The design team removed a wall to open up this California kitchen, revealing a ceiling-height window that ushers in loads of natural light. A modern island was added in the renovation and features a waterfall edge and shiplap detail. Four natural wood barstools allow for ample seating and tie in with the white oak cabinetry. Soaring ceilings support rustic-modern pendant lights that add to the room's organic vibe.
The living room was updated with fresh wall paint in sage green and new hardwood flooring. The ceiling-height corner window grouping, which had given the home a dated look, now becomes a key feature with new cedar wrap that gives it a more natural and refined look.
Light shines into this midcentury modern bedroom through shallow, ceiling-height rectangular windows -- and together with crisp, white walls and a skylight the space is bound to feel bright all year round! Furnishings are kept minimal -- a low bed, simple modern chair and teak armoire are all that's needed to complete the room.
The ceiling-height corner window grouping is a key feature with cedar wrap that gives it a more natural and refined look and matches the exposed ceiling beams. A metal cube chandelier compliments the combination of updated and rustic style used throughout the space. Sage green walls keep the room calm and light while adding color.
Although this space is small, designers used the architecture of the building as well as elements in their design to make the space feel larger. For example, stately wood paneling leads the eye all the way up to the high, pitched ceiling, while the ceiling height, arched windows let in plenty of natural light so that the space feels magnificent. Then, designers brought in rugs and art to create defined spaces within the office so that the room has flow and purpose. Finally, designers used strategically placed metallic pieces, such as the desk and filing cabinet, to reflect all of the gorgeous light in the space, creating a functional space with a grand feeling.
Floor-to-ceiling windows accentuate the dramatic ceiling height in this great room. A stacked stone fireplace extends up to the ceiling, adding even more drama and making the room feel taller and bigger.
Sherrod recommends doing everything you can to bring as much light as possible into your shed. "I recommend adding windows or dormers and perhaps leave ceiling beams exposed to create the illusion of a taller ceiling height," says Sherrod.