As a designer, Tanika knows the value of a good entryway, both as a functional part of daily living and as a design feature, setting the tone for everything to come. She makes excellent use of her space on both fronts with a dark-stained wooden bench adorned with colorful pillows in dazzling geometric patterns. Complemented by the modern, artistic mirror hanging above, the bench is the perfect place to sit while putting on shoes or to pause for a moment after a long day, with an underside that doubles as storage for shoes.
Like the lounge and kitchen in the main house, the guest rooms at the Woodhouse Lodge are all decorated in designer Megan Pflug's unique take on country chic. This quaint and relaxing bedroom flips the color palette of the main room while retaining the major elements of its style. Here the white walls are accented by pops of dark colors. Modern design patterns on the headboard and throw give the space a trendy aesthetic while the wood texture of the ceilings and floors maintain the feeling of a cabin in the woods.
Entertaining in a small space is always a challenge, and Mikel has been both clever and stylish in his solutions. Eschewing a fourth dining chair in favor of a bench increases the capacity at the table, while the upholstered stool can do double-duty, adding substantial seating to the living room for the conversational part of the evening.
Tina and Jared have collaborated on the design of a furniture line that includes everything from their modern streamlined sofa to their marble and leather coffee table. The streamlined aesthetic of the furnishings mirror the aesthetic of the entire home, where minimalism meets materiality to create a uniquely striking design.
A hillside home in California designed by Scott Lee of SB Architects is a LEED for Homes Platinum-certified house with stunning architectural details, such as the beamed and vaulted ceiling and items made of recycled materials. The home, including the outdoor kitchen, is defined by the relationship between indoors and out, with the use of wood and view-driven design.
Naomi Stein is the principal designer at Design Manifest (http://www.designmanifest.com/), a Philadelphia-based firm that grew out of her father’s business as a contractor. Since her father’s retirement in 2016, Stein continues to lead the family business, designing luxurious interiors on Philadelphia’s posh Main Line, while bringing her own unique blend of modern and vintage style to her home. Located in the Washington Square West neighborhood in downtown Philadelphia, Stein’s condo offers a perfect mix of contemporary design mixed with modern, vintage and global elements.
This one vignette holds all of the keys that make this room work so well. The dark color on the walls is very contemporary while setting the stage for all of the other colors in the room to grab your visual attention. Wood, metallic, ceramic and woven textures create visual layers, while the bouquet of wildflowers adds life to the space and enhances the rustic feel.
Lacquered walls and ceiling set a stunning scene in an elegant dining room by interior designer Suzanne Kasler. The dining table and chairs are from her own collection for Hickory Chair, while the chandelier is regal with its crystal tassels. Instead of the traditional tablescape, she used plaster geometric forms purchased at a Paris flea market. The room was in a Southeastern Designer Showhouse in Atlanta.