These solid cherry doors lead to a meeting area that occupies part of the top floor of Pereira & O'Dell San Francisco offices. The exposed brick in this space is complemented by the modern design of the room. A modern, glass conference table and eight modern chairs allow for a comfortable negotiating space, while a modern sofa adds more comfortable seating. Two modern, yellow chairs give the space a bit of personality and color, while the patterned pillows on the sofa add texture and depth.
In this modern, open-plan living room, a deep blue, tufted velvet sofa pulls its hue straight from the modern art hung in grand scale above the fireplace. The designer's goal was to bring a level of coziness to the large, open room by focusing on horizontal lines and comfortable conversation zones.
Relaxed and rustic, designer Vanessa DeLeon paired masculine shades of gray and chocolate brown to give this boy’s bedroom timeless functionality. A handcrafted queen bed and matching nightstands are paired with a vintage over-dyed rug from Creative Touch and woven wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries.
An open great room with lots of space for entertaining was important to this homeowner, so to tie the space together designer Carrie Maniaci focused on wood elements with stainless steel accents. The Italian Olive Ash dining table makes a perfect center piece and is like a work of art.
All of designer Claire Paquin's selections for this little girl's bedroom are comfortable and classic. For example, these matching barrel-backed armchairs are sophisticated enough for a teen yet are a fabulous addition for a three-year-old child. And who doesn't love a touch of hot pink for a sweet little girl?
A large, bright orange piece of art in a gold frame adds a burst of vibrant color in this chic, contemporary living room. A gray sectional topped is topped with metallic-patterned pillows for a fun mix of texture.
Think Sarah Horton's stunning Charleston mansion is extraordinary? Tucked behind the home's courtyard is a 2,100 square foot guest house, a former carriage house whose redesign was overseen by architect Gil Schafer, who also worked on the main home's restoration. The guest house contains a kitchen, living and dining room and three cozy bedrooms and three baths.
The master bedroom suite of this Encino, California home is now a cool retreat at one end of the home with a lavishly remodeled bathroom and easy access to the backyard swimming pool. Rustic touches like the large area rug compliment the home's California-modern design style and set off the austere marble of the soaking tub, floor and wall tiles in the master bath.
The homeowners of this mountain home are minimalist and wanted a simple space to hang out with family and friends. To add drama above the fireplace, designer Emily Esposito used Modular Art Panels. The wavy pattern ties in with the curved roof and plays off the water of the home's surrounding lakes.
For this kitchen, designer Lindsay Chambers updated the look with an industrial-country vibe. She coordinated a stainless steel Viking range and hood with a chevron patterned backsplash and gray and white country cabinets for an unexpectedly wonderful style combination. Countrified with a twist.
A stone walkway leads to the pool and hot tub, pool house, outdoor kitchen and dining areas. The landscape designer created an abundance of planting beds and used mostly native plants and some specialty perennials and annuals.
For the Daniels Lane Residence, the client expressed a desire for a natural landscape. The vision was to create a place where the home was organically integrated into the landscape. LaGuardia Design Group started by using native plants that followed the color and texture of the home as well as the movement of the ocean, drawing it all together. Cape American Beach Grass and Red Fescue were used, which both move fluidly in the wind bringing water like elements to the dry land.
In this designer dining room, four side chairs with slipcovers in stonewashed linen offset the heaviness of the tall upholstered armchairs. Besides being super comfortable, the slipcovers are user-friendly, too. Should dinner parties result in spills or stains, the slipcovers can simply be tossed into the washing machine.
These long narrow containers are a great vehicle for this whimsical arrangement of cacti, hawthoria and agave. In addition to the porcupine quills, agate and crystals Nashville-based Honey + Gunn Succulents added preserved billy buttons. “We love a combination of two of these pieces side by side on a dining table,” says Anne Gunnels of Honey + Gunn Succulents. “The look is stunning while offering a low design for cross-table conversation.”
Note the manner in which designer James Farmer's arrangements of curios maintain bilateral symmetry (that is, if you draw a line down the center of the plate grouping on the wall, the halves are even). The profusion of patterns and textures he develops feel balanced rather than cluttered because of that element of care.
The polished-chrome faucet with white ceramic handles adds to the antique feel of the tub. Designer Randall Waddell says, "The reflective elements of the space bring the subdued overall tone of the bathroom to life."
Designer Anjie Cho removed the wall between kitchen and living room and added a peninsula with overhang for seating. The move gave more space to the galley, allowing the kitchen to be wrapped around the seating area for added room next to the table.