition of barstools creates a spot to eat breakfast or relax while others do the cooking.
Designers wanted to bring the outdoors in, so they covered the home's half bathroom with wallpaper that would simulate forest trees. Then, they added a rich, wood vanity and shelf made from local trees and a funky vessel sink. Finally, the design was finished off with a chandelier to give the room an elegant touch.