Dark wood floors and cabinetry combine with clean lines and white walls to create a California kitchen with a sleek yet homey vibe. A long island doubles as a table at one end, allowing ample space for prep work, dining and chatting with the cook. Sliding doors lead to a terrace with spectacular Laguna Beach views.
The owners of this California contemporary home chose to keep the galley kitchen because it fit the character of the house. The design team removed a partition between the kitchen and laundry to open up the space and included a mix of walnut and white cabinets to keep the vibe funky and young. As a cost-saving and time-saving feature, the cabinets use Ikea boxes with semi-handmade fronts. A colorful rug pops in the neutral space.
A game room is stocked with everything from foosball to ping-pong to wall-size Scrabble, creating a space custom-made for entertaining. The contemporary California beach house is party-ready indoors and out.
Tiered terraces create multiple spots for relaxing and enjoying the picturesque views at this contemporary Mission Viejo, California, home. A built-in fire pit is surrounded by seating. Limestone pavers create a neutral, functional backdrop for this entertainment-ready space.
Ample planters turn this contemporary backyard into a lush green space, with fruit trees overhanging the cozy pergola and fire pit. The yard features separates areas for lounging, dining and gardening.
This pouf immediately brings a playful, polygonal detail into a living room, playroom, bedroom or other space, thanks to its compact shape.The Origami pouf by Nathan Anthony, a California contemporary furniture company, is pictured in ultrasuede pink.
With its stacked stone facade and streamlined, contemporary design, this California beach house is well-positioned to enjoy breathtaking ocean views. The sleek garage and built-in parking for guests are well-planned to make the most of the home's small setback from the street.
A symmetrical, geometric arrangement of built-in and freestanding planters adds interest to the exterior of this contemporary California home. Green grass between concrete pavers softens the walkway, and tall plants create a layered, interesting look for the garden design. Stacked stone on the home's facade blends with the colors of the sandy beach beyond.
The stacked stone facade of this contemporary California home is brought to life with a well-planned array of greenery. Built-in concrete planters hold succulents and other native plants, arranged with taller plantings in the back for a layered look. Patches of grass between concrete pavers soften the sandy colors of the architecture.