The formal dining room and kitchen effortlessly define themselves as separate spaces in this spacious open floor plan. The use of different custom upholstery in each room creates a sense of style while simultaneously distinguishing them from one another.
Inspired by the idea of “floating,” the coffee table in this minimalist living room passes through the glass partition that defines the seating areas. Sleek desks integrate ample workspaces into the living area. Bamboo floors contrast the stark whiteness and add texture.
Buried 5- to 10-feet deep and stabilized within recycled concrete, these flagstones create a natural border in the backyard, helping to define the surrounding green spaces. Their vertical nature effectively highlights the plants behind them and further accentuates the scale of the landscape.
Stone steps lead guests into the rest of the yard, which includes a more formal sitting area, stone fireplace, dining table and swimming pool nearby. A large white pergola offers a touch of shade during the day.
Originally, this historic home's backyard contained a swimming pool that was damaged beyond repair, so after filling in the pool, homeowners wanted a fresh, new look. Designers helped the homeowners come up with a color concept, and began work on their New Modern design by defining entertainment spaces. In one corner, a custom barbecue pit with a concrete island makes the space perfect for grilling. In another, an intimate conversation corner welcomes guests. A putting green is the focal point of the space, but the central living space is this elegant sitting area created from sustainable furniture that matches the couple's eco-friendly lifestyle.
Designers wanted to create a reception area that feels very connected, but also has clearly defined spaces, so they chose to incorporate elements into their design that would visually separate each one. In the waiting area, built-in bookshelves wrap around the chairs for waiting clients; in the reception space, wood paneling and artwork provides definition. Finally, the main office space is hidden behind a set of pocket doors that can be opened or closed, per the needs of the situation.
Hezekiyah and Nyahsa's living room was dark and mismatched with different colored earth tone walls and large, dark furniture. Lightening the wall color and creating a defined seating area creates a mature and appealing living space, as seen on Buying and Selling.
Hezekiyah and Nyahsa's living room was dark and mismatched with different coloured earth tone walls and large, dark furniture. Lightening the wall colour and creating a defined seating area creates a mature and appealing living space, as seen on Buying and Selling.
Designer Amy Elbaum selected artwork for this renovation that would complement yet contrast with the more traditional furnishings in the room. For example, the large glass-enclosed photograph that hangs above the velvet sofa creates a dimensional pull by setting a complex, industrial design against the white walls and solid color of the furniture. It creates a wonderful marrying of design styles.
The homeowners wanted an open concept design in their home's common spaces, but they also wanted clearly defined rooms, so designers made that happen by using columns. These details physically separate the foyer from the living room, while still allowing people from one space to be able to see into the other.