Colorful glazed concrete blocks brighten the wall as visitors approach the front door of this modern beach house. Underfoot, large concrete pavers are situated in a bed of loose river pebbles, carving out a walkway.
Dark concrete flooring connects the living room and dining room, with a concrete block fireplace acting as the room divider. A dark wood ceiling and wood accent wall add beautiful contrast and warmth to the design.
Fountains flow from metal cages filled with natural, neutral rocks into small concrete pools. A center cement block allows for easy passage across each pool. The rocks give the design a pleasing natural texture and zen feel.
Concrete block walls and a polished concrete floor frame this enormous great room in urban industrial style. The wood paneled ceiling adds warmth and a natural touch. Bold, colorful accents (love the pink fireplace!) are cheeky pops of personality.
Fashioned from raw concrete blocks characteristic of the Mexican landscape, this taqueria bar is vertically bordered with a bold yellow “stepped” bar top, a feature inspired by Mayan ruins and tailored specifically to the space. Vibrant colors express vitality and excitement.
This elegant backyard features a custom gunite swimming pool slide with custom rock waterfalls. .... The slide structure and steps were built using concrete blocks on the outside with stone veneer, stone treads, and the slide was "stiff" concrete poured over rebar with a smooth finish.
This open kitchen with cement block walls and walnut cabinets feels modern and streamlined. A metal pendant light above the dining table illuminates the space and adds an industrial note. The large window adds an open feeling to the room and brings the outdoors inside.
Two fully open walls allow for tons of natural light to flood into the contemporary living room visible from the patio. Natural stones surround a series of large cement blocks creating the patio floor. A smooth wood ceiling gives a great textural contrast to the rocks.
Stick to a classic - Follow the brick road because the warm colour of natural brick is especially inviting. The red hue of this gently undulating path tones with the white brickwork of the house and helps create a classic, period feel. Brick made from clay, as opposed to concrete blocks, will be more durable.
Holographic pool tile shines above the negative edges of this pool, catching the eye with sparks of color. A natural rock retaining wall ties over the pool with a built in waterfall feature flowing into the pool. A desert inspired planted section separates the pool wall from the second tier retaining wall with neutral concrete blocks and black fencing.
The walls pull back at this modern home to open the living and dining room up to the natural elements. The wooden ceiling extends out to create a simple covered patio with concrete blocks set in a natural rock bed. Light colored furniture keeps the space calm with orange accent pieces adding pops of color to bring the design to life.