Concrete-colored tones are meant to honor architect Julia Morgan in the guest room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. The early 20th century architect was known for her pioneering use of concrete.
The colored concrete floor in this sparkling white guest home adds depth to the simple color palette. By keeping the walls white and the floors one unified finish, this modest guest home feels more spacious.
To give this warm, woodsy kitchen an energetic mid-century modern vibe, designer Magued Barsoum chose custom-colored cast concrete for the swoop of island countertop. Backsplash tiles in a similar turquoise tone create the perfect backdrop for a collection of richly hued ceramics.
A once-plain gray concrete walkway, step and porch floor has a stone-like appearance. The concrete was resurfaced by Concrete Craft, which used multiple colors to create a custom-blended stains designed to mimic the look of stone. Concrete Craft says the process is a low-maintanence, affordable alternative to natural stone.
This home's gray concrete exterior blends into the concrete slabs that make up the backyard sitting area. Brown wicker furniture creates areas to relax and enjoy the fire pit. Strips of grass add a soft texture and rich color between the concrete slabs.
Beautiful concrete hardscaping adds dimension to this outdoor space. Wood decking looks beautiful against the harder concrete finishes. Light wicker furniture and a light wood coffee table create a cozy outdoor living area, and plants bring natural color to the space.
A stone and wood retaining wall frames this modern backyard with concrete hardscaping. A grid of grass grows between concrete tiles, adding natural color to the industrial look. Brown wicker furniture creates a seating area near the square-shaped fire pit.
Concrete pavers create a grid-like look to this patio. Strips of grass between the concrete sections add color and softness. Brown wicker chairs are decorated with turquoise and green graphic throw pillows. A raised fire pit blends nicely with the casual design.