When designing your living room, pull in an eclectic mix of seating options to add flair and flavor. Here, designer Nathan Fischer incorporated a white ceramic garden stool, animal print-covered ottoman and two small stools by the fireplace to create the perfect conversational gathering space. These small seating options can easily be moved around and repositioned to create the perfect arrangement for any situation.
A contemporary patio of a coastal California home uses concrete pads surrounded by colored gravel and massed succulents, which can be a low maintenance microgarden option. Grounded Modern Landscape Architecture designed the award-winning space.
A vintage-style option for a covered porch is by Home Decorators Collection. The Bentley II Tarnished Bronze Outdoor Oscillating Ceiling Fan from The Home Depot features a caged design and sways back and forth.
Sleeping under the stars on the terrace is definitely an option at this high rise luxury apartment in New York in which the design flows naturally from the interior rooms into the surrounding outdoor terrace.
A long and tall hallway that leads to the garage, the well-detailed mudroom includes different storage options, curated design details and walls painted a deep slate gray that give the space an elegant look.
Among the many new trends in deck design are multi-level decks for different activities, finished decks which increase your outdoor entertaining options and decks with added water features like this versatile design from AZEK which includes a spa pool and is available in different colors and grain textures.
Arrange vegetable gardens in small blocks instead of rows. Watering a block of plants is a more efficient option than spraying water over a long row. Design blocks with a maximum 3-foot width to provide easy reachable access.
Glass cabinet doors are an excellent option for homeowners wishing to display their dinnerware. In this kitchen designed by David Stimmel, the glass-front cottage cabinets display beautiful mint green dinnerware, providing color in this otherwise white kitchen.
Thick, tropical plant life lines the walkway leading to this spacious backyard design. The swimming pool features raised tile columns and a large waterfall structure. Brown wicker chairs with blue cushions and striped lounge chairs provide comfortable seating options.
What this space lacks in size, it makes up for in design sophistication. With stunning modern design, this kitchen marries cheerful countertops with sleek stainless steel accents and contrasts both against sturdy mahogany beams. The food-prep area opens to a casual dining space and offers the option of bar-dining as well.
While the original design leaned heavily on Asian-inspired aesthetics, it was also necessary to integrate some indigenous flowering options for the yard's pollinators. The result is a blend of traditional Asian structure and form, with colorful flowers and shrubs.
TimberTech's Evolutions Rail Contemporary has a high-style, modern aesthetic with low maintenance sensibility. The system is designed to accommodate your choice of five dramatic in-fill options: stainless steel cable, round or square aluminum balusters, glass kit or composite balusters.
A crisp white palette, chrome accents and marble surfaces elevate the design of the contemporary-style kitchen at HGTV Urban Oasis 2012. To maximize space and storage options, the unit's standard kitchen was blown out and cabinetry installed to ceiling height.
Soothing neutral and white create a clean and calm color scheme in this bathroom design. A large soaking tub and a walk-in shower give the homeowner the option of taking a bubble bath or shower (or both).
This backyard paradise was designed to restore your spirit and refuel your batteries. Enjoy a dip in the cool swimming pool or explore the winding paths that lead to secluded spots in the backyard. A final option is to sit back and enjoy the mountain views.
For retreat areas that you’ll use after sunset, include lighting in your design. Twinkle lights, outdoor lighting, lanterns, candles, solar lights—there’s definitely a light to suit your style. Consider combining different lighting options to give your retreat a dual personality—candles or twinkle lights for intimate gatherings or strings of larger wattage bulbs for entertaining. Built around a tree, this covered rooftop retreat features multiple lighting options, comfy built-in seating and even a bed for Fido. Pets like green spaces, too.
White brick adds texture as a subtle accent wall in this sunny kitchen design. Floating shelves framed with white cabinetry offer concealed and open storage options. A natural hardwood finish on the floor and exposed wood beams on the ceiling bring a cohesive feel to the design. White wicker chairs are lined on one side of the large island with polished marble countertop.