An impressive stone garden wall with circular cut-out provides a backdrop for a comfortable lounge area next to this South Florida home's pool. The circular window provides a view into the garden beyond which is planted with towering bamboo, Queen palms and Mexican Fan Palms. The elevated stone patio is the perfect place for visitors to relax poolside and soak in the sun on three contemporary, mesh lounge chairs.
This modern home is custom-fitted to its sloping, wooded site. At the rear elevation, a garage with a slanted roof echoes the line of the nearby covered patio. Brick red trim makes the house pop among its green, leafy surroundings.
Sleek stone columns elevate this contemporary home above the ground, creating a built-in covered patio that houses an outdoor kitchen, a fire pit and a swimming pool. Ample lighting keeps the patio space fully illuminated at night.
Drawing inspiration from elegance of the home’s Italian Villa-like elements, this luxurious outdoor space transports family and guests to a Mediterranean retreat. Warming fire bowls and water features spring to life at dusk illuminating strong columns and arches surrounding the uniquely shaped pool. A circular, elevated infinity spa with chic mosaic tile anchors one end of the space while a crowning pergola with sofa and fire pit create an enchanted lounge space at the other.
An infusion of art-deco style elevates the design of this hall bathroom, an eco-chic space shared by the home's two guest bedrooms. The bathroom's silver, white and cream color palette is quiet and soothing yet rich and understated.
When it was time to rethink the loft's original kitchen the primary focus was making it more functional and MUCH larger. With the plumbing luckily located in all the right places, the reno was relatively painless. Cabinetry in a washed gray topped with butcher block looks clan and inviting. A nice mix of metals feels right at home to one another. A trio of over-scale pendants hovering above the elevated breakfast bar add just the right amount of drama to the space.
This tiny house is big on style! We enter into the kitchen and are immediately struck by the simple yet bold palette of cobalt blue, crisp white, and gray. Its contemporary vibe is grounded by the use of classic rustic elements. The brass details (current design trend), chunky shelves, cantilevered tables and the tufted sofa help to create an undeniably elevated look in this tiny home. I especially admire the restraint practiced by matching the white sink to the white counter to the white walls. It seems simple but it creates visual space, which is always valuable in a tiny home.
Multiple outdoor living areas off the front of the home take full advantage of its lovely setting, with forest and lake views. The trees also offer privacy as does the house's elevation; it sits approximately 12 feet higher than the street and over 25 feet back from it.
Homeowners wanted a modern redesign to their home's exterior, so designers kept the long front porch that meets the neighbors, but punctuated it with modern, vertical windows that penetrate the painted brick section of the home's front facade. Then, they added cedar siding to warm up the exterior space. Finally, a navy blue door adds a splash of color to the design of the home's front elevation.
To take this modern Austin, Texas home from drab to fab, designers used different colored paints to create depth and drama on the front of this home. The simple elevation of the structure required a unique color to highlight the depth of the home, so designers chose an orange color, highlighted by a neutral gray for the main part of the home and a brown for accents. These colors will carry into the home and create a fun, eclectic space on the interior as well as bring curb appeal to the home's modern facade.
To take advantage of the sloping hillside, the house has three primary levels with some mid-level elevation changes on each floor. This classically styled French Provençal home features Santa Barbara stucco, terracotta tile roof and a welcoming porch that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
A wall of glass extends to the peaked, cathedral-height ceiling in this expansive Lake Tahoe great room, overlooking a view as picture-perfect as a holiday card. This mountain home is directly on the skyway, allowing residents ski-in, ski-out access. The structure's orientation on its high-elevation lot offers 180-degree views.
During this colonial home's renovation, a screened porch was added to the rear elevation. The porch, which is connected to the family room by sliding French doors, features a sitting area, fireplace and dining area for 10. Both side yards — one housing the kids' play area and the other boasting an open terrace — are visible from the porch.
Surprising yet delightful material choices elevate the style in this understated kitchen in a home in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. Copper cabinetry form the base of a kitchen island topped with a thick slab of exotic wood. Geometric-print cement floor tiles tie together the black cabinetry and cream-colored subway tile backsplash.
The back of this Spanish Colonial Revival home is designed to create a façade that mimics the original side elevation of the residence. Rustic wood, terracotta roof tiles and stucco exteriors evoke the Spanish style, while beautiful balconies and covered patios create a strong connection between the indoors and outdoors.
Susan Brunstrum designed the master bathroom of this Park City, Utah vacation home to reflect the Mountain Modern theme she used throughout the space. Here, the wood of the door and cabinetry feature a rustic aesthetic, yet she selected a tile and countertop material that elevates her theme. The deep taupe walls complement the color palette and add drama to the design.
The ground-level patio area of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 features all-weather woven chairs that cozy up to a glass-topped table, ideal for both formal dinners or a table surface to focus on family craft projects.A makeshift chandelier of zinc hexagon-shaped lanterns illuminates the table top. The romance of candlelight elevates the dining experience in this casual gathering area.
To preserve a native oak tree, the Torrey Pines Landscape Company renovated the central courtyard to lessen water usage and create a background tapestry of plants appropriate to its microclimate. A Cameron flagstone patio seating area was carved out to connect to the original stone fireplace anchored to the home elevating the warmth of this outdoor living room.