Large stone urns full of flowering plants bring color and life to this classic-style home. The overall formal theme of the house is reflected in all the landscape spaces, plantings and materials used for the hardscapes,
Contemporary furnishings create contrast when set in a historic home. Designer Shelley Cahan combined a simple, white canopy bed, crisp white trim and olive-toned accents in the bedroom of this 20th century home for a look that is both modern and timeless.
Through a colorful doorway and past a tastefully appointed parlor is a breathtaking living room. The dark stained floors, which run through the entire house, were laid by Julio, who taught himself the skills he needed to accomplish the job. The white masks that hang from the far wall are his creations as well. The masks offer a modern way to bring classic Angolan art home. The ornate fireplace, one of four hearths this home boasts, is original to the space, as is the decorative scrollwork that runs across moldings and ceilings in this room. The way that Kenza and Julio have maintained the architecture of the home, is a reminder not to remove or cover up original fixtures, but to instead accentuate them. Filling a traditional space with modern furnishings creates a unique contrast of styles that can add layers of sophistication to a room.
Architectural detailing — from the swirled columns to the intricate crown molding — draws the eye into this beautiful living room. Classic furniture pieces are updated with sleek, contemporary lines, and a furry area rug softens and grounds the space.
Even functional spaces can be stylish. A mirror helps to visually expand the elevator, while rustic woods add warmth underfoot. Classic moldings add architectural detail and traditional style to the space.
This modern Palladian villa in Dallas, Tex., features beautiful landscape architecture that blends natural and modern. Spouts pour water into a reflective pool, creating a relaxing entrance into the home. Large zinc planters are full of native plantings.
A formal garden provides a grand entry to this stunning estate with classic architecture. The overall theme of the house is reflected in all the landscape and hardscape spaces throughout the expansive property.
A fresh, fun shade of aqua steals the show in this bedroom. The vibrant hue, appearing predominantly in the in the curtains and bed linens, pops against the room's crisp white walls and classic architecture.
Vibrant pops of red, blue and yellow enliven this otherwise soft-hued living room. Classic, clean-lined architecture creates a timeless backdrop, while bold patterns and stylish furniture pieces ensure the space looks updated and on-trend.
The open pavilion reflects the home's architecture and houses the outdoor kitchen and dining room. The stainless steel grill and refrigerator is built into a brick facade, which also provides counter space for prep and serving.
History and eccentricity collide in the highly charming, whimsical design scheme masterminded by SCAD's Glenn Wallace at Smithfield Cottage. Inspired juxtapositions of classic architecture and vintage furnishings presented alongside artwork by SCAD students and grads makes every vignette an engaging one.
The living room of this traditional home is filled with glam, modern touches that offer a nice juxtaposition to the classic architecture. A sleek fireplace incorporates built-in storage, and reflective surfaces throughout bounce light, adding to the home's open and airy feel.
Centered in a bay window, the freestanding tub in this beautiful master bath is as sculptural as it is inviting. Designer Liz Williams chose this symmetrical arrangement to play up the classic architecture of the space and to create a focal point in the large bath.