This project was designed to blend visually stimulating and calming elements at the same time to create thought-provoking social spaces. Hard clean lines are softened with natural earth tones, color and vegetation, providing contrast and excitement.
Like the master bedroom, the master bath is designed to provide a virtual outdoor experience, creating the impression that the space is open to the outside. The seamless glass windows that form the outer walls are made of Starfire glass, a highly specialized glass that is actually clearer than ordinary glass and typically reserved for such purposes as building jewelry display cases and high-end aquariums. The cost of upgrading from clear glass to Starfire glass was more than $1 million. The master bath's freestanding tub cost more than $20,000, as seen on HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms.
This cute Costa Rican cabana takes advantage of the natural light and laid back beach lifestyle in the design of the spaces in this home. An open floor plan in the common spaces gives the home a nice flow, while a neutral color palette reflects the light that enters through the windows, creating the perfect tropical oasis for these homeowners.
Another of Rayman’s design strategies is the subtle but constant use of symmetry. On the coffee table, the trays on both sides of the centerpiece are identical; and while they are not filled with the same books and perhaps not staged to precisely the same height, they nevertheless provide a moment of balance and structure that helps to ground the space around them.
The kitchen is home to another DIY moment. With some hardware brackets, and a solid piece of reclaimed wood that eventually had to be cut to size, the couple installed open shelving. It’s the perfect place to house their collection of ceramic dishware. A space was also added to hang pots to dry. The genius design allows water from the pots to drip right into their overflowing plant in the kitchen.
A cube-shaped terrarium has clean lines that lend themselves to modern design. When Jeffrey Schneider of Jeffrey's Terrariums creates his displays, the plants are sized proportionally to the vessels. "I like to think of the layouts as miniature landscapes," he says. This air plant terrarium holds Tillandsia streptophylla, filifolia, Bulbosa Guatemala, Ionantha Victoriana, Aeranthos and Funkiana, along with horn wood and river stone.
Entertaining was the homeowners' main focus when discussing their redesigned home, so designers made sure to create spaces that fit the homeowners' social lifestyle. The kitchen is no exception. Plenty of counter space above the lower cabinets and on the large kitchen island makes food prep and serving a breeze, while plenty of cabinet space means that storage is not an issue. With entry points to the outdoor spaces as well as the newly created built-in bar connecting the kitchen to the living room, this room is the central hub for the couple's entertainment focused home-no matter which space in which they choose to meet their guests.
A quintessential log cabin with panoramic views of Yellowstone National Park – sign us up. The $1.9 million property sits on 40 acres of wildflower meadows in Big Sky, Montana's Big EZ community. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, the 1,800-square-foot home brings rustic style to life with reclaimed wood floors and a hand-stacked stone fireplace. Picturesque windows and spacious porches guarantee breathtaking views.
The sustainable man-made pond has developed over the years into a rich ecosystem of native plants and animals. The property has come alive through LaGuardia Design Group, providing a home for wildlife and a place where native plants can flourish. In this project, the home does not stick out to the viewer, the property is viewed naturally as a whole; home, land and sea.
The simple furnishings and color scheme of this bedroom seem a perfect complement for a good night's sleep! The heaping arrangement of gray and white pillows and the darker gray throw also add to its calm setting. This design is perfect for a master bedroom or for a guest bedroom, if you wish to provide a no frills approach.
This round fire pit at one end of a tropical-style pool features rustic stone and contemporary glass. This shape of the fire pit fits among the rounded pool wall in this unique property designed by Hearthstone Environments in metro Atlanta.
Ipe wood, a flame-resistant, durable wood from South America, is placed in a horizontal pattern for this sliding fence. The design by architect Guy Ayers provides privacy when desired but blurs the lines between interior and exterior when open.
For Kerrick, this home is filled with memories. As a child, when it was a second home for him, and this entryway would be the first thing he’d see coming into the house and the last thing he’d encounter as he left. Now, with TaLaya’s help, the couple has brought new life to the small space. Light gray paint gives the entry an airy and relaxing feel, while a floating credenza adds storage as well as style. The entryway also serves as the starting point for the home’s love affair with African fabrics and patterns, a story told several times throughout the house. The drapes and rug are both designed in the Malian bogolanfini or mud cloth tradition, while the planter displays an ikat pattern similar to those seen in Indonesia or along the Ivory Coast.
Two years ago the pair embarked on a remodel of the 1920s Craftsman. With help from designers Lathem Gordon and Cate Dunning, they opened up the layout and brought house fantasies, including a music room and a back porch, to life. The result is full of fun flair, along with plenty of room to spread out … only they still have the reno bug. Maybe a garage? A pool? As Cristina says, “Our wish list has been fulfilled … for now.”
After Christmas, those once festively adorned spaces on tables and in bookshelves may feel empty. Warm up the winter months with hints of natural greenery, especially in shades and textures that differ from traditional holiday hues. “Greens are a soft accent for the house,” says Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs in South Carolina. Here, she used reindeer moss that is preserved to give it that chartreuse color, but you can also forage items, such as magnolia leaves, from your own yard.