This soothing outdoor space is the perfect place for relaxing or entertaining. The furniture is made from durable materials such as natural wood and canvas, allowing this furniture to withstand the elements.
This kitchen was designed for efficiency, openness and family interaction. Durable materials reduce the need for painting and aid in ease of cleaning. The high, north-facing clerestory windows flood the interior with natural light.
With five boys, the homeowners wanted to make sure their home was stylish, but could also stand up to the test of their large, rambunctious family, so designers were sure to include plenty of durable materials in all of the home's spaces. At the kitchen island, sturdy, metal barstools add seating at the breakfast bar. In the living room, a woven rug defines the space, while two sofas-one with an easily machine washable slipcover and the other crafted from a durable leather-add plenty of seating that is sure to meet the challenge of the homeowners and their boys.
This elegant entertaining space makes use of strong, natural elements, such as the natural wood of the chairs, the canvas of the couch and the woven rug. The colors chosen by designers, though, make the space seem warm and inviting while being sturdy enough to withstand the elements.
The homeowners wanted a stylish kitchen that would still be durable, standing up to the wear and tear of family life, so designers chose materials for this home that would reflect the homeowners' busy lifestyle. For example, in the kitchen, designers chose an easily cleaned tile backsplash that would stand the test of time as well as a tough granite countertop that would resist burns, staining and cracking despite everyday use.
The goal for this space was to create a room that both adults and children could be comfortable in. With the homeowners' two small boys, the space would need to contain durable fabrics and materials, so designers chose a sectional that could easily be wiped clean with lots of multicolor pillows for comfort. Then, they had a stylish, nylon carpet installed that won't stain and would match the aesthetic of the room, while remaining practical.
Solid surface materials like quartz aren’t just for countertops. Consider running it up the wall for a minimalist look that’s clean and easy to maintain. This non-porous material is ideal for bathrooms (and kitchens!) as it’s super-durable and stain resistant.
This elegant backyard is secluded and elegant, making it the perfect place for relaxing or entertaining. The large, canvas sofa can accommodate four comfortably, and the two wicker chairs add extra seating, giving the space plenty of room for people to take a load off. The casual fabrics used in this space, such as the wicker chairs, the canvas cushions and the sealed wood tables, give the space a warm, inviting feeling, while retaining the ability to stand up to the wear and tear, making this backyard space an extra oasis for the family and their guests.
Durable and natural materials such as stained cedar, natural stone veneer, and integral color plaster are combined with strong horizontal ceiling lines. Large windows create an indoor-outdoor entertainment space.
This kitchen's backsplash tiles, in a pretty Moroccan-style pattern, were custom-made for the space. The counters look like marble, but are a more durable material, better for the homeowners' family of six.
Inject some energy into the playspace with a patterned rug made from durable materials. This rug pulls together the earth-toned color scheme while also adding a touch of modern Southwestern flair to the room.
This green kid's room features twin beds fashioned from repurposed pieces of pine, poplar and plywood with headboards upholstered in durable, solution-dyed acrylic fabric. A parson chair wrapped in kiwi-colored leather and a wingback chair covered in retro poolside-inspired outdoor fabric carve out the room's reading areas.
The open floor plan kitchen and living room pairs soft neutrals, white and light blue for an airy, bright space. The whole area is designed to be family friendly with durable material, easy-to-clean surfaces and comfortable seating areas.