The living room in this beach house is the perfect complement to the ocean view that surrounds it. The all white fabrics in this living room bring the light into the space, while the linen of the couch and the ottoman are relaxing and inviting. The floor to ceiling windows bring in the natural beauty of the ocean, and the mirrors hanging on the walls behind the couch reflect that beauty making this space the ultimate place to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
What a view! This porch is constructed and arranged to make the most of the seaside spot. Ample seating provides room for party guests or large families to lounge and dream; a covered area brings protection from the inevitable, occasional rain shower. Stone floors and exposed beam ceilings echo the Mediterranean style of the beach home.
As seen on Rocky Mountain Reno, the couple renovating this log cabin in Minturn, Colorado was interested in bringing both rustic and modern designs together to make the home of their dreams. The clean, white tile, grey stone vanity and grey patterned and mosaic tile, the modern style is greatly represented. To incorporate the rustic design, Trista used natural wood in places like the exposed beams in the ceiling and natural wood baseboards.
In their kitchen design, AB Design Elements used a combination of lighting systems to work within the space. For an up-to-the-minute look, low voltage cable lighting was installed under the graduated tray ceiling that highlights points of the room but does not visually impair the flow of the architectural features, as the lights seem to float in the room. Recessed lighting, under cabinet lighting and chandeliers are also placed strategically in the room that complement its overall transitional design.
A spiral staircase winds down from the yard to this hidden outdoor living room space. Stone walls enclose the space while an open ceiling allows sunshine down into the area. Circular shaped furniture creates a beautiful and interesting aesthetic. The sofa features a red weaved bottom, mating the four coffee tables, and a purple cushion adding bright color to the design. Large planters bring plant life into the space to connect it to the yard above.
Moroccan style pendant lights cast gorgeous light shapes over the ceiling of this covered front porch. The lights create a unique finish over the texture of the wood roof and brick walls. A smooth stone walkway leads up to the polished wood front door for an elegant welcome to the home.
The open floor plan creates a seamless transition between the family's most-used living spaces. Clean lines and state-of-the-art equipment make the kitchen the refined core of entertaining, while the dining room is defined by a custom-designed drop ceiling and an EcoSmart fireplace. Beyond the dining room is the living room, wet bar and frameless glass wine room, all which combine to create one sophisticated space perfect for entertaining.
"If you look closely in the background, you can see one of my favorite design elements for this project. I had turquoise bird silhouettes applied to the window treatments and also painted one on the ceiling to give the illusion they were flying through the room," says Clements.
It's important to think about lighting, especially once it gets dark. The warm glow of candles, string lights and lanterns creates a fun outdoor mood. Tea lights, and many battery-operated lighting options, are available at stores like Target and Home Depot. Hang lanterns from the tent ceiling using ribbons.
Clean lines and contemporary furniture mix with traditional lighting and Mediterranean design details in this California dining room. Curved lines create harmony in the space, from the arched doorways to the recessed ceiling dome to the round mirror above a modern console. Black and white art is a theme that carries through other rooms in the home's 11,000-square-foot interior. A wall-size pocket door opens this space to one of a series of outdoor courtyards.
It may be by far the most common kitchen island shape, but the rectangle isn’t your only option. Angled and even curved designs can work better in your space, like this stunning oval designed by Anthony Baratta. The oblong island, which mirrors the shape of the recessed ceiling, is a custom design built in English sycamore wood, with a Pyrolave countertop in a custom lime color and reverse-painted glass door panels.
The clients, parents of three, wanted a peaceful retreat where they could escape at the end of the day. However, they also wanted a space that could stand up to their three children and family movie night. This neutral oasis was created to meet those needs. The bed is outfitted with soft bed linens and a padded, tufted headboard. These softer elements make the space feel inviting, while the chandelier hanging from the ceiling gives the space a touch of elegance.
Located in one of Chicago’s nearby suburbs, the home contains a fascinating backstory. It was originally built by famed architect Elbert Peets as part of a planned community for GIs returning from WWII. By the time Olaniyi arrived, the home’s previous resident, a carpenter, had made some interesting design choices. “There was floor-to-ceiling brown and gold 1970s tile in the bathroom, psychedelic metallic wallpaper in the dining room and plaid wallpaper in the kitchen,” she remembers. “But the bones were good.”
The perfect pairing of vintage and contemporary, pendant lights become the piece de la resistance in the kitchen of HGTV Smart Home 2013. The walls, ceiling and the island cabinet base boast a vibrant beachy-blue hue that invites relaxation. The 6-foot island, capped in quartz, serves as both workspace and casual-chic dining area.
Windows on the ceiling flood the Peak home with light. The loft bedroom adds 60 square feet to the home's total of 536. This popular tiny home design also features a master on main. This smart home features remote controls that allow the roof window shades to close with the flip of a switch.
The design for the Sacred Pepper Bar wanted to focus on creating a timeless, classic space that expertly blends organic and modern materials to make a unique space. The serpentine banquettes, Pecky Cypress ceilings and custom branch art contributed to the organic fee to the space, while the bubble wall, agate stone bar stop and clean lines added the modern feel the owners desired. These elements combined to make a trendy, yet classy space-perfect for a night out on the town.
Subtle yet oh-so-so lovely, this floating floral sphere can be used many ways. It can be hung indoors or out — from a ceiling beam or a tree branch. You can even use it to form part of your ceremony backdrop or reception tablescapes. You’ll need real hydrangeas, a foam globe and twine for the project.
Decked out with elegant neutrals and rich hardwood floors, this living room is a beautiful space. Floor-to-ceiling curtains add height to the space, while a green area rug anchors the sitting area. A wooden starburst mirror adds a hint of rustic flair above the white mantel.