Though this contemporary home is designed with an open plan in mind, the great room is still divided into easily distinguished areas thanks to smart architectural features. The steel fireplace helps define two sitting zones, while the second-floor hallway helps demark the kitchen and dining areas.
This contemporary gray home office has sprawling city views with a large sitting area. The woven ottoman adds texture to the space and the striped rug parallels the beamed ceiling, making this well-designed space alluring and inviting.
The sleek, contemporary pool has a zero edge and flows seamlessly with the lawn. The outdoor kitchen features a bar, comfortable sitting area and flatscreen TVs, while a hot tub is the perfect spot to relax in this chic backyard.
A traditional upholstered settee creates a cozy sitting area by the window in this transitional bedroom. Vertical lines of the blue beadboard walls mimic the ceiling, mixing cottage design with more contemporary elements like graphic drapes and colorful throw pillows.
Thanks to the wood ceiling overhead, this contemporary patio stays wonderfully cool during the day. Meanwhile, two outdoor sofas and a sleek fire pit create a comfortable sitting area where the owners can sip drinks and watch their kiddos play on the grass.
A keeping room-style sitting area featuring a stone fireplace, flat-screen TV and wine bar provides a spot for family and friends to gather in an open kitchen. Contemporary furnishings balance the more traditional style of the wine bar and contrasting walnut china cabinet.
Narrow curtains between the windows warms up the white windows, creating a cozy sitting area. A curved sectional and two patterned chairs provide comfortable seating, while a leopard-print rug fills the adjacent open space. A contemporary art piece makes a statement in this room's muted color palette.
Thick stone retaining walls define the backyard, as well as complement the home's contemporary architecture. A sitting area tucked against the far side of the space allows the owners and their friends to catch up while their kiddos play on the grass.
Symmetry is always pleasing to the eye, as shown here in this living room sitting area. Contemporary, white slipcovered chairs bookend the cozy fireplace, and identical vases sit to each side of a striking piece of modern art. The Oriental-style rug adds texture, dimension and color.
This contemporary poolside patio is made up of large rectangular concrete slabs separated by narrow strips of grass. The patio features an outdoor kitchen with eat-in bar as well as a sitting area with built-in fire pit. A white fence provides a measure of privacy, as do the attractive tropical trees and plants around the perimeter.
A stylish spiral staircase provides access from the first floor great room sitting area to the upper gallery where the majority of the room's books are kept. The gallery allows the space to maintain its grand feel-true to its original intent, while the contemporary-chic design of the space helps to bring the room into the 21st Century.
The rough-hewn walls and brick ceiling lend an old-world elegance to this sitting area off the wine cellar in this 11,400-square-foot California estate. Sleek glass doors and a chic bar cart bridge the old with the new and give a nod to the home's contemporary interior design. A lantern overhead fits the nature of the space.
This long master bedroom serves many functions for the homeowners. A fully retractable fourth wall reveals access to the homeowners' semi-private patio; a bed with plush bed linens completes the relaxation space. For a sitting area, designers brought in a gray, Contemporary sofa and clear coffee table to add a place to enjoy a good book, while a wood, Midcentury Modern desk adds an office space to the room.
The troubles of the world drift away while sitting on these sleek, contemporary chaise lounges perched on a sun shelf providing poolside comfort and style. LED lighting provides a cooling, ambient glow to the pool while a fire/water bowl and fire table gently warm the ambiance of this outdoor living space. A custom wooden trellis with sits atop a cozy lounge area and outdoor sofa, framed by cascading, elegant curtains in rich brown fabric.