This cute modern home features a symmetric shape and soft blue siding. A natural hardwood deck is left open to expand the feel of the home and the yard. A large window from the kitchen takes a unique shape extending over the door and providing a connection to the light and modern style inside. Red chairs add a small touch of color to decorate the exterior.
The rick natural tones of the exterior wood brings warmth to offset the cool tones of the furniture. A light gray sofa and two cream arm chairs face into an Asian coffee table. A large floor lamp features a small built in shelf around the base. A graphic rug pattern adds a darker hue to the design and softens the lounge space over the stone tile floor.
When designer, Michelle Rohrer-Lauer, was presented with the opportunity to curate the interior and exterior of this Texas home, she knew exactly how to make the pool area just as relaxing and calming as the living room. By adding warmly lit, hanging lights, custom outdoor seating, and by consulting on the infinity-edged pool, Michelle turned this back yard into a comfortable, yet palatial outdoor space.
An aerial view captures the full scale of this home's spacious front entrance. A mix of materials brings intrigue to the driveway and connected pathways leading to the front door and backyard. Darker, large tiles in the driveway compliment the red-tone brick exterior of the home while light neutral elements tie in the garage and siding color.
A modern farmhouse kitchen was a fitting choice for the home, as it speaks to both the exterior and the pastoral setting. By painting the cabinets white to match the subway tile backsplash, the design team ensured that all eyes would be on the distressed blue island in the center. Two industrial pendants, recessed lights and large windows keep the space as bright as possible.
This classically styled French Provençal home is situated on the high side of a La Jolla, Calif., lot with views of the Pacific Ocean from nearly every room. The home’s exterior is a composition of smooth Santa Barbara stucco, light tan-to-gold-colored rustic and carved stones, stained wood eaves, elegant Génoise roof eaves and rustic clay-tiled roof.
The entryway of this home was designed to introduce guests to the color and texture they will find on the home's interior. From the stone exterior wall to the bright green plants that line the walkway to the copper colored front door and modern pendant lights to illuminate the home's entrance, color and texture create an inviting experience for guests and homeowners alike.
Each section of this patio offers a new texture to the design. Glass doors open from the home open on to a smooth, stained wood deck with steps descending to the yard. Long, rectangular stepping stones are separated by uniform rows grass and create the feel of movement from the deck to the outdoor dining patio. Light neutral stone flooring compliments the neutral tone of the home exterior while a blue table umbrella adds a bold pop of color.
It’s hard to imagine now, but this charming living space was once an unassuming commercial garage. To make the most of the compact, 1,260-square-foot space (including an upstairs loft area), Frazier Associates minimized the number of walls within. Exposed brick walls and concrete flooring on the first floor were retained and a new staircase, crafted of reclaimed wood and metal railing, was designed for access to the second floor. "Providing more natural light was the biggest design challenge," say the designers. "A new recessed patio was designed behind the historic garage doors to allow for more light on the first floor, as well as to create a front entrance and a small exterior seating area."
You would never know that this fabulous walk-in closet was created from an outdoor storage room. An exterior door and window were closed and removed to allow space for custom built-in shelving, providing ample room for clothing, shoes and jewelry. The light from the sparkling hanging fixture bounces off a shimmery petal pink ceiling, while glass shoe shelves mounted in front of pink damask wallpaper provide a beautiful focal point. Nicole Norris, ASID, NCIDQ, is responsible for the dressing room design in this North Carolina home.
The tree canopy was the inspiration for the Cor-Ten steel panels on the home's exterior. Modal Design wanted to create the same dappled light effect that you experience below a tree canopy with the circles cut out of the steel panels. The pool's plaster matches the color of the home's stucco, so the pool becomes one with the home. Modal Design chose the unique plaster color rather than a typical blue to keep the pool from contrasting with the natural materials of the home.
You would never know that this fabulous walk-in closet was created from an outdoor storage room. An exterior door and window were closed and removed to allow space for custom built-in shelving, providing ample room for clothing, shoes and jewelry. The light from the sparkling hanging fixture bounces off a shimmery petal pink ceiling, while glass shoe shelves mounted in front of pink damask wallpaper provide a beautiful focal point. The custom-designed full-length mirror and the sconces flanking it stand out in front of the horizontal striped wallpaper. Nicole Norris, ASID, NCIDQ, is responsible for the dressing room design in this North Carolina home.
With a compact form and several integrated sustainable systems, the Capitol Hill Residence achieves the client’s goals to maximize the site’s views and resources while responding to its microclimate. Some of the sustainable systems are architectural in nature. For example, the roof rainwater collects into a steel entry water feature, day light from a typical overcast Seattle sky penetrates deep into the house through a central translucent slot, and exterior mounted mechanical shades prevent excessive heat gain without sacrificing the view. Hidden systems affect the energy consumption of the house such as the buried geothermal wells and heat pumps that aid in both heating and cooling, and a 30 panel photovoltaic system mounted on the roof feeds electricity back to the grid.