The courtyard terrace of this Point Lorna, California, villa home features neutral furnishings that complement the simplicity of the architecture that encompasses them. Wicker sofas complement the texture of earth toned pillars set in the terrace's archways which are climbing with flowering vines reflected in the pool below. The vines allow the garden's topiary features to traverse the pool the way a footbridge allows passage below.
Four dining room chairs in a houndstooth pattern upholstery are the visual standout in this transitional dining room. The decor and palette draw subtly on a '70s theme, with the gold and earth tones in the chairs' fabric set against a warm beige wall color, a metal frame table and votive candle centerpiece in amber gold, and wall art framed with a rich red border.
This contemporary living space features a mix of several styles that work together to bring a unique and timeless character to this contemporary home. Deep earth tones, layered textures and relaxed furnishings soften the crisp white and charcoal framework and reflect the natural beauty of the surrounding harbor. Native American art serves as a dramatic focal point against the backdrop of a deep-hued wall of built-in storage.
This sophisticated dining room acts as an extension of the kitchen. The designers wanted to create a space that felt like its own entity while still being part of the open floor plan. French doors and a soothing, earth-toned color palette cultivate a relaxing and enjoyable environment. The chairs were upholstered in a rich, durable ultra suede fabric that would accommodate the family's young children without sacrificing sleek style.
In this perfectly curated living room, a marble coffee table continues the trend of natural materials in the home, while the sofa continues to fill the space with earth tones and texture. The metal legs of the table are a subtle contrast to the layers of stone, brick and wood, offering a feminine touch. Amy sources items from vintage shops and flea markets, creating a seamless neutral color palette at home.
Venetian plastered walls, cypress beams and custom-made wrought iron lighting set an elegant tone upon entering this traditional living room. Designer Troy Beasley mixes contemporary chairs, tables and accessories with charming Moorish art and rich, Tuscan hues. Tuscan style is known for its natural, earth-toned colors, like golden yellow, terra cotta and green for an airy effect in warm-weather places, and this ivory and gold color scheme provides just that.
The garden courtyard terrace of this Point Lorna, California, villa home is decorated with subtle pool furniture in neutral tones that complement the property's minimalist design and allow the natural surroundings of the lush garden, with its verdant floral and topiary features, to color to the space. Wicker chairs and chaise longues feature plush striped cushions which highlight the earth tones of the building's facade while blue umbrellas reflect the daytime sky and swimming pool below.
A custom fire pit is the focus of this stone patio with a view. Belgard pavers in earth tones complete the space and provide a nice look with little to no maintenance. A curved metal outdoor sofa compliments the shape of the patio and provides ample seating areas for visitors. An additional seating area with two chairs is hugged by a curved stacked stone perimeter wall, enabling visitors a chance to take in the view of the home.
Amy has a way with mixing styles at home. In this reading nook a mid-century chair, a brass lamp from the '80s and a centuries-old carved stone fireplace come together seamlessly. Behind the lounge, two ancient tree stumps that have crystallized over millions of years are the oldest pieces in the home. And plants in earthenware pots reinforce the earth tone color scheme while adding to the nature-inspired feel of the room. Amy’s ability to layer neutrals helps bring pieces from various periods together beautifully.
The symmetrical entrance and rigidity of a traditional colonial are softened by the shingle style and supplemented by stonework. An angled garage wing responds to the natural contours of a plateau on which the house sits, addressing the natural landscape as well as clients' needs.
Natural materials in earth-tone colors were used to make this house feel at home. Though it is only two-stories on the front facade, the dormers and chimney pots help to elevate an otherwise horizontal structure. The breezeway to the left of the garage allows guests to reach the rear-yard pool without going through the house.
Earth toned Belgard pavers are stacked together to create a round fire pit and a central focus for this stone patio. Comfortable seating in complimentary colors helps to create a welcoming area for entertaining outdoors.
The client had a very large backyard that was all grass. The Elite team came in and removed over half of the grass area and did site preparation to build this two level custom paver patio and accessorized the areas with a custom fountain, fire pit, garden planter boxes and seating benches. The pavers used are from Belgard's mega arbel and urbana collections. The client wanted a traditional custom outdoor living space that would give them enough space for entertaining and also very little maintenance required.
A wood-tone ceiling treatment brings this floaty, ethereal master bathroom back down to earth, in a very good way. The walls, floor and shower are wrapped in Calacatta marble, creating a sleek, clean profile that continues with the square-edged freestanding tub and white floating vanity.
Colorful yet muted abstract artwork and fresh ranunculus set a cheery tone in the woman's home office at the 2017 San Francisco Decorators Showcase. Designer Kari McIntosh selected St. Frank's Indigo Dots wallpaper and a sunburst mirror to create a rich design setting symbolizing the relationship between the heavens and Earth.
Concrete-colored tones are meant to honor architect Julia Morgan in the guest room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. The early 20th century architect was known for her pioneering use of concrete.
Some classic summer annuals can hold their own well into fall, even standing up to early light frosts. Orange tones steal the spotlight in this autumn theme hanging basket, featuring grass-like Toffee Twist carex, Flirtation Orange diascia, Diamond Frost euphorbia and Superbena Royale Peachy Keen verbena. These annuals withstand varying degrees of frost. In mild winter regions, they’ll deliver color through early December.
Fall’s blazing hues of orange, gold and red blend artfully with pretty pink tones, like those in found in this basket of blushing annuals. The trio features frost-hardy Rose Veined Trailing Supertunia (small pink petunia), Blushing Princess sweet alyssum and Royal Magenta Supertunia (large deep pink petunia). Supertunias withstand light freezes to 30°F, while dainty sweet alyssum bounces back from hard freezes of short duration. In other words, this mix of bloomers can bring on color from early fall to whenever consistent cold arrives in your neck of the woods.