The top floor of a Brooklyn townhouse was opened up so all the rooms flowed into one another and created a huge floor for the kids. This bright, contemporary kid's room receives a nice burst of color with the floral and revolver print bedding. Castle-shaped headboards finish off the whimsical design.
Julia Morgan, known best for her architectural design of the Hearst Castle, designed the Presidio Heights home which served as the location for the 2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. The Tudor home was completed in 1917 and later expanded to feature 9,758 square feet of living space overlooking the San Francisco Bay.
A large stone fireplace from Renaissance anchors the dining room, giving it the air of a medieval castle. A double-pedestal dining table in burl walnut and olive ash from New Classics can seat up to twelve. An organic wooden tureen filled with flowers is a lively centerpiece.
The backyard pool at this luxury Texas estate is landscaped and outfitted to resemble a lush resort. The rounded, open poolhouse structure echos the rounded lines of the home's own castle-like architecture. The two-acre property enjoys multiple outdoor conversation areas, with two outdoor fireplaces in addition to the hot tub and pool.
Adding statues creates dimension in front of flat retaining walls, says Linda Castle, owner of Decorated Designs, based in Marietta, Ga. She selected a series of Grecian figures that represent the four seasons and placed them on pedestals nestled among greenery against a wall in a pool area. The statues are iron, but were painted to be rust-resistant.
Multiple outdoor rooms and conversation areas turn this California backyard into a perfect spot for parties and entertaining of all types. Hand-picked stone and 300-year-old roof tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle give the exterior distinction, while wide pocket doors open the home's interior to the resort-like outdoor spaces. A sleek pool and hot tub are ready for guests.
This Pacific estate features a textured stone exterior giving it a castle-like feel. Layered roof levels peak over arched window frames. An arched front door shape echoes the window shape and ads a warm wood detail to the cool tones of the exterior look. Matching stone steps lead from the home to the sidewalk.
This 11,000-square-foot Mediterranean modern home in Newport Coast, California, offers luxurious living both indoors and out, with 300-year-old roof tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle and a grand courtyard with 180-degree views of Catalina Island, Newport Harbor and more. The Tuscan-styled estate features pristine landscaping and transitional interiors that join the old with the new in a chic, stylish way.
A marble courtyard gives grand presence to the muted and elegant interiors of this Newport Coast, California, estate. The Mediterranean-inspired architecture continues indoors through the use of rustic ceiling beams and wrought iron balconies, though the rooms have contemporary flair. Arched openings used throughout this courtyard also are repeated inside. The roof hinted at above features 300-year-old ceiling tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle.
This space proves to be far more than just a laundry room; it also serves as a multifunctional home office and hobby area too. The large L-shaped countertop remains clear for folding laundry and taking on other housekeeping tasks. Plus, storage cabinets above and below the countertop provide the perfect place to store cleaning supplies, extra linens and children's messy arts and crafts supplies. Design by Castle Rock Design Group
Colorful accessories highlight this side table. Pops of pale pink reminiscent of the living room come from the small radio and flower arrangement. For even more relaxation, a funny book of cat poems to share with M is the perfect coffee table book. “The thing that I love most about coming home is my funny little kitty,” says Nikia. “It’s his castle and I just live in it.”
In this kitchen, the mix of materials was created not by a tile manufacturer, but by the designer. Brigitte Fabri, CMKBD, of Drury Designs, wanted to create a "castle wall" effect in this kitchen, without detracting from the room's focal point — the copper hood. For most of the backsplash, she chose a large scale 12x24 'Crema Marfil' limestone because the larger the tile, the fewer distracting grout lines. Behind the range, a honed glass tile called 'Malaga Cove Wings' by Stone & Pewter was used.
Bold and colorful patterns can be on more than just pillows and throws. Try out some bright, patterned curtains for a statement piece in your living room. "In my shop, chevron, ikat, lattice and trellis prints are popular right now," says Tosha Scott, owner of Castle Creek Designs. The most important thing when bringing in window treatments with lots of color and pattern is to consider how other accessories will help temper the space. If you go bold with window treatments, think about bringing in some neutral furnishings that won't compete with the pattern. Image courtesy of Romo