Painting the home black and using charcoal as an accent color on the trim work gives this 1970’s home a modern facelift. The dark colors also highlight the windows and highlight the home’s striking angles and roofline.
The exterior of this stunning Beverly Hills estate was renovated to add a more contemporary feel. The house boasts over ten sets of French doors and large glass windows let in plenty of natural light. Glass railings are added to the balconies to give that contemporary element.
Sleek lines and contemporary updates work with a neutral palette, a tile backsplash and chic accessories to create an updated farmhouse feel in this classic kitchen. Conical metal pendant lights liven the space while providing extra light above the attractive kitchen island.
Designer Justine Sterling set out to modernize this young bachelor's open living and dining areas, but in a thoughtful way that would respect the location and also provide the client with a functional design. The narrow living room space was one of the biggest challenges in the space planning. By creating a wall hung entertainment unit and bookcase, with a large area rug and small cocktail tables, the narrow space was visually widened.
Sterling's client has a great sense of nostalgia for his old collections of passed down family treasures and many were custom framed, placed in museum style boxes or simply placed under a cloche, like his Red Sox signed ball collection. What could have been cliche sports memorabilia now looks tasteful and purposeful.
This remodeled contemporary closet features globe pendant lights and built-in shelves and drawers against an exposed brick wall. The shelves and drawers provide plenty of storage space for clothes and accessories.
Custom-made natural maple cabinets provide the base for a double-sink vanity in this master bathroom. The dark Caesarstone countertop is accented by a thin mosaic-tile backsplash. Wall scones and recessed lighting complete the overall design.
This Italian kitchen makes the best use of angles, materials and light for a multidimensional look. High-gloss cabinets, granite countertops, glass cabinet doors and stainless steel hardware and appliances give the kitchen a contemporary, updated look.
Neutral and white color schemes aren't just a backdrop for added style -- they're the style; always classic and bright. Here, a great room gets a contemporary update with the addition of a modern painting.
This contemporary shower stall, designed by Claire Paquin, displays a pure and clean aesthetic with its gray and white marble walls and clear glass door. Especially fetching is the black hexagon tile flooring that was set both inside and outside the shower stall, providing a strong focal point for the rest of the design. The chrome showerhead coordinates with the double towel rack located adjacent to the shower door.
Southwestern architecture gets a contemporary update in this enormous great room that rivals elegant hotel lobbies. On the left sits a gently curving bar. On the right, a large fireplace streaked with neon yellow stripes warms the space. The room is supported with exposed wood beams and stone columns.
This transformation of a low ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial primary focus was to create a studio. Designer Justine Sterling gave the space a fresh, contemporary update and included a place for the kids to read.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah gave this once dark and cramped kitchen a contemporary update with a gray subway tile backsplash, new cabinets and countertops and stainless steel appliances. To create an open feel, she cut a a large serving window into the wall that separated the kitchen from the living room.