Black bookshelves contrast against the white brick fireplace and provide a display for the homeowners' books and accessories. The wall above the fireplace is painted a dark charcoal so that the flat-screen TV almost disappears and doesn't compete with the design of the space.
A long stretch of patio borders the back of this Laguna Beach home with prime waterfront viewing. Designers connected the interior to the picturesque outdoor space via a series of sliding doors that act as disappearing walls.
An asymmetrical gallery wall loaded with inspirational sayings, family initials, graphic sketches and giraffes brings lightness and fun to this eclectic playroom. Retro locker-inspired cabinets almost disappear against the white wall, keeping the space from feeling too busy.
Glass walls disappear to connect interior rooms with the patio that stretches all along this home's outer edge. The ceiling's wood paneling visually joins the two spaces, making the difference between indoors and out even more seamless.
The bedroom and study are separated by clear glass walls on either side of the light well, but appear to be one large space. The acoustically divided rooms can be made more private by lowering the privacy shades.
White frames unify this gallery and almost disappear into the wall, letting the colorful art and silver star shine. A simple wood counter-height table and barstools are the perfect, laid-back companions.
Black strié wallpaper draws the eye to the sleek vanity area in this contemporary bathroom. The dark color appears to recede, making the space seem larger. Sconces flanking the vanity mirrors provide soft lighting above the smooth white countertop with a sleek chrome faucet.
Create the illusion of more space by blending a small pantry door with surrounding walls. Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath replaced a traditional six-panel door with a flat door and painted it the same color as the wall. By adding baseboard and shoe molding to the door and installing a touch latch similar to those used airplane cockpit doors, the pantry disappears into the wall.