As a creative conduit for the homeowners' ideas, Tor Barstad created a one-of-a-kind hillside hideaway that mixes Old World Architecture with contemporary style. With almost 9,000 square feet, this home's use of organic colors and rustic finishes connect the space with the desert surroundings.
Branden and Raynie Williams of Williams Estates say, “The look is completed with a beautiful main gate, which could either be a heavy, reclaimed wood or iron." This is an especially good idea if you have young children or pets that play in the front yard, or just want extra privacy and security.
The white wainscoted walls of this home's traditional entry feel elegant while the dutch door lets fresh air inside. Dutch doors are a great idea for families who want to keep pets outside or small children inside.
We love designer Barbara Westbrook of Westbrook Interiors' idea of placing wrapped gifts in shades of millennial pink and silver under this table in the Home for the Holidays entry hall. The display instantly sets a holiday tone and demonstrates how elegantly wrapped, color-coordinated wrapped gifts can be used as decor throughout the house — not simply beneath the tree.