Walk in this stunning, modern home and immediately you will be amazed by the ocean scene before you! Designed by TriplePoint Design Build, this home exudes a cool, contemporary vibe that allows the colors of the outdoors to become an integral part of the space. The blue of the ocean against the taupe walls and furnishings provides great contrast and interest here.
Paint the sashes of your windows black for a chic and unexpected way to accent the kitchen, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. This kitchen also has another design trick, depending on your budget: Install tile backsplash all the way to the ceiling. Here, dark tile grout ties in with the black window sashes.
When the kitchen is in the center of the house or in a windowless space, place an oversized mirror over the sink to create the illusion of a window, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. This home also uses furniture in the kitchen for storage, instead of another row of built-in cabinets.
Simply the cabinet placement can create a polished designer look. Using pairs, like these cabinets on either side of the high-end range hood, create rhythm, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. This inspirational luxury kitchen also has another smart idea, to replace upper cabinet doors with glass ones to create a display space.
Although this kitchen, designed by TriplePoint Design Build, continued the subtle tones of brown and taupe, the coordination of colors in the top and lower cabinets add interest and appeal. Especially fetching is the white iridescent backsplash that frames and accents the more subdued color choices. A modern glass table decoration in blue and artwork in brown and yellow provide an added pop of color.
Not only is this home a feast for the eyes outdoors, but also the elegance and charm of its modern furnishings inside create a sense of particular beauty and allure. The open plan accommodates a living room, dining area and kitchen, all done in subtle color tones by TriplePoint Design Build, so not to conflict with the more vivid colors seen from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Keep it streamlined. If it’s time to swap out lighting and accessories, such as a clock, go for simple and clean fixtures, which tend to be more affordable than ornate pieces. These days, they offer an array of styles to fit any budget. In this kitchen, Terracotta Design Build creates a streamlined style with a lone clock on the wall and two small fixtures over the sink.
The monochromatic white palette shows you don’t need to add color to the walls, countertops or floors to make a bathroom stylish, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build. The Atlanta firm renovated the outdated bathroom, removing the heavy tilework from the walls and creating a clean, modern bathroom with open shelves. They also opted against extras such as crown molding.
Painting the walls high-gloss white is a great way to give a room a high-end finish and to increase the amount of light in the room, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, designer and architect with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Adding trim is an inexpensive way to give order and a high-end look to a wall with a flat screen TV, she says.
This creative storage space was designed by TriplePoint Design Build to accommodate books and living room knickknacks in the entryway of this remodeled home. The bookcases and columns, which were painted white to match to ceiling and trim of the home, divide the foyer from the living room. The size of the cubby space mirrors the sidelight cutouts above the front door for an interesting effect.
If you can't afford a new farmhouse-style table, the same look can be achieved by mixing salvaged pieces to create your own table. Find an old tabletop, then add old or new spindle legs. If you paint the table and other outdoor furniture all white, it creates a modern and sleek look, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta.
Although the designers at TriplePoint Design Build created a 1920s theme for this master bathroom, they were committed to installing modern conveniences for the homeowner. In the shower, a modern glass door adds spaciousness, and the the hardware is of a sleek and contemporary design. The same basketweave black and white decorative tile used in the rest of the bathroom continues the vintage theme.
Install a sleek sconce on the side of the bed, instead of cramming a lamp onto a small side table, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Sconces may feature swing arms or other ways to change the direction of the light, which helps create a comfortable environment for nighttime reading. A wire basket below a bedside table provides additional, yet stylish, storage.
All the comforts of home can be found in this home office designed by TriplePoint Design Build that features built-in storage cabinets, a mounted flatscreen television and a bathroom within just a few steps. The room, like the rest of the home, is done in the subtle tone of brown and beige to achieve a functional aesthetic. Decorative photographs and art line the built-in shelf and cabinet countertop.
Although the cabinets in this modern rustic kitchen were custom made, architect Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta says there’s a key space-planning tip here. Depending on your kitchen layout, use the space above your windows for storage that you don’t need every day. Floating reclaimed wood shelves would well work in these spaces and can be found at home decor stores, for example.
A penthouse deck from Tabor Design Build offers a bird’s eye view of the surroundings in a stylish combination of a ClearVue aluminum and glass railing system, LED rope lights and Azek Tahoe decking. Azek decking is available in a variety of pleasing color palettes like this one and are impervious to moisture and insects. They are also stain resistant and can withstand spilled wine and other liquids and foods that would stain ordinary surfaces.
Comfort and convenience define this contemporary sitting room, designed by TriplePoint Design Build, with its built-in cabinetry and minimalist furnishings. Continuing the neutral color scheme defined for this home, the space features a small couch, interesting multicolor art and an hourglass-style floor lamp with drum shade. The wood floor is partially covered by a area rug in a brown and beige circular design. For convenience sake, a bathroom has been included adjacent to the room.